Bigotry at the Washington Post


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The Washington Post’s vendetta against Cuban-American Marco Rubio continues with another hit-piece last week and with MSM soul mates CNN and The Los Angeles Times chiming in. But the WaPo’s rancor against the most lopsidedly Republican voters in America didn’t start with the Rubio hit-piece last month.

To wit: Imagine the uproar from the mainstream media/Democratic axis upon discovering a Tea Party placard that celebrates the mass expulsion of Hispanic U.S. citizens from U.S. shores. (Heck, one that celebrated the expulsion of illegals would detonate their hair-trigger charge of “racism”). Well, back in August 2007 a mass expulsion of U.S. citizens of Hispanic heritage was in fact celebrated with a cartoon by The Washington Post. This hyper-sensitive guardian of liberal sensibilities, this vigilante, prosecutor, and judge for anything printed, spoken, or whispered that could conceivably imply a derogatory quality to any conceivable ethnic group ran this cartoon. Please study it carefully.

Note that a smiling Uncle Sam insults an American ethnic group (Cuban-Americans) as “nuisances” while forcibly expelling them from the nation in a rickety boat titled “Cuban-Americans,” while these scowling, elderly and Mafiosi-clad people scream “we demand a chance to interfere with the ’08 election!”

By “interfere” we have to assume the cartoonist refers to the right, privilege and duty bestowed upon U.S. citizens known as “voting.” It so happens that the cartoonist, Pat Oliphant, is himself an immigrant to this country. In an interview with Time magazine he admitted to “leaning Democratic” in his politics.

I now invite you to contemplate the reaction from the usual political-correctness police had any other U.S. ethnic group (except overwhelmingly Republican Cuban-Americans) inhabited that boat. Imagine the fire and brimstone (literal, perhaps) if instead of Fedoras (rarely worn by Cuban-Americans, by the way) the group had worn keffiyehs, burqas and chadors.

Imagine the clamor and attempted extortion followed by craven apologies and groveling if the boat’s passengers had been “nappy-headed” and headed for Africa. Imagine the rallies in Los Angeles and the indignant blustering by California politicians, The Hispanic Congressional Caucus and Nancy Pelosi if they’d worn sombreros.

Such cartoons are indeed imaginable with other ethnic groups — but surely with Uncle Sam cast as the villain, wearing a white hood, a swastika or an Ann Coulter mask. Maybe all three. In this one Uncle Sam smiles benevolently while handing the boat’s ethnic occupants their just desserts.

When authorities in Virginia’s Prince William County attempted to enforce U.S. laws against illegal immigration a few years ago The Washington Post denounced it as “shameful,” “hypocritical” and “ugly.” “Hounding Immigrants” ran the editorial’s title. “By singling out illegal immigrants, local politicians are contributing to what is becoming a poisonous, increasingly nativist atmosphere that will infect relations with Hispanics generally.”

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  • PatriotX

    Liberals guilty of racism?!!!! GASP, SHOCK!!!! Say it ain’t so.

  • Joe Acerbic

    Hey birfoons, it's an article about Rubio! Where are youuuu? Heeere, birfy birfy birfy! :-)

  • StephenD

    There are tactics employed that require the abandonment of civility, of ethics, and morals. They can hold their heads high and not blink in the face of obvious obfuscation of their primary responsibility to be a reporter of the truth, unbiased and unvarnished ~ OUR eyes and ears in the world to keep us informed. You will rarely find them more concentrated than where someone has decided to commit themselves to the "end" which is a utopian ideal…"for our own good." We just don't see it, you see? They understand and we are uninformed as yet. Therefore, what they do, they believe is virtuous. It really doesn't matter what we may think of their unscrupulous ploys when…the End justifies the Means.

  • salty

    Another great educational piece by Humberto. Thanks for this piece standing up for patriotic Cubans. We will never hear it from the drive by media.

  • AntiSharia

    I disagree, the Cuban vote will go GOP anyway, just as the Mexican and Puerto Rican votes will go Democrat anyway. Rubio, as great as a pick as he would be, wouldn't really change that. Secondly Florida is probably going to go Republican this time. I can't see President Obama winning any of the southern states that he won in 2008(Virginia, North Carolina, or Florida) the economy is too weak, and independents are fleeing from him in droves.

    While Senator Rubio would be a great choice to put on the ticket, it's not essential that they do so.

    • Herman Caintonette

      The 'Pubs have to find a candidate who isn't in the clown car. This year's sideshow could easily be titled, "Everyone Hates Mitt." Cain borders on the insane, Hic! Perry makes you long for the decorum and maturity of Shrub, and Bachmann makes them both look good by comparison. Rick "Frothy Mixture" is not a serious candidate, and Newt makes Bill Clinton look like the Pope. A "generic Republican" wins, but none of these clowns stand a chance.

      That The Donald is considering a run speaks volumes.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Bigotry at the Washington Post, what will they think of next, lying? Could this
    be a trend, possibly………………………..William

  • Viet Vet

    Obamacare has already gutted Medicare (which was already on its last leg), taking $500 billion out of it.