Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lori Ziganto: WaPo's Cohen Shows his Bias and Racism In Palin Hit Piece

The Smarter Than Us ™ Left doesn’t believe in post-racial anything
Lori Ziganto reads leftist stooges like Richard Cohen so you don't have to. At David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog, she slaps down Cohen for going all raaaacist on Gov. Palin:
The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen is the latest to exhibit just how unglued the Left and the media, being concentric circles on a Venn diagram, natch, have become. Newsbusters points out that in the article titled “Attack on Michelle Obama shows Palin’s ignorance of history,” Cohen comes to the inane, and typically leftist, conclusion that Sarah Palin “could not be the president of black America nor of Hispanic America.” Um. Sure, I’m no swanky-pants Washington Post columnist, nor do I even have the vast experience of a community organizer from which to draw, but I’m fairly certain that the presidency isn’t segregated.

Can’t let pesky facts stand in the way of a hit piece, though, can he? How does Cohen form his brilliant – and sure-fire entre into a good cocktail party this weekend – hypothesis? Because Sarah Palin dares to mention the following in her new book:
"In her new book, she reportedly takes Michelle Obama to task for her supposedly infamous remark from the 2008 campaign: 'For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.'"
Huh. Again, I’m no expert, but it seems to me that Michelle Obama actually did say that. So, by “taking her to task,” he of course means smearing with, you know, the truth. Oh, that wing-nutty Palin! Telling the truth and all. That’s so reactionary and old school! I suppose they don’t like that whole “Truth to Power” thing turned around on them. The book snippet to which he refers is as follows:
"Certainly his wife expressed this view when she said during the 2008 campaign that she had never felt proud of her country until her husband started winning elections. In retrospect, I guess this shouldn’t surprise us, since both of them spent almost two decades in the pews of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church listening to his rants against America and white people."
Cohen isn’t alone in his delusions. The Huffington Post called that passage “racially charged.” Why? Because the Left, in their stompy foot temper tantrums, are letting their true colors show. And they are racist ones. It is the Left who only sees color. It is the Left who paints people into identity politics laden boxes only, in order to further their own end. They use people as a means to that end, with no regard to the harm it causes.

Ms. Ziganto credits Cohen for getting one point right. Sarah Palin couldn’t be president of "Black America" because there is no such country. Cohen and the disgraced John "Two Americas" Edwards do not understand that the USA is one nation. We fought a bloody and costly Civil War to keep it that way. The very idea that we have multiple segregated countries within our country presidencies is, she quite correctly points out is "racist in and of itself." Anyone who preaches such a sick sermon displays a troubling ignorance of American history. But we are not surprised. The left is so busy trying to rewrite history that it has failed to learn it.

Update: Adrienne Ross is also on Cohen's case. Read her post here.

- JP

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