That's an interesting case since it seems it could either be blackface or "blackface".
That's true enough.
Also, from NBC: Fairfax's reaction to Tyson's allegation: "Fuck that bitch."
My colleague, Mr. Windywave, is being too charitable to the Commonwealth when he calls it a dumpster fire. Heh.
Updated to add: I gets even better (or worse for Fairfax, that is). It seems Tyson had told this story well before the current eruption
, at least among her friends and to sexual-assault activists (though the below is still secondhand, at best):
"Tysonâ€™s Stanford colleague Jennifer Freyd told the Bay Area News Group on Tuesday that sometime last fall, at the start of their fellowship program, Tyson told Freyd and a couple of other colleagues about the 2004 encounter at the Boston convention. Freyd doesnâ€™t remember whether Tyson named Fairfax, but said that she spoke about it while â€śillustrating a conceptâ€ť they were discussing about sexual violence.
â€śIt was not that remarkable in that many times Iâ€™ve sat with colleagues and they talked about being victimized and how it fits in with what we are talking about,â€ť said Freyd, a University of Oregon psychology professor who is part of the same Stanford behavioral sciences fellowship program with Tyson. â€¦
Although Tyson has not personally gone public with her account, she told Freyd in an email Monday that it was OK for this publication to identify her because â€śher name is public nowâ€ť after she was identified in a conservative blog on Sunday.
â€śSheâ€™s super smart and thoughtful. Iâ€™ve experienced her as a person of enormous integrity, courage and authenticity,â€ť Freyd said. Both are scheduled to be part of a Stanford symposium on Feb. 12 called â€śBetrayal and Courage in the Age of #MeToo.â€ť"
"Politics is just show business for ugly people."