I get that a lot. And I always tell folks to just read the post and skip the comments. Although honestly, I don't know why they would want to. You can tell a lot about where A-merry-ca is heading by the comments section on blogs like mine.
For instance, tonight I want to blog about Spike Lee going off on Chris Rock, but instead of starting with the article, I will start with the comments section from the article:
"I'd like to know what was the the "controversial twist" that caused some people to walk out? Spike just showed what a big baby he is when Chris Rock cracked a joke at him, he throws a tantrum... I have a title for your next movie, Spike: "Act Like a Man".Reply
"Who cares what this racist idiot says anyway?2 Replies
And what is it that got folks so fired up over Spike? Well it seems that Spike went off at Sundance because he had to bankroll his own film. Chris Rock (who white folks just love) asked Spike a question, and was, in the writer's opinion, "joking around." Spike didn't think it was funny, and gave Rock the business.
"... Chris Rock asked a question following the Sundance screening for Lee's new film, "Red Hook Summer."
According to Entertainment Weekly, the film was screened for a large audience, some of whom left after the film took a controversial twist. That didn't seem to faze Lee. However, when Chris Rock asked Lee about financing the film, the director went off on a bit of a tirade.
2012 Sundance Film Festival Portraits
Rock, who appeared to be joking around, said, "You spent your own money ... What would you have done differently if you'd actually gotten studio money? What else would have happened? Would you have blown up some (bleep)?"
Lee, apparently unamused, responded, "We never went to the studios with this film. I bought a camera and said we're gonna do this mother(bleeping) film ourselves. I didn't need a mother(bleeping) studio telling me something about Red Hook! They know nothing about black people! Nothing!" Lee then added, "And they're gonna give me notes about what a 13-year-old black boy and girl do in Red Hook? (Bleep) no!" [Source]
Spike, another movie with Red in the title did alright at the Box Office this past weekend. It was about black folks, but Mr. Charlie is the one who made it. And he might not know anything about "black people", but he sure knows how to make money.
Anyway, I have to go now, I have to get ready for my favorite sitcom: the republican debates.