CNN published an article written by John Blake titled “What Biden said was outrageous. But, some say, so was the reaction.”
The title itself, in my view, is a fair one. Biden’s “you ain’t black” to black Americans who support Trump comment was indeed outrageous, and likewise the reaction on social media.
No problem there. We see eye to eye on that.
The issue, however, is the blatant hypocrisy and double standard in the article. You see, when the side that CNN opposes (i.e.Trump) says something outrageous, they mercilessly attack.
And they absolutely have the right to do so. Free speech, folks!
But when their side (i.e. Biden) makes an outrageous statement, then all of the sudden we are reminded that context matters.
Isn’t that interesting?
In Blake’s article, he appears to be completely oblivious to this.
While not entirely defending Biden, he nonetheless downplays what Biden had said during his interview with Charlamagne at The Breakfast Club.
Near the end of their 18-minute interview, Biden told the host, “Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Blake called that a “Biden blooper on race that has caused black and white critics to squirm.” And in big bold header, he writes “The context here is key” before giving the floor to some “activist” by the name of Ravi Perry to point out the reasons why.
Perry is quoted as saying. “[Biden’s] point is if you’re voting for Trump in 2020 after all you’ve seen and heard, and you’re a black person that certainly calls into question your black political identity,” Perry says. “I agree with that wholeheartedly.”
In other words, this “activist” agrees with Biden — if you are black and support Trump, you “ain’t black.”
However, in the very next paragraph of the article, the activist throws his own golden rule out the window and attacks President Donald Trump:
“Trump has repeatedly attacked Obama, called Mexican immigrants ‘rapists,’ referred to African nations as ‘sh*thole countries,’ and dispatched a series of racist tweets telling four nonwhite Democratic congresswomen that they should ‘go back’ to the “crime infested places” where they came from.”
Yeah, you can forget about context here.
That’s because CNN really wants you to believe that, for example, Trump called “Mexican immigrants rapists.”
Although in reality Trump never said that Mexicans immigrants in general are rapists.
If the author of the article truly cared about context, he would have clarified that Trump was specifically referring to illegals that Mexico was sending across the border.
In fact, Trump’s exact quote was:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re sending people with lots of problems and they’re bringing their problems with us. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some I assume are good people.”
Also a problem, is that the left-wing media seems to always conflate illegal immigration with legal immigration. These are two different things.
But again, context appears to be a one-way street with the Democrats.
Blake concludes his article by quoting the genius activist, who claims that, “We have all the evidence in the world that [Trump] is not someone who has supported the interests of African-Americans… The evidence abounds everywhere.”
Sure about that?
Then why would trump:
Invest $100 billion to revitalize the economy “opportunity zones”?
Sign Prison Reform and First Step Act into law?
Reduce the black unemployment to the lowest rate in America’s history?
Restore and securing funding to black historical colleges?
Remember when Trump asked black Americans “what the hell do you have to lose?” by voting for him?
Remember Hilary’s response?
This is so ignorant it’s staggering. https://t.co/t2fZl9sqKs
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 19, 2016