August 19, 2002

L.A. Times Politically-Corr...

L.A. Times Politically-Correct Brainfart of the Week: As mentioned on LA Examiner, check out this ridiculous Posted by at August 19, 2002 02:25 PM

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The best part of this story is the goddamn Saturn ad in Flash, in which an animated SUV runs directly over the headline (or so it does when I call it up). The ethics of separating editorial from advertising aside, this is about the most ironic thing I've seen all week.

Posted by: J. Luke Seemann at August 19, 2002 08:40 PM

Interestingly enough the Washington Post had a similar feature a year or two ago. Same conclusion -- that Hispanics were being struck in disproportionate numbers. The explanation offered was that many of them were immigrants from places in Central/South America where highways were less common and cars generally travelled slower. Hence, the pedestrians weren't good at judging the speed of an approaching car.

Posted by: Derek at August 21, 2002 12:49 PM
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