Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Memphis columnist fires warning shot for media covering the Oxford debate

Kristina Goetz has some advice for the Yankees invading Oxford:

And know that the guy in the pickup who waves at you is just being neighborly. He may very well know that you're Anderson Cooper, but he doesn't care. That highfalutin' suit doesn't impress him. As far as he's concerned, you put your pants on the same way he does.

We Southerners have a peculiar way of insulting people -- with a saccharine smile that belies our brutal intent. If you don't pay attention, you might not notice just how nasty we can be.

If you hear somebody say, "Bless your heart" it's not a good thing. It's our way of saying whatever we want about you and having it be completely mannerly and acceptable. As in "Bless their hearts, those ECME [East Coast Media Elite] don't know any better."

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