Monday, July 21, 2008

A distinct lack of media outrage over tasteless McCain cartoon

Remember the firestorm of media controversy that erupted with the publication of the New Yorker's recent cover story on Barack Obama?

Newsbusters' Tom Blumer noted a Rolling Stone cartoon that is arguably more tasteless (less tasteful?) depicting McCain's political opponents -- with decidedly Asian features -- torturing him NVA-style.

The cartoon accompanied a ridiculously partisan Matt Taibbi commentary.

Full Metal McCain - Haunted by the ghosts of Vietnam, the one-time maverick has transformed himself into just another liberal-bashing fearmonger in the Big Easy, John McCain has chosen this moment to mount his first general-election attack against the Great Satanic Liberal Enemy — who, as luck would have it, turns out to be a Negro intellectual from Harvard who's never served in the military. And this is supposed to be a bad year for Republicans?...

No media outcry. No carping or complaining from the candidate. Just another day at the office for the GOP.

Hat tip: Rants & Refinements

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