Wolf Blitzer gets the nutroots blackface-photoshop treatment
posted at 10:24 am on October 30, 2006 by Allahpundit
Not for any particular reason. It was just his turn.
The same liberals who say they can hear imaginary jungle drums on Bob Corker commercials and who claim that having a playboy bunny say, “Call me,” to Harold Ford in a commercial is an obvious racial slur would undoubtedly see nothing racial or out of place about drawing Wolf Blitzer as a big lipped member of a minstrel show.
I think everything that can be said on this subject was said when Gilliard did it to Steele and Hamsher did it to Lieberman. Given the uproar in those cases, the fact that the nutroots persists in it lends this one a weird defiant overtone. It’d be like if George Allen insisted on referring to Webb’s tracker as a “macaca” even after he’d been called on it.
I guess they’re speaking racism to power now.
It’ll happen again. What’s interesting is how the betrayed allegiances at which they direct this delightful little metaphor seem to grow broader each time they use it. Gilliard mocked Steele for betraying black liberal Democrats; Hamsher mocked Lieberman for betraying liberal Democrats; Billmon mocks Blitzer, as near as I can tell, for betraying liberals. You could do a Venn diagram of their logic here. But at this point, who’s left?
I don’t know, maybe it won’t happen again. Maybe they’ve simply run out of apostates.
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