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Barack Obama gave three important speeches this week. Only one of them was covered by the main media. Obama's speech about race was the only speech the main media was interested in repeating, analyzing, parsing and dissecting this week. Obama's Iraq and economy speeches received skant attention. That fact, in itself, is interesting and speaks directly to the media's interest in helping out John McCain.....but that's a topic for a later post.
All day Friday and, I expect, continuing all through the Easter weekend, overwhelmingly white media just couldn't ask enough questions about Obama's white grandmother comments. Those brave and concerned members of overwhelmingly white media simply had to get to the bottom of what Obama meant when he talked about his grandmother's fears and reactions concerning race.
Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't......Obama entertained further serious main media questions Thursday about his now galactically important white grandmother.
"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't," Obama told WIP Sports Radio.
"But she is a typical white person who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, there's a reaction that's been bred into our experiences that don't go away, and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that's just the nature of race in our society." Link
The overwhelmingly white media's reaction to Obama's expansion was curiously distilled down to only "she is a typical white person". I'm certain the overwhelmingly white media reduced Obama's words down to just those six words for critical time sensitive editing reasons. I'm certain of that. I'm also certain that the overwhelmingly white media didn't just cull Obama's words down to "she is a typical white person" because the media is, like, overwhelmingly white. Perish that thought.
It's a good thing the overwhelmingly white media didn't take Obama's words, you know, personally. If the overwhelmingly white media would have taken Obama's, "she is a typical white person", words personally they may have been in danger of losing their objectivity. One more absolute certainty of mine is that overwhelmingly white media members would never lose their objectivity. Ever.
As everyone knows who visits this blog, I am a hopelessly mesmerized political cult member no longer able to discern reality or truth. In fact, all those millions of Americans in all those states who have already voted for Barack Obama, even though unaware of it, have actually had their braincells eaten by Magic Negro fairy dust. They just are too mesmerized, too hypnotized to know it. It's the only plausible explanation left.
However, even in my mesmerized condition.....it seemed to me like Obama said that typical white people don't harbor racial animosity.
He said that if overwhelmingly white media members thought he was saying that his white grandmother "harbors any racial animosity"....."she doesn't". Then comes the part that overwhelmingly white media are still ordering more smelling salts to recover from..."but, she is a typical white person..."
Now I realize that the overwhelmingly white media are professionally trained. I realize how superior they are in digging for answers and challenging the powerful. Anyone who witnessed the run-up to the Iraq quagmire realizes the wisdom and seriousness and down-right dogged tenacity of our professional media. I know it was even hard for me to believe at the time .....how hard the overwhelmingly white media worked, scouring every nook and cranny in their relentless search, seeking out solid verification for the White House's claims before invasion. Constantly challenging those who would lead us to war. Holding the Leader's feet to the fire.
So I know my place when I say that it seems to me that Obama was saying that his white grandmother was a typical white person. A typical white person doesn't harbor racial animosity. To me....and not forgetting that I'm under hypnosis.....Obama's words were actually words that praised white people. His words were not derogatory, unless, words that state that typical white Americans hold no racial animosity, are derogatory. Only overwhelmingly white professional media members would be qualified to make that call, naturally.
The remainder of Obama's answer places his white grandmother, (and I realize it's shocking), in with the mass of humanity who experiences fear of the 'other'. I'm no rookie to think that overwhelmingly white media members ever experience fear of the 'other'. They are not mesmerized like me. Those who have fallen under the spell of the pied piper find truth in, "... there's a reaction that's been bred into our experiences that don't go away, and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that's just the nature of race in our society."
To overwhelmingly white media members......what Obama said here was scandalous. It must be because of overwhelmingly white media's rigorous training and extensive real life experiences honestly covering racial issues that qualifies them to be furious over Obama's deeply insensitive wording.
So furious that the world shaking controversy raged on into the night. Overwhelmingly white media refused to let go of these potentially threatening Obama explanations until they were assured closure.
On CNN last night, Obama explained, "What I meant really was that some of the fears of street crime and some of the stereotypes that go along with that are responses that I think many people feel."
He added, "Good people - people who are not in any way racist - are still subject to some of these images and stereotypes and it is very hard to escape from them."
The flap comes as the Democratic front-runner's campaign is struggling to end the Wright controversy, which polls show may be driving some voters away. Link
See? Overwhelmingly white media reminds us that Obama's explanation about a reality that all humans experience is a "flap". The word "flap" is a cute kind of slangish word that overwhelmingly white media members like to use. It means, "an emergency situation", "scandal", "trouble", "commotion".
Trained white professionals know instinctively that Obama's statement, "Good people - people who are not in any way racist - are still subject to some of these images and stereotypes and it is very hard to escape from them." ......is a troubling, scandalous, commotion producing emergency.
As you can readily see....there is a huge chasm separating hypnotized cult member thinking and the professionally prepared thinking of the overwhelmingly white media.
I, for one, would be lost without their superior guidance.