Hating Ass Free Republic Blog allowed there commentators to write derogatory comments about 11 year old Malia Obama.
She’s a little girl that is just living here life and her father just happens to be the President of the United States of America. So why would anyone want to attack sweet little Malia Obama???
“A typical street whore.” “A bunch of ghetto thugs.” “Ghetto street trash.” “Wonder when she will get her first abortion. “
MSNBC’s David Shuster on Saturday told his fans at Twitter that he intends to report on some ugly comments made about President Obama’s daughter Malia at the conservative website Free Republic last week.
For those unaware, a British Daily Mail article about a peace sign t-shirt Malia was wearing in Rome before the start of the G-8 summit was posted at Free Republic Wednesday evening.
According to the Vancouver Sun, this generated some tasteless remarks (readers are advised to see update at end of post dealing with this writer’s possible connection to Daily Kos):
“A typical street whore.” “A bunch of ghetto thugs.” “Ghetto street trash.” “Wonder when she will get her first abortion.”
These are a small selection of some of the racially-charged comments posted to the conservative ‘Free Republic’ blog Thursday, aimed at U.S. President Barack Obama’s 11-year-old daughter Malia after she was photographed wearing a t-shirt with a peace sign on the front.
The thread was accompanied by a photo of Michelle Obama speaking to Malia that featured the caption, “To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds.”
On Saturday, Shuster informed his fans:
@mikelord @thejoshuablog. We will cover this monday: http://bit.ly/3pqS7M. But follow @joetrippi for what can be done on-line. about 6 hours ago from web
As the Freep post in question has been disabled, there’s no way to assess just how vile the comments were, how pervasive, and how many Freepers protested. However, comments sections and message boards throughout the blogosphere are notorious for containing astoundingly offensive material.
Shuster should certainly know this. After all, on May 4, while subbing for Keith Olbermann on “Countdown,” Shuster used an altered logo of the GOP that was created for the ultra-liberal website Daily Kos.
Further complicating matters, the guy Shuster often subs for regularly posts at DKos…and anybody that has ever ventured into the comments sections at that website knows how disgusting things can get there.
With this in mind, it does seem interesting that MSNBC and Shuster would delve into this matter at Free Republic, especially as that network and its anchors don’t seem to mind when Republicans and their children are viciously attacked.
Maybe someone should remind Shuster before he goes in front of the camera Monday that Olbermann actually defended Letterman’s recent remarks concerning Sarah Palin’s daughter as did Contessa Brewer.
In fact, maybe Shuster ought to identify whether or not he took a position against Letterman’s joke last month before he casts any stones.