We suppose you’re allowed to use the n-word so long as you’re projecting it on the so-called far right. Being a liberal is just so easy these days.
The WHAT in the White House?
Well-heeled West Villagers will be in for a rude surprise when they open the latest copy of their local newspaper and see the headline, “The N—-r in the White House” — except without the dashes.
The shocking headline in the WestView News is a reference to President Obama and sits at the top of Page 15 above an opinion piece that criticizes what it calls the anti-black “racism” of far-right voters.
The convoluted screed by author and journalist James Lincoln Collier is actually a pro-Obama piece — but that didn’t stop West Villagers from decrying the printing of the slur.
“It’s disrespectful in any context to refer to the president of the United States as the N-word,” said one West Villager, Eugene May.
“If you were quoting something or referring to the historic context of the word being used, I can understand the justification,” said May, 31.
Any ironic intent in calling Obama by the word was no consolation, he said.
“It seems he’s just using it for shock value,” May added.
Fellow West Villager Joe Megie, a self-described “black Republican,” also blasted the headline.
“My first take is, it’s sad,” said Megie, 38, the CFO of Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
What, neighbors wondered, was the neighborhood monthly’s 86-year-old editor/publisher, George Capsis, thinking?
He’s thinking he can maybe land a Daily Kos gig?