Yesterday the Los Angeles Times attacked Gateway Pundit for reposting a picture of Michelle Obama as a pompous queen picking her next upscale vacation getaway.
Today John Nolte at Big Journalism called out the LA Times for projecting their own racism on this blog.
Christopher Knight writes for the âCulture Monsterâ a column over at âThe Incredibly Shrinking L.A. Times,â and guess what our progressive friend sees when he looks at this innocuous and obvious political cartoon of First Lady Michelle Obama:
Believe it or not, Mr. Knight sees an âuppity Negro.â Those arenât my words, those are his:
The caricature of Obama as a profligate queen relies on the racist stereotype of an âuppity Negro[.]â
Who other than someone with their own disturbing prejudices would look at that obvious piece of political satire hitting the First lady up for her excessive and lavish vacationing and think âuppity Negroâ?
Naturally, though, like all bigoted leftists, Knight attempts to project his own troubling racial issues on others:
The racist image appeared Tuesday on the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit; the slur was later called out by Media Matters for America. A post by Gateway blogger Jim Hoft paired the picture with a clip of the first ladyâs guest appearance on a forthcoming episode of âiCarly,â a Nickelodeon sit-comâŚ
The doctored painting also turned up in August 2010 on the right-wing Instapundit website, where it apparently originated.
Sorry, Mr, Knight, the only one flying the flag of bigotry here is you.
SHAME on the LA Times. They ought to know better.
PSâŚ While weâre calling out the LA Times â Release the Khalidi tape.