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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
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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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