Saturday, June 02, 2007


Honesty: The Best Policy

Well, that's a change for the better (emphasis ThinkProgress's):

O’REILLY: But do you understand what the New York Times wants, and the far-left want? They want to break down the white, Christian, male power structure, which you’re a part, and so am I, and they want to bring in millions of foreign nationals to basically break down the structure that we have. In that regard, Pat Buchanan is right. So I say you’ve got to cap with a number.

Of course, McCain agrees, but at this point he'd agree that carbon monoxide is delicious and nutritious if it would get him polling points. I'd just like to look more at O'Reilly's statement.

As Amanda points out, there's been this whole attempt by certain conservative pundits to crouch their arguments against fairness in terms that disguise the naked bigotry. It's not xenophobia, it's a need to "respect our country's borders." It's not racism, it's "fighting the soft bigotry of low expectations" by opposing affirmative action. It's not being sexist, it's not wanting to tip some sort of imagined balance.

And here's Bill O'Reilly, basically arguing that no, it's because obviously the white, straight, Christian males are the best-- hell, the only-- heirs to the throne, and those stupid liberals want to interfere and drag the nation screaming into ruin. So, the hegemony must cover its own ass at all costs. Mr. O'Reilly, I salute your honesty.

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