Archive for October 24th, 2008

I do not think that means what you think it means.

October 24, 2008

So you’ve all probably heard by now that a crazed, strapping black buck mugged, raped, and disfigured  a defenseless young white woman who volunteers for the McCain campaign in Pittsburgh.  The strapping black buck was driven wild by seeing the defenseless young white woman get out of a car with a McCain/Palin bumper sticker on it, and walk to an ATM.  (We all know how crazed they get at the site of white women and cash money.  It’s in their blood.  Like tapdancing and field songs.)

Or, you know, not.  As it turns out, the whole thing was made up.  The woman wasn’t robbed — hadn’t even been to the ATM, as a security camera revealed — and the injuries and disfigurement were self-inflicted.

I don’t have any desire to bash this poor woman, who, it appears, suffers from mental health issues.  Bless her heart, I hope she gets the help she needs.  No, my interest is in the reaction to her story.  In particular, one reaction to her story; that of the president of Fox News, John Moody, who said:

If Ms. Todd’s allegations are proven accurate, some voters may revisit their support for Senator Obama, not because they are racists (with due respect to Rep. John Murtha), but because they suddenly feel they do not know enough about the Democratic nominee.

Actually, Mr. Moody, that’s practically the definition of racism.  A random black man brutalizes a white woman somewhere.  On that basis, people decide they can’t trust the black presidential candidate.  In what sense is that not racism?

Do I need to buy somebody a dictionary?