The two men aren't described beyond their age—not by their height, not by their weight, and not by their skin color. That last one, of course, is part of a conspiracy. "If theyre black, they can't give a description except that theyre looking for 'tall male wearing dark clothes,'" Darwinious Oppenheimer writes. This a common complaint in the Post comment section—that political correctness has run amok. So the commentariat seems to have developed its own code for discussing race.
It seems that many Post commenters often refer to black people now as "Obama supporters," as in Marc Tirrento's comment on the Marine Park rape, "Yet two more fine Obama supporters make the news." (The underlying assumption, of course, would be that they're black because they've committed a crime.) Johnny Q Twoshoes adds: "definitely obummer supporters!" When one commenter asks who would rape a 60-year-old, Paul M. List answers, "The Acorn Kenyan that's who..."
But if that's the case, then some politically paranoid commenters may have missed the racial implications of this epithet; they adopted it anyway and ran with it, now just pointing their fingers for all the country's problems (including random sexual assaults) at all left-leaning types, like the Occupiers. "Just two of your typical Obama-endorsed Occupy Wall Street protesters, I'm sure," is how Dave Mattheisen describes the rapists. When a man named Putterman insults Mattheisen in response, he replies, "The truth usually does send the Looney Left like Putzerman here into a tizzy." (The truth!)
nyclposter ties it all together in his comment:
Gee, let me guess, they are Obama voters......typical and expected. OWS was just a test my friends, just wait and see what they have in store for us when their supreme leader O-blame-o gets defeated in November.
This is, please remember, an article about two men who raped a woman in Marine Park.
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