Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Liberal Media Reliably Leap Into Action, Condemn Carson for Immigrant-Slave Comparison
On his first day on the job, newly sworn in Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson made the awful mistake of comparing immigrants and slaves.
The liberal media (the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed, Hollywood Reporter and others) reliably leaped into action to cover the remarks with their usual glee. There immediately followed a scrum of condemnation from movie stars such as Samuel L. Jackson and the NAACP. Even the Anne Frank Center got into action calling the remarks "as offensive a remark as it gets."
The thing is, though, that the comparison, as inapt and inept as it certainly is, is often made by immigrant advocacy groups, supporters of open borders, and even black progressives from time to time. Doing so is frequently a conscious effort to hitch the "illegal immigration is benign" wagon onto the civil rights train.
Example: Maria Hinojosa, a National Public Radio host who wears her alien advocacy on her sleeve in the same uncritical way that Jorge Ramos of Univision does, made the comparison when making the unverified and unverifiable claim in regard to aliens in Flint, Mich., during the tainted water crisis there. Her guest for the day, Melissa Harris-Perry, carried the stupid analogy even further by comparing immigration laws with "fugitive slave laws".
That CNN unwittingly exposes its own hypocrisy is no surprise; they are a network with neither shame nor historical memory.
But where were the howls of outrage from Hollywood stars over Hinojosa and Harris-Perry's conversations? There were none.
All things considered, the silence in the face of these other gaffes is suspicious. Is it because Carson is a Black Republican, and African-Americans aren't allowed by the progressive thought police to be conservative? Is that why only his remarks get singled out when so many others have made the same kind of inappropriate comparisons? I can't help but wonder.