Tuesday, August 6, 2019

I Rest My Case

Nate Silver was the first to criticize the New York Times headline yesterday, “Not sure 'TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM’ is how I would have framed the story.”

Well of course not, it doesn’t say “Orange Man Bad!”

Meanwhile Ohio Rep. Candice Keller took to Facebook to assail the real reasons behind these crimes and was of course instantly assailed for it:

Criticism of her comments came fast and furious from every front, including Butler County Republican Party Chairman Todd Hall who said this was a time for prayer and reflection – not accusatory comments like Keller's. Again, of course: accusatory comments regarding shootings are the exclusive purview of the progressive left.

But back to the NYT headline, “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM.” Following Nate Silver’s tweet they were instantly condemned by such luminaries as AOC, Corey Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Beto O’Rourke. In case you can’t figure out why, it’s that it was, uh, too neutral. As explained by the Washington Post that’s just wrong, wrong, wrong:

For many, the headline fell short of the expectations placed on media outlets in the Trump era to provide context, and in some cases fact-checking, when reporting on the president’s remarks.

AOC’s criticism spelled it out best:

"Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by – and often relies upon – the cowardice of mainstream institutions."

Naturally, the venerable NYT caved and came up with a more suitable alternative for the second addition: “ASSAILING HATE BUT NOT GUNS.” There you go! That’s more like it: “Orange Man Bad!”

Here’s my two cents, directed at the progressive left that runs Hollywood, Big Education, Big Government and Big Tech: if you’re the one who opened the backflow valve on the sewer line you have no right to criticize the smell of sewage everywhere.

Or in the immortal words of Bill Maher: “Hollywood isn’t your cesspool, America. It’s your mirror.”

I rest my case:

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