Right-Wing Haters Target Malia
'Ghetto trash' directed at Obama's daughter
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 13, 2009 3:55 AM CDT
The Obamas arrive at the White House from Ghana early yesterday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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(Newser) – The latest racist screeds against the Obamas on a right-wing website have a new target: Malia. "Ghetto street trash" was just one of the ugly comments posted on the Free Republic site about President Obama's 11-year-old daughter after she was photographed last week wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a peace sign, reports the Vancouver Sun. A picture of Michelle Obama talking to Malia was captioned: "To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds."

The Huffington Post took Sun writer Chris Parry to task for slavishly reporting the cringe-inducing comments on the "paleo-site." The Free Republic first yanked the comments, then edited and restored some of them following questioning by the Daily Kos. Free Republic owner Jim Thompson eventually conceded on the site: "We should steer clear of Obama's children. They can't help it if their old man is an American-hating Marxist."