Monday, April 03, 2006

Going Off the Rails on a Crazy Train

The extreme right-wingnuts are at it again. This time the object of their affection is Democratic Congresswoman from Georgia Cynthia McKinney.

Head wingnut Matt Drudge over at the Drudge Report has a lead photo that shows the Congresswoman looking like a psychotic mental ward escapee, which he copped from here. She apparently was having a bad hair day. But the right-wingnuts took the opportunity to pounce and hooked it to her recent scrape with Capitol Hill police.

By using such an unflattering photograph, the right-wingnuts are sending the (subtle as a sledgehammer) message that Rep. McKinney is crazy and probably guilty of hitting that cop. The fact that she's a Democrat and an African-American is all the more reason they must be right (or so they think).

The Drudge Report photo links to a story on CNN.com that has a photo also (still taken on the same bad hair day, but not nearly as unflattering as the one Drudge dredged up).

Then there's right-wingnut talk radio dunce Neal Boortz, who said on the air that he thinks Rep. McKinney's hairdo makes her look like a "ghetto slut."

This is typical behavior from the right-wingnuts, who are running scared these days because of a number of factors, not the least of which is that most of their shenanigans are starting to unravel before their eyes. Like eight-years-olds, they resort to name calling, and showing their true, prejudiced, selves to everyone who cares to look. They really have no ammunition against the Democrats, so they fall back on their tried-and-true tactic of calling them names.

Photos are very powerful weapons. In the wrong hands they can do great harm. But most intelligent people will see through this ruse as they do all the others.

By the way, some people are calling for Boortz to be suspended for his comments. I think he should be fired for this and other racist diatribes on the public airwaves. I'm all for freedom of speech, and Boortz is certainly entitled to his, but this goes beyond free speech and is just racist stupidity. And it should not be tolerated by anyone, particularly someone with access to the public airwaves.

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