Tell Me: Is This Bob Newhart Quote Racist?

Tell Me: Is This Bob Newhart Quote Racist?

An old friend of mine on Facebook posted the following quote attributed to Bob Newhart:

 I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’.

My friend is a liberal, by the way, and the joke was met with laughter and approval.

So, since so many people are talking about today’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, let me ask a very non-PC question…is the same joke acceptable if it’s phrased this way?

 I don’t like rap music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like rap music, denigrate means ‘put down’.

It’s exactly the same joke, except with a different style of music in the set-up.

I think we all know how the liberals would respond…to the second joke.

What do you think?

UPDATE

Here’s an answer from another Facebook friend of mine:

Jordan Farrar Sorry, but there IS a double standard and there SHOULD be. Racism against whites, is NOT comparable to whites being racist against non-whites. The reason, institutionalized racism. A Black person can call me cracker or peckerwood all they want, I still make a dollar to their .75 cents, and am 2/3rds less likely to serve time for the same crime. If I lived in Zimbabwe, things might be different.

 

 

 

 

“They” Don’t Understand Irony

Just too brilliant for words. And exactly the problem. I’m a big fan of the Daily Show and when Jon Stewart did the Rally To Restore Sanity, he was attacked by many people the Left. That made me scratch my head and that’s why I interviewed Andrew Breitbart. And the rest if history.