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Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Defends Republican Official’s Obama Chimp Email
Mediaite.com ^ | 04/20/2011 | Tommy Christopher

Posted on 04/20/2011 10:29:00 AM PDT by OldDeckHand

Who knew the Dilbert guy, Scott Adams, was such a controversial figure? The cartoonist behind the hapless office drone (but not the one who inspired Office Space. That was Mike Judge’s Milton) has found himself in hot water of late, first for comparing women to “children and the mentally handicapped,” and now, for defending Marilyn Davenport, the Republican official who sent emails depicting President Obama as the offspring of chimpanzees.

Ironically, Adams’ defense of Davenport is embedded in a lengthy manifesto about the deleterious PR effects of sticky internet rumors:

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: bush; chimp; monkey; obama
Tommy Christopher is absolutely insufferable. His thesis is: Comparing white people to chimps = fine, comparing black people to chimps = racist.

Could someone please point me to the law of political correctness that determines what jungle animals are appropriate for comparison to Democrat politicians who aren't white?

1 posted on 04/20/2011 10:29:08 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Scott will probably make a comic story out of this and clean up.


2 posted on 04/20/2011 10:36:01 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: OldDeckHand

Maybe because chimps and blacks are both from africa?

Or chimps and blacks are dark?

Or cause its okay to tease whitey but politically incorrect to tease Eric Holders People?


3 posted on 04/20/2011 10:39:36 AM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Gasshog

I would compare Odumboears to a monkey but I have some respect for the monkeys. Odumboears is a marxist POS america hating illegal ...well you get the picture.


4 posted on 04/20/2011 10:43:42 AM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Gasshog

At least two generations of Holder’s people have grown up without ever hearing any criticism at all. They literally can’t take it.


5 posted on 04/20/2011 10:43:57 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Scott will probably make a comic story out of this and clean up.

He's already blogged about it here:

If your only context is what the Internet says about this story, you assume it's a typical racist act by a Republican who is already guilty by association. But if I add the context that Googling "George Bush monkey" gives you over 3 million hits, and most of them are jokes where President Bush's face is transposed on a monkey, you see what's really going on. Democrats and advocates of civil rights are using the media to further an agenda at the expense of a woman who was probably so non-racist that the photo in question didn't set off her alarms as being a career-ending risk....
The context of the entry was his "getting caught" defending himself, while posting under an anonymous Internet pseudonym. His explanation may have to go on my Profile Page:
Some time ago, I learned the hard way that posting messages with my own identity turns any discussion into an orgy of name-calling. When I'm personally involved, people speculate that I'm being defensive, or back pedaling, or being a douche nozzle, or trying to weasel my way out of something. Speaking with my true identity also draws too much attention to the very rumors I'm trying to extinguish. In contrast, when my spunky alter ego weighs in, people generally focus on the facts presented, including checking the source material to see my writing in context. The masked vigilante strategy worked well until recently. And I'd be lying if I said it wasn't fun.

6 posted on 04/20/2011 10:53:27 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Gasshog
Howard Cosell was fired for comparing a player to a monkey. The "monkey = racist image" is old news. And the lefties would say it's okay to compare W to a chimp because, well, it's true (they assert). On the other hand, I offer a less well known racist animal image.

When I was in college, I recall a story of a young white jewish male who yelled down at a passing black woman and called her a "water buffalo", apparently because she was being rude somehow. This became a big issue, you see water buffaloes are large black animals from Africa and so his choice of words was carefully chosen and clearly racist.

He countered that water buffaloes are from Asia and besides, it is common in Jewish culture to refer to people as animals, not racist. Frankly, I never heard of that one before or since so sounds like he was blowing smoke there. Nevertheless, it was a big deal and I believe the white student was disciplined. So avoid comparing people to water buffaloes!

7 posted on 04/20/2011 11:24:57 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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8 posted on 04/20/2011 11:35:38 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: pepsi_junkie

Muhammad Ali called Joe Frazier a “gorilla” before the “Thrilla in Manila.”


9 posted on 04/20/2011 11:38:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: OldDeckHand
I seem to remember Bush being compared to a chimp.

Also Rice was too.

10 posted on 04/20/2011 11:41:37 AM PDT by cruise_missile (Obummer dumber than a teleprompter.)
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To: OldDeckHand

>>>Tommy Christopher is absolutely insufferable. His thesis is: Comparing white people to chimps = fine, comparing black people to chimps = racist.<<<

Adams’ mention of this, in its original context, was skewering the lamestream media for making a big deal out of this story, while for 8 years doing nothing about similar comparisons of W to primates. And Adams is correct in his observation.

Tommy C. ‘s thesis proves Adams’ point. Tommy should take his toys and go play on a busy highway.


11 posted on 04/20/2011 11:44:21 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Lib’s believe they evolved from chimpanzees, so it seems they should take the cartoon as a sign of faith.


12 posted on 04/20/2011 11:48:16 AM PDT by Gator113 (GAME ON. I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Gasshog

It goes back to Darwin and the assumption of evolution.
Darwin actually stated that blacks were less evolved, and by implication, closer to apes, than the other “races”.

Darwinian assumptions are deeply embedded in our culture and it is assumed that he was right about his assertions of relative levels of evolution. This is why the sensitivity is so high.

Too bad these assumptions and the resulting sensitivity are based on a lie.


13 posted on 04/20/2011 11:49:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: OldDeckHand

My only objection is that the comparison is an insult to chimps who have never once attempted to destroy the Constitution or the economy. Chimps have at least some semblance of intelligence and integrity; the denizens of the democrat party have none.

FUBO & FAD


14 posted on 04/20/2011 11:53:35 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

Yes Man evolved, the orney cuss. But he certainly didn’t evolve from us- - the monkeys


15 posted on 04/20/2011 12:30:27 PM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Alex Murphy

I think there is a reason why Obama won’t whip out his SAT scores, and it’s not the reason Adams assumes.


16 posted on 04/20/2011 12:43:25 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: pepsi_junkie

I think the “water buffalo” story involved a student from Israel who was translating into English a bit of Hebrew slang, which had nothing to do with race. But of course if the noisy students who started the incident “felt” that it was about race, it must have been about race.


17 posted on 04/20/2011 12:47:53 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

But of course if the noisy students who started the incident “felt” that it was about race, it must have been about race.

It’s a “chip on the shoulder” thing. That makes everything about race.


18 posted on 04/20/2011 2:22:31 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (All Hail the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: cruise_missile

Yes, there is the DUmp epithet “Chimpy Bushitler”. And as for Condi Rice, she was off the plantation, so she did not really count as being black. An American of African descent (to use Herman Cain’s term) does not count as being authentic unless there is major Kool-Aid consumption.


19 posted on 04/20/2011 2:25:13 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (All Hail the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Jokes are only funny when they don’t hit too close to home.


20 posted on 04/20/2011 2:36:17 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: Keith in Iowa

Re: “Adams’ mention of this, in its original context, was skewering the lamestream media for making a big deal out of this story, while for 8 years doing nothing about similar comparisons of W to primates. And Adams is correct in his observation.

Tommy C. ‘s thesis proves Adams’ point. Tommy should take his toys and go play on a busy highway”

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It kills me to see the left so scandalized over this e-mail and picture when here in Hollywood, of all places, for eons it’s well known that TV executives referred to the those comedies with all black casts as ‘monkey shows.’ Seriously!


21 posted on 04/20/2011 2:42:21 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: OldDeckHand

Water buffaloes are right out.

Some may remember that story. PC insanity.
http://www.shadowuniv.com/waterbuffalo/wball.html


22 posted on 04/20/2011 2:42:36 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: OldDeckHand

Monkeys worldwide are offended.
*********************************

The Monkey Speaks His Mind (authors Dave Bartholomew/Pearl King)

And three monkeys sat in a coconut tree
Discussing things as they are said to be
Said one to other now listen, you two
“There’s a certain rumour that just can’t be true
That man descended from our noble race
Why, the very idea is a big disgrace, yea”
No monkey ever deserted his wife
Starved her baby and ruined her life

Yea, the monkey speaks his mind

And you’ve never known a mother monk
To leave her babies with others to bunk
And passed them on from one to another
‘Til they scarcely knew which was their mother
Yea, the monkey speak his mind

And another thing you will never see
A monkey build a fence around a coconut tree
And let all the coconuts go to waste
Forbidding other monkeys to come and taste
Why, if I put a fence around this tree
Starvation would force you to steal from me

Yea, the monkey speaks his mind

Here’s another thing a monkey won’t do
Go out on a night and get all in a stew
Or use a gun or a club or a knife
And take another monkey’s life
Yes, man descended, the worthless bum
But, brothers, from us he did not come

Yea, the monkey speaks his mind

Yea, now the monkey speaks his mind


23 posted on 04/21/2011 9:15:02 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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