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Neal Boortz complains that "Martin Luther King is always protrayed as black"

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Once again, the far-right extremists fail to understand the differences between fantasy and reality.

Neal Boortz, the self-described libertarian radio host best known for asserting on the Sean Hannity show that Barack Obama was a bigger disaster than 9/11, defended Fox News host Megyn Kelly's much-ridiculed assertion that "Santa Claus just is white" with an even more ridiculous temper tantrum.

While guest hosting along with (of all people) Herman Cain on his radio show, Boortz didn't just assert that "Santa Claus is white" and that anyone who feels otherwise should "deal with it." He also complained that Martin Luther King is always portrayed as being black.

"You know, I'm going to scream and complain because Martin Luther King is always portrayed as black," said Boortz. "It just ain't right."

This plays perfectly into the ridicule of Megyn Kelly's claim that Santa Claus was a historical figure, seeing as Boortz has subsequently willed himself to also forget the difference between fictional and historical.

The reason Martin Luther King is always portrayed as black (apart from civil rights for black Americans being his life's work) is because he actually existed. More importantly, his existence was well documented -- we have photographic and video evidence that allows depictions of Martin Luther King to be accurate from his skin color to his hairline.

Santa Claus, on the other hand, is a character from folklore. The color of Santa's skin is as well documented as the fur color of the Easter Bunny.

Why is it so important that Santa Claus's ethnicity be set in stone anyway? Are Megyn Kelly and Neal Boortz really so terrified of the possibility that blacks or Mexicans might have a chance to identify with him?



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