the all-white elephant

Frank Rich (New York Times) has a fantastic column today entitled, The All-White Elephant in the Room,© Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

in which he lambast the main stream media for its double standard.

…if there’s any coherent message to be gleaned from the hypocrisy whipped up by Hurricane Jeremiah, it’s that this nation’s perennially promised candid conversation on race has yet to begin.

This one is well worth the little time it takes to read. John Hagee is dealt with and questions are raised that have yet to be brought up by the MSM. The defense for not bringing up McCain’s ties to Hagee has been that McCain was not a member or Hagee’s church for 20 years. Mr. Rich points out however,

That defense implies, incorrectly, that Mr. McCain was a passive recipient of this bigot’s endorsement. In fact, by his own account, Mr. McCain sought out Mr. Hagee, who is perhaps best known for trying to drum up a pre-emptive “holy war” with Iran.

It should be interesting to see whether any in the MSM brings up the dead topic again without mentioning Hagee now that it has been exposed in the Times.

(image © Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times)

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