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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hail to the Chief

Two phenomena stand out for me this morning, both sources of endless amazement. One, I'm struck by how television has brought its years of experience covering epic events to the task of turning thirty extraordinary seconds, the administering of the presidential oath of office, into hours and hours of tedious fill. Second, I'm overwhelmed at how many times reporters can ask African-Americans "What does this day mean to you?" with the smug confidence that they're the first person to come up with the question.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Lee said...

Absolutely agree with you, John C. I thought this election would lay to rest the black & white problem. Evidently not. Up until yesterday, I never thought much about the fact that Obama is afro-american, just thought first of him as a man who pushed my candidate aside, then became impressed with him as a candidate who won the election but since yesterday, I have thought of him as first a black man, now the president, what a shame as I thought he was going to make a change. Took about 2 hours of looking at the TV off and on yesterday to start thinking of him as black.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

should say, now recognize him first as black, second as president. Wished that I could go back 4 days ago when I thought we were voting for the best candidate not a colour.

8:10 PM  

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