Thursday, July 29, 2010

Even Captain America Hates The Tea Party

Marvel comics has recently been forced to apologize to the racist illiterates in the tea party for, well, calling them racist illiterates.

In a recent story arc of Captain America, ol' Cap and The Falcon are investigating a right-wing anti-government militia called The Watchdogs. As part of their information gathering, they're depicted monitoring a tea party-style rally (with oxymoronic and incorrectly spelled signs taken straight from reality).

Apparently some associated with the tea party have gotten all twisted out of shape about this (imagine that -- the tea party becoming enraged about something for little to no reason) and demanded Marvel apologize for it's accurate portrayal of them, which it caved and did.

But still, it's good to know that after all these years, ol' Cap is still standing up for truth, justice, and the American way...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even Marvel's apology is a thin, meandering thing - you can almost hear the snickers behind it. Did they really only just notice that Marvel Comics makes explicit and topical political statements? In a comic called Captain America, no less!