Scalia in Letter-to-Editor Denies Making 'Obscene' Gesture
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[Update] Boston Herald Busts Scalia for being the most pathetic lying, disgraceful, revolting peice of filth to ever sit on the Supreme Court.
Note: In order to explain just what this scumbag did, this post contains extremely vulgar language. Also note that he actually did this at a special mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. I actually didn't think anyone would be able to top Cheney's "Go fuck yourself!" on the floor of the Senate, but here it is...
AmericaBlog:Before this update when I first posted this story, I had jokingly added to the phonetic/slang sounding 'ba fangool!! to my photoshopped Scalia. (thanks peanut!). I just thought I was exaggerating to add humor. But that was before I actually thought Scalia, a Supreme Court Justice at Sunday Mass, would actually say that. It's not funny once it turned out to be true.Boston Herald:“It’s inaccurate and deceptive of him to say there was no vulgarity in the moment,” said Peter Smith, the Boston University assistant photojournalism professor who made the shot.Vaffanculo means "go get fucked up your ass."
Despite Scalia’s insistence that the Sicilian gesture was not offensive and had been incorrectly characterized by the Herald as obscene, the photographer said the newspaper “got the story right. (...)
“The judge paused for a second, then looked directly into my lens and said, ‘To my critics, I say, ‘Vaffanculo,’” punctuating the comment by flicking his right hand out from under his chin, Smith said.