Ed Saltzman: Liberal commentators play race card too quickly
To the Editor:
The left has a bad habit of referring to conservatives as racists. Last week Daisy Hernandez of NPR referred to Caucasians as “Gringos,” a not-so-nice slur. Had I called her a wetback she would have been livid, but it is OK for white people to be “Gringos.”
Juan Williams was fired from NPR for stating that if he is boarding a plane and sees a person in Muslim garb boarding the same plane he becomes a bit nervous. Can anybody blame him after Sept. 11?
My point being is that no one cares what race the Arizona shooter is. All of us cringe when we see that kind of thing occur. Gun owners worry that this kind of event will start another gun control surge. Lawmakers will be afraid to appear in public, and some want segments of the media muzzled.
Now ask yourself: Do we want people like Daisy Hernandez spewing her hateful words on NPR ? Ask yourself, why hasn’t this hate monger been fired? It seems they fired Juan Williams for a lot less.
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