Monday, January 11, 2010

Glenn Reynolds: why isn't Harry Reid being treated like Trent Lott or Rush Limbaugh?

Putz, on why Harry Reid's comments are exactly the same as Rush Limbaugh's and Trent Lott's.
There does seem to be a double standard, doesn’t there?
No, actually there doesn't.

If someone has made a career out of saying bigoted things or associates with white supremacist groups, then they get a lot less slack when they get caught saying something racially offensive. And appropriately so.

Now as far as I know, Reid has not palled around with hate groups or made a habit of cracking black jokes or compiled a shitty voting record on civil rights, or suggested it would've been awesome of the US had elected a segregationist president.

So there's no double standard.


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