Sunday’s Washington Submit Journal carried one more pathetic softball interview for a leftist of their “Just Asking” feature. KK Ottosen rolled out the Black Lives Matter carpet for Kimberle Crenshaw, an architect of “important race concept.” As standard, the Posties did not establish Crenshaw as a leftist, not to mention a radical leftist. The interview started:
Not too long ago, important race concept burst onto the nationwide scene in a approach that most likely is considerably unrecognizable to those that have studied it. Having coined the time period your self, what has your expertise been as you’ve seen it turn out to be this form of mental boogeyman?
Properly, one of many very first articles I wrote was “Race, Reform and Retrenchment.” The complete level was to anticipate that reform would inevitably reproduce retrenchment and backlash. That has been the historical past of progress round race in america: Modest reform creates great backlash. And generally the backlash is extra enduring than the reform.
Crenshaw slammed conservatives for main “an amazing resurgence of anti-democratic, anti-inclusionary politics.” Then got here the dismissal of father or mother protest, which she dismissed as phony:
Once you see all these mother and father out protesting at college board conferences about important race concept being taught within the lecture rooms, what do you suppose?
I feel that the Republican right-wing outrage machine may be very, very highly effective. I see the cash behind it. I see the slick, high-production-value movies and booklets, and I see the frequent language and phrases, and I simply understand it’s a marketing campaign. A marketing campaign that’s properly framed as grass roots when, actually, it isn’t. I see the fingerprints of the suppose tanks that for a while have been rooting round for one thing that might catch fireplace.
Ottesen and the Submit weren’t going to ask something difficult, beginning with the concept that the so-called “mainstream media” is a patsy for the precise wing. Final September, Crenshaw did a podcast titled “The Lies They Tell: Mass Media’s Complicity in the Age of Disinformation.” It was summarized this fashion: “Over the past yr, the Proper has ignited a widespread disinformation marketing campaign round Essential Race Idea — and mainstream media is fueling the hearth. Mentions of CRT within the information grew exponentially this previous yr, with journalists usually framing the dialog round schooling censorship as an equal debate between supporters and opponents of anti-equality laws.”
Leftists get actually upset on the notion of an “equal debate.” The podcast abstract additionally lamented “mass media’s choice to legitimize fake debate.” Kinda humorous if you declare to hate “anti-democratic, anti-inclusionary politics.”
In an interview with radical leftist Laura Flanders, Crenshaw complained: So this can be a basic transfer, the precise creates the story, usually by lies and disinformation, they then are in a position to mobilize outrage across the lie. After which when mainstream media come alongside, they simply report the controversy somewhat than how the controversy itself was produced.”
You’ll suppose the Submit may push again on the notion that they are a patsy for conservatives. However liberal journalists do not try this. They’re down with what Crenshaw is promoting, and appear prepared to just accept criticism from the unconventional left….to make them look “mainstream.”