Of course, there was no racism implied in the photoshop, just mockery of Moochelle Obama as living it up like Marie Antionette on the taxpayer dime, while our nation is deeper in debt and the economy is still in horrible condition.
But the LA Slimes, when they're not reading racism into mockery of the Obamas, have no problem with real racist cartoons directed at black conservatives.
Ace of Spades just uncovered this.
The racist cartoon appearing in the leftwing hate-site the "LA Times" is based upon a 1939 film about the antebellum south called "Gone with the Wind." The LATimes is a blog which also features a limited-run print edition, chiefly purchased by footwear giant Foot Locker, to stuff into the toes of sneakers to keep their shape during storage and display.
The cartoon, depicting then-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as the black slave maid from that film, employed the stereotype of the servile black (common in films from this period) to heighten the charge that Ms. Rice is an "Uncle Tom" or "house slave," disparaging racist terms used by elements of the fringe left to denigrate blacks who deviate from leftist ideology.
"It's perplexing that the LA Times never apologized for this cartoon," said one expert, after I told him to say it, "given that they recently claimed that a parody of Michelle Obama as Maire Antoinette was racist. After all, there is absolutely no inherent racial symbolism in the painting of Marie Antoinette, whereas the LATimes' cartoonist choose an image of slave, in a movie largely about slavery, during a period when blacks were frequently depicted in a racist manner. While the portrayal of the slave maid is given a pass by most modern-day cinephiles, due to admiration for the movie as a whole, the depiction itself is hair-raisingly racist and cliched. It shows a profound racial animus on the part of Jeff Danziger, and his employers at the LATimes, to choose to parody Ms. Rice with such a deliberately racially-edged image."
"I'm outraged!," said no one at Media Matters, an organization which exists chiefly to accuse conservatives of racism for political purposes. Media Matters, which is chiefly read through Andrew Breitbart's Twitter feed, was not bothered for comment, because, let's face it, we know what they'd say.
Other cartoons run depicting Ms. Rice in a racist manner in other newspapers include the following.
It wasn't just cartoons either. In 2002, someone named Boca Brian produced an ant-Bush album played by liberal talk show host Neil Rogers in Florida. Here's a print out of the album cover and description.
Notice the name of the so-called "hit song"? It's called "Kiss A Nigger Good Morning."
And there was only silence coming from the LA Slimes.