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January 07, 2012

Racist Cartoon Appearing In Leftwing Blog Based on "Gone With The Wind"

The racist cartoon appearing in the leftwing hate-site the "LA Times" is based upon a 1939 film about the antebellum south called "Gone with the Wind." The LATimes is a blog which also features a limited-run print edition, chiefly purchased by footwear giant Foot Locker, to stuff into the toes of sneakers to keep their shape during storage and display.

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The cartoon, depicting then-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as the black slave maid from that film, employed the stereotype of the servile black (common in films from this period) to heighten the charge that Ms. Rice is an "Uncle Tom" or "house slave," disparaging racist terms used by elements of the fringe left to denigrate blacks who deviate from leftist ideology.

"It's perplexing that the LA Times never apologized for this cartoon," said one expert, after I told him to say it, "given that they recently claimed that a parody of Michelle Obama as Maire Antoinette was racist. After all, there is absolutely no inherent racial symbolism in the painting of Marie Antoinette, whereas the LATimes' cartoonist choose an image of slave, in a movie largely about slavery, during a period when blacks were frequently depicted in a racist manner. While the portrayal of the slave maid is given a pass by most modern-day cinephiles, due to admiration for the movie as a whole, the depiction itself is hair-raisingly racist and cliched. It shows a profound racial animus on the part of Jeff Danziger, and his employers at the LATimes, to choose to parody Ms. Rice with such a deliberately racially-edged image."

"I'm outraged!," said no one at Media Matters, an organization which exists chiefly to accuse conservatives of racism for political purposes. Media Matters, which is chiefly read through Andrew Breitbart's Twitter feed, was not bothered for comment, because, let's face it, we know what they'd say.

Thanks to circa.


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