How Racist Do You Have to Be Before the New York Times Calls You a Racist?

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The New York Times offers readers a lengthy obituary for racist New York talk radio icon Bob Grant. But can they call a racist a racist?


Best Hate Mail Ever

Tossing out old papers in preparation for an upcoming office move, I came across what was probably the best hate letter I’ve ever received. It came in response to FAIR’s work on talkshow host Bob Grant–who, after FAIR had documented his bigoted, violent rants and promotion of white supremacy, had been fired by Disney’s ABC, and prompty hired by rival station WOR. The unsigned fax contained a page of doggerel: Hey, “FAIR,” Bob’s still here. Your little plan didn’t work so well, so all of you can go to Hell. Bob Grant lives, he talks, he rules, And you look […]