July 11, 2010 4 Comments
Over at DPUD there is an article listed that just popped the top off of the container that hid the bigotry of the modern media…
Notable quotes, concerning his birth town of Edison, New Jersey:
Were they from some Indian state that got made fun of by all the other Indian states and didn’t want to give up that feeling? Are the malls in India that bad? Did we accidentally keep numbering our parkway exits all the way to Mumbai?
And, in reference to outright slurs against Indians:
I question just how good our schools were if “dot heads” was the best racist insult we could come up with for a group of people whose gods have multiple arms and an elephant nose.
This…. ugh. This guy is a piece of work. I tried to approach this article from a comedically-twisted perspective and had the spirit of comedy appear out of nowhere and slap me in the face, and not in the way that could be categorized as a love tap. Hell, I even went to his Wiki page to try to gather at least a semblance of background on this moron and hit upon this Twitter gem:
“Didn’t mean to insult Indians with my column this week. Also stupidly assumed their emails would follow that Gandhi non-violence thing.”
Now I don’t get out that much, and maybe through my work over the pond there I have a certain disconnect with modern American trappings, but is this what passes for a legitimate homage to to the tenets of journalism these days?
Like I said… wow.
I am actually shocked to the point that I can’t even come up with a properly fitting description containing colorful arrangements of curse words to describe this guy. No wonder printed news media is in the shitter.