How much more ridiculous can identity politics get?
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot is only accepting interview requests from “black and brown journalists” as a matter of policy, according to a spokesman. Imagine the reverse!
The mayor is tied of “educating white, mostly male members of the news media about the perils and complexities of implicit bias.” That’s O.K. by us, Mayor Lightfoot. We’re tired of hearing it.
Does it matter to Mayor Lightfoot whether the black journalist is Jason L. Riley, conservative columnist for the Wall Street Journal, or Joy Reid, MSNBC’s spokesman for BLM? Does Lightfoot believe that WBBM TV and the Chicago Tribune are (pardon the term) blacklisting reporters of color? That universities are graduating thousands of frustrated minority-race journalists who are forced to turn to crime? (Although some journalism IS a crime!)
Good for the Trib’s city hall reporter — a latino (if you are counting) who stood up the mayor before a scheduled interview. “Politicians don’t get to choose who covers them.” (Source here.)
This and that
• Conservatives are hitting back at Woke corporations with a $13 million ad buy on national cable news. Targets: Nike, Coca Cola (aka “Woke Coke”), American Airlines — the companies ragging on the State of Georgia for enacting entirely reasonable election integrity laws that are more inclusive than most blue states.
The Wall Street Journal tells that “Each ad treats the companies like a political candidate would an opponent, hitting the company’s reputation and contrasting its high-minded social-justice rhetoric with its other behavior. Nike embraced Colin Kaepernick, the woke former quarterback, one ad says, but “rather than hiring Americans, Nike chose China.”
⇒ Babylon Bee has it figured: “White liberals amazed that black man gets voter I.D.”
• “Why is the Associated Press sharing a building with Hamas? Surely these intrepid reporters knew who their neighbors were,” U.S. Sen Tom Cotton asks. “Did they knowingly allow themselves to be used as human shields by a US-designated terrorist organization? Did the AP pull its punches and decline to report for years on Hamas’ misdeeds?”
“I submit that the AP has some uncomfortable questions to answer, yet the AP and its fellow journalists are in high dudgeon about Israel’s wholly appropriate air strike. Leave it to whiny reporters to make themselves the story and the victim when terrorists are shooting missiles at innocent civilians.”
⇒ Babylon Bee (again) “AP reporter wonders if hooded office mate with AK-47 might be a terrorist.”
• About that 75-year-old Madison woman who died after getting the Covid vaccination: The poor dear had just about every health problem imaginable except a faulty parachute.
Jonah Goldberg has the Bottom Line: “When AOC says it’s simplistic to say that Israel has a right to defend itself, she’s right. It IS simple: Israel has a right to defend itself.”
#STOPASIANHATE Lori Lightfoot!
“How much more ridiculous can identity politics get?” Whilst realizing that’s a rhetorical question, the Left has bigger and more expanded goals. That said, Ain’t it nice that here-to-fore quiet folks in here-to-fore quiet communities are battlin’ back ? And makin’ some ground. Kinda restores yer faith in mankind and it’s superiority over apes (and Progressives)…. Further, the Bee nails it: Libs think blacks are stupid and ignorant and need to be lead by the hand. Were I a minority, I’d be disgusted. Especially locally by the MMSD lowering or eliminating grade requirements, as well as BLM & Freedom, Inc constantly asking for support (mostly charters & grants = $$$) so’s they can “show the way” to their seemingly immature, ignorant and stupid brethren.
RE: AP? I’ll hafta dig, but VOX or somesuch recently posted an article concerning the “grooming” and “assistance” by Hamas to Western journalists over the years. They made life EZ for foreign correspondents unbeknownst to the recipeints. Up to & including -where to locate offices….
Good ol’ Lori may have gone a step beyond, as have schools, etc. posting “safe places” only fer POC. Segregation is, after all, SEGREGATION… and illegal.
“Kinda restores yer faith in mankind and it’s superiority over apes”
I’ll stand with Dr. Zaius on this one.
Chicago can’t keep a lid on the south side. She’s desperate. She’s out soon.
I think that’s Delta Airlines (Not American) who opposed the Georgia law, and why did Major League Baseball get a pass? They pulled the All Star Game out of Atlanta and put it in Colorado where the voting laws are more, not less, restrictive. They all joined the Democrat party and need to pay for that until they unjoin it.