Jul 5, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from Joan Walsh’s self-defense screed in Salon: I spent part of my Fourth of July with Matt Drudge fans, after Drudge linked to a silly Newsbusters piece taking umbrage at my interview with PBS’s Tavis Smiley on Monday. (Here’s the whole thing.) Umbrage-addicted Noel Sheppard found fault with most of what I said, but he and his readers were most outraged when I told Smiley that Republicans have “an older white base that doesn’t quite understand how healthcare works.” Also big on Drudge Wednesday: Chris Rock tweeting “Happy white peoples independence day, the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” I’m glad Chris Rock and I could make Drudge’s holiday a happy one, since he’s been devoting his site to scoping out signs of anti-white racism everywhere since Barack Obama’s election.
All that ginned-up Independence Day outrage made me think of Joe Williams, who lost his job with Politico after remarking that Mitt Romney is most “comfortable” around white people. (Williams also retweeted an off-color joke about Ann Romney’s suggestion her husband should be “unzipped.”) Politico made its decision after a crusade against Williams by the Breitbart empire as well as Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, those paragons of journalistic integrity. Now, predictably, unflattering details about his personal life have been leaked as well.
Luckily, I work at Salon, not Politico, and I won’t be fired for my remarks to Smiley.
Over on the white nationalist site Stormfront, they didn’t like my interview with Tavis Smiley, either. (Sorry, I won’t link there.) The more sympathetic Stormfront posters want me to know that I’ll be a victim of anti-white genocide thanks to my Obama support; the idiots want to know if I’m Jewish, even though I told Smiley I’m Irish Catholic. But then the KKK hated Catholics as well as Jews and blacks, so maybe it doesn’t matter.