Michelle Malkin

Oh, what a tangled web libs weave when first they practice to aggrieve!

Let's review: Democrats and civil rights leaders are busy conducting a ridiculous witch hunt against a harmless Missouri rodeo clown who dared to wear an Obama mask. Oprah played the race card on a Swiss shop owner, whom she dubiously accused of denying her a look at a $35,000 handbag because she is black. P.C. mau-mau-ers steamrolled Paula Deen over three-decade-old comments. And feminists continue smearing Republicans as "War on Women" misogynists, while enabling Democratic perv predators Bob Filner and Anthony Weiner for years.

Now, along comes left-wing rap mogul Russell Simmons this week promoting a racially shocking, rape-mocking YouTube video depicting a Harriet Tubman "sex tape" with her white slave master. Tweeted Simmons late Wednesday night: "Funniest thing I've ever seen." The Obama pal and outspoken liberal linked to the vulgar video on his "All Def Digital" YouTube channel.

He's "Def" all right. Tone Def as a doorknob. Social media users of all races and political backgrounds immediately rose to condemn the pornographic skit degrading an American heroine.

Adrienne Gravish wrote: "I am livid and disgusted. I actually feel like (vomiting). Utter disrespect of Harriet Tubman's legacy and what she fought for." Roland Martin wondered: "Do ya even understand the degradation of Black women during slavery? They were RAPED!" Zerlina Maxwell pushed back against Simmons' "sex tape" spin: "Dear Everyone: It's not a sex video. Stop putting "sex" in your headlines about Harriet Tubman. #rapetape"

Britni Danielle of clutchmagonline.com summed it up: "Casting an obese Harriet Tubman to play into of the negative stereotypes about Black women's bodies? Check. Portraying Black women as Jezebels who use sex to get what they want? Check... This video is not only completely unfunny, but it's a slap in the face to Harriet Tubman, as well as the millions of enslaved African Americans who suffered through the unspeakable horrors of slavery."

But instead of calling for public boycotts, protests and Justice Department investigations, the NAACP grievance-mongers helped Simmons out by privately advising him to take down the video. The tolerance mob's crusaders against rodeo clowns couldn't let a rape video clown knock them off message!


Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies" (Regnery 2010).

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