Ann Althouse posts a comment from a reader who noticed that the letters “NIG” appear on the pajamas of the children in Hillary Clinton’s ‘red phone‘ political ad. The commenter asks why the letters are visible, an intimation that racism is afoot. Rather than dismiss the notion outright, Althouse gives legs to the idea that the message could be subliminal and that the campaign is somehow responsible for sending a signal.

To believe this is an intentional move on the part of the Clinton campaign is absurd.

Sometimes bloggers go too far to stir the pot. In this instance, Althouse has her hands on a mighty big spoon.

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2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Racism, Althouse, Bloggers


  1. Ann has set up a “Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?”

    I’ve made screen caps at my place that show she’s smoking an Obama Reality Distortion bong.

  2. I think this is Althouse’s trademark.

    Remember the Jessica Valenti “she was posing with her boobs sticking out” flap?

    Manufactured outrage seems to bring in readers, and Professor Althouse obviously doesn’t care how cheaply she plays…

    Besides, Obama is a black man, haven’t you heard? And anybody who criticizes or votes against him is obviously a racist.

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