Liberals tend to devote a significant portion of their daily lives to proving how not racist they are. One particularly expedient way of doing this is to declare that something a conservative has said or done is totally racist, and then to place oneself in opposition to the thing that was racist: “See, I’m not a racist!”
As result, the List of Things That Are Racist has grown incomprehensibly long. The Free Beacon‘s devotion to public service obligates us to provide this (non-exhaustive by any means) list of what liberals do and do not consider to be racist.
Things That Are Racist
TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains uncensored references to the Washington R-dsk-ns that some MSNBC hosts might find offensive.
Terence Moore, a columnist for MLB.com, said the dumbest thing (yet) about the Washington Redskins controversy. It happened on MSNBC, obviously.
MSNBC host Joy Reid has made history (probably?) by uttering the first on-air “trigger warning” on network television.
Poorly rated cable network MSNBC has issued yet another apology for offensive behavior after its Way Too Early staff “celebrated” Cinco de Mayo by wearing sombreros, shaking maracas, and drinking tequila on air.
This has become something of a tradition for the struggling left-wing “news” network. Here’s a (partial) list of outrageous things MSNBC hosts have had to apologize for:
Democratic donors are having a bad month.
Check out the following two statements on the subject of illegal immigration. One was said by Vice President Joe Biden, and the other was said by a racist. See if you can tell the difference:
Liberals don’t like Ted Cruz. Many hate him. But why? Is it his conservative politics? That might have something do with it. The most plausible explanation is that liberals fear any politician who dares to be non-white, non-conformist, and non-complacent, and who challenges their 1940s Rooseveltian worldview.
Whenever someone like Ted Cruz come along, liberals cling to their outdated values, and immediately set out to neutralize this threat via a process known as “othering.” According to Yahoo! Answers:
In case you missed it, outraged liberals are outraged at Stephen Colbert, the failed congressional candidate and comedian who plays a fake conservative on television. Slate’s Dave Weigel has a good synopsis, and this HuffPost Live interview with the Twitter activist who launched the #CancelColbert hashtag movement is both informative and cringeworthy. Do watch it:
As longtime admirers of Ezra Klein and his scrappy gang of Juicebox wunderkinds, we are dismayed to learn that “Project X,” Klein’s broad-based multiplatform transformative new media venture, does not appear to value diversity in the newsroom.
Washington Post media watchdog Erik Wemple reported Wednesday that Richard Prince, a prominent advocate for “Diversifying the Face of American Journalism,” has raised questions about the racial diversity at Project X.
To his credit, Klein’s response should be held as the gold standard of comebacks/apologies for liberals caught in an act of homogeny.
As President Barack Obama continues to half-heartedly make the case for war to a Congress and public that aren’t interested, some conservatives have snarked that all the principled anti-war activists so prominent throughout the Bush years—Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, etc.—must have been kidnapped. That’s the only way to account for their silence.
Ed Asner has another explanation, however: They’re all afraid of being called a racist for daring to oppose Barack Obama.