So, the news has been abuzz about Representative Anthony Weiner sending lewd images on Twitter. And this is absolutely hilarious to me. The fact that the media is making a big stink about the guy showing his parts is stupid. We have public officials with missing mistresses and high-paid hookers, but they want to scream about a ding-a-ling. Really?? And he lied for a week before admitting his cardinal sin. Is a public official lying about anything really news? The main thing he did wrong was caved in before his colleagues did. He lasted for about a week; other people take their lives to their graves – even when there is proof. Otherwise, I don’t think he did anything particularly newsworthy.
But, go with me for a minute to change the race and gender of Representative Weiner according to mainstream media stereotypes. We are going to leave his spouse out of this. To have major Photoshop skills with this one would be great. I don’t, so kick your imagination in gear.
Weiner as a Black Man
As a black guy showing his parts online, he would have either been labeled a sex fiend, sex offender or Mandingo Weiner. And he would have been unemployed by the time the evening news reported the story. He wouldn’t still be the topic of conversation by the end of the week. Yes, he would. They would have shown him being escorted off the Hill by security; they would have shown a mug shot; or they would have shown him in some other negative stereotypical manner.
Weiner as a Black Woman
Sista Weiner would have been the main oversexed vixen in R. Kelly’s next video regardless of the fact that she was intelligent enough to get on Capitol Hill… by the 10:00 p.m. news.
Weiner as a White Woman
She would have been a victim of an online stalker. As a victim, the images would have “accidentally” been sent by someone else. She would have needed counseling by the end of the week report and all the major networks would have run to her rescue by offering to pay.
Weiner as a Hispanic Man or Woman
I can’t really speak on this because I don’t know how the media treat Hispanic people after such events. However, I would liken it to the end of this next video. They would have been put out quick, fast and in a hurry.
So, I’m done talking about this issue. Oh, but before I go, I do have to ask: how do you think Oscar Mayer feels about Weiner’s weiner getting more attention than their weiners?