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Old 09 April 2014, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Sylvanz View Post
I find the notion of Hillary getting a "free pass" from the media pretty damned amusing.
Yup. Every time I see this thread title it gives me a good .
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Old 11 April 2014, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Esprise Me View Post
Slightly hijacking on the race-based insults tangent, I've seen a few tasteless depictions of Obama as a monkey, and plenty of criticism in response to that. On the one hand, Bush came in for his fair share of exactly the same thing. On the other, there's plenty of cultural context behind portraying black people as less-than-human primates, to the point that's probably just something you should never do, regardless of whether your intent was to reference that awful context or just riff on the president's intelligence, which was the spirit in which the Bush-as-monkey cartoons were made.
I, for one, didn't care for the Bush-as-monkey caricatures either. Even though he was white, the connotation was just too ugly. Besides, there was so very much else to criticize about the man besides his appearance!
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Old 11 April 2014, 04:00 PM
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There was that song in the '60s about the monkey who became president.

But that was not racially motivated. It was motivated by politics.
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