Access, bias, herd mentality in Munro incident — the corruption of the White House press corps.
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One can only be astounded at Tommy Christopher’s racial obsession over at Mediaite, surfacing not for the first time. Christopher is rapidly gaining a reputation as a journalistic George Zimmerman, although in fairness to Zimmerman a jury has yet to hear the facts and decide whether Zimmerman was actually racially profiling Trayvon Martin.
There is no such question about Christopher, who as with many liberals (here is Congressman Elijah Cummings’s latest) is obsessed with Obama’s race. It was Christopher, remember, who characterized a Romney campaign banner that read “Obama Isn’t Working” as — really and truly — “evocative of a nasty racial stereotype about black men.”
This time around Christopher wrote the following:
In the aftermath of Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro’s clownish outburst in the Rose Garden Thursday afternoon, MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart ably explained to the ignorant likes of Tucker Carlson, the difference between shouting impromptu questions after an event, and interrupting a President during remarks. Guest Julian Epstein asked the inevitable question “Would the right-wing press be doing this if we had a white president there?”
Putting aside the obvious answer — yes, Messrs. Christopher, Capehart, and Epstein, reporters really did interrupt the white Ronald Reagan and yes, Mr. Capehart, they most assuredly did interrupt Ronald Reagan during his remarks — there’s more here than just, let us say, “clownish” historical ignorance.
Mr. Christopher’s racial obsessions should be seen in context. They are but the latest dreary exhibition of the ham and eggs tie between progressives and racism that we have documented here and here and here. The racial obsessions of the Left written, sad to say, in the hard drive of American history. Never forget when dealing with progressives that race is the base — and which race never matters. They are interchangeable when it comes time to push the progressive agenda.
The ignorance of presidential history on display here by Christopher and the others, not to mention the traditional racial obsessions exhibited whether lefties are supporting slavery, segregation, lynching, the Klan, racial quotas or illegal immigration is breathtaking if unsurprising.
Now, onto the last point.
Mark Levin wrote a book that came out in January of this year called Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America. In writing of how ancient left-wing fantasies of utopia have been injected into the American bloodstream as a post-Constitutional Ameritopia, Levin cited two notable quotes. The first, from Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story in 1829:
[G]overnments are not always overthrown by direct and open assaults. They are not always battered down by the arms of conquerors, or the successful daring of usurpers. There is often concealed the dry rot, which eats into the vitals, when all is fair and stately on the outside. And to republics this has been the more common fatal disease. The continual drippings of corruption may wear away the solid rock, when the tempest has failed to overturn it.
The second was from Benjamin Franklin, who in 1787 said of the newly written U.S. Constitution that it
…is likely to be well administered for a Course of Years, and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall be corrupt as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other…
Alas, the Obama Executive Order on immigration — the highly controversial subject of the Obama talk in the Rose Garden — is exactly to Levin’s point.
No less than Obama himself went last year to La Raza, a Latino civil rights group, and said:
Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. (Applause.) And believe me, right now dealing with Congress —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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