Norman Mailer's inner Nascar Dad
Here's some alarming news for progressives who've been busy loving Norman Mailer for taking on white machismo in Red America. Stormin' Norman bares his inner bigot in the latest issue of Rolling Stone while expressing his, er, frustration with NYT book critic Michiko Kakutani:
Kakutani is a one-woman kamikaze. She disdains white male authors, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m her number-one favorite target. One of her cheap tricks is to bring out your review two weeks in advance of publication. She trashes it just to hurt sales and embarrass the author.Asiatic? Oh my, that sounds downright quaint, almost colonial. [New York Daily News via Jossip]
But the Times editors canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t fire her. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re terrified of her. With discrimination rules and such, well, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a threeferÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. Asiatic, feminist, and, ah, whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the third? WellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just call her a twofer. They get two for one. She is a token. And deep down, she probably knows it.