Mudcat Café message #3894463 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163299   Message #3894463
Posted By: Jackaroodave
18-Dec-17 - 04:02 AM
Thread Name: Jingle Bells Originally Performed in Minstrel Show
Subject: RE: Jingle Bells Originally Performed in Minstrel Show
"Professor from Boston University
Enough said.....
Sincerely,
Gargoyle"

So, Gargoyle, it would be fair to infer that you didn't go on to read what the BU professor actually said, as opposed to the mendacious version of it spread by Breitbart, Fox News, and the Daily Mail?

"Euen so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things: behold, how great a matter a litle fire kindleth"

Especially, Pauperback, in this case, where there wasn't even a little fire to begin with, just a lot of smoke from the alt right media propaganda machine.

Good people, the story in this thread is not "Deranged academic takes PC axe to revered and harmless Christmas song." It's that a well-oiled racist media have spread lies and distortions about a serious work of scholarship into the origins of a song that is now the property of the folk, for the sole purpose of inciting just the reaction that has taken place on this thread. I'd think that at Mudcat, of all places, this kind of garbage would be rejected as soon as it is recognized.