D'Vante Dotson story in Baton Rouge. I know that some folks think that it's a non story, but, to me, it's a pretty big deal.
I am still waiting on my friend who is a top flight ADA in Baton Rouge to call me and tell me why the BRPD is so silent about this case. BF, (only initials for now) I am waiting on that call.
"Baton Rouge Police Department talked with witnesses and determined the incident was an accident caused by Dotson who team mates said was drinking alcohol at the time of the accident."
Anyway, let's talk about my man Matt Drudge for a minute. You have to give it Drudge, he sure knows how to grab attention with his headlines. He seems to be part of a growing list of wingnuts who are crying a river about the movie Django Unchained. (Nothing like a slave killing a white man to piss off a wingnut.) The movie itself has gotten all kinds of Golden Globe love.
Drudge wasn't satisfied with just one "N*gger" in his headlines. He had to drop ten of them. Ten! (Why did he bother to leave out that one I? *shaking head*) Of course, Matt being Matt, he made some false claims about what was in the movie as well. "What's going on here? Tarantino uses n*gger hundreds of times..." Ahhh, no he didn't.
Anyway, I agree with what Goldie Taylor told Martin Bashir:
"Bashir asked for Taylor’s reaction to the right’s newfound “war on Jamie Foxx.”
Taylor said that Drudge would never become an arbiter of “what is racially unacceptable in this country.” She savaged his site for peddling material like this to “line their own pockets.”
“In terms of a war on Jamie Foxx, for making a mockery for the world that is Matt Drudge, I mean, how black is that?” Taylor jokingly asked, in reference to Foxx’s controversial SNL monologue.
“How black is that,” Touré agreed.
Taylor insisted that Foxx has regularly made fun of “that far-right fringe” that is frustrated with the fact that the President of the United States is black, implying that Drudge’s anti-Tarantino headline caters to this group. "
"Now, I'm not really sure what Matt Drudge's fedora is trying to accomplish with all of this "n*gger" stuff. But as near as I can tell, the hating hat is apparently upset that white people — like say Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh, and, oh, Sean Hannity — can't just use the word "nigger" like they used to.
In today's world, Spike Lee can say it. And Jamie Foxx can say it. And the actors in Quentin Tarantino the anti-slavery, Spaghetti Western-inspired epic "Django Unchained" can use it. But Drudge and the rest of the angry white men of America can't. And, well, that's just not fair.
Or at least that's what Matt Drudge's fedora is saying to me. Perhaps you're hearing something else entirely." [Source]
No Chris, I am hearing the same thing.