Evan Gahr wrote a recent article titled “Appeals Court Judges Send WaPo Racial Purge Lawsuit To Trial” in the Daily Caller Washington Gadfly column addressing some “racial” turmoil at the Washington Post. Since the Daily Caller is run by Tucker Carlson, expectations for quality journalism are fairly low and Mr. Gahr does not disappoint. The Daily Caller is written in the style of a school newspaper for an all-male military boarding school. If that paper were full of the items that the Advisor had forbidden to be published. Lots of false machismo. Guns! Cigars! Booze! Breasts! And more Kate Upton than anyone cares to experience.
It is journalism as shown in a Christian Slater movie.
Also, an essential part of the mix is the tweaking of the journalistic establishment. Carlson attempts to make Daily Caller relevant by pointing out the hypocrisy of the liberal media. Gahr’s article gives him just that chance. It allows the veneer of respectability by championing the Black (BONUS!) alleged victim while giving them a shot at the Washington Post for being racist in its actions and hypocritical in its lack of coverage. Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid and a few others are dragged into this fetid mess by the end.
And it works.
It works THIS TIME because there is truth here. This is the reality of too many “liberal” people and institutions. Their liberalism is heartfelt. Their liberalism is passionate.
Their liberalism is…situational.
I’ve found that the best way to get along with most liberals, institutions and people, is to treat them the same as bigots. If you treat them with the deference and obsequiousness a bigot expects from a Black person, they will be fine. However, without that deference and obsequiousness, they will treat you like David Duke would treat Bigger Thomas after his last date with Duke’s sister. At a minimum the word “uppity” will be thought as the word “arrogant” is said. Lots of talk about “attitude”.
Eventually, you will find out that their wife or husband or best friends (most of whom would be astonished to know they are that person’s friend) or adopted child(ren) or Great Grandfather’s favorite pet was Black. In their mind this establishes their racial bonafides and immunizes them, for all time, from being racist or performing an act of racism. Pointing out that they are being or doing something racist is met by a recitation of their bonafides (see above) and a refusal to see reality just as strong as any of the poor deluded souls (emphasis on the “poor”) that just put Trump into office.
White folks on the Left (WFOTL) do racist things. White folks on the Right (WFOTR) are racists. Minorities understand that there is a difference. It’s time that Whites do as well. For the most part, minorities give WFOTL a pass on this. Its not that we don’t know it. So, the DailyCaller shouldn’t really spend so much time trying to point out what we all now. And we know that when it is pointed out, the preferred method of dealing with it by the Left (Minorities and WFOTL) is to turn politely away and pretend that someone on the other side of the room just called them.
But we do that with the expectation that there will be something done about it. Some attempt to redress. Some attempt to make right. Some attempt to bend the arc.
When that doesn’t happen then it isn’t just WFOTL doing their thing. It isn’t just the good natured stumbling of WFOTL as they try to figure out things.
Then it’s just racism.
Trump lies reflexively and without cause. That works in business where you always assume the guy across from you is lying unless it is going to put money in his pocket. It doesn’t work in politics where a broken word or an outright lie can lead to war and the death of, literally, millions of people. We must never forget that Trump’s default status is broken words and outright lies. It is important that he be called out every time he lies.
And not just by Factcheckers. By everyone. Everyone that recognizes the lie. Every time. Without fail.
It’s up to us.
In their report, published in the journal Clinical Psychology Review, researchers found evidence that cannabis can likely benefit people dealing with depression, social anxiety and PTSD, though it may not be ideal for people with bipolar disorder, for instance, for which there appears to be more negative side effects than positive ones. “This is a substance that has potential use for mental health,” says Zach Walsh, an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. “We should be looking at it in the same way [as other drugs] and be holding it up to the same standard.”
My knee jerked to “Yes” in order to avoid the time and expense of watching the Republicans gnaw on Clinton’s bones while claiming that was the progress Americans voted for. All while the country continues to grind itself to the nubbin supporting the haves while the have-nots have less and less and less.
But then I remembered that President Bush (GW) DID NOT pardon Cheney. Or Rumsfeld. And there have never been two guiltier draft dodging bastards than those two. Bush gambled that Obama’s basic decency (and the Democrats invertebrateness) would keep them from chasing after those war criminals. That, coupled with good old fashioned American nationalism, would keep them safe.
And, so I say “No”. Not because I believe Trump will follow Obama’s lead in not pursuing folks walking out the door but because it’s right. Which is always the best reason. It’s the only thing to do. And it’s time that we started doing the RIGHT thing in America rather than the politically right thing.
If she’s done something, she should be tried for it. If not, then not. And if our new overlords decide the only way to determine that is to spend even more money digging throw the skidmarked drawers of Hillary Clinton’s history, so be it.
Which is always the best reason.
In my opinion, Frank Gaffney is (and always has been) an existential threat to the United States from a foreign policy perspective. I am not being hyperbolic here. Frank is the Paleo-Neocon. He has, at various times, advocated war with Russia, North Korea and Iran. Seriously advocated.
So, I’ve decided to introduce Frank to the American people so that you know just what a leading voice on Donald Trump’s National Security Transition Team believes. Because you need to know. And know fear.
So a new feature at the RiverHouse. “A quick word from Frank” will be an article either authored by or about Frank Gaffney. Here’s the first one:
During his White House years, William Jefferson Clinton — someone Judge Sonia Sotomayor might call a “white male” — was dubbed “America’s first black president” by a black admirer. Applying the standard of identity politics and pandering to a special interest that earned Mr. Clinton that distinction, Barack Hussein Obama would have to be considered America’s first Muslim president.
Despite showing hallmark signs of Alzheimer’s pathology in the brain, some older people keep a sharp memory. Are they immune?