Matt Drudge is a “n*gger” lover. In fact, he loves that strange-looking, non-existent word so much that he uses it a total of 10 times in the “above the fold” portion of today’s Drudge Report. Evidently, Drudge is all in a tizzy because the word “nigger” — an actual word whose power to offend should never be diluted or ignored — is used again and again in Quentin Tarantino’s latest flick, “Django Unchained.” Check it out.
But that is how the site looks now. Earlier in the day Drudge had posted a link to a Hollywood Reporter review, indicating that the following quote came from it: “What’s going on here? Tarantino uses n*gger hundreds of times, or at least it felt like it.” It didn’t.
Drudge has since changed the quote slightly, ditching the whole “what’s going on here bit?” and the link to The Hollywood Reporter review. As it stands now, the origin of the “hundreds of times” quote remains a mystery.
The more rational side of me says Drudge probably pulled it from the comments to the story — and those comments have since been deleted — or he grabbed it from another site entirely.
But the part of me that believes in Father Christmas, the Easter Bunny, and the ability of right-wingers to see a race-baiting douchebag for the race-baiting douchebag that he is imagines that the quote was first uttered by Matt Drudge’s fedora, an malevolent little creature from Rigel 7 with telepathic abilities, a penchant for buggering the frontal lobes of partisan hacks, and a taste for receding hairlines.
Now, I’m not really sure what Matt Drudge’s fedora is trying to accomplish with all of this “n*gger” stuff. But as near as I can tell, the hating hat is apparently upset that white people — like say Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh, and, oh, Sean Hannity — can’t just use the word “nigger” like they used to.
In today’s world, Spike Lee can say it. And Jamie Foxx can say it. And the actors in Quentin Tarantino’s Spaghetti Western-inspired epic “Django Unchained” can use it. But Drudge and the rest of the angry white men of America can’t. And, well, that’s just not fair.
Or at least that’s what Matt Drudge’s fedora is saying to me. Perhaps you’re hearing something else entirely.
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