Matt Drudge - No Longer Holding Back
Here’s a screen shot of the current main headline on Drudge
And here’s the story the headline links to:
It’s a pretty standard movie review. Not sure why Drudge decided to write the N word over and over and over again….and put it in quotes under a picture of a pretty wasted looking Quentin Tarrantino. I think it’s pretty reasonable to believe the headline, suggesting a direct quote, and then the picture suggest that Quentin Tarrantino went on a Michael Richards-style rant…..only there’s nothing like that in the story. Here’s the part of the review that deals with the use of the N word:
Quite naturally, given the historical setting, the N-word gets a heavy workout, by whites and blacks alike. But much more forceful is the cruelty dispensed by the Southern whites, both as punishment and whim; attack dogs are unleashed on one man, Mandingo fighters (in an homage to the unforgettable 1975 Mandingo) battle to the death in a beautifully appointed drawing room for the wealthy’s amusement, a woman is locked naked in a metal ‘hot box,’ genital mutilation is arranged for a man and much more
That’s it. Actually, it’s just that first half sentence.
Also, notice the sub headers at the top. A “flashback” to Spike Lee using the N-word and maybe kinda sorta making an anti-semitic remark. Jaime Foxx saying that he was called the N-word as a kid (Is that really worthy of a headline???)
I guess I saw this and was just shocked. I know I shouldn’t be, but I was.
It actually kind of reminds me of the break with historical accuracies in Inglorious Basterds. Tarrantino killed Hitler in that movie because he just wanted to kill Hitler. Looks like Drudge just wanted to see how many times he could drop the N-bomb on the most visited right wing blog on the internet.
In my opinion this is race baiting at it’s worst. It’s insulting, offensive, unhinged, gratuitous lunacy.