Tuesday, August 5, 2008

One More Time on the McCain Racist Celebrity Ad!

Whether the symbols were what Bob Herbert mistakenly called the Washington Monument, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or the Victory Column in Berlin, it doesn't matter. The symbols were there! He brilliantly articuated and backed up his claim that the McCain celebrity ad is racist. Keth Olberman on the August 4th Countdown show agrees:

What about when it backfires? Because it seems like the celebrity ad continues to echo. And Bob Herbert of the New York Times was on this network pointing out something I don't know that anybody noticed before this morning. That not only in that McCain ad where there two underdressed blondes mixed with the black guy in the ad, but there were also images of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Washington Monument, and the Victory Column in Berlin -- as Bob Herbert put it, "phallic symbols." Three phallic symbols, two blondes and Barack Obama. So this is not just a sexist ad anymore. This is what they used to called "miscegenation," isn't it? This is what they used against Harold Ford.

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