Is Politico reporter Byron Tau, like Think Progress blogger Hayes Brown, suggesting that Amanda Bynes is a “full-on racist”? Sure sounds like it to us. And if all you read was this biased, poorly-reported article in Politico, you might come to the same flawed conclusion:

The former Nickelodeon star, who’s made headlines lately with her odd behavior, has previously used the same “ugly” insult on a list of stars including Jay-Z, Drake and Rihanna.

Bynes, of course, has called many other people ugly, including her mom and sisterZac EfronMiley CyrusJenny McCarthyLance Bass, and Courtney Love.

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Amanda Bynes says the Obamas are ugly; Think Progress blogger: ‘That’s racist’

Update:

To his credit, Tau has admitted he was mistaken: