Victims of Prejudice

May 23rd, 2010

A follow-up to our earlier piece on the subject, inspired by Palin: Maddow Was ‘Prejudiced’ In Her Rand Paul Interview (Huffington Post 5/23/10).

“One thing we can learn in this lesson that I have learned and Rand Paul is learning now is don’t assume that you can engage in a hypothetical discussion about constitutional impacts with a reporter or a media personality who has an agenda, who may be prejudiced before they even get into the interview in regards to what your answer may be.” –Sarah Palin on Fox News Sunday


The signs were too obvious to miss

And immediately triggered accusations of prejudice.

Now Sarah Palin confirms what you suspected,

Just not the person you expected.


Palin agrees Rand’s interview by Rachel was rife with prejudgment,

But prejudice on Rand’s part was not what she meant.

Quite the contrary, Sister Sarah did avow:

The one rife with prejudice was Rachel Maddow.


Poor Sarah has experienced such media discrimination firsthand,

So she’s naturally sympathetic to poor little Rand.

Why, Rachel only gave him fifteen minutes of airtime to explain his views

(Rand would have been better off if she’d cut him off like they do on Fox News).


Yes Sarah, the liberal media does occasionally look for “gotcha” moments

(A behavior the right-wing media would of course never evince).

But in Rand’s case (as in yours), they don’t have to look very hard,

Given that you and Rand are the lunatic fringe’s avant-garde.


I actually respected Rand Paul for the principled position he took

And was disappointed when within 24 hours he that position forsook.

I don’t agree with him, but I think it is an issue that should be debated,

And I thought some of the counter-attacks were somewhat over-stated.


I don’t think Rand is racist, like I said in my earlier piece,

And didn’t think it necessary to call the thought police.

But that’s just me – I enjoy political debate,

And think it’s the best way, better policies to create.


Of course, Rand later said he shouldn’t have appeared on MSNBC,

Which seems like admitting defeat to me.

Maybe now he’ll follow your example and confine himself to a more friendly station

(The “most trusted name in news” in the nation).


Remember when the right used to rail against the culture of victimhood?

Now you “conservatives” seem to think it’s good.

Right wingers are now the ones whining about how victimized they are

(They sure know how to make people’s phobias and insecurities go far).


I feel for you, Sarah and other members of the downtrodden right:

How cruel for the liberal media to take away your First Amendment right.

All you have is your own news network, multi-million dollar books, talk radio, and the conservative blogosquare

Why is the liberal media so prejudiced and unfair?


It’s too bad there won’t be laws against discrimination like that

After you guys repeal the Civil Rights Act.


Here’s what all the hullabaloo is about: Rachel’s 5/19/10 discussion with Rand Paul about whether government should have the right to outlaw discrimination by privately owned businesses.

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7 Responses to “Victims of Prejudice”

  1. Flyer0731 Says:

    I,too, don’t think Rand Paul’s intenBution was to promote a racist reaction to civil rights laws. But his far right philosophy leaves a glaring hole in how to deal with racism, for it exempts all private businesses. Everything from private restaurants, movies, businees to swimming pools would be free to discriminate and refuse service to some groups. Does anyone remember the signs that used to be prevalent in Southern and would-be Southern restaurants..”We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone.” That’s a debate worth having, but Rand Paul clearly showed he’d rather be elected than win a debate. Nevertheless, there are consequences to his views and to the right’s views. We had better debate them openly, and that can only be done with honest questions and honest straight forward answers.

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