Brent Bozell: Obama Looks Like A “Skinny, Ghetto Crackhead”

Last night on Fox News, the Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell chose to say this:

Brent Bozell, of the conservative Media Research Center, appeared on Fox Thursday night, where guest host Mark Steyn showed a clip of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews saying that Newt Gingrich “looks like a car bomber.”

Steyn said that aside from anything else, Newt doesn’t even look like a car bomber, but a “big, cuddly, slightly older Winnie the Pooh.”

“How long do you think Sean Hannity’s show would last if four times in one sentence, he made a comment about, say, the President of the United States, and said that he looked like a skinny, ghetto crackhead?” Bozell wondered. “Which, by the way, you might want to say that Barack Obama does.”

Here’s the video:

Bozell does have a point about Chris Matthews, who has enough of a history saying stupid things that one wonders why he doesn’t have a show on Fox News himself. Nonetheless, the way to respond to Matthews’ comments is not to say stupid crap about the President. Unless you’re appearing on Fox News, that is.

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Comments

  1. mantis says:

    Matthews is an idiot.

    Bozell is a racist asshole idiot.

  2. mantis says:

    Let me just add that like much of what Matthews says, his comment made no sense. Gingrich “looks like a car bomber” because of a “crazy grin” on his face? Do car bombers display crazy grins? What is he talking about?

    Bozell’s comment, on the other hand, makes perfect sense. He thinks all black people are ghetto crackheads, even the Harvard-educated President of the United States. Simple as that.

  3. Hey Norm says:

    Finally…a valid pox-on-both-your-houses post!!!!!

  4. Ernieyeball says:

    @mantis: “Bozell is a racist asshole idiot.”

    Does he have a newsletter?

  5. mantis says:

    Does he have a newsletter?

    Yes. It’s called CNS. Yesterday the fine folks there took the time to mock Americans for whom losing the average $40 per paycheck if the payroll tax cut were not extended would be a burden.

    They don’t even hide their contempt for the non-rich anymore. Hey poor and middle class! You guys are f*cking losers! Vote Republican!

  6. Shockingly, Bozell is Bill Buckley’s nephew and Christopher Buckley’s cousin. Obviously he didn’t inherit many of the family brains

  7. Tsar Nicholas says:

    I guess I’m out of the loop, as I’ve never before heard of Brent Bozell. That said, I’ve seen a lot of skinny, ghetto crackheads in my day and Obama certainly does not fit that bill.

    To me Obama looks a lot like what he is: A smart guy and a smooth operator with bad ideologies and no real world experience, outside of politics, who’s now in way over his head.

    Gingrich to me looks a lot like, well, like Newt Gingrich: A false front with a half-shady stockbroker type bringing up the rear. The sort of guy who smiles, shakes your hand and pats you on the back, right after he’s banged your wife in a coat closet and grifted some of your money.

  8. Franklin says:

    @Doug Mataconis: He did, however, inherent a pretty accurate last name for himself.

  9. Dan says:

    The title of this story is juicy. Too bad the video doesn’t support it if you watch it. You skip over the premise of media hypocrisy and turn his example into the main point. He asked what would happen if Sean Hannity said that. His company is Media Research Center so this is right on topic.
    You should have edited the video more to support your piece better.

  10. anjin-san says:

    Obviously he didn’t inherit many of the family brains

    I am not sure about that. A well publicized racist rant directed at Obama will probably ensure him of plenty of lucrative speaking engagements on the right wing rubber chicken circuit.

  11. An Interested Party says:

    You skip over the premise of media hypocrisy and turn his example into the main point. He asked what would happen if Sean Hannity said that. His company is Media Research Center so this is right on topic.

    Perhaps you might have a point if Bozell didn’t choose to say, “Which, by the way, you might want to say that Barack Obama does.”

    Someone who wants to criticize the media should refrain from making racist statements…that is, if he wants anyone to take him seriously…

  12. Clovis says:

    @Dan: How dare you be cogent!

    Shame, and boo.

    And hiss.

    Might as well have Brooks, Frum and Parker writing here.

    Or you could replace Doug with Meghan McCain.

  13. Jdjcjf says:

    By saying that Gringrich looks like a terrorist and making accusations at obama and what a crackhead looks like define to my crackhead please black and skinny, this is the type Of stuff they worried about when we got millions starving but I’m still on the that Gringrich he may go to jail cuz he looks like a terriost ( NDAA bill)