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(Wall Street Journal)   De Niro apologizes for First Lady Joke. Still no apology for the Fokkers movies   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 52
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2012-03-22 01:39:46 PM
So, it has come to this.
 
2012-03-22 01:41:55 PM
I don't understand what there is to apologize for.

How many farking editorials were written about "Is America ready for a black president/first lady"?

It was a joke, and apparently right on the farking nose.
 
2012-03-22 01:43:28 PM
I can't see a reason to apologize because I'm not even sure what point he was trying to make. It sounds like a sarcastic comment along the lines of, "All we have are black presidents," with the emphasis on the word "sarcastic." If that's the case, then what...the butthurt rightwing thinks that's...what?...racist?

Now, the Fokker movies...that really is something to apologize for.
 
2012-03-22 01:44:08 PM
Now hang on a second. They may have been bad but at least Teri Polo was willing to get nekkid to promote the second one.

Also the joke wasn't that offensive, just poorly worded.
 
2012-03-22 01:44:34 PM
It is comments like De Niro's that have led us into the national moral quagmire where white women sleep with black men who aren't me.
 
2012-03-22 01:45:30 PM
Aww crap, does this mean Sarah Palin is no longer President?
 
2012-03-22 01:46:01 PM
Fark 'em all for thinking that comment required an apology. Including De Niro.
 
2012-03-22 01:46:52 PM

Masso: So, it has come to this.


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HotWingConspiracy: I don't understand what there is to apologize for.

How many farking editorials were written about "Is America ready for a black president/first lady"?

It was a joke, and apparently right on the farking nose.


Agreed. I'm really sad that DeNiro felt he had to apologize though Michelle's people piling on didn't help matters much.
 
2012-03-22 01:47:55 PM
The problem with conservative outrage is that they're retarded.
 
2012-03-22 01:48:36 PM
"I apologize for the fact that so many people either can't comprehend sarcasm, or pretend that they can't when it's convenient."
 
2012-03-22 01:50:35 PM

Kibbler: I can't see a reason to apologize because I'm not even sure what point he was trying to make. It sounds like a sarcastic comment along the lines of, "All we have are black presidents," with the emphasis on the word "sarcastic." If that's the case, then what...the butthurt rightwing thinks that's...what?...racist?

Now, the Fokker movies...that really is something to apologize for.


I am guessing it was bleeding hearts whining that it was a racist joke. There are people I know who thought for one to not vote for Obama, for any reason, they had to be a racist.
 
2012-03-22 01:51:42 PM
"I am truly sorry that Newt Gingrich's mother chose to drink during her pregnancy."

Above: The only kind of apology he could give that would make any sense.
 
2012-03-22 01:53:20 PM
What De Niro said is pretty offensive because it flies in the face of "you never go back."
 
2012-03-22 01:53:22 PM

machoprogrammer: I am guessing it was bleeding hearts whining that it was a racist joke.


If by that you mean Newt Gingrich, then you have nailed it, sir.

If that's not what you meant, like it obviously wasn't, then maybe you should know what you're talking about before you use it to segue to an insult.
 
2012-03-22 01:53:23 PM

machoprogrammer: Kibbler: I can't see a reason to apologize because I'm not even sure what point he was trying to make. It sounds like a sarcastic comment along the lines of, "All we have are black presidents," with the emphasis on the word "sarcastic." If that's the case, then what...the butthurt rightwing thinks that's...what?...racist?

Now, the Fokker movies...that really is something to apologize for.

I am guessing it was bleeding hearts whining that it was a racist joke.


You guessed wrong.

There are people I know who thought for one to not vote for Obama, for any reason, they had to be a racist.

You don't know anyone like that.
 
2012-03-22 01:53:33 PM
And Rocky and Bullwinkle.
 
2012-03-22 01:53:51 PM
Really? Are we really supposed to get upset over an obviously sarcastic remark? This country really has gone down the shiatter.....
 
2012-03-22 01:57:48 PM
I don't see much humor in the comment but can someone explain what there is to apologize about?
 
2012-03-22 01:59:35 PM

HotWingConspiracy: machoprogrammer: Kibbler: I can't see a reason to apologize because I'm not even sure what point he was trying to make. It sounds like a sarcastic comment along the lines of, "All we have are black presidents," with the emphasis on the word "sarcastic." If that's the case, then what...the butthurt rightwing thinks that's...what?...racist?

Now, the Fokker movies...that really is something to apologize for.

I am guessing it was bleeding hearts whining that it was a racist joke.

You guessed wrong.

There are people I know who thought for one to not vote for Obama, for any reason, they had to be a racist.

You don't know anyone like that.


If Fark counts, he knows you.
 
2012-03-22 02:05:01 PM

jst3p: I don't see much humor in the comment but can someone explain what there is to apologize about?


He made Newt Gingrich pretend to cry.
 
2012-03-22 02:05:04 PM

machoprogrammer: There are people I know who thought for one to not vote for Obama, for any reason, they had to be a racist.


Yeah I'm thinking that's not true.
 
2012-03-22 02:06:33 PM

Flappyhead: Now hang on a second. They may have been bad but at least Teri Polo was willing to get nekkid to promote the second one.


I...did not know about this. I am glad I woke up this morning.
 
2012-03-22 02:07:42 PM
If Obama thinks that getting De Niro to say sorry on his behalf is going to soothe Newt's butthurt, he's got another thing coming. He needs to take responsibility and apologize in person.
 
2012-03-22 02:12:09 PM
So Rush can outright call a woman a slut in front of millions of people, but Deniro has to apologize for this?
 
2012-03-22 02:13:07 PM

Wyalt Derp: If Obama thinks that getting De Niro to say sorry on his behalf is going to soothe Newt's butthurt, he's got another thing coming. He needs to take responsibility and apologize in person.


THIS IS WHAT NEWT GINGRICH ACTUALLY BELIEVES.
 
2012-03-22 02:13:55 PM
And his statement is a problem, because???
 
2012-03-22 02:14:56 PM

beta_plus: HotWingConspiracy: machoprogrammer: Kibbler: I can't see a reason to apologize because I'm not even sure what point he was trying to make. It sounds like a sarcastic comment along the lines of, "All we have are black presidents," with the emphasis on the word "sarcastic." If that's the case, then what...the butthurt rightwing thinks that's...what?...racist?

Now, the Fokker movies...that really is something to apologize for.

I am guessing it was bleeding hearts whining that it was a racist joke.

You guessed wrong.

There are people I know who thought for one to not vote for Obama, for any reason, they had to be a racist.

You don't know anyone like that.

If Fark counts, he knows you.


But I've never said that.
 
2012-03-22 02:17:57 PM

jpo2269: Really? Are we really supposed to get upset over an obviously sarcastic remark? This country really has gone down the shiatter.....


A sarcastic remark is the same as three days of hate filled speech.
 
2012-03-22 02:23:52 PM
Say what you will about Republicans, they don't eat their own like the Dems do.
 
2012-03-22 02:27:57 PM
That's neither funny nor offensive
 
2012-03-22 02:30:20 PM
I thought the joke was funny. It's a play on what people have been saying for hundreds of years now about minorities/women being President. Regardless, I don't see what he has to apologize for? I think it's just Republicans trying to appear "racially sensitive" but unfortunately for the umpteenth time they don't really understand what racism is thus make themselves look like complete idiots once again.
 
2012-03-22 02:33:32 PM

Pincy: I thought the joke was funny. It's a play on what people have been saying for hundreds of years now about minorities/women being President. Regardless, I don't see what he has to apologize for? I think it's just Republicans trying to appear "racially sensitive" but unfortunately for the umpteenth time they don't really understand what racism is thus make themselves look like complete idiots once again.


To me it sounded like "these three ladies suck" and then it was a play on the "is the US ready for a black President" bit
 
2012-03-22 02:35:22 PM

jst3p: I don't see much humor in the comment but can someone explain what there is to apologize about?


you can't say white, that is our word.
 
2012-03-22 02:36:35 PM
*reads article*

That was the least offensive joke I've ever heard.
 
2012-03-22 02:37:38 PM

natmar_76: *reads article*

That was the least offensive joke I've ever heard.


What happens when you put in a baby in the microwave?
I dunno. I was too busy masturbating.

/least offensive joke you've heard
 
2012-03-22 02:38:52 PM

skullkrusher: That's neither funny nor offensive


My thought as well. I don't get it.
 
2012-03-22 02:41:51 PM
Newt Gingrich called the comment "inexcusable"

I wouldn't be talking, fascist weirdo.
 
2012-03-22 02:54:12 PM

Kibbler: machoprogrammer: There are people I know who thought for one to not vote for Obama, for any reason, they had to be a racist.

Yeah I'm thinking that's not true.


Want to bet? I saw several facebook statuses like that back in November of 2008. As hard as it may be to believe, there are morans on your side of the political aisle, too.


HotWingConspiracy: You guessed wrong.


I did, my bad. I did not RTFA. Newt is a retard though, so I should've guessed he would say that.
 
2012-03-22 03:14:43 PM

skullkrusher: That's neither funny nor offensive


So, like Bill Maher?
 
2012-03-22 03:20:54 PM
"Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for another lily-white First Lady?"

FTFRDN
 
2012-03-22 03:29:58 PM

DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: That's neither funny nor offensive

So, like Bill Maher?


1/2 right ;)
 
2012-03-22 04:13:56 PM
Because there were never similar stories in the past that DeNIro could have been making fun of.

Right? (new window)
 
2012-03-22 04:34:50 PM

skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: That's neither funny nor offensive

So, like Bill Maher?

1/2 right ;)


Wow - 50%! That's like a B+, right?
 
2012-03-22 04:39:49 PM

machoprogrammer: Kibbler: machoprogrammer: There are people I know who thought for one to not vote for Obama, for any reason, they had to be a racist.

Yeah I'm thinking that's not true.

Want to bet? I saw several facebook statuses like that back in November of 2008. As hard as it may be to believe, there are morans on your side of the political aisle, too.


You keep making shiat up. I never suggested that there aren't morons on "my side of the political aisle."

If you're basing judgments on Facebook statuses, then I think I can spot the problem.
 
2012-03-22 04:42:49 PM

DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: That's neither funny nor offensive

So, like Bill Maher?

1/2 right ;)

Wow - 50%! That's like a B+, right?


On the Fark curve it's an A
 
2012-03-22 04:51:44 PM

Kibbler: You keep making shiat up. I never suggested that there aren't morons on "my side of the political aisle."

If you're basing judgments on Facebook statuses, then I think I can spot the problem.



You said no one said that, and I said they said it on facebook. That is saying it, no?
 
2012-03-22 05:02:37 PM
So, how does Callista's ass taste?
 
2012-03-22 07:26:11 PM

machoprogrammer: I am guessing it was bleeding hearts whining that it was a racist joke. There are people I know who thought for one to not vote for Obama, for any reason, they had to be a racist.


Oh, really? How much money do you want to lay down against the proposition that at least half the butthurt is coming from right-wingers looking at an excuse to prove that Hollywood liberals are the real racists?
 
2012-03-22 08:20:57 PM

moralpanic: The problem with conservative outrage is that they're retarded psychopaths.


Psychopaths and Authoritarians (new window)
 
2012-03-22 09:08:45 PM

Vlad_the_Inaner: Because there were never similar stories in the past that DeNIro could have been making fun of.

Right? (new window)


Good find.
 
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