Skip to comments.Matt Drudge Pushes Outrage Button With N-Word Headline
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, Drudges purpose wasnt entirely clear, although he linked his repetitively epithetic headline to a film review of Quentin Tarantinos 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 MSNBCs The Cycle and author of the recent book Whos 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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Bet it was in response to Jamie Fox’s reaction to murdering whites in the film as being great.
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.
Pretty easy to understand.
The same words were repeated in the movie time and time again.
Only an illiterate would not see that.
Except for the “N word” how many other words are there in the English language that are forbidden?
Was it re the hot dog vendor that got trampled by the union goons?
I don’t get it. The movie is supposedly wall to wall with the N word but Drudge is wrong for mentioning it?
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?
Maybe Scarlett Johansen will be cast as the lead in the Billie Holiday story. < /sarc >
If it’s okay for Quentin can it be put back in broadcasts of Blazing Saddles?
I think he used it 7 times, but I still see your point.
Only the Amish can call each other “amish”, we can’t.
Quentin Tarantino sure is getting a whole bunch of free publicity for his new movie.
Maybe he was Japanese
But apparently no one thinks he's white anymore.
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.
The worst “N word” I could think of to call Jamie Fox would be “NEIGHBOR.”
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.
...we’re not mad at Hollywood for making it, we’re just mad at Drudge for reporting it....
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