CRAP PAC CPAC RAP: The sound of people not getting laid [Updated X3]
As promised, here’s another dip into the fringe cultural life on display at CPAC, in the form of whateverthehellthisis.
Sometime Fox News contributer Steve Crowder and Mr. Dana Loesch cavort and yowl for the delectation of a determinedly seated crowd at the Red Carpet Blogger Awards as they perform their new beat platter “Mr. America.”
Stephen Webster at The Raw Story watched the whole thing, and so is able to report that at one point, after a particularly lame bit of business centered on sham prudery over the word “knickers,” “the video shows what appears to be the only black person in the room standing up and walking away,” proving he’s the only one there with a sense of dignity, humor, and/or self-preservation, and provides us with a partial transcript:
With all this money afly you gon’ be needin’ a big freeze
I hate the size of the fed like Jesus hated the fig tree
As spending goes up, you gotta borrow some more
Borrowin’ from the chinese, Oh My lord.
Instead you just tax more, increasin’ the size
Of the federal government yeah to George’s surprise
You’ll be done like Detroit man, no You ain’t comin’ back
Forget it, I’m out, I’m muzzle loading my gat
Add this to the charge sheet for the Final Reckoning, along with all past efforts by The Young Cons.
I was a little at a loss which tags to pick for this one. Skull Hampers barely does it justice, and my soul rebeled at applying any of the music tags. Can we have a Nuke It From Space tag please, Admin?
More: Gottalaff dissects the “knickers” “joke”:
You listen, you decide. I’m beyond outrage where these people are concerned.
G and Comrade Mary in the comments have fleshed all this out. G points out:
The article you linked to also includes a link to their official “music video”... the one that was playing in the background at the event. The whole “knickers” / “n-word” vaudeville act plays out the same way in their video, complete with the same initially “upset” black guy as their technical man.
Bear that in mind as at Big Journalism, shameless liar P.J. Salvatore tries to shame us for deploying a racial dogwhistle!
Earlier today Comedian Steven Crowder and Chris Loesch, a production artist, performed a satirical (by design) number called “Mr. America” at CPAC as a last-minute request to mark the launch of the same name video. The video (and the performance) features Crowder and Loesch dressed as George Washington and Jefferson Adams opining about the loss of American exceptionalism. “We were fighting off Red Coats while we were brewin’ our beer” raps Crowder. At one point in the song the duo say “knickers,” while referencing their old-school pants. A writer at Huffington Post, with an apparently inability to spell, convinced herself that they said a racial slur, based on the sole observation that the audio technician, who happens to be black, which blogger Amanda Terkel was quick to note, walked out of frame to fix the audio levels.
You couldn’t make this up. Well, I couldn’t.
UPDATE 3: Double down time. Add this to the Things That Aren’t Going To Happen file—Now Retracto, the Correction Alpaca over at Big Journalism aims a “Retraction Request” at Gawker:
Progressives are attempting to skewer Steven Crowder and Chris Loesch, claiming that they used the “N” word when saying the word “knickers” in a satirical video about the loss of American exceptionalism.
At no time did the duo use the “N” word, and to prevent hyper-dramatic liberals from whipping out their dog whistles, they even point to their pants when they say “knickers” in the video.
Gawker failed to post the original video where this is clear, instead seizing on an opportunity to defame Crowder and Loesch and attack Loesch’s wife, editor of this site.
Heh. Nice try, no cigar. Hypocritically, Mr. Alpaca failed to link to the Gawker story, which is actually one of the more anodyne versions doing the rounds.