New York Times’ Racist Attack Against Herschel Walker

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by Larry Elder,

from Right & Free,

No, New York Times writer Ian Prasad Philbrick did not call Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker, as I was called by a Los Angeles Times writer, “the black face of white supremacy” — but Philbrick came close.

Philbrick wrote: “For a lot of African Americans, Walker puts on display a lot of the worst stereotypes that white conservatives in the South harbor toward them: that his talents are only in athletics, and that he is, in his own telling, ‘not that smart.’ If a candidate as controversial as Walker wins, the takeaway will be that if you have enough star power, speak the language of the party’s base and have Trump’s backing, you too can be in the Senate.

Let’s start with “we’re really the only two African Americans there.” I know nothing about Mr. Philbrick’s racial background, but from his photo he looks about as “African American” as Mitt Romney. Philbrick attended Greeley High School in Cumberland, Maine, not exactly the ‘hood. The school student body is 92% white, 2% black. But Philbrick’s keeping it real at The New York Times.

Why isn’t Philbrick depressed that blacks are denying themselves the opportunity to hear Walker’s central message: that children need fathers in the home? Maybe the white man who walked up to Philbrick “seemed to understand” that 70% of black kids are born to unmarried women and considers it tragic that blacks weren’t there to hear Walker’s message.

How many blacks are supposed to be at a Walker rally? Apparently, blacks, who remain overwhelmingly Democrat, are not buying what Walker’s selling. Should he renounce the Republican Party and become a Democrat to attract more black faces?

Philbrick sniffs that Walker advances the “worst stereotypes that white conservatives in the South harbor.” All “white conservatives”?

Philbrick should listen to the secretly recorded tape of four non-Southern Latinos, all liberal Democrats, three of whom are members of the Los Angeles City Council. They compared a black child to a monkey, made racist comments about whites, disparaged Jews, called a gay man a “little b—-” and even made a racist slur against Mexican immigrants. So “white southern conservatives” do not have a monopoly on racism and bigotry. Why, one can even find racism and bigotry at The New York Times.

“I’m not that smart,” what of President Joe Biden? During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama reportedly said of his running mate, “How many times is Biden going to say something stupid?”

But at least “African Americans” show up at Biden rallies.

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