Tuesday, May 19, 2009

5 Out of 8 Star Tribune Readers Enjoy Racism

Watch how easily this happens, it's fun.

Star Tribune publishes an AP story about Pittsburgh defensive badass James Harrison isn't going to the White House with the rest of the Steelers.  The article quotes Harrison's statement to a local Pittsburgh TV station:  "'I don't feel the need to go, actually,' Harrison told Pittsburgh station WTAE-TV. 'I don't feel like it's that big a deal to me.'"

The article goes on to mention that Harrison didn't go to The White House the last time Pittsburgh won the Super Bowl.  And that he is known for being a bit of a sullen individualist.  

Fair enough.  A little odd, maybe, but that's Harrison's call.  Maybe he doesn't like big public gatherings in fancy places.  That's fine.  It isn't an insult to anybody, nor does it hurt anybody.  It's something Harrison has chosen to do.  

First Star Tribune commenter out of the gate takes an odd story, and runs it through his racist perception machine, and out pops this bullshit (and please note the 5 out of 8 approval):

What an ignorant clown!

He's just too dumb to know any better. Probably busy dogfighting or shooting craps that day. Typical...

posted by Oglethorpe on May 18, 09 at 8:58 pm | 
5 of 8 people liked this comment.

Stay classy, Star Tribune Commenters!  Not going to the White House when you are black means you are busy dogfighting or shooting craps.  Oh, and dumb. I'm assuming the exact same guy would have called a white guy who refused to go either a) standing by his principles, or b) a rebellious individualist who just does his own thing.  His certainly would not have accused him of shooting craps.

Congratulations, 5 out of 8 people who liked this comment.  You're racist, too!

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