This Week on @TheDailyShow: The Vagina Ideologues

From the fabulous and brilliant The Daily Show this week.

"In response to the Obama administration's birth control coverage mandate, Christian conservatives equate themselves to victims of actual religious persecution."

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Readers Continue to Submit More #NoMames Product Images

Well, on Thursday, the first batch of #NoMames awards were handed out, and our community continues to share more candidates. Here is the second batch of products that just make us say #NoMames.

 

Anything that says Old El Paso just makes us sad. #NoMames

 

No, Hallmark, not qué funny at all #NoMames

 

Because we Latinos like to have different cereals for breakfast. WTF? #NoMames

 

Puto is fine in the Philippines, but when you stock it in a US supermarket in Texas, OOPS #NoMames

 

Películas para ventanas makes NO SENSE in Spanish. It is not a Movie for Windows? #NoMames

 

Chi-Chi's for EVERYONE!!!! #NoMames

 

Because we Latinos like to switch languages immediately and can't understand full English #NoMames

Undocumented Ex-Lover of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu Says Babeu Threatened Him With Deportation

The Phoenix New Times reported on Thursday a very detailed and explosive story  about Pinal County Sheriff and Republican congressional candidate Paul Babeu, who earned national status for his stance on immigration and Arizona border security, that claims that Babeu's ex-lover, an undocumented man from Mexico, was threatened with deportation if he were to ever publicly disclose his relationship with Babeu.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and his former lover

The New Times story is over 4 web pages long and contains very detailed information about the alleged relationship. Here is the overall summary:

The 34-year-old from central Mexico charges that the sheriff's lawyer warned against mentioning the affair with Babeu. DeRose said gossip about Babeu would focus attention on Jose, attention that could result in his deportation, Jose says.

Melissa Weiss-Riner, Jose's attorney, confirms her client's account.

She says she spoke directly to the sheriff's lawyer, DeRose, about the Babeu camp's threats that Jose could be deported if he "revealed the relationship." She says DeRose falsely claimed that Jose's visa had expired.

"Jose came to our firm because he felt he was being intimidated, and he was in fear for his life," Weiss-Riner says. "He wanted his legal rights protected."

Babeu didn't respond to requests for comment by publication time for this article, but his attorney, DeRose, says the dispute between Jose and the sheriff concerned Jose's work on Babeu's websites. He says Jose was a former volunteer who hacked into a campaign website.

 

A local report out of Phoenix reports more of the details

On Saturday, Babeu stepped down as the Arizona co-chairman for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign, and the @AZCapitolTimes tweeted that Babeu is denying all the allegations except for the fact that he is gay.

 

Yes, @MSGsportsNYC and @ESPN, You Need to Stop The Racist Asian Stereotypes of Jeremy Lin

The Jeremy Lin story is still going strong, some stay too strong, but nonetheless the world is still captivated by Lin's amazing performance, one of the greatest initial starts in the history of the NBA. Even though Lin and the New York Knicks lost last night to the Charlotte Hornets to snap a seven-game winning streak, #Linsanity shows no signs of stopping.

Now if only the mainstream media could focus on why people so into Lin these and less on his ethnicity. Because from the looks of this week, the marketing geniuses behind the sports media just don't get it.

Exhibit A: ESPN, which has been all over the Lin story. Maybe, they need to take a pause.

As reported by Guyism.Com this morning, the following image appeared on ESPN.com early Saturday morning:

Here is what appeared on SportsCenter last night:

ESPN immediately responded, but not before someone could take a screen shot. This was the statement issued by ESPN:

Last night, ESPN.com's mobile web site posted an offensive headline referencing Jeremy Lin at 2:30 am. The headline was removed at 3:05 am. We are conducting a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures and are determining appropriate disciplinary action to ensure this does not happen again. We regret and apologize for this mistake.

Yes, ESPN, that was unfortunate but at the same time, it might be best to THINK before you WRITE. Even if the writer thought of the line, it is amazing to see that NO ONE, not the producer, not the editor, not the anchor, questioned the line. Learn your lesson, and move on. But in the end, stop the silly Lin puns. Just focus on Lin as a player.
 
Exhibit B: MSG, which is the official network of the New York Knicks. This week, during the telecast of a Knicks game, the following image was broadcast:
 

This image is so wrong on so many levels. Can you imagine a photo of Amar'e Stoudemire jumping out of a fried chicken? Or Carmelo Anthony (half Puerto Rican) hovering over a plantain? MSG tweeted the following on Thursday morning, the day after the image was broadcast:

What appeared briefly last night was not an MSG graphic, it was one of many fan signs in the arena

It is interesting to note that MSG's official Twitter feed no longer contains that tweet, which is another social media #fail. Nonetheless, here is hoping that MSG and its producers got the message. The stereotypes of Lin as the Amazing Asian need to stop.