What Fresh Hell Is This?

October 27, 2008

Found On The Trib Op-Ed Page - HUH?

Every Monday the editorial page at DickieCougarMellonScaife's little paper that could hosts a snippet or three from one of DickieCougarMellonScaife's other pet projects, Accuracy In Media.

Today, this was found on the op-ed page:

Racist!: "(Sarah Palin's) attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret. ... Palin's words avoid repulsing voters with overt racism. But is there another subtext for creating the false image of a black presidential nominee 'palling around' with terrorists while assuring a predominantly white audience that he doesn't see their America?"

-- Associated Press writer Douglass K. Daniel in reference to William Ayers, who is white.

Which is curious as the subtext in Daniel's AP piece is about how Palin is imposing a racially tinged "us versus them" dichotomy. The "us" group contains all the right-thinking white people from the "pro-America" places in this country. "Them" is everyone else.

Not surprising that AIM and the op-ed-sters at the Trib can't see that.


John K. said...

John K: Actually the Ayers ads have hit close to home for the Democrats. They can't stand it. It is also interesting the depths to which the left will sink to defend a terrorist. Which shows how low the liberals will go to obtain power. Acorn anyone.

Heir to the Throne said...

No the subtext of the article is that all criticisms of B. Obama are racist.

Anonymous said...

No, actually it hasn't, John. And perhaps you haven't noticed, but Angry Republicans that do nothing but attack seems to have turned voters off.

But if you want to think it's working, who am I to tell you how crazy you can be?

And, Heir, you should look up the definition of subtext, because what you state is clearly not the meaning intended by the AP writer.

If you disagree with his premise, that Palin has engaged in racially tinged rhetoric(this story is almost 2 weeks old actually), then say that and argue why you feel that way. To simply take the most extreme opposite position is absurd and suggests you don't actually have a valid point to make.

Again, you and John K., like so many conservatives these days, sound not like conservatives but parodies of conservatives.

If you want to be taken seriously, then learn to make well-reasoned arguments with a cogent point to be made.