Thursday, June 12, 2003

Murphy strikes back:
An article in Sunday's Atlanta Journal Constitution about the people of Murphy NC reinforces what I said last week about stereotyping by the media. Interesting that most of the stories about Murphy by outside reporters have quoted the coffee shop manager. Is that the only store reporters feel comfortable entering? And I especially loved this quote from her:
"That London Times writer sat right here in the shop and wrote all this stuff and didn't even go out to see it," said coffee shop manager Johnson. "We had to show him how to send his story. He didn't know how to use his computer. If we're so stupid, how come we had to show him how to get his story in?"


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