I know. Reading comments is always a bad idea. In this case, Fox turned them off after a whole lot of racist assholes turned up to share their thoughts regarding what was basically a harmless story about a young woman’s college choice. Unfortunately for her, she is young black woman.
Being black in this “post-racial” society means that you are going to have racist epithets thrown at you by a bunch of internet ignoramuses for having the temerity to exist.
Fox was smart to turn off the comments. However, they need to recognize that they invite this kind of commentary. It is their own personality that helps encourage people to be racist fucks on the internet.
Malia Obama will be fine. She has been the target for this kind of language since her father became a legitimate Presidential candidate and while I’m certain her parents have protected her from the worst of it, there is no way they could protect her from all of it.
There’s just too much.
Thing is, as long as Fox news keeps insisting we live in a post racial society but has to shut down comments on an article about a young black woman, I will continue to wonder why anyone takes them seriously.
I’m currently on vacation in Wyoming. We’ve been visiting Grand Teton National Park for the last few days and today we are traveling to Yellowstone.
If you are going to use this information to rob my house, please be aware that we have a house sitter, a burglar alarm, four attack cats, and a house full of shit you probably don’t want anyway.
Since we’ve arrived in Wyoming, we’ve found there are some things that are a little different out here in one of only two states that lacked the creativity to shape their state like something other than a rectangle.
The first thing I’ve noticed is that FOX News isn’t just a news station. It is the only TV news station there is. I looked up MSNBC on my hotel room directory it was listed. When I tried to punch in the numbers, however, the remote just laughed at me.
I don’t think everyone in Wyoming is a conservative. I just think everyone in Wyoming assumes that everyone else in Wyoming is a conservative.
Another concept that is different is the definition of “back yard.”
I have a back yard and it is quite small. Even when I’m using “back yard” to reference something close to my house, like say Cub Foods, I’m talking about someplace that is less than a mile from my home.
We ran into a family from Idaho having a picnic yesterday. They told us that the Grand Tetons were “in their back yard.”
The Grand Tetons are in a completely different state!