Comanche Moon: Rangers, Tramps, and Thieves
Stereotype of the Year dishonorable mention
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
These entries "win" for propounding ugly stereotypes in a popular medium with a lot of visibility and a long shelf life.
For another viewpoint, here are the choices by editorial assistant Felicia Wetzig:
Although it also serves on a somewhat positive note since the AIM and SKINS members present were able to use the situation educate people, overall it was an exhibition of white arrogance and ignorance on the part of the artist.
Thom Ross’s website about the show:
"Ross's work is always based on historical facts, though the focus of the work is always much more concerned with the mythic elements then historical accuracy."
Always based on historical facts but more concerned with mythic elements? You can’t really have both since the two are often contradictory.
The newspaper article got mixed reviews from the public but most of them were praising the exhibit.
Some of the more interesting comments:
Impeach_Bush (7:17 AM on September 6, 2008) a tribute to a working sustainable society we cut down like weeds because they got in the way of our greed.
Dishonorable Mention: Campbell Brown slams Indians
This is still one of my top picks because it happened on CNN, I would think that Campbell Brown is typically someone who is generally trusted and influential and expected to have her story straight.
Comanche Moon was also one of my top choices, but once I looked into it I found that it didn't seem to go over too well in general; even critics who are fans of this type of western gave it poor reviews.
Below: A bucking bronco...indoors! Wes Studi shows how wild Indians can be in Comanche Moon.