The word that isn’t there
posted at 9:25 pm on September 17, 2011 by Steven Den Beste
Murphy laments that the press’s sycophancy led to the US electing "an untried, unknown and, it is becoming more and more frightenly clear, incompetent figure as President."
What I found particularly interesting about Murphy’s article was the word that wasn’t there. It’s the word that no one wants to say. But I don’t give a damn, and I’ll say (or write) it:
Among lefties, back in the 2007 timeframe, there was no worse epithet than "racist". One of them would have preferred to have been thought of as a child molester than a racist. Consider, for example, how sympathetic lefties are to Roman Polanski, a confessed child rapist.
The "racist!" epithet has been devalued in the last four years by indiscriminate over-use but it was still quite poisonous among lefties back in 2007.
And so, when in 2007 it became clear that Obama had a genuine shot at becoming president, no left wing reporter or news outlet (which is to say, pretty much all of them) wanted to become known as the one who shot Obama down and ruined his chances for election.
Obama got a free ride from the press because he is black. That’s what no one wants to admit. He is the ultimate example of affirmative action.