Jesse Helms is dead

The New York Times reports the news of the 86-year old's passing, and NPR offers a tepid list of the conservative's quotes, which seems to represent the same kind of downplaying of Helms' overt bigotry we saw in the media when he announced his retirement in 2001. By contrast, here's a less sanitized collection of Helms' wit and wisdom.

The Guardian pulls no punches.

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