Bigot: ‘one who regards or treats the members of a group with hatred and intolerance,’ according to Webster
DECEMBER 4, 2017
The New York Times printed three op-eds by three different writers describing President Trump as a bigot.
In a naked display of hypocrisy, all three attack pieces, published on Sunday, accused Trump of being a racist bigot.
Liberal writer Charles Blow wrote about Breitbart News Chief Steve Bannon’s influence on Trump’s worldview.
“It is always worth remembering that Bannon, who departed the White House in mid-August and returned to his right-wing website Breitbart the same day, last year proudly told Mother Jones: ‘We’re the platform for the alt-right.’ Alt-right is just a new name for Nazis and racists.”
Blow added, with no evidence, that Trump’s hostility to the fake news media is an attempt “to grease the skids toward more oligarchy, more authoritarianism, more fascism.”
Another liberal writer at the Times, Roger Cohen, called Trump’s efforts on international politics as “the last stand of the white man, whose century this will not be.”
Nothing bigoted about that statement.
“In every Western democracy, Trump has helped unleash that which is most foul in human nature,” Cohen wrote, adding that Trump’s politics “do little or nothing for his white blue-collar constituency.”
The third op-ed, written by freelance writer Kashana Cauley and titled ‘Trump’s Racist Tweets. My Growing Patriotism’, says that Trump’s feud with the NFL and kneeling players “make it clear what he thinks about black Americans: Our role is to sit down and shut up, to remain deferential and grateful to him…”
The actual bigoted tendencies of the mainstream media have been incessant since Trump’s 2016 election victory, suggesting – in the most bigoted way – Trump is inherently racist.
In October for example, during the national controversy over Confederate statues, CNN reporter April Ryan absurdly asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders if “slavery was wrong.”
Sanders called the question “digusting and absurd,” adding that she’s “not going to re-litigate the Civil War.”
Ryan gloated on Twitter that she did ask the question but only got back “crickets,” as if that question was hard-hitting journalism.
And last month, the Times ran an overtly racist op-ed called ‘Can My Children Be Friends With White People?’ written by Ekow Yankah, who concluded that, no, his children in fact cannot be friends with white people.
What would happen if the shoe was on the other foot?