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Monday, June 20, 2011
NewsBusters Denies That Racist Jokes Were Racist
Topic: NewsBusters

As we've noted, NewsBusters is more than willing to invent accusations of racism by its perceived enemies, but it has a certain blind spot when it comes to racially charged rhetoric by its allies.

Taht blind spot has grown to massive proportions, as evidenced by a June 18 post by Noel Sheppard that makes every effort to deny the obvious.

Sheppard complains that "America's liberal media are having a field day claiming that an Obama impersonator at a Republican event was pulled off the stage Saturday for telling racial and gay jokes." But that's not the truth! Reggie Brown was pulled offstage at the Republican Leadership Conference because he told too many jokes about Republicans: "The crowd seemed to be getting antsy as Brown started going after the various GOP presidential candidates. This was after all a Republican event."

Besides, Sheppard wrote, those racial jokes weren't offensive at all:

I've watched the entire eighteen minutes, and in my view, the jokes Brown made were pretty tame especially if compared to what late night comedians say about Republicans on almost a daily basis.

Brown's jokes weren't nearly as caustic as some of the stuff Wanda Sykes said at last year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.


As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, the goal of the Obama-loving media is to paint all Republicans as racists and homophobes in order to gin up support for the president they helped get elected in the first place.

Was that what they were doing with their coverage of this event?

So being intolerant of humor targeted at fellow Republicans is somehow more acceptable than being intolerant of racist humor? That, it seems, is what Sheppard wants you to believe.

UPDATE: Corrected the name of the event the Obama impersonator appeared at.

Posted by Terry K. at 8:49 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, June 20, 2011 7:54 PM EDT

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