WHY OLD, WHITE, POLITICAL WRITERS SHOULDN’T MAKE HIP HOP REFERENCES

Jesus!

It turns out Flavor Flav isn’t unamerican after all. In another example of why newspapers are dying, the Washington Post had to run the embarrassing correction pictured above after an article referring to the old hip hop group Public Enemy said,

“Public Enemy has earned notoriety with more than 20 years of politically charged music about fighting the power, challenging racism and declaring that 9/11 was a joke.”

Of course, Chuck D, Flavor Flav et al wrote their 1990 hit “911 is a Joke” about dialing the 9-1-1 emergency telephone number. NOT the 9/11 attacks on America.

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One Response to “WHY OLD, WHITE, POLITICAL WRITERS SHOULDN’T MAKE HIP HOP REFERENCES”

  1. mrogi Says:

    The Post article did not need a retraction. The quote was “declaring that 911 was a joke.” The newspaper article never printed “declaring that 9/11 was a joke.”

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