SHAME on the LA Times For Racist Comments About Michelle Obama

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 “Culture Monster” a column over at ”The Incredibly Shrinking L.A. Times,” 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 “uppity Negro.” Those aren’t my words, those are his:

The caricature of Obama as a profligate queen relies on the racist stereotype of an “uppity Negro[.]“

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 “uppity Negro”?

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 lady’s guest appearance on a forthcoming episode of “iCarly,” a Nickelodeon sit-com…

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.


PS… While we’re calling out the LA Times – Release the Khalidi tape.

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