Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The hippest white boys in America


Anonymous said...

i am so glad you posted this. me and my kids have been doing that knuckle jab thing for five years or whenever HBO first started airing da ali G show.

i hasten to add that i am white and not a terrorist. i never even knew this was supposed to be a cool "black thing." i am raising my kids to be colorblind if at all possible but also be sensitive to all people.

we just like doing it!

don't forget to say when you do it: BIG UP YOURSELF!

clem said...

We have a name for that kind of journalism back in the olden days.

It was called "media masturbation."

Anonymous said...

to clem...

hardly. it's called reporting. if people say it was a terrorist fist jab, responsible reporters take the time to research the origins or debunk stupid crap fox people say.

Magpie said...

Thank you for finding that segment. I know that it may be wrong to let something so silly bother me so much, but the “Terrorist Fist Jab” thing has done so to a larger degree than many presumably more important issues. I think it might have something to do with how openly the media has perverted itself from being a purveyor of facts and information, turning itself into a clearinghouse for self-generated propaganda and hate speech. Or maybe I just need a thicker skin.