Indian Country 52 #47 – Bigoted
“Closed captioning services for all major congressional events are provided by a private company that has no affiliation with the House or Senate. Unfortunately, the individual transcribing today’s event apparently mis-heard the word “Choctaw.” The transcription company was given a list of the tribes before the ceremony, so this should not have happened, and we will make a full inquiry,” Michael Steel, a spokesperson for Boehner, told Indian Country Today in an e-mail.”
– Indianz.com, Rep. Boehner apologizes for closed-caption gaffe at ceremony.
“Yesterday during the Code Talker Gold Medal Ceremony, a closed caption screen situated in full view of the entire audience displayed the word “Alcoholic” during the medal presentations to each tribe in attendance.”
– Indian Country Today, A Tribe Named Alcoholic? Closed Caption Gaffe at Code Talker Ceremony.
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Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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