>Is it racist?


A New York weekly newspaper printed before and after photos of presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Obama. The newspaper, Smithtown Messenger, is catching fire for using a shot from the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” with Redd Foxx as Fred Sanford and LaWanda Page as Sanford’s sister-in-law, Aunt Esther. The publisher called the photo political satire, but added he would run a retraction for those who were offended.

Well, if it were satire, then why not use shots from sitcoms for ALL the presidents and first ladies? Why just the Obamas? Are the folks at this weekly trying to make a statement on how they view blacks and the Obamas? Le sigh…

When will “news” publications learn that they should stick to reporting the news and leave tasteless, offensive photos to the tabloids?