DL Staley
Just curious, how is the Epitaph quilty of...
Fri Jan 06, 7:36

sensationalism and racism when they are reporting what John Behan said?

HE gave a long testimony of his meeting with the Chinese concluded by saying that "John Chinaman would leave when he got good and ready, or in other words, when the washing got done."

  • ReportersButch Badon, Thu Jan 05 14:19
    in that era tended to be more sensational than they are today. One example I can cite is at least two accounts of the citizens (they are not specifically named in the Epitaph report except that they were... more
    • Just curious, how is the Epitaph quilty of... — DL Staley, Fri Jan 06 7:36
      • DLButch Badon, Fri Jan 06 13:50
        For me, racism is rather easy to spot and this (story) shouts its racism and sensationalism rather loud. Yes, many Tombstonites of the late 1800s wanted the Chinese to leave the city. They wanted the... more
        • DLgobs, Mon Jan 09 7:32
          Sanity at last
        • Thanks for your reply...DL Staley, Sun Jan 08 7:39
          Seems nothing has changed with the "news" media.
          • Well,Butch Badon, Sun Jan 08 16:56
            some aspects of it anyway. But there are a few solid journalists out there doing some excellent work. Butch
        • racism is racism no matter where or when...erik hewitt, Sat Jan 07 20:34
          If you wanna preach from your pirogue down on the bayou, understand the language you use to do it. Define "race"
          • erick/ and it will never...Joyce A. Aros, Mon Jan 30 6:51
            ... go away until everyone stops feeding it as a daily diet. The news media, especially!
          • define raceButch Badon, Sun Jan 08 18:07
            Race: An athletic event in which a number of human beings travel a specific distance using their legs to get from point A to point B in as little time as possible. The one who travels the fastest and... more
            • Define raceSharon Cunningham, Tue Jan 31 7:12
              RIGHT ON, BUTCH!!!
              • Re: Define raceB.J., Wed Feb 01 1:41
                If Butch had his way in college, he would be able to solve the quadratic equation using his 8th grade arithmetic skills. 🤔
              • Re: Define raceB.J., Wed Feb 01 0:27
                Tunnel vision is not a vice of the educated.
          • I don'tButch Badon, Sun Jan 08 18:03
            live along da Bayou any longer.