Sunday’s Washington Publish Journal carried one more pathetic softball interview for a leftist of their “Just Asking” feature. KK Ottosen rolled out the Black Lives Matter carpet for Kimberle Crenshaw, an architect of “essential race principle.” As normal, the Posties did not establish Crenshaw as a leftist, not to mention a radical leftist. The interview started:
Lately, essential race principle burst onto the nationwide scene in a approach that in all probability is considerably unrecognizable to those that have studied it. Having coined the time period your self, what has your expertise been as you’ve seen it develop into this form of mental boogeyman?
Nicely, one of many very first articles I wrote was “Race, Reform and Retrenchment.” Your entire level was to anticipate that reform would inevitably reproduce retrenchment and backlash. That has been the historical past of progress round race in the US: Modest reform creates great backlash. And generally the backlash is extra enduring than the reform.
Crenshaw slammed conservatives for main “an amazing resurgence of anti-democratic, anti-inclusionary politics.” Then got here the dismissal of mum or dad protest, which she dismissed as phony:
While you see all these mother and father out protesting in school board conferences about essential race principle being taught within the school rooms, what do you suppose?
I feel that the Republican right-wing outrage machine may be very, very highly effective. I see the cash behind it. I see the slick, high-production-value movies and booklets, and I see the frequent language and phrases, and I simply comprehend it’s a marketing campaign. A marketing campaign that’s properly framed as grass roots when, in actual fact, it isn’t. I see the fingerprints of the suppose tanks that for a while have been rooting round for one thing that might catch fireplace.
Ottesen and the Publish weren’t going to ask something difficult, beginning with the concept that the so-called “mainstream media” is a patsy for the fitting wing. Final September, Crenshaw did a podcast titled “The Lies They Tell: Mass Media’s Complicity in the Age of Disinformation.” It was summarized this fashion: “During the last yr, the Proper has ignited a widespread disinformation marketing campaign round Important Race Principle — and mainstream media is fueling the fireplace. Mentions of CRT within the information grew exponentially this previous yr, with journalists typically framing the dialog round schooling censorship as an equal debate between supporters and opponents of anti-equality laws.”
Leftists get actually upset on the notion of an “equal debate.” The podcast abstract additionally lamented “mass media’s determination to legitimize fake debate.” Kinda humorous once you declare to hate “anti-democratic, anti-inclusionary politics.”
In an interview with radical leftist Laura Flanders, Crenshaw complained: So this can be a basic transfer, the fitting creates the story, typically by lies and disinformation, they then are in a position to mobilize outrage across the lie. After which when mainstream media come alongside, they simply report the controversy quite than how the controversy itself was produced.”
You’d suppose the Publish may push again on the notion that they are a patsy for conservatives. However liberal journalists do not do this. They’re down with what Crenshaw is promoting, and appear keen to just accept criticism from the novel left….to make them look “mainstream.”