Drudge has the N-word pasted across the top of the page. It links to a film review in the Hollywood Reporter mentioning "N-word" in 9th graf—
Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) December 12, 2012
Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” a film set in the antebellum South, premiered in New York yesterday. As always, Tarantino can’t resist his not-so-guilty pleasure: tossing around the N-word.
The sensational headline links to a Hollywood Reporter film review. “Quite naturally, given the historical setting, the N-word gets a heavy workout, by whites and blacks alike,” the reviewer writes.
Yes, it’s shocking and uncomfortable. As it should be for decent people repulsed and unsettled by the dehumanizing term.
But rather than go after Tarantino for his apparent delight in liberal use of the N-word, many journalists and progressives are going after Drudge for his headline.
Leading the pack was Mother Jones reporter Adam Serwer, self-appointed issuer of licenses to call out racism. See, only progressives are qualified to comment on racial issues. Or something.
Actually not a fan of Tarantino's down white boy act, but Drudge is a tier one race baiter and anti-racist criticism from him is laughable.—
(@AdamSerwer) December 12, 2012
Heaven forfend a conservative should highlight Tarantino’s fetish for racial slurs!
Serwer was not alone. Many accused Drudge of race-baiting and racism.
Ah, nothing like a little race-baiting from Matt Drudge to get the blood boiling—
Chris Haire (@haireofthedog) December 12, 2012
Has Drudge just been anointed a member of the K*K and this is his way of letting us know? I guess…congrats? #121212—
Solange U (@dcGisenyi) December 12, 2012
Drudge has a little Michael Richards thing going on. That's just swell.—
(@jess_mc) December 12, 2012
Looking at big Drudge hed, think it's the first time I've seen a site libel the article it links to with the link (from Hollywood Reporter).—
Kamal Khan (@TSTContinental) December 12, 2012
Let’s see progressives call out Tarantino for his infatuation with the N-word. Until then, this is nothing but predictable liberal pearl-clutching and hypocrisy.