Obama Waffles Controversy :Racist or Fair Satire?
Probably you’ve already heard about the new waffles which is trying to bring it’s deliciousness (with a little taste of Racism) on American’s breakfast table.If you have not heard that here’s the story.
Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, two freelance writers from Franklin, Tenn. created boxes of waffle mix depicting Barack Obama as a racial stereotype on its front and wearing Arab-like headdress on its top flap and sold it for $10 a box at the Values Voter Summit sponsored by the lobbying arm of the Family Research Council.The organizers cut off sales after people complained, but the product is still available at: ObamaWaffles.com .Plunderbund did some research about the domain:
The domain registration is private so we can’t get any info on the guys there. But a quick check of the Tennessee Secretary of State’s website reveals that the business is registered to a guy named W. Mark Whitlock in Franklin, Tennessee.
They claim that the product was meant as political satire: They saw Obama waffling a lot, So they came to the idea of Obama Waffles.But can’t you see anything wrong in their political satire?
What’s really going on behind all this? The Campaign Silo says Obama “Waffles” Creator Works For Fox:
Whitlock also worked for Focus on the Family, as well as Thomas Nelson. These days, though, Whitlock works for Fox. Fox Faith, yet (if you get a password screen, just hit cancel). Yep, one of the minds which brought you Obama waffles is teaching our children about God for Rupert Murdoch.
whether Fox is behind this parody or not something is quite obvious: It’s OK to say that Barack Obama waffles on the issues, but to humorously make that point with a box of Obama Waffles is not OK. In fact, it’s racist: