Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) April 17, 2013
Salon contributor and perpetual race-baiter David Sirota has an amazing gift: he can write and publish something so outrageous that it temporarily takes the heat off of the actual Boston Marathon bomber, whoever that may be. His latest trick? Cutting and pasting his “white male privilege” boilerplate text into an article hoping that the Boston Marathon bomber is white, male and American. Why? You’re welcome to read the whole piece, but here’s a sample to test the strength of your gag reflex.
If recent history is any guide, if the bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist, white privilege will likely mean the attack is portrayed as just an isolated incident — one that has no bearing on any larger policy debates. Put another way, white privilege will work to not only insulate whites from collective blame, but also to insulate the political debate from any fallout from the attack.
Speaking of being insulated from fallout, why does Salon keep publishing Sirota? White privilege? It’s certainly not the fan mail.
Why yes, yes they were.