Monday, December 29, 2008

Child Molester Reacts in Horror to 'Barack the Magic Negro'

Now that the Paul Shanklin song parody Barack the Magic Negro has been dredged up for the 37th time and the nation reacts in feigned horror, none other than Peter Yarrow, author of the original song has crawled out from under his rock.
The sending of a Christmas greeting by Chip Saltsman to the members of the Republican National Committee that includes a recording of the so-called parody, "Barack the Magic Negro" is not only offensive, it is shocking and saddening in the extreme. It flies in the face of America's deeply held hope for a new era in which common ground and mutual respect characterize the exchanges between our national leaders.

I and my co-writer of "Puff," Lenny Lipton, have been eagerly awaiting an end to the mean-spiritedness, outright disrespect and bigotry that was commonplace prior to this last presidential election. What might have been wearily accepted as "the way it was" in the campaign, is now unacceptable. Obama is not a candidate. He is the President-Elect, and this song insults the office of the Presidency, the people who voted for him, as well as those who did not -- and taking a children's song and twisting it in such vulgar, mean-spirited way, is a slur to our entire country and our common agreement to move beyond racism.
Dude, get over yourself. Have you even heard the song parody in context?

I have more of an issue with child molesters than I do with people who makes song parodies.
The folksinger pleaded guilty to taking "immoral and improper liberties" with a 14-year-old girl back in 1970.

As reported at the time, the girl and her 17-year-old sister went to Yarrow's hotel room seeking an autograph. Yarrow answered the door naked and made sexual advances that stopped short of intercourse. The 14-year-old resisted his advances but did not call for help. Yarrow served three months of a one- to three-year prison sentence and was pardoned by Carter in 1981.

The singer has acknowledged the incident as "the most terrible mistake I have ever made."
Molesting 14-year-olds apparently doesn't rise to the horrific levels of outrage as comedy does. Does this idiot even realize the parody is nearly two years old?

Thanks to Gateway Pundit for the link.

Michelle Malkin also links. Thanks!

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