Code Words and Dog Whistles

by Peter Kirsanow

The next time someone on the left apoplectically accuses you of virulent hatred of (and racial animosity toward) Obama based upon evidence attenuated or imagined, you may wish to direct them to a Fox News report about HBO’s apology for using a model head of George W. Bush for beheading scenes in the series Game of Thrones.

A writer for the series insists that the use of Bush’s likeness was not a political statement. Indeed. Just a random head that happened to be in the studio.

In related news, HBO denies reports that a character resembling Obama will have a recurring role in True Blood. An obvious no-brainer. Although not necessarily a political statement, it clearly would be racist.

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