The assumptions of the MSM: a minor example

For some reason, USA Today did an interview with Hillary.  During that interview, she said this (all emphasis mine):

“I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on,” she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article “that found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.”

“There’s a pattern emerging here,” she said.

Let’s count the possible insinuations here, shall we?

  1. A college education means you don’t do “hard work”.
  2. “hard-working” minorities are irrelevant.
  3. Whites that have been to college are somehow corrupted.
  4. Only poor whites do “hard work”; blacks are either on welfare or uppity college-educated fancy car drivin’ Dilbert-with-a-tan negros.
  5. Non-college educated whites are automatically racist, and should be pandered to.
  6. Everyone that votes does so on the basis of race when there’s that option, and there’s more whites than non-whites, ESPECIALLY blue-collar whites, so…’nuff said.

Unlike much tamer comments by Obama, this will not be called out in the media as a WTF moment.  Why?  Because they go by narratives that are imprinted on the coverage from day one, and a rule of their narrative is that an establishment candidate always gets the benefit of the doubt, whereas an “outsider” can barely breathe without saying something stupid.  Besides, she’s white and Bill’s Wife, he’s some skinny nigra that knows how to talk.

This isn’t about being for or against either of them: the only reason I register to vote anymore is so they know that I chose not to though I could, as a silent protest against legitimizing a system that I reject.  It’s about how the media’s definition of fairness is to give equal time to obviously dumb ideas, and not to treat similar conduct with the same response when different people engage in it.  It’s about my amusement at how when someone of the majority plays to race as a factor it’s seen as OK, while the slightest whiff of it from anyone else signals Panic Time.  Most importantly, it’s about being absolutely SICK and TIRED of hearing people who by definition don’t care spewing “blue-collar” this and “regular folks” that & not being questioned about it, when in the long run the best outcome for “regular folks” involves these empty suits taking a 7 foot walk off a 6 foot ledge.


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