Sunday, November 19, 2006

A new Spotty: Hypocrisy Revealed Division

Robin Marty, the den mother at Drinking Liberally and at Minnesota Monitor, wins a Spotty for scoring an absolute bulls-eye for her observation today:

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Nov 19, 2006 -- 10:58 AM CST Robin Marty

Quote 1 "Now, of course, the anti-negro revelers are jumping for joy that Brad Johnson will get his opportunity to continue being old and washed up. It won't matter if we lose as long as we have guys we like at the helm."

Quote 2 "[Brees]'s white, too, which certainly guarantees more tolerance among that segment of Vikings fans that wears Purple to cover red necks. This isn't a theory, but a fact demonstrated by the muted response to Brad Johnson's stink-a-thons against Pittsburgh and Baltimore at season's end."

One of these quotes was written by the pseudonym Rahelio Soliel at the blog "American Hot Sausage" and has been called a "racial barb" on the A1 page of the Star Tribune, above the fold.

The other was written by Star Tribune sports writer Patrick Reusse on March 11th, 2006.

Spot's has had his dust-ups with Rahelio Soleil, but the sanctimonious hypocrisy surrounding the Tammy Lee parody site has reached a fever pitch. The Star Tribune is adding fuel to the fire, irresponsibly in Spot's view. While it may have been a clumsy in execution, the parody site did raise a definite subtext of the campaign: race.

Don't believe it? What about the newspaper advertisement (a rather large one at that) in the Star Tribune - perhaps it appeared elsewhere, too, but Spot didn't see it - by a group of primarily DFL, and primarily white, supporters of Tammy Lee? This group didn't support Peter Hutchinson, Robert Fitzgerald, or, well you get the idea.

Remember, boys and girls, a Spotty is awarded to the author of a letter to the editor, op-ed piece, or a blog post or comment that Spot wishes that he had written. As always, cash value 1/20th of a cent.

Source: Minnesota Monitor

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