I made a little promise to myself that I'd only post once a day, you know, so I could also work, but I just saw something so over-the-top wrong and stupid that I can't keep my fingers off the keyboard.
Hedy Weiss, in today's Chicago Sun-Times, praises a show called Harriet Jacobs at Steppenwolf. So, right, they're doing a show about black people in February, like all regional theaters with good, guilty, liberal consciences do, this is not a Steppenwolf slam at all, but here's the bizarre and disturbing thing:
The headline is Making the History of Slavery Seem Real.
Maybe they're using different textbooks in the schools since I was a boy, but I was always taught that the history of slavery was real.
Just occuring to me as I type this that journalists don't get to choose the headlines, that's an editor's job, I think. So who's the revisionist over at the Sun-Times?
Am I way over-reacting? Don't answer that, just do the Music Quiz below and I'll shut up.
But that's weird, right?