Thursday, May 6, 2010

I'm So Proud

Long Island brings it again.

GARDEN CITY -- A weekly newspaper photo depicting President Barack Obama and his wife as characters from the TV sitcom "Sanford and Son" was intended as political satire and not a racist commentary, the publisher said Wednesday.

Phillip Sciarello, publisher and part owner of the Smithtown Messenger on Long Island, defended publishing the photo, but said the newspaper would run a retraction for anyone who might have been offended.

How do you run a retraction of that? An apology, I can see, as insincere as it may be, but a retraction? Do you say, "We're very sorry but our depiction of the President and First Lady was inaccurate. They were never members of the cast of Sanford & Son", or what?

At least I don't live in Smithtown. That's something to be grateful for.


  1. Hilarious. Just hilarious. I mean, who does he think this bit of political satire appeals to?

  2. From what I heard, no one.. because several people in the area were interviewed and said they saw no satire and sure never got the point.

    Of course, since he apologized and said "if anyone was offended", you know the non-apology But I also hear he is losing advertisers... so he had to come up with something. Just hope they don't buy it and stay gone...

    But, then... he is a conservative, and it is a conservative rag supposedly, so what can we expect from them.. they just keep showing us how low they can sink.