Shortly after screen grabs of this woman’s tweets began circulating on the net, I posted them to my Facebook feed, where I have a ton of fellow journalists as friends.
Under the screen grabs I wrote: “This is why Americans don’t trust the media. People aren’t stupid. They see there’s no media outrage over these hateful tweets, after seeing all the controversy over Roseanne’s solitary tweet. How are we as reporters supposed to look people in the eye and tell them there’s no bias?”
As you may have guessed, I got attacked. Again, I posted this before this issue had really hit the airwaves, so nobody who responded to me had heard of this. One guy, a fairly well-known author who has since unfriended me, at first chided me for getting duped by a parody account. When I proved to him it was legitimate, his answer was a snippy: “ok, you got me the NYT wants all white people to die.”
Another reporter for a national organization, who once worked for my newspaper, took the stance that’s become the official leftist talking point on this matter: What this woman tweeted wasn’t so bad, because minorities have been oppressed, and white people are evil, and blah blah blah.
These morons are so out of touch with normal people, it’s not even funny. When Trump’s approval rating went up the other day, some TV bubblehead says, “He must walk on water.”
No, idiot. He doesn’t walk on water. You just have no clue what’s going on outside DC or NY. And IT’S LITERALLY YOUR JOB TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON.
There are lots of white people out there in middle America who don’t appreciate being constantly dogged by these elitists. “Dear white people” crap is everywhere. Vox has dozens of articles like “Things white people have messed up about Christmas.”
I love being a reporter, but for 2-3 years now I’ve been downright ashamed of my profession. I honestly can’t look anyone in the eye and tell them most of the media isn’t biased. The fact that I got attacked for my Facebook post pretty much proves it.
A few hours after my post, a former colleague sent me a private message and told me she loved my post. Of course, she was too afraid to like it on Facebook.
That should tell you everything you need to know. It’s goddamn scary.