Of course not. But it can sometimes serve as a convenient weapon to play to an audience's racism, when the values of justice raised by the target of one's attack challenge at a fundamental level one's sense of self-worth.
Instead of acknowledgeing that Congresswoman McKinney raised prescient questions about the high crimes of the nations top elected officials, that she delivered Federal tax dollars to address some of the urgent needs in her district, that the wars she opposed had lost whatever public support it may have at one time enjoyed; a local radio talk show host was left with nothing but to make fun of the Congresswoman's new hair style and to impunge her morals.
With the recent firing of Don Imus over his inflammatory remarks about a woman's ball team, the remarks which Neil Boortz made about Congresswoman McKinney have become the subject of frequent comment in recent news articles and blogs.
Consider this supporters' site on the subject.