Sunday’s Washington Submit 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 “important race principle.” As normal, the Posties did not determine Crenshaw as a leftist, not to mention a radical leftist. The interview started:
Just lately, important race principle burst onto the nationwide scene in a means 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 type of mental boogeyman?
Nicely, one of many very first articles I wrote was “Race, Reform and Retrenchment.” Your complete 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 typically 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 father or mother protest, which she dismissed as phony:
While you see all these mother and father out protesting in school board conferences about important race principle being taught within the school rooms, what do you assume?
I believe 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 widespread language and phrases, and I simply understand it’s a marketing campaign. A marketing campaign that’s properly framed as grass roots when, in truth, it isn’t. I see the fingerprints of the assume tanks that for a while have been rooting round for one thing that might catch hearth.
Ottesen and the Submit weren’t going to ask something difficult, beginning with the concept the so-called “mainstream media” is a patsy for the precise 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 Crucial Race Concept — and mainstream media is fueling the fireplace. Mentions of CRT within the information grew exponentially this previous yr, with journalists usually framing the dialog round training 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 resolution to legitimize fake debate.” Kinda humorous while you declare to hate “anti-democratic, anti-inclusionary politics.”
In an interview with radical leftist Laura Flanders, Crenshaw complained: So this can be a traditional transfer, the precise creates the story, usually by lies and disinformation, they then are capable of mobilize outrage across the lie. After which when mainstream media come alongside, they simply report the controversy moderately than how the controversy itself was produced.”
You’ll assume the Submit would possibly push again on the notion that they seem to be a patsy for conservatives. However liberal journalists do not do this. They’re down with what Crenshaw is promoting, and appear prepared to simply accept criticism from the unconventional left….to make them look “mainstream.”