In a moment that can only be described as journalistic amnesia, the NYT forgets to mention that Republican candidates remember Dr. King.The NYT had three stories on the section of their site designated for U.S. news, reporting how the presidential candidates honored Martin Luther King, Jr. The first story discusses the three Democratic candidates - Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards - and their appearances at various black churches on Sunday. Each candidate makes determined efforts to woo the African-American vote, while mentioning Dr. King.The second story discusses the three Democratic candidates again, and how they chose to honor Dr. King today at various memorial services.
The three rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination stood together on the steps of the state capitol here on Monday in a brief display of political unity as they remembered the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
So were the Republican presidential candidates even aware of today's holiday honoring Dr. King?According to the Baltimore Sun, there was plenty of "King talk" today by the Republican candidates. Videos and photos included in the post.
The Republican presidential candidates wove Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. into their stump speeches today, the official federal holiday honoring the civil-rights leader, as they campaigned in Florida.
So what about that third NYT story today about candidates honoring King? It was a lame attempt to mock Governor Mitt Romney by comparing him to a hip-hop artist, while he was visiting a Martin Luther King Day parade.I have a dream that one day the NYT will give unbiased coverage to Republican candidates.c/p at Conservative Belle