Sunday, March 3, 2013

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: Mind Reading Media Wars

Last Thursday Rachel Maddow stopped by the Daily Show and she and Jon talked about Justice Antonin Scalia talking about the Voting Rights act, "Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes,"

Basically saying that Blacks voting is a “racial entitlement”.

Maddow commented:

"He's a troll. He's saying this for effect. He knows it's offensive and he knows he's going to get a gasp from the courtroom, which he got, and he loves it. He's like the guy on your blog comment thread who is using the n-word. 'Oh, it made you mad? How about if I say this? Does it make you mad? Did it make you mad? Did it make you mad?' He's that guy! He's that kind of guy! When we're all shocked that he said something so blatantly racially offensive while talking about the cornerstone of the federal Civil Rights Act, he's thinking, 'Oh yeah!'"

So Maddow is saying that Scalia isn't actually a racist, he just throws out racist comments to get a reaction. Naturally FOX news took offense to someone implying that Scalia isn't a racist. So Megyn Kelly had to chime in:

“I personally object to that kind of language against the Supreme Court justice. I don't think it does anybody any good. I think they vote their consciences up there whether they're left or right.”

First off Megyn, Maddow didn't say anything about how Scalia ends up voting, she was talking about his comments during oral arguments.

Second, how in the hell is being called a troll worse than being a racist?

Finally, Maddow was commenting on the look on Scalia's face as he throws out clearly offensive comments and leans back with a smug look on his face. If you've watched him give an interview you've seen that look. Maddow doesn't claim to be a mind reader, and she's commenting on what Scalia is thinking. Making it opinion nothing more and nothing less.

It's like if I were to say, Megyn Kelly must have watched that clip an said, “Oh yeah, here are two people, Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart, who are crushing me in the ratings talking about something clearly offensive. I can use that to pump up my ratings which are dropping like a stone.”

Everyone should know that I can't read minds, so that paragraph is my opinion nothing more and nothing less.

So to Megyn Kelly for standing up and objecting to people assuming someone isn't a racist, and challenging their virtue of being a racist, all I can do is repeat Anthony Wiener's comment on your interviewing skills, “Aces!”

Here's an example of her great interviewing skills:

By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE

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