It’s on: Patton Oswalt takes on Salon over charges of racism

We don’t remember anyone at Salon.com denouncing comedian Patton Oswalt for his vulgar gay-baiting of Michele Bachmann’s husband Marcus, which was likely excused under what would later be known as the Alec Baldwin clause. Racism, though, is another matter entirely, and race-obsessed Salon isn’t letting Oswalt get away with a joke following the unbelievable pranking of WTVU. No, the pilot flying Asiana Airlines Flight 214 wasn’t named “Captain Sum Ting Wong,” inspiring some follow-up ridicule from Oswalt.

That, in turn, inspired Salon to publish a piece denouncing Oswalt and his “racist, unoriginal joke.” Too bad Oswalt didn’t read Joan Walsh’s handy piece in Salon entitled, “How not to seem like a racist,” but honestly, that article was written with right-wingers in mind. Salon expects higher standards from liberal comedians.

Oswalt wasn’t about to let Salon’s jab go unanswered, and his followers pitched in with their own suggestions for #SalonArticles that could help salve the butthurt.

Let’s hope Patton Oswalt is white, male and American. He is? Somewhere, Salon contributor David Sirota is taking notes for his next article.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    I hope that lefty and his lefty fans get it now. Maybe they’ll pause before they read racism into every word uttered from the right… but somehow I doubt it.

    • journogal

      Of course not, but it is fun to watch leftist cat-fight each other.

    • journogal

      Of course not, but it is fun to watch leftist cat-fight each other.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    I hope that lefty and his lefty fans get it now. Maybe they’ll pause before they read racism into every word uttered from the right… but somehow I doubt it.

  • journogal

    Okay, a few of those read like progressive seminar topics. Can’t believe I am actually siding with Oswalt here, but I am.

  • journogal

    Okay, a few of those read like progressive seminar topics. Can’t believe I am actually siding with Oswalt here, but I am.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    #SalonArticles “NASCAR:The “Blue Collar Sport for Rednecks?”
    “NASCAR GOES GREEN: Setting Innovation back, or Moving it Forward?”
    (If you don’t get the gist of these, This article may be misleading (real) Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    #SalonArticles “NASCAR:The “Blue Collar Sport for Rednecks?”
    “NASCAR GOES GREEN: Setting Innovation back, or Moving it Forward?”
    (If you don’t get the gist of these, This article may be misleading (real) Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jake Bradford

    No real man reads Salon

    • ObamaFail

      It’s named after the kind of place no self-respecting man would ever find himself, so I agree with you

    • TocksNedlog

      Which explains how Oswalt knew what they had written about him.

    • sandyaz

      Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas held salons in their residence in France during the 20’s and 30’s. The concept is the same and the general identities of the participants are the same. Rainbows anyone?

  • Jake Bradford

    No real man reads Salon

  • ObamaFail

    Liberals, finding ways to be offended by anything, or make anyone a victim even when no malice is involved.

    • tops116

      Five months later on Twitter…

      “What a racist! He used the space button while typing that comment.”
      “Well, so did you.”
      “Dammit!”

  • brewerandpatriot

    I’m sure none of them have ever laughed at the finale of “A Christmas Story.”

    • tops116

      Filling up a two-hour timeslot with commercials, I’m sure they wind up denouncing TBS 12 times during the 24 hour marathons.

    • Craig Jacobs

      I love Chinese turkey!

  • tops116

    Salon.com (aka “The MSNBC of the Internet”) accusing someone else of being racist is probably the funniest joke of all.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    “Female and Asian Equality Set Back by Heinous Gestures, ‘Dirty Knee’ Slurs”
    “London, France, and Undergarments: Top 10 Pitfalls of The Bourgeoisie”
    #SalonArticles

  • FFlintstone

    Can you imagine the outrage if a conservative did Lisa Lampanelli’s act? There’s obviously a double standard with racism.

  • Garth Haycock

    So, a hateful little guttersnipe like Oswalt is upset that he was called a racist? No way!

    • Wulgus

      shut up garth. that’s a stupid name garth.

      • Garth Haycock

        That’s a brilliant retort. How did you come up with after only 3 days?

        • Wulgus

          why don’t you put a bullet in your own dome garth? because you have a stupid name and you are a bad piece of trash

  • Guest

    Have they seen Louie CK’s act?!?! BTW I love Louie.

  • nxnla

    Seriously?! Salon has words?! I thought it was just boobs.

  • malpaso

    Oswalt…this is called karma you sanctimonious jerk.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Fantastic. Let the big time Conservative haters experience the fallacies and demands for conformity in the opposing philosophy the hard way.

  • gary4205

    Wonderful palate cleanser after seeing so much hate spewed tonight!

  • PChandler

    Scumbags vs. Scumbags.

    Who cares? Let them kill each other!

    • Wulgus

      I see only one scumbag here. It’s you. Kill yourself.