Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Policy & Issues

USA Today 'humorist' calls Phil Robertson a 'cracker', attacks Sarah Palin

See also

It seems that for liberals in the media, Phil Robertson has become a modern-day Emmanuel Goldstein, the number one enemy of the people in George Orwell's classic "1984." On Saturday, "humor columnist" Bill Mann used a racial slur against Robertson in an article at USA Today, calling him a "cracker" in an article about things one would not want under the Christmas tree. Mann followed that up with a tweet attacking Sarah Palin and the Duck Dynasty cast on Sunday.

"Especially avoid one widely advertised item: the new 'Redneck Wisdom Party Game,'" he wrote. "In light of the past week's headlines featuring anti-gay comments by cracker quacker Phil Robertson, this gift of alleged 'wisdom' seems inappropriate (to some, at least). By the way, the Chia people dodged a big bullet (or shotgun blast) this month: Two of the Duck Boys are featured on new Chia pets this year — but not, luckily, "eccentric" ol' Phil. Plus, aren't these boys' beards bushy enough already?"

On Sunday, he issued a tweet claiming that Sarah Palin had a love child with a Duck Dynasty co-star.

"Murdoch's Sun sitting on story about Palin bearing love child of Duck Dynasty co-star. Reported kidname: Li'l Cleetus," he tweeted.

Mann, USA Today said, is a "humor" columnist who lives in Port Townsend, Washington, but a post at Fire Andrea Mitchell called him a "cheesy little lily white Canadian leftist."

The blog said that if Mann's musings can be classified as humor, America is in "really deep trouble."

The post also said USA Today is "really stupid" if it thinks humor such as that put forward by Mann will help the paper's bottom line.



If you like this article, you can follow Joe on Twitter @jnewby1956, visit and like his Facebook page, or subscribe to receive email updates when a new article is published.

For hard-hitting conservative commentary, please visit Joe's blog, the Conservative Firing Line. You can also find Joe's articles at Right News Now, Tea Party Tribune, Newsbusters, Liberty Unyielding and PolitiCollision.



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!