The New York Times ran one of those boring, aimless pieces about “Who is Barack Obama?” again in today’s paper. I could not figure out what the point was. I know what it was really about: Obama is black. Just as bad was te caption on one of the pictures used to illustrate the story. This is the picture:
And this is the caption:
“Mr. Obama’s Senate office has a tiger-beating stick from his grandmother’s village in Kenya and a guitar he received as a Rock the Vote honoree.”
There’s one big problem with the caption: There are no tigers in Africa. Unless they’ve been imported by a zoo. In fact, tigers are native to Asia (mainly China and India) and Russia. How many editors at The Times missed this one?
BTW, where I’m from it’s called a knopkierie.