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Long Island Newspaper Gets Only The "Sexist And Racist" Part Of "Making A Sexist And Racist Joke" Right

A Smithtown, N.Y., newspaper is under fire for publishing a photo spread comparing Barack and Michelle Obama to Fred Sanford and "Aunt Esther" from the '70s sitcom Sanford & Son. The Smithtown Messenger spread was entitled "Before And After," and in it pictures of recent Presidents and their spouses on Inauguration Day were compared with current photos. But the "After" photo for the Obamas is not some sort of Photoshop Aging Filter wonder; instead it's a shot of Fred and Esther seemingly about to come to blows. A scan inside.