Drumroll, please! ‘And the award for dumbest headline of the day goes to … ‘


Careful … wondering about that is probably racist, too. Maybe we should check with Vox on that, since they seem to be the experts:

And the award for dumbest headline of the day goes to… pic.twitter.com/RyjTI7ZMUP

— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) October 3, 2014

And, if you guessed that the illustrious Max Fisher was behind that headline, give yourself a great, big round of applause!

Is Western media coverage of Hong Kong protests racist? http://t.co/MIVCcNwof0

— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) October 3, 2014

After his characteristically thoughtful analysis, here’s what Fisher concluded:

This is all to say that it is not inherently irresponsible or racist to note that Hong Kong’s protesters are going to great lengths to maintain a clean and respectful atmosphere, as this is a direct and newsworthy extension of their political strategy. However, it is possible — and all too easy — to report this in a way that perpetuates harmful stereotypes and that does a disservice to these protesters by reducing their acts to race or culture.

This is Vox-ing at its finest, folks.

@Heminator @TorchOWyatt LOL

— David Tucker (@0accountability) October 3, 2014

@Heminator Holy. Fucking. Shit.

— RB (@RBPundit) October 3, 2014

It really is something.

@Heminator again, a reminder: it's the lunch hour in middle America. Plenty of dumbness still to come at the Friday bad news dump.

— Kevin in ABQ (@KevinInABQ) October 3, 2014

@KevinInABQ Mayhaps. But Fisher sets a high bar.

— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) October 3, 2014

Indeed he does.



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