Thursday, August 25, 2016

Today in race-baiting

If you're bored by the latest in Drudgian frame-setting, you can always head downpage and see what the party has told Fox to say today about the whole race thing. Of some interest in today's incarnation of this now-familiar dog whistle is that neither "Mohammed" uses that spelling: the first is a Mohamed, the second a Muhammad. (Oh, and the question of how and whether the second was "recruited" by ISIS, but that gets into Drudge's wholesale abandonment of direct objects and is a matter for another day.)

Anyway, aside from its hilarious misunderstanding of what "neoliberal" already means, this column a few weeks ago from extraplanetary historian Victor Davis Hanson put the Angry  White Man perspective on the current campaign in a new light:

Clinton versus Trump is a war of NPR, CBS and The New York Times against the National Enquirer, conservative talk radio and the Drudge Report. Clinton supporters such as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, onetime Bush officials Hank Paulson and Brent Scowcroft, and billionaire Meg Whitman certainly have nothing in common with Republican Trump supporters such as Mike Huckabee and Rush Limbaugh.

So it's sort of like the Battle of Five Armies, now with added BatBoy?



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1 Comments:

Anonymous raYb said...

You really should think twice about leaving links to things like that Hansen piece lying about. Those things could hurt somebody.

1:40 PM, August 26, 2016  

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