The New York Times is

The New York Times is trying to find an angle to attack Bill Frist; its efforts are mainly humorous. Today they played a game of “find the hidden racial slur.” If you can figure out what in the following anecdote is “racially insensitive,” as the Times characterized it, let us know:
“Also in that campaign, Representative Harold E. Ford Jr., Democrat from Memphis, demanded that Mr. Frist apologize to African-Americans for remarks that he and a supporter made. Mr. Frist, going to a largely black march against crime, had asked a worker to obtain imprinted pencils to distribute, requesting unsharpened pencils.
‘I don’t want to get stuck,’ he told the aide.”
Believe it or not, that is the story in its entirety. If the Times can’t do better than that, they’re in trouble.


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