More shrill objections

At 6:32 this morning (yes, I get up early) I heard Morning Edition commentator Renee Montagne refer to George Bush’s upcoming trip to the “dark continent.” That’s Africa, in case you were thrown by the use of a nineteenth century colonial stereotype in the twentieth century. I’ve been trying to find confirmation online that she actually said that, but can’t seem to.  Did I make it up?  I’m positive I didn’t, but then perception and memory are not so reliable as we seem to think. Such an odd thing to say, and so stupid. But, here’s something equally stupid and racist that I can find, so let me yelp my indignation into the intertubes. 

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