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A Thought on Liberal Privilege

"Once Liberal Privilege is understood, decades of news stories make sense.

"The treatment of Clarence Thomas, Dan Quayle, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney among others are all examples of Liberal Privilege at work. Each and every person on that list was presented by the Washington Post to the American public — specifically to their readers — through the eyes of Liberal Privilege. Everybody who counted at the paper had the code on how to write about these people.

"In short hand? In the Code of Liberal Privilege?

"Thomas was a black sexual harasser, Quayle, Palin, Bachmann, Reagan and Bush were stupid, Cain a black sex maniac, and Nixon, Gingrich, and Cheney varying incarnations of evil.

"And Rush Limbaugh? Getting Rush Limbaugh like the Post got Richard Nixon was never in the cards. And make no mistake — right up until the end of the Post’s existence they will hate him for it.

"But Liberal Privilege isn’t simply about the media or this or that conservative personality. It’s the “societal norm” for liberals — which they in turn assume is the societal norm for everybody except those astonishingly backwards and ignorant conservatives. And the world that is that societal norm of Liberal Privilege — from race to abortion or same-sex marriage, economics, government, academia, Hollywood, religion, national security, the Cold War, the War on Terror, the welfare state, the Constitution and every imaginable other issue or event of the day — all are viewed by those with the Liberal Privilege through the lens provided by that Liberal Privilege."

~ Jeffrey Lord

HT His Essay on "The Washington Post and Liberal Privilege," American Spectator

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