Keith Olbermann sees a penis in every monument
Just when I thought it was safe to assume Keith Olbermann was completely nuts, he tops himself. This is what the pride of the left wing had to say about John McCain’s recent ad featuring two hot young celebs:
KEITH OLBERMANN: What about when it backfires? Because it seems like the celebrity ad continues to echo. And Bob Herbert of the New York Times was on this network pointing out something I don’t know that anybody noticed before this morning. That not only in that McCain ad where there two underdressed blondes mixed with the black guy in the ad, but there were also images of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Washington Monument, and the Victory Column in Berlin — as Bob Herbert put it, “phallic symbols.” Three phallic symbols, two blondes and Barack Obama. So this is not just a sexist ad anymore. This is what they used to called “miscegenation,” isn’t it? This is what they used against Harold Ford.
JONATHAN ALTER, NEWSWEEK: Well, to suggest that somehow, you know, Obama’s going to-
OLBERMANN: He’s going to wind up dating those women-
OLBERMANN: That’s the idea.
ALTER: That’s the oldest and deepest racist, you know, canard in American history, really, is that, you know, the slave is going to come after the wife of the plantation owner. I can’t, sort of, dissect and decode these ads that way. I just, somehow maybe my media literacy is lacking. I didn’t read that out of those ads, but I can see how some people would. And the larger issue, I think, is clear, which is they’re trying to portray him as being uppity. Now, is that racist? I’m not sure, you know.
That folks, is beyond nuts. That’s certifiable. There is a word for people who go around seeing a penis in every pointed object. The word is not racist, it’s delusionary. Ithyphallophobia to be more exact. Then, to take Paris Hilton and the Washington Monument and turn it into a black man with a large penis doing plantation owners’ wives that look like Paris Hilton is just amazing. ( Clue here, most plantation owners’ wives never looked like Paris Hilton. )
Now, this is where it gets political instead of space ( as in psychology ). This ad did not really do much for me. I never had any interest in watching it. Now, to say the least, I do. I want to try to follow the imagery that would morph my focus of a boring aging white guy into a black man with a large penis doing plantation owners’ wives that look like Paris Hilton. I really do. So, this ad I’m sure will get a LOT more airplay than it originally did thanks to Keith Olbermann’s fixation with penises.