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St. Louis American Owes State Rep. Candidate Apology

July 19th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Just when you thought the “Kings of the Hatorade” couldn’t sink to any new lows, the St. Louis American has found a way to out do even themselves. In a distasteful and insulting attempt at humor, the Political Eye today plays on the spelling of state rep candidate Shamed Dogan’s first name to highlight Dogan’s upcoming fundraiser. The title of the piece is: “What a Shamed.”

Everyone knows that the American writers are no fans of Republicans- especially African American ones. It is also known that the only reason Dogan is getting halfway decent press from them is because Dogan is an Yale alumnus like publisher Donald Sugg’s daughter. We knew the gloves were going to come off eventually- just not this soon. But, what do you expect from a publication that does personal hatchet jobs on private citizens with tips supplied to them by exposed Republicrats; constantly has misspelled words in their copy; and breaks the news that Brenda Talent is Hispanic.

The St. Louis American owes Dogan an apology for what we call in the African American community: “calling him out of his name.”

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  • 1 Alvin A. Reid // Jul 19, 2007 at 11:47 am

    it is a play on words.

    You forgot to mention this newspaper did a lengthy feature on the gentleman less than a month ago. If the idea was to insult him in this week’s issue, i doubt we would have done an article on him, his outstanding career and new challenge with the RBC.

  • 2 Blake // Jul 19, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    Personally I didnt see anything wrong with it. In fact it looks like they are helping him by advertising his fundraiser, even putting in the price and contact numbers. I dont see anything wrong here.

  • 3 Ed Bryant // Jul 21, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    Everyone knows that the Political Eye (AKA Vervis Jones) is rabid about Republicans, probably republicans as well. I very much respect Dr. Suggs for his publication and Alvin for his work as a journalist, but it is past time that the American can continue to be as partisan as they are and claim to represent the views and opinions of the African American community.

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