The New York Times just called Lena Dunham fat http://t.co/JPRUJNRbhF — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) September 25, 2013 Not exactly. Here’s what New York Times fashion writer Ruth La Ferla actually wrote: Ms. Danes … turn[ed] out in a Giorgio Armani tulle confection that showed off an ethereal, if slightly skeletal, frame. What Ms. Danes lacked … Continue reading Politically incorrect euphemisms
Back in Oct. 2009, Todd Boyd, a professor of mine at USC and Tyler Perry’s fiercest critic, wrote: [In] spite of the demeaning stereotypes and utter disregard for black humanity, TP’s dope has some people reluctant to criticize him. Many point to TP’s money and success and in turn use this to justify their support … Continue reading The most PC movie review ever
Chick-fil-A is the best fast food chain in America. Period. They’re efficient, courteous and consistent. I could care less about their CEO’s politics. The Atlanta-based company has come under fire from gay rights groups for supplying food to an event sponsored by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which has worked to defeat same-sex marriage initiatives. (I … Continue reading Chick-fil-A may not like me, but I like Chick-fil-A
From the people who gave you the epithet-free version of “Huckleberry Finn”: “I’ll never be out-African-Americaned again!” —George Wallace
Andisheh Nouraee: Reading new copy of Huckleberry Finn. The chapter where Huck & Jim complete a boating safety class & buy life jackets is a hoot!
Saying they want to publish a version that won’t be banned from some schools because of its language, two scholars are editing Mark Twain‘s classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to eliminate uses of the “N” word and replace it with “slave,” Publishers Weekly writes. The edition, from NewSouth Books, will also shorten an offensive reference … Continue reading As offensive as the word itself
The acronym is bigger than I thought — and even more ridiculous. The latest, all-inclusive version: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Queer Questioning Asexual Ally The University of Wisconsin-LaCross Pride Center site also features a glossary of “non-heteronormative” PC inanities: Berdache: A generic term used to refer to a third gender person (woman-livingman). The term … Continue reading Are you a heterosexist?
The Cincinnati Health Department will conduct an inspection of the Great American Ball Park and the Reds’ clubhouse after at least five people called a state hotline, complaining that when Reds players lighted up celebratory cigars after they clinched the NL Central, they violated Ohio’s smoking ban.
Beyond absurd: To protest the oil spill, the Brevard County Manatees will now have ‘hitting rehearsal’ instead of BP, shorthand for batting practice.
Of course not. It is dangerous to suggest we shouldn’t. “Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery,” says Hutchinson, “it is mean-spirited and dangerous.” “We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used … Continue reading is it dangerous to lampoon the president?
Let’s keep this simple for the let’s keep this simple crowd. A bunch of partisan scolds are excoriating a highbrow publication for having the temerity to appeal to wannabe highbrows: “Dumb it down, New Yorker. Maybe to uh, I don’t know, Newsweek level. Thanks. It’s for their own good.” Americans are children, you see. As … Continue reading no quarter
A sampling of Huffington Post commenters reacting to The New Yorker cover: realtalk IT IS SAD THAT BARACK OBAMA WHO IS A GOOD MAN, WITH A GREAT WIFE, AND TWO GREAT DAUGHTERS HAVE TO TAKE THIS GARBAGE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!! THE NEW YORKER, AND THOSE AMERICANS WHO THINK THAT THIS MAGAZINE COVER IS APPROPRIATE … Continue reading the hysterically indignant respond
In a depressing nod to the dimwitted and perpetually aggrieved, Barack Obama’s campaign has condemned a New Yorker cover depicting him as a flag-burning terrorist and his wife as a gun-toting revolutionary. “The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature … Continue reading stand up for satire
Based on the recommendation of an Iranian-born colleague, I planned on watching the controversial Dutch documentary “Fitna” today. Linking footage of terroristic acts to verses in the Koran, the film has been roundly condemned, with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offering the most offensive critique. “We must also recognize that the real fault line is not … Continue reading let us all tolerate the screaming children in the theater