Mar 31, 2006

Oh no he didn't.

Some right-wing talk radio guy whom I've never heard of, some fool named Neal Boortz, remarked that the hair of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (who is black) made her look "like a ghetto slut," among a whole slew of idiotic things.

And on his website, he says she looks "like ghetto trash."

From Media Matters:
On the March 31 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, Neal Boortz said that Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) "looks like a ghetto slut." Boortz was commenting on a March 29 incident in which McKinney allegedly struck a police officer at a Capitol Hill security checkpoint. Boortz said that McKinney's "new hair-do" makes her look "like a ghetto slut," like "an explosion at a Brillo pad factory," like "Tina Turner peeing on an electric fence," and like "a shih tzu." McKinney is the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Georgia.
His rationalization for making inane and racist comments like this?
I've endured years of "bald" remarks. I'm entitled.
You're entitled to an ass whippin' is what you're entitled to. Don't EVEN.

(Props to Dave at Seeing the Forest for the link.)


revi said...

When Rush Limbaugh Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, Ray Nayger, a certain radio personality who doesn't like Rush said that the mistake was not accidental.

He went on to say that Rush was going to have problems keeping his audience since there has been a glut of rabid-mouthed neo-con flunkies filling the airwaves with all kinds of crazy talk (my desc, not his). He thought that edging close to a racist remark was an attempt to stay relevant (didja see the NoTorious episode about the cult?) in a sea of imitators willing to go the extra mile.

Ten bucks says that this guy is using this incident to become a name in everyone's mouth, and to garner praise from the adoring masses that float to whatever steaming pile parades in front of them this week.

It must be working, he's made it into the blogosphere.

Pepper said...

Boortz is kind of big, unfortunately. While not as mainstreamed as Rush, he's got fans.

This is the problem. He thinks he's funny. And, alas, a whole buncha hosers think he's funny, too.