Reporting on the American elections here in the UK is shockingly not as respectful as one might hope. To wit:
Barack Obama needs some fat friends fast. US pundits claim that he is "too thin to win", and is alienating the vast, waddling hordes of Americans nurtured on mega Macs and super Subs.Silly Brits, don't know that they're called 'Big Macs'...
The article goes on in this vein and then concludes:
But if Obama fails to make the White House, it will have less to do with his physique than with his colour. That's what the racist underbelly of America, yet to emerge in all its ugliness, simply can't stomach.