NY Newspaper Under Fire for Calling President Obama the N-Word in Headline

Well… that’s blatant….

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A community newspaper in New York faced intense criticism Sunday for calling President Obama the N-word in a headline.

The West View News, a small paper that touts itself as “The Voice of the West Village,” ran an op-ed column in its July edition titled “The Nig–r in the White House.”The article, penned by James Lincoln Collier, was actually pro-Obama and criticized what it called “racism” by far-right voters.

Also read: NY Times Public Editor Calls Out Newspaper’s Iraq Coverage Possibly fearing backlash, the paper did not put the article on its website.

But a copy of it was posted online by the New York Post, along with a screen grab of another story by West View News Columnist Alvin Hall, who criticized the article.In a rebuttal titled ”This Headline Offends Me,” Hall wrote, “I don’t see how its use benefits anyone, but I do feel all too clearly how it deeply offends me.”Also read:…

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