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Open thread for night owls: The Perversion of Pepe the Frog

Jeet Heer at The New Republic writes—The Perversion of Pepe the Frog: In hijacking the amphibian character, the alt-right is defiling a great tradition of racial commentary in cartoons: Pepe the Frog is all over the internet these days, usually in obnoxious or outright racist tweets by anonymous trolls of the alt-right—and sometimesby Donald Trump and his son. The fictional cartoon character has become an unofficial mascot of sorts for the Republican nominee’s campaign.
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A photo posted by Donald Trump Jr. (@donaldjtrumpjr) on Sep 10, 2016 at 7:18pm PDT Pepe the Frog is all over the internet these days, usually in obnoxious or outright racist tweets by anonymous trolls of the alt-right—and sometimes ...

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