[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; send your tips here.]
I am writing this with a complete sense of disbelief. This is a picture credited to “CBS/AP” and, well… look at it:
Yeah, that’s really creepy. They chose to divide the president’s face in half and then make one side darker than the other. And of course the darker side is the one with the Democrats on it; and the lighter side is the one with the Republicans on it.
Creative Minority Report takes it apart nicely:
Are they saying that Obama will have to act white with Republicans?
How could anyone think that changing the President’s skin tone like this would be a good idea? This has got to be either one of the most racially insensitive and just plain ol’ stupid photoshops a major news organization has done since Time Magazine blackened OJ Simpson’s face. The idiocy of this is only heightened by the fact that Obama’s heritage is mixed.
So after months of specious accusations of racism, CBS and the AP appear to be delivering the real thing.
Well, either that or they are trying to say Obama is really Bele:
Ironically, I think our president is enough of a nerd to have gotten that joke without the photographic aid.
(And I call him a “nerd” affectionately.)
Hat tip: The Blaze.
Update: And for more actual racism, check out this page at the daily kos.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]