Fiona: News Stories

1. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/opinion/13dowd.html

2. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/14/is-it-because-hes-black/

1. NY Times Op-Ed writer, Maureen Dowd, discusses her views of southern congressman, Joe Wilson, after he shouted “You lie!” at Obama during the president’s health care address to congress, last week. Wilson’s comment was made after Obama said his plan will not ensure illegal immigrants. 

2. This piece is a series of responses to Dowd’s article. It’s interesting to compare comments from people who commend her bold allegation that “Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it,”  to people who’ve dubbed her writing as shortsighted and poorly researched.

Both of these pieces draw attention to Op-Ed writing, the blog format, and the variety of writers, readers, and opinions that exist.

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