In an amusing error, The Chicago Tribune published a column criticizing Snoop Doog‘s racial politics and stance on the Roots remake while mistakenly attributing it to conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg.
Goldberg caught the mistake and called them out on Twitter, while his collegue Kevin Williamson saved it for posterity.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) June 16, 2016
This is a brilliant formatting error. I love it. pic.twitter.com/KMgkwJsZ9W
— Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) June 16, 2016
While it’d be an embarrassing mistake in any case, putting the words of columnist Leonard Pitts (who is black) in the mouth of Goldberg (who is not) led to some amusingly offensive statements. “Negro, are you out of your mind?” asks “Goldberg” at one point.
Likewise, “Goldberg” went on to wonder at length about how Jews feel about Holocaust movies, even though the real Goldberg is Jewish. “A Jew doesn’t walk out of that movie and rub shoulders with the heirs of Nazi Germany while you and I do live side by side with the heirs of antebellum (and Jim Crow) America. In that sense, at least, ours is the heavier emotional burden,” says “Goldberg” to Snoop Dogg.
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