August 13, 2016

As all of the regular readers here are already painfully aware of, it's been another really bad week for Donald Trump with his falling poll numbers, and the fact that he can't seem to get out of his own way with making comments like calling President Obama the "founder of ISIS" before doubling down, and then claiming that it was all a big joke.

So, how do the talking heads on the Curvy Couch over on GOP-TV do damage control on this Saturday's Fox & Friends? Claim media bias against poor old Orange Julius of course, and pretend that Hillary Clinton acknowledging the existence of white privilege months ago is somehow the equivalent of the outrageous statements made by Donald Trump every other day on the campaign trail:

CARLSON: I think they have a right to ask Trump tough questions. “What do you mean by that?” Totally fair. But they are giving Hillary a complete pass. They're acting on her behalf and they're devaluing their moral authority in doing it. It's a big mistake. […]

He can't back down. That's for sure. I just wish that they would apply the same standard to Hillary when she says, for example, all white people are privileged and therefore should apologize. It's like, really?

If you're unemployed machinist in Toledo, you're really more privileged than the millionaire, Harvard educated African-American President of the United States? That's actually an insane statement. And not one person called her on it or even noticed it. So just apply the same standard to Hillary.

We elected the black guy who went to Harvard President.. so racism is over, people. Doesn't everyone know that? And of course he's lying about what she said as well. Asking people to acknowledge that white privilege exists is not the same thing as demanding that people apologize for it. Here's the quote that has had Tucker and his ilk worked into a lather for months on end now:

White Americans need to do a much better job of listening when African-Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day. We need to recognize our privilege and practice humility, rather than assume our experiences are everyone else’s experiences.

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