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August 07, 2008

Presidential "Race"

Donald Pittenger writes:

Dear Blowhards --

In the last few weeks a lot of ink and pixels have been spilled regarding the injection of race ("playing the race card") into the current presidential campaign. Here is one blog post I pulled off the Web documenting that there's an issue out there. It mentions that New York Times columnist Bob Herbert is upset that a John McCain video ad featured two white celebrity women and phallic symbolism as racist smearing of Barak Obama. (Apparently juxtaposing images of white women and a black man sends a racist signal.)

I, your obedient servant, was aghast. Those racist RepubliKKKans are at it again! So I quickly polished my carefully honed Ivy League Ph.D.-in-Sociology research skills in an attempt to determine if this ghastly practice has spread beyond the confines of the usual right-wing fever swamps.

And I discovered that it has!!!


Rolling Stone - 20 March 2008
Jann Wenner has been known to stoop to publishing controversial items; anyone remember the "plaster casters" from the early days of the mag? The cover shown above has an image of Barak Obama that clearly suggests that the man might possibly be black/African-American.

Time - 23 October 2006
Even mainstream news magazines have been in the process of inciting foul, mouth-breathing Klansmen to stagger away from their moonshine stills to vote their despicable prejudices. Observe that, one again, Barak Obama is portrayed as having somewhat dark skin color. Was some minor Time staffer playing around with Photo Shop or were senior editors involved in this smear?

Newsweek, no date
It was Newsweek that out-did the racism from the McCain gang. The vile video simply began with images of the white women before cutting to views of Obama. The cover shown above actually portrays Obama and a white woman together!!! Just what do you think those inbred rednecks will think of that?

Oh, and note the not-so-subtle featuring of the word "Race" in the headline.

Obviously the 2008 presidential campaign has turned viciously racist. I blame the mainstream news media.



posted by Donald at August 7, 2008


Those damn media outlets have been giving Obama a really hard time, haven't they? Why, it's almost like they have an agenda!

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on August 8, 2008 12:35 AM

NYT columnist detects racism AND phallic symbolism. Still got the old magic!

Those Time and Newsweek journos were born ahead of the game. Way back in the seventies they warned the world about the onset of catastrophic global cooling.

Posted by: Robert Townshend on August 8, 2008 1:11 AM


Posted by: Tatyana on August 8, 2008 10:37 AM

Bob Herbert is an idiot, which doesn't prove any broader point than that. Otherwise, your post is ... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Excuse me. I fell asleep for a moment.

Posted by: Peter L. Winkler on August 8, 2008 2:57 PM

Posing famously promiscuous white girls with a black man to galvanize white racists?
Paris Hilton's response.

Posted by: Janus Daniels on August 13, 2008 5:33 AM

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