Stephanie Miller Ridicules Samoans, Calls Laura Ingraham Racist
When Libtalkers Live In Glass Houses
*** EXCLUSIVE TO THE RADIO EQUALIZER ***
Just two days ago, our lefty friends tried to nail Rush Limbaugh after he admitted to briefly mistaking Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for a "shoe-shine guy or Secret Service Agent" in a Manhattan steakhouse.
Because they wrongly believe an elected official is somehow above criticism if he happens to be Hispanic, the "progressive" side of the Internet thought the flap would stick to El Rushbo, but it didn't.
But what happens when a culturally insensitive statement is made by one of their own? Do they turn on the OUTRAGE (!!!) machine, or hope the whole mess goes away?
Thanks to libtalker Stephanie Miller, we're about to put those questions to the test. As she characterizes all Samoans as fat, will they stand by her?
And when she subsequently accuses Laura Ingraham of harboring racist views, does that further undermine her credibility?
From Monday's show, let's take a look at both the transcript and our exclusive YouTube clip:
MILLER: We won Guam! Obama wins Guam (applause)
CHRIS LAVOIE, PRODUCER: Nah, it's a wash because each one of them gets two delegates.
MILLER: And, Hillary won American Samoa and they weigh more. So technically, she is probably, in terms of small places with large people (more applause), she's uh...
LAVOIE: Guam doesn't have large people.
MILLER: No, but Samoa does. And I'm just saying if it gets down to that, and it may get down to the weighing of delegates, they are bigger.
MILLER: Talking about dividers as opposed to uniters... Does this seem vaguely racist of Laura Ingraham?
(Sound byte from Ingraham's show stating high percentage of African-Americans agree with many of Rev. Wright's conspiracy theories)
MILLER: Hmm... See, they're different than you.
LAVOIE: Maybe it is because they've been victims of lots of conspiracies. For example, a conspiracy to keep them from voting.
MILLER: I was telling Chris before the show, this is just so insidious with the right wing and frankly the Clinton camp, is trying to do. And that is splitting Americans and the Democratic Party along racial lines... There is an article in Newsweek about how to make him the "other", he is the "other".
And here's the YouTube clip:
While it is true that a higher- than- average number of Samoans could be classified as overweight, why did Miller believe it was okay to characterize the entire population this way, especially for comedic (yet highly derogatory) effect?
So, to our lefty friends, we'd like to know: will the OUTRAGE (!!!) machine remain off this time in order to protect one of your own?
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