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Adventures in left wing media racismracist-shout-1by: DrJohn, Flopping Aces

Erik Wemple stretched credulity to the breaking point not long ago trying to dismiss the right noticing how George Zimmerman’s ethnicity was described.

Why did New York Times call George Zimmerman ‘white Hispanic’?

Q.E.D.: Use of the term in the New York Times archives is rare. Phil Corbett, the paper’s standards editor, concedes that “white Hispanic” and ”white and Hispanic” are “not very commonly used.” That said, Corbett notes:

Our guidelines say we mention race or ethnicity if and only if it’s pertinent to the story. Given that this is being investigated as a possible civil-rights case and has stirred protests in part because of concerns about racial elements, it seems clear that race and ethnicity are pertinent, for both people involved. [snip]

And PBS did refer to Zimmerman as “white.”

On Monday night’s PBS Newshour, anchor Gwen Ifill mangled the Trayvon Martin story by describing the shooter, George Zimmerman, as simply “white,” when he has a white father and a Latino mother. By that one-white-parent standard, you could call President Obama “white.” [snip]

And now Ted Cruz takes racist jabs for the team. From John Nolte at Breitbart

Apparently, the Washington Post and New York Times don’t like the idea of a non-white U.S. Senator acting all uppity. It’s fine for the lily-white Elizabeth Warren to immediately come out guns blazing, but over the past couple of days both news outlets ripped into in Texas Senator Ted Cruz for not knowing his place.

As we all know, the base of the Democratic Party is made up of union workers who see Hispanics as a threat to their jobs and rich, white, coastal liberals whose only contact with the Latino community is on grass-mowing day. And so, in what can only be interpreted as a racially-coded dog-whistle attack designed to appeal to the worst instincts of the Democratic base, the Post and Times have come together hoping to put an Hispanic back “in his place.”


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  1. Corky

    February 20th, 2013

    I have a dilemma–which one is the worst to be?? A racist or a bully?

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  2. Houston

    February 20th, 2013

    Something which I have found interesting is lately when I fill out paperwork (specifically for buying guns) the paperwork asks my race. Normally I’m a butt and put “Human” but this one had all the ethnicities, but if you selected “White” you had to clarify if you were “Hispanic” or “Non-Hispanic”.

    So does this mean Hispanics are now part of the evil “White” race?

    This whole subdividing of races is so ridiculous, we’re all HUMAN.

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  3. PBS

    February 20th, 2013

    Always has been. Did you see Frontline last night. Anti gun.

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  4. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    February 20th, 2013

    Zimmerman is a Hispanic name?

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