Sunday, 2 November 2008


Redneck support for Obama (BBC News, Sunday, 2 November 2008)

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, via


n. Offensive Slang
  1. Used as a disparaging term for a member of the white rural laboring class, especially in the southern United States
  2. A white person regarded as having a provincial, conservative, often bigoted attitude.
I can see the interviewee has tattoos, but why does he deserve to be called a redneck? Several royalty, such as Harold II of England, Edward VII, and George V all had tattoos. Were they rednecks? And why is it 'news' if one person with ink in his dermis hands out bumper stickers in favour of Obama?

As so often, it appears the BBC have recruited too many 'journalists' who will produce any rubbish to reach their quotas.

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