Only White Media People Seem To Think VW's Super Bowl Ad Is Racist

When we ran the Volkswagen "Get Happy" Super Bowl Ad featuring non-black people speaking in a Jamaican accent there was a voice in the back of my head that asked "is this racist?" Racism brings in eyeballs and every editor/producer/writer gets a little media stiffy anytime they find anything remotely racist. Sadly, my… » 1/31/13 9:00am 1/31/13 9:00am

Acura Apologizes For Light-Skinned Language Used On Casting Sheet

Luxury automaker Acura has apologized for the "language" used in a casting call for their Super Bowl ad featuring Jerry Seinfeld that specified they didn't want a black actor who was "too dark" in the description. Nowhere in their apology do they seem to offer a mea culpa for wanting a light-skinned actor, just for… » 4/18/12 2:30pm 4/18/12 2:30pm

The Sun: Arab Sheiks Causing Air Pollution By Making Chauffeurs…

In an investigation that will no doubt redefine investigative journalism, UK tabloid The Sun has found rich foreigners, mostly of the Arab variety, pay people to drive them to Harrods in luxury vehicles to go shopping. But the hard work of The Sun's sure-to-be Pullitzer Prize-winning reporter Alex West doesn't end… » 8/11/08 1:20pm 8/11/08 1:20pm

FIA Announces 'Everyrace' Anti-Racism Campaign

In what has to be the biggest coincidence or worst timing of the year, La Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, also known as the FIA, which is also known as the Association of Nazi Hooker Sex Parties, International, has launched the Everyrace, an anti-racism campaign. In all reality, this campaign is result of… » 4/24/08 2:40pm 4/24/08 2:40pm

Commenter Of The Day: Love Thy Neighbor Edition

We most assuredly do not heart intolerance of any sort—of human beings, anyway. Certain cars are another story. And when you think about, neither do most Americans—"life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," and all that—nor citizens of the world. Unfortunately, nasty seething plain-old meanness has been known to… » 3/11/08 6:00pm 3/11/08 6:00pm

Jewish NASCAR Driver Faces Anti-Semitism, Water Is Watery

There are many places in the American south that are accepting of Judaism, and not even in that weird eschatological/red cows sort of way. Those places are not in pit row at a NASCAR event. Just ask Jon Denning, NASCAR's token Jewish driver. Believe it or not, some people tried to convert Denning to Christianity. Some… » 1/18/08 9:30am 1/18/08 9:30am

Minnesota "Macaca": Local Congressional Staffer Goes Japan-Bashing

Senator George Allen from Virginia's got nothing on Mike Osskopp, the district office director for Minnesota Representative John Kline. Osskopp, for some strange reason went bezerk at a rally for Kline's Democratic opponent, Coleen Rowley — and ended up being captured on film yelling "another Jap car...your buddies… » 9/20/06 12:57pm 9/20/06 12:57pm