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Actual Salon headline: “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American”

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You just can’t make this stuff up.  Of all the asinine things that have been said by the media in the last 36 hours, this has got to be right there at the top of the list.

Apparently, Salon thinks that a terrorist bombing of innocent people is the perfect object lesson with which to teach about “white privilege.” Never mind the fact that the main police suspects have been described as “dark skinned” or just the fact that, quite frankly, we have no clue who the bombers are. They could be anybody of any ethnicity. But no, Salon actually hopes that the terrorist is a white American.  

from Salon:

“White privilege is knowing that even if the bomber turns out to be white, no one will call for your group to be profiled as terrorists as a result, subjected to special screening or threatened with deportation,” writes author Tim Wise. “White privilege is knowing that if this bomber turns out to be white, the United States government will not bomb whatever corn field or mountain town or stale suburb from which said bomber came, just to ensure that others like him or her don’t get any ideas. And if he turns out to be a member of the Irish Republican Army we won’t bomb Dublin. And if he’s an Italian-American Catholic we won’t bomb the Vatican.”

source (but please don’t click on this drivel and give these racist low-lifes your business)

There are so many problems with this kind of “logic” that I’m not even going to address it head on.  Instead, let me ask you this: if a conservative publication like The Weekly Standard or National Review had published a story titled “Let’s hope the bomber was a black man,” do you not think there would be rightful outrage from the left?  

Why would there be outrage?  Because this is racism, pure and simple. It’s the inability to see any issue through any prism other than that of skin color.  Liberals are obsessed with the color of people’s skin, and here we are less than 48 hours from a terrorist attack with liberals openly hoping they can crucify a white person for this horrible act.  

Really?… REALLY!?

ABC: Mitch McConnel caught plotting against Ashley Judd

This is seriously stupid.

It’s amazing how someone bugs a senators office and the media is concerned with what was said (which honestly is fair game campaign tactics) rather than who bugged the stinkin’ senators office. 

Im sorry, but this looks like bias anti-republican bias if I have ever seen it.

Professor asks students to step on "Jesus"

Florida Atlantic University communications professor Dr. Deandre Poole asked his students to write “Jesus” on a piece of paper, throw it on the floor, and then stomp on it. Junior Ryan Rotela, a devout Mormon, refused to participate in this activity several weeks ago, and was subsequently suspended from the class…

Hmm…

Eric Draper Photography: G.W.Bush

…from one photographer to another :]

Lanny Davis: Uh, the White House threatened me too

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Yesterday, we reported the story of how the White House threatened Bob Woodward for daring to report, with accuracy, how the President has been lying about the sequester. Now Lanny Davis is saying that the White House threatened him too.

Big Journalism:

Lanny Davis, who served under President Bill Clinton as special counsel to the White House, told Washington, D.C.’s WMAL this morning that the Obama White House had threatened the Washington Times over his column, warning that the Times would suffer limited access to White House officials and might have its White House credentials revoked. Davis, a centrist Democrat, is sometimes critical of the Obama administration’s policies.

Davis was speaking with Breitbart News editor Larry O’Connor, who co-hosts a morning show on WMAL. Davis said he had never spoken publicly about the threats before, but they seemed relevant after the White House told legendary reporter Bob Woodward that he would “regret” insisting that the White House had come up with the idea of the budget sequester, which President Barack Obama is now urging Congress urgently to revoke.

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This is Chicago style politics at its best. I wouldn’t be surprised if the White House threatens journalists like this all the time. They might not threaten them with physical violence (although I wouldn’t put it past the current administration) but they might say something like “if you keep reporting negative things about me, I’ll give a huge scoop to your competitor.” I just wish more reporters would be honest about it.

Well…

(via talkstraight)