Monday, March 08, 2010

Watermelon-Gate

Dan Rather has stepped in it again:
"Listen he's a nice person, he's very articulate" this is what's been used against him, "but he couldn't sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic."
Now, as much as I think Dan Rather is a lefty shill who slanted the news for decades then tried to lie John Kerry into office with fake documents he must be cut some slack here! Anyone who has ever driven through the rural south has seen their share of watermelon stands, fruit stands, peach stands, Vidalia Onions, Ripley Tomatoes, etc. They're ubiquitous and not 100 percent staffed by blacks. Rather was talking about selling watermelons not eating them. And he's from the south.

All Dan has done is commit a PC-foupa. Had he said peaches instead of watermelons I wouldn't be typing this right now. What, have we come to the point where the president can condemn police as stupid for dealing with black professors but a journalist cannot use the word watermelon in any fashion when talking of the same man? People really need to chill.

Now then, so long as some white Republican from Tennessee doesn't write a parody song about this (to be played on the Rush Limbaugh show), of which a CD is cut and later sent by a GOP party member to friends as a joke, things will be just fine.

2 comments:

LASunsett said...

Are you implying that there is a double standard being applied to Dan Rather? Surely, you must realize that this is different.

/sarc

Rather must live in a world of self-imposed shame for being part of one of the biggest news farces ever in the history of modern journalism. Anything else he says and does now is just the rantings of an irrelevant ex-journalist and not worth reporting on.

That's what THEY'LL say, anyway.

A.C. McCloud said...

Yes, imagine had Rush Limbaugh uttered that analogy.

It's kind of sad to watch Rather's career flame out. Growing up I actually trusted him to bring the news fairly at one point. I guess he just couldn't resist becoming an advocate over a journalist.