The mainstream media and the ultra-edgy comedians who don't challenge it have cried "xenophobia" over and over in a rather collective freakout over the British decision to leave the European Union.
The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey told The Today Show the vote demonstrated "fear, xenophobia" and in some cases "racism." In a later interview on MSNBC, host Craig Melvin told him the reasoning behind the referendum sounded like "old-fashioned xenophobia."
CNN's Christiane Amanpour didn't hold back, saying the Leave movements were led by "hard-right, very, very xenophobic, anti-immigrant, very populist, nationalist, white identity politics."
Resurfaced MSNBC host Joy Reid asked a panel "how much of what happened is just straight-out xenophobia and racism?" BBC correspondent Kim Ghattas accused the Leave campaign of feeding a "xenophobia sentiment" in their bid for the United Kingdom to leave the EU.
CNBC's Jim Cramer said "xenophobia, which is a polite word for racism, and age" were to blame for the decision.
Samantha Bee, who has become so vital to late-night with her completely predictable diatribes against Republicans, decried the vote as driven by "angry, less-educated, older white voters" who were fed "xenophobia slathered in slogan sauce."
There is no greater shame to the liberal press than being an elderly white person, and throwing this blanket label around is not racist in the slightest.
Larry Wilmore of Comedy Central's unwatched The Nightly Show also used the xenophobia line in his "analysis."
And Stephen Colbert declared the entire country to be stupid for its decision, sniping, "And it just kind of proves that people over there aren't really smart, but apparently it's just the accent makes them seem smart."
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