NY weekly depicts Obamas as characters from 'Sanford and Son'

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A weekly newspaper publisher on New York's Long Island is defending its decision to portray President Barack Obama and his wife as characters from the TV sitcom "Sanford and Son." Some local political leaders and others contend it's a racist depiction.

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Mr Hooper

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Grady wrote:
**** isn't qualified to run a junkyard.
What would you call Chicago?
Rob

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Jeff W wrote:
The paper can print a satirical depiction however it sees fit to do so. It's not racism-ITS FREE SPEECH! OMG-the president is black!
I agree. But free speech is subject to the scrutiny of others, and in response they can express what they think of whatever depiction or opinion has been stated, racist or not.
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Chev Chelios wrote:
<quoted text>Oh boo hoo..the incessant whining of liberals. Were you all so aghast when South Park made humor of Palin's child? That was humorless, classless, gutless and vile. Palin was told to suck it up by most of you, the group of such welcoming, diverse, unjudging wonderful liberals...god what a joke. You perpetuate racism, forever seeking a slight or an insult. Childish crybabies, you will find what you seek. Too bad you didnt seek to be more of a man.
South Park makes fun of EVERYTHING and EVERYONE. If you have any dearly held opinions or beliefs, they will find a way to skewer them. That's why insecure, dogmatic thinkers have a problem with that particular show. I'm not saying it's right or wrong. But thin-skinned people of all stripes need to grow some balls to watch that show. Note that you appear to be siding with the Islamist loonies who threatened the two South Park writers.
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How sad. All these hate remarks by truly ignorant and evil people. Satire, I believe that explanation is nothing more than an INSULT TO PEOPLE'S INTELLIGENCE.
meandean

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George wrote:
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If I were Aunt Esther, I would be very insulted by being compared to Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama has the largest mouth I have ever seen on a woman.
I think Michelle looks way too much like James Brown!!!!

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