Salon toys with race again: Who writes the headlines at Salon? Is there any way he or she can be made to present for re-education?
These questions arose for the ten millionth time after a piece appeared last Friday. A young man had shot up LAX.
Salon responded like this:
Why is it always a white guy: The roots of modern, violent rageThe problem doesn’t lie with Kimmel or with his very long, pre-written piece, which doesn’t say a word about the LAX incident. The problem lies with the very bad people who are writing headlines for this deeply fallen publication.
The LAX shooter, once again, is reported to be a white male. Here's why they're always first to violence
It’s isn’t “always a white male,” of course, as every sane person knows, even the slugs at Salon. (Quite a few mass killers haven’t been white.) As every sane person knows, white males aren’t “always first to violence,” whatever that pile of words means.
That isn’t even what Kimmel said. That’s what Salon threw into its headline so it could toy with race again and beg you to give it your click.
Having said all that, hold on! There’s even more bad faith:
Salon’s photograph shows James Holmes, Timothy McVeigh and Adam Lanza, the famous Mass Killers Three. McVeigh is mentioned very briefly in Kimmel’s long piece. Lanza and Holmes aren’t mentioned at all.
If you understand the murderous role played by race in our brutal history, you will understand why this is such disgraceful behavior. If you know the names of the martyrs; if you remember the days when those great people died; you will understand that Salon has been seized by some very bad people.
It’s time that these very bad people were told to stop toying with race. Could we take a nationwide collection to ensure that they “make their nut” each week without making use of their favorite new toy, the sick scammy toy known as race?
Announcing hope for the world: Right from the start, commenters assailed Salon from the left. This was the second comment:
COMMENTER: Ugh. I'm sorry, but even as a leftist prone to identity politicking on occasion, Salon's persistent cynical use of click-racial baiting is tiresome, especially inasmuch as you know they are patting themselves on the back at the same time for their "challenging" polemicals.Similar comments followed. One more early example:
COMMENTER: This is flat out ugly f*cking race trolling, Salon, and you should be ashamed of yourselves. Seriously. This gives credence to every unhinged right winger who comes here and talks about Salon's race obsession.That said, a pitiful number of Salonistas tried to defend what Salon had done. It was Us behaving like Them, something we're getting quite good at.