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Matt Drudge Pushes Outrage Button With N-Word Headline
dailybeast ^ | 12.13.2012 | Lloyd Grove

Posted on 12/13/2012 12:33:59 PM PST by Morgana

Libertarian Internet impresario Matt Drudge, who delights in mischief above all else, is no doubt enjoying the sh*tstorm he created Wednesday by splashing the N-word seven times in bold capital letters (spelled out except for substituting “*” for the “i”) at the top of his Drudgereport.com homepage. DRUDGE REPORT

Matt Drudge from The Drudge Report. (Michael Caulfield/AP)

Other than going for shock and awe, Drudge’s purpose wasn’t entirely clear, although he linked his repetitively epithetic headline to a film review of Quentin Tarantino’s latest violent mockudrama, Django Unchained, about a mid-19th Century former slave (played by Jamie Foxx) who wreaks gory vengeance on the evil white masters of Dixie. Sort of Inglourious Basterds transferred from World War II Europe to the Old South.

Drudge, as usual, declined to comment on his incendiary exhibition —leaving tweeters, bloggers and pundits to boil in their own stew of outrage and confusion.

“I thought it was a really dumb headline, and without any context it becomes a really dumb conversation,” said cultural critic Touré, cohost of MSNBC’s The Cycle and author of the recent book Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?. “What is being said here? Did Quentin Tarantino go on some kind of Michael Richards rage thing where he cursed out some black people? No, not at all.”

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KEYWORDS: downourthroats; drudge; drudgereport; inourfaces; mattdrudge; nword; revisionisthistory; slur; thenword
It would appear I was not the only one yesterday who noticed. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2968097/posts
1 posted on 12/13/2012 12:34:03 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Bet it was in response to Jamie Fox’s reaction to murdering whites in the film as being great.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 12:41:12 PM PST by sarasota
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To: Morgana

WOW- Matt gets right over the target- and BULLSEYE! Does he ruffle their feathers! Praying for you, Matt. These are ugly people, with small minds and violent tempers.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 12:43:14 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: Morgana

Pretty easy to understand.

The same words were repeated in the movie time and time again.
Only an illiterate would not see that.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 12:43:45 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda┬ŚDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Morgana

Except for the “N word” how many other words are there in the English language that are forbidden?


5 posted on 12/13/2012 12:44:24 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Morgana

Was it re the hot dog vendor that got trampled by the union goons?


6 posted on 12/13/2012 12:44:38 PM PST by freedomlover
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To: Morgana
We cant have anyone being disenfranchised can we?
7 posted on 12/13/2012 12:45:04 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Morgana

I don’t get it. The movie is supposedly wall to wall with the N word but Drudge is wrong for mentioning it?


8 posted on 12/13/2012 12:45:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Morgana

If it’s OK for Quentin Tarantino to use it 109 times in his movie, why isn’t it OK for Matt to use it 5 times on his web page?


9 posted on 12/13/2012 12:45:50 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Morgana; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Django wasn't black and neither was Little Orphan Annie.

Maybe Scarlett Johansen will be cast as the lead in the Billie Holiday story. < /sarc >

10 posted on 12/13/2012 12:48:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If it’s okay for Quentin can it be put back in broadcasts of Blazing Saddles?


11 posted on 12/13/2012 12:48:58 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think he used it 7 times, but I still see your point.

Only the Amish can call each other “amish”, we can’t.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 12:49:12 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

Quentin Tarantino sure is getting a whole bunch of free publicity for his new movie.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 12:52:17 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Morgana; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Django wasn't black

Maybe he was Japanese


But apparently no one thinks he's white anymore.

14 posted on 12/13/2012 12:52:47 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
FReeper please! Everyone knows it's just different when a non-progressive uses that word. /s
15 posted on 12/13/2012 12:53:02 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Morgana
Matt Drudge Pushes Outrage Button With N-Word Headline

was i the only one not outraged? WHO EFFING CARES
16 posted on 12/13/2012 12:53:13 PM PST by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: Morgana
is no doubt enjoying the sh*tstorm he created Wednesday by splashing the N-word seven times in bold capital letters

Did Drudge make the movie?

Is there some reason he shouldn't call attention to it?

I guess that the Libs are pissed because he didn't spike the story like their beloved "journalists" have done.

17 posted on 12/13/2012 12:55:19 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: sarasota

The worst “N word” I could think of to call Jamie Fox would be “NEIGHBOR.”


18 posted on 12/13/2012 12:55:43 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: sarasota

Somehow, I think that a movie character who kills the slave owners who keep members of his family in bondage will be regarded by most people as the hero of the movie.


19 posted on 12/13/2012 12:57:13 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Morgana

...we’re not mad at Hollywood for making it, we’re just mad at Drudge for reporting it....


20 posted on 12/13/2012 12:58:05 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Morgana

shucks, only certain people are allowed to use the “N” word.

Byrd could use it when he said “White N*gg*r” He was allowed.

U ever see how some treat their own kind? Wow! that’s allowed.

Don’t get near that if you are a pub or a conservative. We are all racists!

Ask Sissy Matthews, he is what Byrd said.

bobo


21 posted on 12/13/2012 12:59:17 PM PST by bobo1
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To: Morgana
My response to the Drudge headline was that it was a signal that the movie was intended to inflame hatred between the races. We'd see whites use the word repeatedly.

Reviews of the movie include the descriptions

speaking of deserving more the movie will arouse passions and we can expect an explosion of interest in "Knockout Games." Thanks a lot, Tarantino, I hope you get an up close experience or two playing the Knockout Game. (Even better if Foxx did it.)

The movie is more racial NBC-style Zimmerman "journalism": If at first it don't seethe try, try anything to make it seethe.

At least one instance of beating whites as a result of "get whitey" messages in a movie made it to the courts -- 20 years ago

"In . . . Wisconsin v. Mitchell, 508 U.S. 476 (1993), Mitchell and several black youth were outside a movie theater after viewing Mississippi Burning, in which several blacks are beaten. A white youth happened to walk by, and Mitchell yelled, “There goes a white boy; go get him!” Mitchell and the others attacked and beat the boy."

22 posted on 12/13/2012 1:25:18 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

There’s also the “F-word.” No, not the one that rhymes with “truck.”


24 posted on 12/13/2012 1:34:09 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: Repeat Offender

I can think of a few others, such as:

- Numbskull
- Nitwit
- Nincompoop
- Nucklehead


25 posted on 12/13/2012 1:36:10 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: wafflehouse

You’re not alone. I’m not outraged by Drudge, Foxx or Tarantino.


26 posted on 12/13/2012 1:59:26 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Morgana

Actually he didn’t use the word “nigger” he spelled it out as n*gger. Who knows if the letter replaced by the * was an a?

Maybe he was saying about Foxx that he was a nagger?

Looks like they are racist for assuming that the word was what they thought it was.

You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means. LOL


27 posted on 12/13/2012 2:01:20 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: All
Headline?

Black Congressmen ask Congress to investigate..
Django Unchained Under Congressional Scrutiny
"The racism of those white actors seemed a little too real. Were they really acting," a spokesman asked.

"There's no evidence and that's why we have to investigate."

"Hey! That's my line." Tom Foley, Democrat and former Speaker, on why George H.W. Bush and the 1980 "October Surprise" had to be investigated.

28 posted on 12/13/2012 2:43:43 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Morgana

I bet it was offensive to a lot of women....
NAGGER...NAGGER...NAGGER...NAGGER........

What else COULD it be?


29 posted on 12/13/2012 2:45:15 PM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: Morgana

I think the controversy should be a movie that uses it over 100 times rather than a website that mentions this fact


30 posted on 12/13/2012 2:47:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: RetSignman
I bet it was offensive to a lot of women....
NAGGER...NAGGER...NAGGER...NAGGER........

What else COULD it be?

I know, let's ask Randy Marsh. He's a wiz at word puzzles.

31 posted on 12/13/2012 2:53:53 PM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: GeronL

you’t think


32 posted on 12/13/2012 2:55:14 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

Good for Drudge. Push liberalism hate in their faces and make them eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Jamie Foxx is a big fat racist.


33 posted on 12/14/2012 9:17:20 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Morgana

Am I to understand that this movie uses the N-Word more than Pulp Fiction did?????????????


34 posted on 12/14/2012 9:20:24 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: TADSLOS

35 posted on 12/14/2012 9:25:44 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: a fool in paradise
Django wasn't black

I understand that he was a Belgian Gypsy.

36 posted on 12/14/2012 9:34:10 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: freedomlover

LOL. Great episode!


37 posted on 12/14/2012 9:41:50 AM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: Morgana

Mr Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Dear Mr. Clemens,
May I offer apologies to you for the slight that our society has awarded you, because you use words of an era, to pen a great essay. The tales you authored was well written and told of a time long past to us of today. Things then were as they are today sometimes not pleasant. By your use of certain words, today’s society has ostracized your writings and expunged certain words,because they offend.
Now a new wave of writers reuse those same words and apply them with vigor to everyday life and fictional prose. The shame is how the hypocritical Prostitutes /”Artists” of today think their work has value.
Maybe the powers that be will one day allow people to again read your unabridged work and understand your messages.
A faithful reader,
Goyakla


38 posted on 12/14/2012 10:00:45 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel!)
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To: freedomlover

Misspelled joggers.


39 posted on 12/15/2012 9:57:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: OKRA2012
Somehow, I think that a movie character who kills the slave owners who keep members of his family in bondage will be regarded by most people as the hero of the movie.

If he really wanted to exact some revenge, shouldn't he be tracking down the African tribal leader who sold his ancestors into slavery?

40 posted on 12/15/2012 10:01:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Tzimisce
...we’re not mad at Hollywood for making it, we’re just mad at Drudge for reporting it....

Same as when executives got made at Charlton Heston for reading lyrics from the album Cop Killer at a shareholders' meeting.

41 posted on 12/15/2012 10:03:02 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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