NY Times: Trump Saying Racism Is Evil Is Only A Start Or Something

NY Times: Trump Saying Racism Is Evil Is Only A Start Or Something

Newt Gingrich makes a salient point

Trump said bigotry and violence are “un-American,” Gingrich said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Monday night. “But clearly there was a hunger for him to use the specific phrases about white supremacists and about the KKK and about Nazis. He came back today (Monday afternoon), he said every single thing that his critics on the left want. So now you have crowds that are saying ‘well, he didn’t say it soon enough.’ I just want to suggest to you – there’s an anti-Trump movement in this country that will never, ever be satisfied as long as he’s president.”

And then we jump to the NY Times Editorial Board who are never satisfied (unless it’s Obama making a quick speech between golf holes which declared that Islamic jihadis are not Muslims in relation to James Foley being beheaded)

How Mr. Trump Could Face Up to White Supremacists

There’s a moral awakening taking place across America, but President Trump is still hiding under his blanket.

The racists’ march in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, a protest against the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee, presented Mr. Trump with the most glaring opportunity yet to separate himself decisively from the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who have cheered him on since he announced his candidacy, and to make clear that America has no room for what they stand for. He blew it. After the marchers turned to violence, and one of them plowed a car into a group of counterprotesters, injuring at least 19 and killing a woman named Heather Heyer, Mr. Trump said only that he rejected violence “on many sides.”

On Monday, Mr. Trump found his way to something resembling a presidential response. “Racism is evil,” he said in a terse speech delivered off a Teleprompter in a tight-jawed monotone. “Those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the K.K.K., neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

Let me ask something: if you’re showing up to rallies, marches, protests, and counter-protests wearing a mask, what are you looking for? There’s been nary a mention of the violence from Antifa and Black Lives Matter from the NY Times. Who started the violence in Charlottesville? Was it the KKK/Nazis/White supremacist nutjobs, or the Antifa crowd? Violence appears at virtually every single left wing gathering. Both sides are despicable. Yet, the NYTEB is only calling out one.

The NYTEB has almost never touched on the anti-Jew sentiment emanating from Democrats. Is that not evil?

His aides reportedly urged him to express that straightforward sentiment on Saturday. Yet even as he now managed to get some of the right words out he could not bring himself to assign blame for Ms. Heyer’s death, saying only that she “was tragically killed.” Contrast that with his eager invocations of Kathryn Steinle — “the beautiful Kate,” as he started calling her in tweets and speeches more than two years ago, after she “was gunned down in SF by an illegal immigrant.”

First, at the time Trump made the comments, we had no idea who killed Ms. Heyer and which side they were on. As for Kate Steinle, we knew exactly who killed her when Trump started commenting.

Why has the Times never called out Obama for supporting illegal aliens who kill Americans? Why have they never denounced Obama for failing to reach out to Kate’s family and friends? Because Obama was a Democrat and Trump uses the Republican brand.

The double standard goes to the heart of Mr. Trump’s simplistic, racialized worldview, where the criminals are black or brown and the victims are white. In fact, white supremacists have been responsible for 49 homicides in the past 16 years, more than any other domestic extremist movement, according to a joint intelligence bulletin produced by the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security in May.

How many homicides have been linked to Black Lives Matter and Antifa talking points in the last few years? The NY Times could barely find outrage against the Islamic extremist movement, were a Muslim fanatic killed as many in a few hours as the nutty white supremacists killed in 16 years.

More Americans have been killed by illegal aliens in the past 16 years than by white supremacists.

This is not to defend the neo-Nazis, white supremacists, or KKK. But, if you want to go after one, you must go after the others. Where were the calls for Democrats to denounce Robert Byrd, a longtime high-ranking KKK member? The NY Times typically defended Obama for refusing to name and denounce radical Islam. They never denounced Obama as he refused to call out the Black Lives Matter movement with their virulent anti-white and anti-police talking points, along with their calls for violence and actual violence.

You can’t call out one while ignoring the others. Though, the NY Times and Democrats will give it a shot. And they will never, ever, give Trump a fair shake.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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