Thursday, October 9, 2008

MBP of the Week: Newsweek.com

My sincerest intercontinental thanks go out to Geneva Girl for catching this Misidentified Black Person at Newsweek.com.

That picture, of course, is not U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay. It’s Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

4 comments:

Geneva Girl said...

You're very welcome!

Jamaican sprinters don't get enough love from the American press. Just after Asafa Powell first broke the 100 meter record, the bible of the sport, Track and Field News, misidentified him as his brother, Donovan Powell. ON THE COVER!! My Jamaican husband, a die-hard athletics fan, canceled his subscription on the spot.

JD said...

Awesome.
But still not as cool as when the Christian news site ID'd Tyson Gay as "Tyson Homosexual."
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2008/07/christian_sites_ban_on_g_word.html

Reviewer X said...

Here is another

MBP

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/9281/governorslc5.th.jpg

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/84/governorsna3.th.jpg

Willie Brown mistaken for (former)governor Jerry Brown. I think that was the San Jose Mercury News in an article about governors who have had their vetoes overwritten.

Review X said...

It was the San Jose Merc news and it shows the veto rates of California governors since 1976.