At a recent event in New York, two-time losing Democrat candidate for President Hillary Clinton “joked” that all black people look alike. And the media has been completely silent over this racist “joke.”
The joke occurred as Hillary was being interviewed by Recode’s Kara Swisher. At one point in the conversation, Swisher mistook former Attorney General Eric Holder for Democrat Sen. Cory Booker — both prominent black men.
After Swisher said Sen. Booker’s name when she meant to be speaking of Eric Holder, Hillary jumped in saying that all blacks “look alike.”
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) October 29, 2018
As The Washington Examiner reported:
After Clinton noted how she adores Booker, Swisher asked the former secretary of state what she thought about this “kick them” remark.
“Well, that was Eric Holder,” Clinton noted.
“Eric Holder, oh, Eric Holder, sorry,” Swisher said.
“Yeah, I know they all look alike,” Clinton quipped to a wave of laughter and applause in the room.
“No, they don’t. Oh, well done. Now, Hillary …,” Swisher said.
This is a VERY old joke, granted. It is actually a rebuke to racism because it is usually used to chide someone who mixes up black people. The joke is that blacks are so dismissible that they all look the same. They don’t have individuality, they are all the same. The joke is used to rebuke someone who can’t tell one black person from another.
In truth, this joke should not raise any eyebrows at all. Not only is it an old joke, but it is a rebuke of racism, not an embrace of it. And Hillary used it just like that, as a rebuke.
But in today’s knee-jerk, reactionary climate, this joke is usually excoriated as racism instead of understood in the context used.
Now, we all know that if a Republican had used that joke during an interview, that Republican would have been thoroughly destroyed by the media no matter what the context was.
But because it was Hillary using it… we get crickets from the media.
It’s just another example of the double standard in the left-wing, sold-out, side-choosing, fake news media.
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