January 26, 2010

Clueless sports columnist screws up his pot shot at George W. Bush

'Ya gotta love BDSers (those with Bush Derangement Syndrome). Their hatred is so intense that it causes them to get even the most elementary of facts wrong. In this case, it's the bad-toupee'd Filip Bondy of the NY Daily News, writing about this past Sunday's NFC Championship game in New Orleans:

If you needed further proof of this [New Orleans racial] divide, then it came during a pregame introduction of former President Bush. Once pilloried for his approach to the Katrina catastrophe in 2005, Bush was heartily cheered at the Superdome - which tells you all you need to know about the crowd's demographics.

No, he was probably cheered because it wasn't the former President Bush that had screwed up the [federal] response to Hurricane Katrina. The "former President Bush" in attendance was George W. Bush's father, George H. W. Bush. (See here, here, and here.) Anyone who actually watched the game -- which Bondy obviously did not -- would have seen the various shots of the elder Bush (and his wife) watching the Saints-Vikings.

But why let basic factual and visual evidence muss up a good cheap shot, eh?

UPDATE: As of early afternoon, Bondy's article has deleted the paragraph noted above -- without any reference as to why. There's just an "Updated: Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 11:37 AM" notice. But no worries -- we got a screen cap of it:

And you can see here, via a cache of USA Today's linked topics under "George W. Bush," a summary of Bondy's original article with the now-deleted G.W. Bush reference in its entirety.

(Cross-posted at Newsbusters!)

Posted by Hube at January 26, 2010 06:13 PM | TrackBack

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Yesterday, the Inquirer had an online story about a black state senator, Anthony Williams, who had decided he was going to run for governor. The story went on to say he would be the first black candidate for governor if he won the primary.

Of course, an onlne commenter quickly pointed out Lynn Swann was black and he ran for governor a few years ago.

The Inquirer fixed it online without comment.

Posted by: AJ Lynch at January 27, 2010 05:52 PM

Well, Swann is a Republican, therefore he doesn't count as black.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at January 27, 2010 08:54 PM

Well, I screwed up the Bushes (though I suppose I could argue that the second Bush, and thereby the Katrina mess, would not have been possible without the first). But you screwed up with my hair. The curly hair is real, I can assure you, and quite the mess.

Posted by: filip bondy at May 28, 2010 10:52 PM

That's why you ought to stick with sports, Fil.

Posted by: Hube at May 29, 2010 11:21 AM