This week, the mainstream media and its social media followers found another target of wrath: former presidential candidate and Texas congressman Ron Paul. One of his staffers posted a link criticizing political correctness with a cartoon image attached that depicted ugly racial stereotypes. It was clearly insensitive and was quickly deleted with a notice of correction issued by Ron Paul.
CNN marched to the rescue with a Chris Cuomo segment headlined “What we ignore, we empower.” Cuomo mimicked the media narrative of Paul being guilty of “bigoted BS.” Cuomo declared,“We need to expose it because the ugliness is contagious…The BS from Paul resonates. It encourages more us vs. them ugliness.”
Obviously, it was a dumb mistake for a staffer to post an ugly cartoon. But no one of an informed, sound mind thinks Ron Paul approves of racial hatred. Since the 1970’s, Paul spent an entire political career denouncing the prison industrial complex, war hysteria, and majority rule oppressing minorities. In every appearance, he lectures about the importance of respecting individual personhood over collective group identities: an ethic that rejects racial tribalism completely.
When Ron Paul ran for president, he promised to pardon all nonviolent offenders from prison. He challenged the Bush, Clinton, Obama-status quo of bombing Middle Eastern countries and spying on Muslims, and protested the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki’s 16-year-old son Abdulrahman, an innocent US citizen. All things an honest press should do but refuse to this day.
Cuomo is right. What we ignore, we empower. CNN and most of the major media has continued to ignore and empower all the worst state atrocities Ron Paul has battled. Journalists like Cuomo rage against a Facebook cartoon gaffe with righteous fury. But their silence was deafening on Abdulrahman’s execution by Obama.
CNN and the politically correct press carried water for the Obama administration as they illegally ravaged Libya, killing thousands of Africans for Machiavellian financial interests. Before the coup, Libya was the most economically independent north African nation with large gold holdings, women’s education, and plans to provide a clean water system to other African nations. Obama, like a good NPR, New York Times-approved corporatist puppet, unleashed terrorists from Libya’s prisons and permitted the mob torture and lynching of Gaddafi.
Hillary Clinton, upon hearing of her former arms client Gaddafi’s murder, laughed, clapped, and shouted, “We came, we saw, he died!” A fawning CBS PR hack interviewer joined in the chuckle.
CNN did not slam this horror with the righteous zeal they throw at Ron Paul over a stupid cartoon. They did not show the blood-soaked faces of Libyans crying out to God over how such evil wannabe gods can get away with destroying their homes and loved ones’ bodies.
Where was Cuomo’s call for Secretary Clinton to be fired for creating mass chaos in Libya?…