Screenshot of Salon's piece calling Eric Holder Obama's n-word
Avowedly liberal site Salon lost itself a lot of readers on Friday night, if the response on social media is to be believed. Many people - including self-declared liberals - responded with outrage to an article that called Eric Holder the president's "Inner N-word."
The piece by African-American Rich Benjamin made the comparison in the course of a critique of Obama's speech on Trayvon Martin, which Benjamin called "safe, overrated, and airy." He asked, "Is Holder the president's conscience? Or his Inner [N-word]? Is Holder the president's aggressive internal mind and voice - willing to speak truth to power, but unbothered with appearing like an angry black man?"
RT @WEKetchum: This Salon piece about Obama's speech about Trayvon Martin is pretty disgusting.
I thought that word just meant "male"...now I'm confused. No, but really...I find it incredible that when the liberal media actually writes what they believe, that people are a shocked. Didn't we hear from the liberal celebrities how Obama was gonna do some messed up s**t to get this country the way they think it needs to be, this fits the narrative.
I have a favorite saying: It is what it is.... Another one: If it quacks like a duck.....
I believe all of us have an "inner" something. Some are "child". Some are "n-word". Some are progressive......others are regressive. The difference between being "inner" dependent and "Inner" control......is acknowledgement that your "inner" is not......in control!
The left is always spouting outragous inflammatory rhetoruc. They are usually praised for it . Certainly not consequented for it. They have an entirely different set of standards for themselves. They are for the most part hypocrits filled with hatred & rage.
I'm more concerned about this administrations "inner-sanctum," filled with deception, chicanery, corruption and the felonious assault on America from debt and spending to failure in answering pertinent questions on Fast & Furious, Benghazi, AP 1st amendment rights, and of course -- the IRS.
Not to mention, their flagrant violations of Rule of Law and their outright contempt for our Constitution! This Zimmerman acquittal, is nothing but a cover for the above by stirring up more racial tension and unrest in this country.....<sick>
@S-N-A-F-U I almost repeated this post in face book and wrote out the N word both ways and told them which I thought was the right word for the man. Ok for this post to say it and beat around the bush, but not ok for me. I have been blocked by face book for the fourth time . Freedom of speech is not free on face book or not free for a conservative,l that is
@smith100 You are 100% right. Facebook along with most other media exist to help the progressive movement. That is their sole purpose. It is to give the illusion of free speech but it is also to help control the masses. If someone posts something that they cannot tolerate then they show you, by repeatedly consequenting you not to do it again. Whethet it is tv radio newspaper, they are becoming increasingly hostile towards people with a differing viewpoint. It is actually happening quite rapidly.
I don't understand what Mr. Benjamin's point was supposed to be. Maybe it was just intended to create controversy.
By the way, "Inner N-word." should not be in quotation marks. It's not a quote. "Inner" N-word would be okay.
Actually, I'm pretty tired of seeing "N-word" all the time. It's so juvenile. I wish that it was replaced with some sort of symbol, the way "the Artist Formerly Known as Prince" wrote his name there for a while. I blame Oprah Winfrey for this school trend. F-word you, Oprah,
Lenny Bruce was right, saying it but not saying it just gives the word more power.
I think his meaning was more "house boy" which still has the same connotation , a little more acceptable maybe, but still meaning the same thing, Eric holder is Obamas slave, even though in MY own wording I would just call him his bitch.
@Buckfan4life2 Actually deciding whether someone I meet is a conservative or a liberal is pretty far down on my list when it comes to first impressions. That's way below deciding whether they are funny, admirable, or an A-word.
Leftist establishment seem much more racist than other people. They simply cannot get over race. They're obsessed with race. For 50 years, liberals have attacked character while simultaneously pushing race consciousness, and claiming to be innocent.
Who is surpised? The libs make a living spreading racism. Finding it where its not, Zimmerman, and ignoring where it really is, Baldwin. They're the worst bigots and hypocrites out there. Hate and controvercy sells.
@Hebrew-Hammer I googled the name and saw that it was a movie that I hadn't heard of before. Probably one of those movies that are listed somewhere at the bottom of Netflix pages. I have heard the term "Hammerskins" and "Aryan Hammer" which are common in the Pacific Northwest where you apparently live also. If you adopt a name that is similar to them, it is your responsibility if people mistake you for them.
I think the extreme Left Wing takes their African-American supporters for granted and that they will get a wink and a nod when they do stuff like this. If you know a certain epithet provokes people, you shouldn't use it. Don't we have enough chicken-littles running around now yelling 'racism','bigotry', etc. as it is? Don't add fuel to the fire from the Left or from the Right.'Shock Therapy' will not work on folks that have a difficult time confronting rationally and dispassionately-presented facts. If logic doesn't get the job done, insults have a snowball's chance in hell of doing it.