Let’s Play ” If we reverse the Race/Name/Religion “

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Let's Play " If we reverse the Race/Name/Religion "

This is one of the eas­i­est games to play, the object is to change the Race, Name reli­gion or Party in a story and imag­ine how the MSM would deal with it.

Let’s start sim­ple with this story out of Legal Insur­rec­tion con­cern­ing Con­ser­v­a­tive Jus­tice Clarence Thomas

“I became deeply dis­turbed upon learn­ing that Jus­tice Thomas’s mov­ing story and incred­i­ble con­tri­bu­tions to the coun­try are not even men­tioned, much less dis­cussed in detail, in the new museum. Mak­ing mat­ters worse, the only ref­er­ence to Jus­tice Thomas is in regard to a sin­gle individual’s con­tro­ver­sial accu­sa­tion against him at his Sen­ate con­fir­ma­tion hear­ing twenty-​five years ago — an accu­sa­tion that was con­tra­dicted by numer­ous wit­nesses and rejected by The Wash­ing­ton Post, the Democratic-​controlled Sen­ate, and the Amer­i­can pub­lic at the time,” wrote Cruz. “I’m sim­ply request­ing that a fair and accu­rate por­trayal of his pow­er­ful story be included, for the great ben­e­fit of mil­lions of future museum-​goers.”

The entire let­ter is here:

Ted Cruz Let­ter to Smith­son­ian Jus­tice Clarence Thomas by Legal Insur­rec­tion on Scribd

If Clarence Thomas was a lib­eral the entire media would be attack­ing the National Museum of African His­tory and Cul­ture for the exclu­sion of the 2nd most pow­er­ful and con­se­quen­tial black man in the coun­try and panel after panel would dis­cuss what that exclu­sion meant, of course if Jus­tice Thomas was a lib­eral he wouldn’t have been excluded.

OK now you know the rules LET’S PLAY!

Here’s one from the Daily Caller:

The world is still in shock after a rogue police offi­cer gunned down the Russ­ian ambas­sador to Turkey and shouted “Allahu akbar” Mon­day, but one of CNN’s pri­or­i­ties was appar­ently to claim the jihadi doesn’t “speak for Mus­lims,” as if peo­ple might think he were an elected offi­cial and not a mur­der­ous Islamic extremist.

At the open­ing of an art exhi­bi­tion in Ankara, Turkey, off-​duty police offi­cer Mevlüt Mert Altın­taş, who was stand­ing right behind Russ­ian Ambas­sador Andrey Karlov, sud­denly took out his pis­tol and opened fire, shoot­ing Karlov in the back numer­ous times. Karlov col­lapsed on the ground imme­di­ately and was later pro­nounced dead on the scene.

Although CNN admit­ted that the rogue cop “seems to have a reli­gious moti­va­tion,” reporter Nic Robert­son added directly after that “there is no guar­an­tee he rep­re­sents Mus­lims of any sort.”

Now imag­ine if the shooter had shouted “In the name of Jesus Christ”, instead.
Chris­tians every­where would be called on to denounce the shooter or be por­trayed as accom­plices at worst or sym­pa­thiz­ers at best to his action. The West­boro Bap­tist Church, despite being “A church that rarely had over 50 mem­bers and most of them part of his [Fred Phelps über Demo­c­rat] party“would be con­stantly invoked and pun­dits galore would be talk­ing about how Chris­tian­ity went wrong, how their rules are too strict and how it needs to be reformed into a more “inclu­sive” mode less vio­lent mode.

Of course the MSM hopes above all hope that they will get a chance to do this sooner or later.

Our next exam­ple come from MTV via Twitchy (which calls it the first Trump ad of 2020) via Insty:

Now imag­ine just for a moment, if this video was titled “Hey Black or His­panic or Asian Guys: We came up for some New Year’s Res­o­lu­tions for you”?

The out­rage meter on the net­works would be at 11. There would be no other story nation­ally and every adver­tiser would be con­fronted by either angry pro­test­ers , angry celebri­ties and angry media to pull their adver­tis­ing from MTV and the pres­sure wouldn’t stop until a grov­el­ing apol­ogy was elicited from every pro­ducer, every exec­u­tive, every actor and crew mem­ber involved and even then many would be fired.

Instead it will be treated as no big deal.

Our next story comes via Drudge and Instapun­dit and WISN

Mem­bers of the Black Pan­thers of Mil­wau­kee, some armed with guns, marched through the Sher­man Park neigh­bor­hood on Sun­day to protest what they called the “geno­cide” of African Amer­i­cans at the hands of law enforcement.

Now pic­ture if instead of the “Black Pan­thers” and “African-​Americans” this story said “Tea Party” and “white Americans”.

You would have pun­dits beat­ing their breasts over the armed assem­bly, media types would point to this show­ing the tea party to be “dan­ger­ous” or a “threat to pub­lic order” or a “threat to law enforce­ment”. Fur­ther­more “experts” would be on every net­work debunk­ing the claims of geno­cide using stats on shoot­ings and talk­ing about the crim­i­nal actions that tea party mem­bers were in the act of doing while shot by police.

Instead this will remain a local story, except in the con­ser­v­a­tive blogosphere.

Finally, again via Insty, we go to the Ithaca voice for another story deemed “local news”

An Ithaca man accused of killing a UPS dri­ver from Can­dor said in court Mon­day after­noon that not only did he believe he shot and killed Don­ald Trump, but that no evi­dence could be pre­sented to him to sug­gest otherwise.

Justin R. Barkley, 38, said dur­ing his arraign­ment and sub­se­quent attempt to plead guilty, “I shot and killed Don­ald Trump pur­posely, inten­tion­ally and very proudly.”

He told the court that he knew where pres­i­dent elect Don­ald Trump would be on Dec. 8 and waited in the Ithaca Wal­mart park­ing lot kill him.

I went there to pur­posely shoot and kill him and put him down,” Barkley said.

He told the court that he under­stood the dif­fer­ence between mis­tak­ing a per­son for being Trump and assert­ing that he actu­ally killed Trump. When asked if any evi­dence could be pre­sented to him to sug­gest he killed a dif­fer­ent per­son, he said, “I would hope not.”

Now pic­ture for a sec­ond if we replaced the name “Don­ald Trump” with the name “Barack Obama”.

The entire press would be in an uproar. Mr. Barkley would be made to rep­re­sent every con­ser­v­a­tive who ever lived who would be obliged to denounce him and his actions. Pun­dits would opine how relent­less Obama hatred pushed and whipped up by the right and their media/​internet sites had caused this man to break and decide he is a metaphor for every Tea Party mem­ber or per­son who voted for repub­li­cans in gen­eral and Don­ald Trump in par­tic­u­lar who all want, deep down inside to kill Barack Obama and always have and anchors on every net­work would nod their heads in agreement.

Instead Mr. Barkley will be con­signed to the Ithaca Times as a lone crazy whose mur­der­ous delu­sion is not a national story.

That ends our game for today, but let me leave you with a clos­ing thought. I’m typ­ing this at last sen­tence at 9:21 PM. I started this post at 8 PM when I woke up and all of these exam­ples came from today’s news and were dis­cov­ered with­out any effort in under an hour.

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This is one of the easiest games to play, the object is to change the Race, Name religion or Party in a story and imagine how the MSM would deal with it.

Let’s start simple with this story out of Legal Insurrection concerning Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas

“I became deeply disturbed upon learning that Justice Thomas’s moving story and incredible contributions to the country are not even mentioned, much less discussed in detail, in the new museum. Making matters worse, the only reference to Justice Thomas is in regard to a single individual’s controversial accusation against him at his Senate confirmation hearing twenty-five years ago — an accusation that was contradicted by numerous witnesses and rejected by The Washington Post, the Democratic-controlled Senate, and the American public at the time,” wrote Cruz. “I’m simply requesting that a fair and accurate portrayal of his powerful story be included, for the great benefit of millions of future museum-goers.”

The entire letter is here:

Ted Cruz Letter to Smithsonian Justice Clarence Thomas by Legal Insurrection on Scribd

If Clarence Thomas was a liberal the entire media would be attacking the National Museum of African History and Culture for the exclusion of the 2nd most powerful and consequential black man in the country and panel after panel would discuss what that exclusion meant, of course if Justice Thomas was a liberal he wouldn’t have been excluded.

OK now you know the rules LET’S PLAY!

Here’s one from the Daily Caller:

The world is still in shock after a rogue police officer gunned down the Russian ambassador to Turkey and shouted “Allahu akbar” Monday, but one of CNN’s priorities was apparently to claim the jihadi doesn’t “speak for Muslims,” as if people might think he were an elected official and not a murderous Islamic extremist.

At the opening of an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, off-duty police officer Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, who was standing right behind Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, suddenly took out his pistol and opened fire, shooting Karlov in the back numerous times. Karlov collapsed on the ground immediately and was later pronounced dead on the scene.

Although CNN admitted that the rogue cop “seems to have a religious motivation,” reporter Nic Robertson added directly after that “there is no guarantee he represents Muslims of any sort.”

Now imagine if the shooter had shouted “In the name of Jesus Christ”, instead.
Christians everywhere would be called on to denounce the shooter or be portrayed as accomplices at worst or sympathizers at best to his action.  The Westboro Baptist Church, despite being  “A church that rarely had over 50 members and most of them part of his [Fred Phelps uber Democrat] party“would be constantly invoked and pundits galore would be talking about how Christianity went wrong, how their rules are too strict and how it needs to be reformed into a more “inclusive” mode less violent mode.

Of course the MSM hopes above all hope that they will get a chance to do this sooner or later.

Our next example come from MTV via Twitchy (which calls it the first Trump ad of 2020) via Insty:

Now imagine just for a moment, if this video was titled “Hey Black or Hispanic or Asian Guys: We came up for some New Year’s Resolutions for you”?

The outrage meter on the networks would be at 11. There would be no other story nationally and every advertiser would be confronted by either angry protesters , angry celebrities and angry media to pull their advertising from MTV and the pressure wouldn’t stop until a groveling apology was elicited from every producer, every executive, every actor and crew member involved and even then many would be fired.

Instead it will be treated as no big deal.

Our next story comes via Drudge and Instapundit and WISN

Members of the Black Panthers of Milwaukee, some armed with guns, marched through the Sherman Park neighborhood on Sunday to protest what they called the “genocide” of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement.

Now picture if instead of the “Black Panthers” and “African-Americans” this story said “Tea Party” and “white Americans”.

You would have pundits beating their breasts over the armed assembly, media types would point to this showing the tea party to be “dangerous” or a “threat to public order” or a “threat to law enforcement”. Furthermore “experts” would be on every network debunking the claims of genocide using stats on shootings and talking about the criminal actions that tea party members were in the act of doing while shot by police.

Instead this will remain a local story, except in the conservative blogosphere.

Finally, again via Insty, we go to the Ithaca voice for another story deemed “local news”

An Ithaca man accused of killing a UPS driver from Candor said in court Monday afternoon that not only did he believe he shot and killed Donald Trump, but that no evidence could be presented to him to suggest otherwise.

Justin R. Barkley, 38, said during his arraignment and subsequent attempt to plead guilty, “I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly.”

He told the court that he knew where president elect Donald Trump would be on Dec. 8 and waited in the Ithaca Walmart parking lot kill him.

“I went there to purposely shoot and kill him and put him down,” Barkley said.

He told the court that he understood the difference between mistaking a person for being Trump and asserting that he actually killed Trump. When asked if any evidence could be presented to him to suggest he killed a different person, he said, “I would hope not.”

Now picture for a second if we replaced the name “Donald Trump” with the name “Barack Obama”.

The entire press would be in an uproar. Mr. Barkley would be made to represent every conservative who ever lived who would be obliged to denounce him and his actions. Pundits would opine how relentless Obama hatred pushed and whipped up by the right and their media/internet sites had caused this man to break and decide he is a metaphor for every Tea Party member or person who voted for republicans in general and Donald Trump in particular who all want, deep down inside to kill Barack Obama and always have and anchors on every network would nod their heads in agreement.

Instead Mr. Barkley will be consigned to the Ithaca Times as a lone crazy whose murderous delusion is not a national story.

That ends our game for today, but let me leave you with a closing thought. I’m typing this at last sentence at 9:21 PM. I started this post at 8 PM when I woke up and all of these examples came from today’s news and were discovered without any effort in under an hour.

Think about that.

We are on a pace to miss our 2016 goal by over $12,000 and 60%.

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