You know, Harvey Johnson told the JFP once that The Clarion-Ledger was still institutionally racist, and doesn't even know it, and they have done little—consistently, any way—over the years to prove that it's not true. After Lumumba's historic (whether you like him or not) win, http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20130605/NEWS04/306060003/Metro-mayors-Can-they-get-along-">THIS was the front-page news story this morning. And we can all be pretty positive that it wouldn't have been there had Johnson or Lee won the election.
Beyond the negative slant, it is filled with Eason's analysis of whether he thinks the mayors can get along with the emphasis on Lumumba. I went and looked at it because I saw a lot of people complaining about it on Facebook, and I see why. There is a good story to be done about regional cooperation, but this ain't it. And it's bad timing, to boot. The question I keep asking about their city reporter is: Does he have an editor!?!
Of course, if you scroll down and read the comments, you can see who such a piece is likely pandering to. Shudder.