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  •  Yeah, I Went Over and Read the Entire Column (4+ / 0-)
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    As the diarist said:

    And let's look at his unintentionally revealing word choice: "conventional." His defense is that he was describing the mindset of racists, not his own mindset. So why call it conventional, rather than any of dozens of words that would have indicated that these are in fact unconventionally racist views?
    After reading the column several times, I thought that maybe he was referring to racists and not his own view. But then I thought that surely after all the years he has attempted to commit print journalism, he would have garnered the ability to construct a coherent sentence. The wording he used is a "tell." Period.

    "A famous person once said, 'You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.' But as I once said, "If you don't teach them to read, you can fool them whenever you like." – Max Headroom

    by midnight lurker on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 02:25:51 PM PST

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    •  PS to My Comment (12+ / 0-)

      The a@#$%^e also wrote:

      (Should I mention that Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?)
      The past, present, and future sexual orientation of Chirlane McCray is so far removed from being any of the a@#$%^e's business that his mentioning it should be cause for a reprimand from the WaPo publisher and editorial board (don't hold your breath.)

      "A famous person once said, 'You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.' But as I once said, "If you don't teach them to read, you can fool them whenever you like." – Max Headroom

      by midnight lurker on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 02:33:52 PM PST

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