Thursday, October 27, 2005
Very possibly one of the most offensive things I've ever seen
... at least published under someone's own name. What am I talking about? This image, a photoshopped caricature of Maryland Lt Governor Michael S. Steele (R). The caption? "I's Simple Sambo and I's runnin' for the Big House."
What's the source? A Ku Klux Klan website? No. Aryan Nation? No. Neo-Nazis? Nope.
It's a blog called The News Blog, in an article entitled "Simple Sambo wants to move to the big house". A blog that blogrolls, erm, Daily Kos, Atrios, Iraq Casualty Count, and Uggabugga.
Now, I realize this is a cliché, but can you imagine the furor if, say, RightWingNutHouse had run an article last year calling Kweisi Mfume "Sambo"?
But that's okay ... I'm sure some of their best friends are ni --- er, African-Americans.
Update: Spelling fixed thanks to flenser's notice.