Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Right Wing Press

This is a little like shooting ducks in a barrel, but I'd like to take this opportunity to fire off a few well deserved pot shots at the Washington Times.

Robert Stacy McCain is their Assistant Naitonal Editor. Here are a few eloquent pieces of his writings (posted under pseudonyms):
"[T]he media now force interracial images into the public mind and a number of perfectly rational people react to these images with an altogether natural revulsion," McCain wrote. "The white person who does not mind transacting business with a black bank clerk may yet be averse to accepting the clerk as his sister-in-law, and THIS IS NOT RACISM, no matter what Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Washington tell us."
Yes, people like this still exist. And yes, they work for the Washington Times.


At April 15, 2006 8:04 PM, Blogger Donkey Cons said...

Eric: You have misattributed to me comments which were, in fact, made by Michael Hill. Those comments can be found here:

You have made a common mistake among left-wing bloggers. The sources you are relying on have their facts wrong. My e-mail address is easily available, and you should check such things our before you fill the blogosphere with libelous errors.

At April 15, 2006 8:45 PM, Blogger Eric Z said...

I've removed the second quote, but the first one is yours, correct?

At April 15, 2006 11:49 PM, Blogger Donkey Cons said...

Thanks, Eric. Please look closely at the sentences you quote. Criticism of the media is not the same as arguing for segregation or expressing hatred. If I don't like "Will & Grace" or "Brokeback Mountain," does that make me a gay-basher? People have the right to their own opinions, correct? We must allow people to think for themselves, yes? Please see this post:

On a related subject: As to "controversial" opinions or speculations about historical events -- don't Michael Moore and Howard Zinn do the same thing?

By attempting to view things from different perspectives or in terms of cultural context, we arrive at deeper understandings.

At any rate, thanks for the correction, and I will update my blog to reflect this.

At April 16, 2006 11:09 AM, Blogger Eric Z said...

Yes, but saying that it is OK for a white person to be unaccepting of a black in-law IS racist. Don't try to spin this into commentary on the media.


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