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Friday, April 29, 2005

Chicago Tribune to Italians and Black People: You All Look Alike!

We're starting to think they must be keeping the lights low to save money over in the Chicago Tribune photo department. Yesterday, you'll recall, we noted the Tribune's apparent fetish for publishing pictures of perfectly innocent people and misidentifying them as homicidal mobsters.

Today's Tribune Photo-Gaffeâ„¢ features Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), whom you can see glowering at Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the backround of the photo below, which I helpfully clipped and scanned from the front page of today's Metro section:



But the caption, as you can see, identifies him as Rep. Danny Davis, another African-American member of the Illinois congressional delegation. And while the Trib didn't quite call Rush a mobster, he probably has a settlement coming his way, too, seeing as how Danny Davis is Moonie freak.

It could have been worse: We hear the caption originally had him as Morgan Freeman.

For clarity's sake, here are their photos:

Bobby Rush:


Moonie Freak:


Morgan Freeman: