Citing her friendship with the late Robert Byrd, Mr. Quigg said: “She is friends with the Klan. A lot of people don’t realize that.” Weirdly echoing the cuckservative "Dems-Are-The-Real Racists" meme, Mr. Quigg claimed: “All the stuff she’s saying now, she’s saying so she can get into office, OK?” He went on: “She doesn’t care about illegal immigrants—she’s acting like she does so she can get into office. Once she’s in office, then she’ll implement her policies. She’s a Democrat. The Klan has always been a Democratic organization” [ Ku Klux Klan Claims $20K In Clinton Donations, James King, Vocativ, April 25, 2016]
The Main Stream Media, in its role of Leftist Narrative Enforcer, has been skeptical. According to the Atlantic:
This is fairly obviously B.S. The Clinton campaign denies it has received nearly that much money in anonymous funds, and the Vocativ reporter even noted that he factchecked and verified the campaign's claim using F.E.C. filings. But hey! A Klansman said the name "Hillary Clinton" with a gleeful smile on his face, so take that for what it's worth, which is probably roughly nothing.
[ Live Coverage of the Northeastern Primaries , by Emma Green, April 26, 2016]
But needless to say the MSM does not display such judiciousness when addressing alleged racist ties to the Trump campaign. A recent case in point, Time Magazine’s hit piece on the Alt Right and Trump, The Billionaire and the Bigots (by Alex Altman, April 14, 2016), is worth dissecting in detail. (The full Time article is behind a paywall— Radix excerpted it here. )
The Alt Right is a new movement, but Altman’s tactics in attacking it were tired boilerplate, little more than Pointing-and-Sputtering and guilt-by-association. He began by expressing shock at the National Policy Institute’s output:
NPI publishes pseudoscientific tracts with titles like " Race Differences in Intelligence," runs a blog called Radix Journal (sample post: " My Hate Group Is Different Than Your Hate Group ")
Altman [Send him mail] failed to note that Read more >>