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.

4 Comments:

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:
http://southronsentinel.tripod.com/southron_sentinel/issue4

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:

http://donkeycons.blogspot.com/2006/04/hatin-on-cynthia.html

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

http://progressive.org/mag_zinn0406

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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