I see the francosphere is, once again, going all PC on three of our most patriotic and god-fearing broadcasters. First we have the Palmetto Scoop taking issue with Joe Scarborough's comments about Fred Thompson's youthful wife. It's as if they think it's a bad thing for a man to wonder how hard a beautiful woman like Mrs. Thompson works her muscular man-gardener, Stanislov. And it's a shame to see people like Lafayette and Josh Marshall treating Mr. Scarborough as if a beautiful young staffer had popped up dead in his office or something. Get your minds out of the gutter, people.
Then, we have the usual suspects attacking Brit Hume for calling former astronaut-senator John Glenn a "spearchucker." Sure Hume's description wasn't technically accurate, but I don't think that was his intention. He was searching for a metaphor to convey his disgust for Glenn and found it in a slur used to denigrate a group of people he detests with just as much intensity. Yes, he employed the metaphor clumsily and might have been better served using other words like "jungle bunny," "faggot," or "chink," but it's a stretch for anyone to claim Hume was calling Glenn a negro.
Finally, there's this whole brouhaha over MENSA poster boy John Gibson's declaration that people from brown countries (or as he so eloquently put it, "some godforsaken hellhole") are carriers of "ooga booga fever." The libislamunstofascist ogga booga fever swamps, Media Matters and Think Progress, reacted to this innocent comment by calling it racist and an insult to people who better not move into our neighborhoods. Of course, the two franco-sites ignored his extremely well-stated responses that: A) he's "the whitest man in America;" B) he meant to call it "Ouagadougou fever" to honor the "godforsaken hellhole" which serves as the seat of goverment for Burkina Faso; and C) he could have named it after some other "godforsaken hellhole" like the pagan Incan city, Machu Pichu, or that little-known border town named "Latino Jungle."
I guess I shouldn't let this kind of political correctness bother me as much as it does. After all, I'm sure that if we all follow Mr. Gibson's advice and have more white babies, these kinds of PC-based attacks will become a thing of the past.