Yesterday, I wrote a “Paragraphs Of The Day” blog about an article at CNN.com, written by someone named john blake, which essentially told us that every Trump supporter, and everyone who doesn’t support Trump but isn’t actively fighting him, is a White supremacist.
I ended it this way:
I award john blake Paragraphs Of The Day “honors” for showing us exactly why – by being a part of why – CNN has fallen to its current level.
And for showing us exactly the kind of race-based stereotyping that drove so many voters to Donald Trump in the first place.
Today we have this, from Jack Crowe’s article at dailycaller.com:
CNN has made no attempt to retract or modify a Wednesday report which paints all supporters of President Donald Trump as “white supremacists by default.”
The report stakes its weighty claims about the moral character of Trump supporters on the word of “activists, historians and victims of extremism,” who argue that “ordinary people” have empowered white supremacists.
“It’s easy to focus on the angry white men in paramilitary gear who looked like they were mobilizing for a race war in the Virginia college town,” the report reads. “But it’s the ordinary people — the voters who elected a reality TV star with a record of making racially insensitive comments, the people who move out of the neighborhood when people of color move in, the family members who ignore a relative’s anti-Semitism — who give these type of men room to operate.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation received no response after contacting multiple CNN public relations employees, politics editors and the writer who authored the report, to inquire as to whether the network stands by the story.
Are they all in hiding? Are they afraid to say this story is a problem, because of the backlash it might generate from people whose criticism they fear?
Or are they just OK with the premise that tens of millions of people in this country are racists because they voted for Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton?
If there is a race war in the United States, it will not be because there are a sprinkling of nazi sympathizers, or groups of White supremacists here. There are. And, lamentably, there always will be. In a country of over 300 million people there are going to be dregs as well as cream.
No, if there is a race war it will be because the far left – dramatically larger in number than organized nazis or White supremacists and dramatically greater in power and reach, have stereotyped White people by their skin color every bit as much as a klansman stereotype Black people. And, unlike nazis and White supremacists, they are doing so with the complicity of mainstream media – as demonstrated by CNN’s pathetic disappearing act on the racism presented at its own website.
Racism is racism. White on Black, Black on White, any race on any race. It cannot be resolved by condemning one form of racism while condoning another.