Crazy Salon Racist Rant: “How Did Irish-Americans Get So Disgusting”

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Salon Magazine has become a progressive trolling site. In recent weeks it has published articles accusing deceased director Harold Ramis of being a bigot, another article claiming that white belly dancers are displaying white supremacism and now an article slurring Irish-Americans.

And no, the author being Irish changes nothing. A Salon article, “Why blacks are stupid and lazy” would not be defensible simply because it was written by a black man.

It’s becoming obvious that Salon doesn’t care what it prints as long as it brings in pageviews.

Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir begins with the strange premise that the IRA deal severed “the last connection between Irish-American identity and genuine history”.

“On the other, it’s Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Pat Buchanan and Rep. Peter King, Long Island’s longtime Republican congressman consistently representing the most stereotypical grade of racist, xenophobic, small-minded, right-wing Irish-American intolerance.”

How exactly do O’Reilly, Hannity and King represent all Irish-Americans? As opposed to the author of the piece?

These men don’t even have much in common in style and substance aside from being Republicans.

There follows some cheerleading for the IRA and the claim that the Irish weren’t really white.

Irish-Americans rapidly absorbed the lesson that the way to succeed in their new country was to reject the politics of class and shared economic interests and embrace the politics of race. One disgraceful result was the New York draft riots of 1863, the low point of Irish-black relations in American history, when Irish immigrants by the thousands turned on their black neighbors in a thinly disguised race riot. Irish-Americans were under no delusions that the ruling class of Anglo Protestants liked or trusted them, and anti-Irish and/or anti-Catholic bigotry endured in diluted form well into the 20th century. But by allying themselves with a system of white supremacy, the Irish in America were granted a share of power and privilege

Again, Andrew O’Hehir clearly knows nothing about the draft riots which were…

A. Very much an issue of class since one of the core issue was the ability of the wealthy to pay to avoid the draft.

B. Was a German-Irish series of staged riots by the Democratic Party for political purposes targeting Republicans

C. Not remotely an attempt to get in good with the Anglo-Protestant, but were targeting Anglo-Protestant Republicans who were seen as preferring Black Protestants to white Catholics

…but this is what happens when someone like Andy O’Hehir gets his history from cereal boxes and Howard Zinn.

  • wileyvet

    Why do lefties have to dig so far in the past to slur or disparage. They see events from long ago without ever understanding the historical context, or events of the time that would make people think the way they did. They wish to always see the past through the prism of modern, enlightened sophisticated thought, and impose such thinking on the people of those times. I guess it serves their purpose in demonstrating the flaws or imperfections of American history, society or life, in order to bolster their arguments for social and or economic justice. Of course slurring white ethnic groups for bigotry from 150 years ago is safer socially than addressing the intolerant bigoted beliefs of the followers of Mohammed today.

  • Bryan

    Quite some time ago, I came to a belief that left leaning media are supported by conservatives hoping to find the latest gotcha. How many conservatives watching Chris Matthews of MSNBC are conservative journalists hoping to write a juicy article about how ignorant he is? Sometimes, I believe that viewership of left leaning media would drop by a fifth if conservative journalists stopped watching (yes a fifth is an exaggeration). What we need is a clearinghouse. One person/organization to monitor and repeat so that advertisers will stop advertising when the thousands stop watching. Plus, advertisers may switch their ads to this clearinghouse mocking liberal journalists.

  • laura r

    salon is a college newspaper.

    • Toni_Pereira

      No,it belongs to the same category of the National Enquirer.

  • Fed Up

    Funny, but the Salon article fails to mention the most famous Irish-American criminals of all- the Kennedys.

    • Inane Rambler

      They didn’t fail to, they CHOSE not to.

    • herb benty

      And the infamous……Pelosi.

      • Chaz22

        Pelosi is a Italian name .

        • herb benty

          Catholic was the connection, like what the Pilgrims were fleeing. Like James Wilkes Booth and all his Catholic Southern Democrats that killed Lincoln. Pelosi, the pro-abortion-at-any-stage Catholic.

  • BagLady

    The Irish have been waiting for over 2 years for a replacement American Ambassador and are feeling rather insulted by Obama’s snub.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I’m sure he’s hunting around for a donor to slot in.

  • Ben Cohen

    This actually shows how stupid contemporary leftists can be: An enlightened Irish-person unburdened by false consciousness would immediately embrace his duty to die for the freedom of slaves. The vulgar Marxism they teach in college makes people stupid.

  • herb benty

    Christians! Catholics and Protestants UNITE and FIGHT these Atheists that love their lies that put wedge issues between us. We will get far more done together than allowing cesspool sources like Salon and HuffPost to set the narrative. God Bless Sean Hannity….and I’m a Protestant. Let’s work side by side to battle the commie Democrats, their MSM, and NGO’s.