Lawrence O’Donnell is shocked and morally outraged (when isn’t he?!) that a political cartoon depicts the first couple in an unflattering light. He pretends not to know what caricatures are, and apparently believes that political humor should be 100% realistic and respectful – at least when aimed at leftists. Just listen to this drama queen:
Without showing the cartoon, O’Donnell, in hushed tones, describes Lash’s depiction of Obama as, “half -man, half animal form – with ears that don’t exist in the homo-sapien species” (lulz)….What I see above is a 100% human being with really huge ears.
See – here’s the definition of caricature, just so Scary Larry O’Donnell knows, because he really seems confused:
exaggeration by means of often ludicrous distortion of parts or characteristics.
Got it? You wouldn’t think that would be necessary – but Lawrence really doesn’t seem to know. Batton Lash is merely being playful. He draws Obama’s ears ludicrously big because Obama has big ears.
Here’s an untouched photo, Lawrence, LOOK:
If Lash wanted to be mean, he could focus on a whole lot more than the ears, Larry.
Here’s an untouched photo of the first couple eating hamburgers and french fries:
See… what I think the cartoonist was doing up there – (once again, keeping in mind the definition of caricature) – was exaggerating her propensity to eat hamburgers while preaching healthy eating habits to the rest of us. Now, some may not find it funny, and they could argue their points on the merits, bit Scary Larry doesn’t do that – he has to demagogue – he has to make it racial and uuuuugly..
Cartoonists and photojournalists can be very mean and ugly…
Just ask John McCain,
Or George W. Bush:
But worse than meanness, O’Donnell see’s racism in the cartoons… Does he object because the the Obamas are black, and we’re not allowed to make fun of black people because they’re black? Is this O’Donnell’s way of saying, “shut up”?
Because after 3 years of abuse, the race card really doesn’t pack the punch it used to.
Especially when real examples of racism in political art are still so fresh in our memories. Remember these left-wing depictions of conservative blacks like Condoleezza Rice, Michael Steele, and Clarence Thomas?
I don’t remember Lawrence O’Donnell having anything to say about those real racist attacks on conservative blacks.
I don’t remember him commenting on the vile, racist hit job on Herman Cain’s CPAC speech, last weekend, either. Did he have anything to say about the lefties at the Common Cause rally a few weeks ago who expressed their desire to see Clarence Thomas “strung up”? No?
Has he even uttered arguably-racist sentiments, himself?
“He’s dancing as fast as he can, trying to charm independent voters and Tea Partiers while never losing sight of his real master and paycheck provider, the Republican National Committee.”
O’Donnell’s absurdly dramatic, faux concern would actually be funny if he hadn’t gone the extra mile, and mentioned where Lash lives, and dragged his family into it.
James Hudnall and Batton Lash have recieved “a steady stream of death threats and vicious hate mail” since O’Donnell’s tirade.
This is the mental munchkin who called us “mentally disturbed racists” and went so far as tell people where we lived, who our spouses are and suggested they confront us. He’s like a gender impaired metro-sexual Mullah calling for a fatwa on unbelievers. Bad move, Larry. These creators aren’t going into hiding after your psychotic tirade.
An intervention is in order, alright. But not for Hudnall and Lash.
MSNBC should reprimand Lawrence O’Donnell for his bizarre racial McCarthyism, and for siccing unhinged lefties on political humorists. We realize that MSNBC has a high level of tolerance for demagoguery, and hypocrisy, but they should have 0 tolerance for the provocative antics of Lawrence O’Donnell.