Metafilter just reported the death of Strom Thurmond. His departure is no surprise considering his age, and his dinosaur segregationist idealogy certainly won’t be missed. What really surprises me though, is that TheState.com actually has the nerve to run the EXACT SAME tribute page that got leaked by the paper three weeks ago. At the time, the Senator was not quite dead yet — the memorial page was done in preparation for his obviously upcoming demise, and sat unprotected on their website, just waiting for some smartypants Farker to come along and google it up. It went straight to The Smoking Gun so you can do your own comparison. Sometimes the media just boggles my mind, seriously. How dumb can they be to run the page again and not even mention their earlier gaffe?
Thursday June 26, 2003 – 8:59 am