Demonstrating the worst of all tactics of censorship and intimidation, the Washington Post issued a racist attack on 97 House Republicans whose sole crime was to deign to express concern over the potential nomination of current United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice as Secretary of State. (Washington Post Editorial) Admittedly without a shred of evidence supporting its racist attack, the Post’s editorial effectively calls the 97 congressman racist for their letter of opposition to President Obama:
“Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy. You’d think that before launching their broadside, members of Congress would have taken care not to propagate any falsehoods of their own.” (Washington Post Editorial)
Although nowhere in the editorial is any evidence given or rational argument made that ANY of the 97 congressmen are actually racist or acting based upon racist motives, the Post attempts to stifle their political speech by calling them racist reasoning that anytime 80 white males, particularly SOUTHERN white males, oppose anyone of color what other explanation could there be but racial motivation. The tactics of the Post are clear, brand those taking positions that its editorial board considers “incorrect” and it will call you a racist making many back off on legitimate criticism that a critical nominee lied to the country about Benghazi before five different morning talk shows. (Congressional Lette
The actions of the Post are nothing more and nothing less than racism. According to the Post, if a “white” person attacks a “black” person that attack is racially motivated. Worse yet, the Post argues that if you come from a state that had slavery 150 years ago , well, say no more – racist. The Post is unapologetic for its offensive and outrageous assertions that they admit is unsupported by evidence or even a real argument that the congressmen are racist – its sole purpose is to censor and shut down debate through a racist attack.
Ironically, what the Post is REALLY upset about is that these congressmen will not allow the cover-up of the Obama Administration lies about the Benghazi attack pass quietly into the night. Despite the clear evidence (Benghazi
, the Post describes as “bizarre” the congressional accusations that Ambassador Rice repeatedly lied and helped cover-up the Benghazi attack. For nearly three weeks following the attack, various members of the Administration including Ms. Rice and the President himself LIED to the American people telling them that the Benghazi attacks were a spontaneous attack caused as reaction to an offensive film. It was only after three weeks that the Administration finally admitted what they had known since the time of the attack, that the Benghazi attack was a coordinated terrorist attack.
The actions of the Post are a reprehensible form of racism and censorship that should no longer be tolerated.