October 09, 2010

Govmint Stoled Newborn Baby

Ha ha. That's hilarious.

I can't be bothered to follow the confusing ins and outs of the documents in the case, but, whatever is going on, this Wonkette item and the appended comments comprise quite a document of state-of-the-art class animus, and Reason's Brian Doherty is right to call them on it:

The author and commenters [go] on with some incredibly mean-spirited class-based mockery that is actually kind of extraordinary--especially in the monolithic ability of people to laugh at baby snatching as long as it occurs to those kind of people. We don't like those kind of people. There is even an incredibly un-self-aware, head-up-the-ass comment asking the angry right-wing populists to do a racial inversion on the situation (the parents are white)--not wondering for a minute how funny Wonkette Assembled would find all the assumed language, class, and diet mockery in the thread in the case of such an inversion.
Compare that to the relatively courtly comments at that sfweekly iPhone item I posted about yesterday, where a lot of supposedly knuckle-dragging Tea Party types assembled to complain about us (i.e., blue state, urban liberals.) I know we're supposed to be the good guys, but sometimes I'm not so sure.

Posted by Dr. Frank at October 9, 2010 03:34 AM | TrackBack


yeah these comments are offensive. why is it cool to make fun of rural white people? why is it totally fine to espouse ignorant, fucked-up stereotypes about anyone and use them to mock a whole group of people?

Posted by: r a e d y at October 12, 2010 08:20 PM