Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Laura Ingraham! Motto: Class? That's A Room Students Sit In

OK so we are celebrating the 50th anniversary Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech here in post racial America--when we aren't shooting black kids for buying Skittles that is, and everybody and his black friend have taken to the airways to profess their affection for fried chicken, to celebrate the day in song, and to take advantage of the internet and social media to spread the word that equality has descended on the nation like white sheets on on a Ku Klux Klan meeting.

Even Laura Ingraham--one of the leading lights of modern conservative thought known for her biting wit and cogent political analysis--was moved to acknowledge the day by inviting well known civil rights advocate Pat Buchanan on to her show to discuss the historical implications of the day.

Now, you might think that inviting Pat Buchanan to talk about civil rights is sort of like inviting Josef Mengele to talk about medical research, but that's just because you have an outdated and incorrect definition of the term civil rights.
Ingraham's guest Buchanan recently appeared on Fox News to distort black-on-white crime rates and imply that African Americans are an inherently violent race. On the radio, the two bemoaned the idea that, in Buchanan's words, "white males are the only group ... against whom it's legitimate to discriminate against."
See, civil rights is about disempowered groups trying to get an equal share of the pie and no one is more disempowered than white guys. Just ask Jamie Dimon, Mitt Romney, or the nearly 85% of white men that run and sit on the boards of Fortune 500 companies. But to her credit, Ingraham did take a couple of minutes out of her discussion with Buchanan on the plight of the white man to play part of the speech by Representative John Lewis--who got his head cracked open by a state trooper in 1965. Let's give a listen.

Well, there you go. Fair and Balanced.  A little choppy maybe, but still. Oh, and if you're wondering about the sound effect she used to segue out of the clip? Yeah, it was the sound of a gunshot. Now before you go getting all up on your high horse about her choice of transitions it was just her way of paying homage to Dr. King (shot April 4, 1968). It was the white thing to do.

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