Michael Moore confronts CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about some health care facts reported by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the network’s soft coverage of the American war in Iraq and asks for an apology. Too Sense, who posted this earlier, reported:
I agree with most of the things Moore says during his argument with Blitzer, but I’ve watched the end several times and it really looks like he’s affecting an Indian accent and mocking CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s name. The moment is 10:30 into the clip. There appears to be a rising level of acceptability for ridiculing people of South Asian descent, judging by the leaked Obama staff memo and the racist Simpsons Movie marketing campaign. The national conversation over immigration and outsourcing, and anti-immigrant crusaders like Lou Dobbs are likely going to turn their focus and racial hostility towards South Asians. Racial stereotypes and epithets directed towards Latinos have already reached a frightening level of acceptability in the Media. How long before the same is true of South Asians?