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Whoopi and Mel, sittin’ in a tree, R-A-T-I-O-N-A-L-I-Z-I-N-G

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If this sounds oddly familiar, think way, way back to October 1993:

Whoopi Goldberg recently scolded critics who attacked her boyfriend, former “Cheers” star Ted Danson, as racist for appearing in blackface at a Friars Club roast in her honor, saying they should have expected tasteless, vulgar humor.

To diffuse the firestorm of controversy generated by Ted Danson’s appearance in blackface at the Friars Club roasting of her, Goldberg is urging the public to remember that those roasts are traditionally x-rated affairs with no-holds barred comments.

Hey, if Roman Polanski isn’t really a rapist-rapist, it’s certainly possible that Gibson and Danson aren’t racist-racists.

Has anybody asked Whoopi what she thinks about those Tea Partiers allegedly spitting on congressmen and calling them racial epithets? You know, the incidents that supposedly happened in front of thousands of people with video cameras, and yet there’s no evidence of it? Despite a $100,000 reward? The incidents that the NAACP is planning to officially condemn, regardless of whether they ever really happened?

It’s amazing how malleable the standards of evidence can be when it comes to accusations of racism. If there’s no evidence, the accused probably did it anyway… if you don’t like them. If there’s plenty of evidence, it doesn’t matter… if you do like them. It’s all about how you feel.

Thanks, liberals! If you weren’t so dependable, I’d be out of a job.

Jim Treacher