We’re Surely in Bizarro World Now

When usually ridiculous conservatives like Jennifer Rubin are defending Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton’s remarks at a fundraiser Friday calling half of Donald Trump’s supporters “deplorables” were not entirely new. The story was straightforward, yet members of the media managed once more to show themselves flummoxed when conveying facts accurately and in context.

Of course nothing Clinton said was wrong. But when Jamelle Bouie or Ta-Nehisi Coates say so, the “liberal” media can ignore it.  Can they ignore it when conservatives agree?

How about when the racist AltRight she was talking about claims it as a badge of honor, a celebration of their deplorableness.

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That’s Donald Trump leading a band that includes Alex Jones, Roger Stone and a cartoon character, Pepe the Frog, created by an AltRight contributor (Jared T . Swift) that represents a Nazi Trump supporter.

@JaredTSwift said some of the support for Trump was in jest, but for most of his cohorts, it’s sincere. He even claimed to have voted for Trump in the primary himself, wherever it is he lives, and said he’d vote for him in the general, too.

“In a sense, we’ve managed to push white nationalism into a very mainstream position,” he said. “Trump’s online support has been crucial to his success, I believe, and the fact is that his biggest and most devoted online supporters are white nationalists. Now, we’ve pushed the Overton window. People have adopted our rhetoric, sometimes without even realizing it. We’re setting up for a massive cultural shift.”

Yeah, and they’re proud of it, and proud to be identified in that basket of deplorables. Please juxtapose with those that Mitt Romney identified as the 47%, the “users” and “moochers” on government programs who pay no taxes and take no responsibility for themselves. How many people stood up and said they’re the 47% and proud of it? Nobody. That was an above it all millionaire expounding on a ridiculous right wing theory about why more people don’t vote Republican to a room of his very arrogant supporters. It was news because he would never have said that in public, so he was revealed as a run of the mill GOP economic elitist with erroneous ideas of who contributes and who doesn’t to our economy.  Whereas, Hillary has said the same things in public on multiple occasions and the media has not disagreed with her. As Coates noted:

For much of this campaign journalists have attacked Hillary Clinton for being evasive and avoiding hard questioning from their ranks. And then the second Clinton is forthright and says something revealing, she is attacked—not for the substance of what she’s said—but simply for having said it. This hypocrisy carries a chilling implicit message: Lie to me. Lie to the country. Lie to everyone. This weekend was not just another misanalysis, it was a shocking betrayal of the journalistic mission which should urge the revelation of truth as opposed to the propagation of hot takes, Washington jargon, and politics-speak.

The media backlash against the “basket of deplorables” is going to re-backlash against them as Clinton’s rhetoric is proven accurate.

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