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Laura Ingraham on “racial overtones”

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The conservative radio host Laura Ingraham took to Twitter today to decry Gloria Allred’s description of Herman Cain’s unwanted advances towards her client, Sharon Bialek: “Gloria Allred “stimulus pkg” ref 2 Cain is rife w/ racial overtone.”

The English translation: When Allred described Cain as offering her client “his idea of a stimulus package,” this was an obvious reference to America’s long, terrible history of powerful black men offering the country unwanted stimulus packages. Ingraham is of course familiar with “racial overtones,” as the author of the 2010 book The Obama Diaries, a “fictional account” of Obama’s presidency described by Stephen Colbert as a collection of “hideous, hackneyed racial stereotypes.”
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November 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm

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