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What keeps Oliver Willis up at three in the morning?

November 11, 2009
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Oliver Willis (photo courtesy of Oliver Willis)

Today’s leftists are convinced that harmless adjectives are actually coded curse words. If you describe someone as “gay” or “black,” even if that happens to be a relevant aspect of your story, you’re a “homophobe” or a “racist.”

Such pointless gnostic “code breaking” helps leftists conveniently avoid dealing with real social problems, while providing them with the thrilling illusion that they’re performing a brave and necessary public service.

The craving to experience these little frissons of self-righteousness never sleeps, it seems. Around 3AM this Veterans Day morn, Media Matters‘ Oliver Willis was sufficiently roused by outrage to object to an AP reporter’s description of President Barack Obama as a “novice Commander in Chief.”

Which he is. As Willis himself allows. But that’s not the point, dammit! The point… is… uh… that same reporter once gave John McCain a donut. With sprinkles.

Ah well. ”In a real dark night of the soul,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald, “it is always three o’clock in the morning.”

How long until Willis objects that “dark night” is racist, I wonder? And don’t get him started on “soul.”

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14 Comments
  1. Smithwinston permalink
    November 11, 2009 9:23 am

    You’re onto something. Here is a job posting on the NYC Craigslist today, that is seeking college “interns” to monitor the media for what amounts to “thought crimes” and “hate speech”.

    I came across this earlier today before your article was posted, and thought it interesting that in America, minoritiy activists groups like GLAAD, are now attempting to control free speech on behalf of Blacks, homosexuals, Moslems, etc. The link below proves their efforts are real, and well organized.

    …”The Communities of African Descent (COAD) Media Program was created to ensure that mainstream, black and LGBT media outlets feature authentic, fair and unbiased black LGBT voices and stories.

    The COAD Media Intern will support the efforts of the team as they monitor media outlets, respond to problematic and defamatory media coverage, develop media analysis and criticism, and actively pitch story ideas to media outlets nationwide.”

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/npo/1460346283.html

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      November 11, 2009 12:13 pm

      That has got to be the most despicable thing I have ever read as far as aiding in the destruction of free speech.

  2. John Davidson permalink
    November 11, 2009 10:22 am

    It has gotten so ridiculous that a man chastised me for misspelling an obsenity I directed at him, not the actual inference I had made.

  3. Elaine B permalink
    November 11, 2009 1:19 pm

    Anyone research the federal government job openings?

    I’m sure a speech czar position will open up soon if not already an option.

  4. Jack Hampton permalink
    November 11, 2009 1:32 pm

    Someone tell me these people are not trying to intimidate speech it is a cowards tool?

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 11, 2009 1:41 pm

      Well, we are dealing with a bunch of cowards, are we not?

  5. Vince permalink
    November 11, 2009 2:06 pm

    No problem just speak the truth. Obama is not an African American he’s not even black. He was never an african so therefore he can never be an African American. He is half white so therefore he is not black. He is dishonest. Print that. Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton to name a few were never Africans so therefore they are not African Americans. What would you call a white South African who moved over and became an American citizen. I know a gentleman from Cameron he has lived here for twenty years. He is an American citizen. He is factually an African American

  6. Revnant Dream permalink
    November 11, 2009 2:38 pm

    WE are ruled by moral Imbeciles. Who’s only though is controlling others for their own good. As a cover for these peoples rapacious love of thief in the guise of Progressive taxation.
    Which just means they feather their own nests at your expense, than call it community organizing. Or the peoples Government.
    What it really is, including “Media Mutts”. Is young, with the old barbarians. Have gone a viking on you. Dane geld is your future forever. Than call it social work. Mean while the killing Barbarians are left by the cowards to those not pillaged yet by there Ideology. To the Death cultists masquerading as a Religion of Peace. In reality it loves the sight of blood. To fearful in their own lack of belief to even puff against them let alone understand the Monsters.
    In the end these stooges will see their own heads fall.
    JMO

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      November 12, 2009 3:31 am

      Revnant Dream
      I have maintained for several years now the only time you will see Hollywood and the news media change is when the death cult starts bombing there comunities and killing there women and children you know like they bomb Isreali pizza shops and parties for kids there buses. these cowards are just trying to get at the back of the line.

  7. Jim R permalink
    November 11, 2009 3:17 pm

    Aren’t liberals all about tolerance?

    Only of each other it seems.

  8. smithwinston permalink
    November 12, 2009 6:50 am

    It seems the stimulus package is in fact creating new jobs. Who, and what they are:

    “Now is the time to fight for LGBT rights.”

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/npo/1462458711.html

    “Change is in the air. Work with the Human Rights Campaign to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA discriminates against same-sex couples by denying them more than 1,100 federal rights and benefits like visiting sick partners in the hospital or filing federal taxes jointly. Work with the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group to restore these basic, civil rights to those who deserve them.

    …At the Fund for the Public Interest, we’ve been organizing campaigns to fight for gay rights, protect the environment and stand up for the public interest for more than 25 years. We helped build support to defeat the Federal Marriage Amendment; win the “Million Solar Roofs” initiative in California; and our grassroots outreach has helped convince 13 states to limit their carbon emissions.”

    The 400 + organizations by name, they are assigned to:

    http://www.fundforthepublicinterest.org/jobs/alumni

  9. smithwinston permalink
    November 12, 2009 7:30 am

    Just looking at their membership list, I was surprised to see the YMCA, and Catholic Charities there. It seems that the Human Rights Campaign is in reality, partially a homosexual lobby group.

    Listen to the 30 second blurb for yourself.
    http://www.fundforthepublicinterest.org/partners/hrc

    Other surprising organizations on their roster include:

    ACORN
    Advocates for YOUTH
    American Medical Student Association
    Catholic Charities
    Office of European Union & Regional Affairs, State Dept
    Reading to Kids
    Save the Children UK
    State Dept. on NATO Policy
    Working Families Party
    Young Voter Strategies

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      November 12, 2009 11:57 am

      This monstrosity must be defeated at all cost. It is every bit as urgent as the war on terror. Trying to limit and intimidate free speech.

  10. Conservadude permalink
    November 12, 2009 8:43 am

    I can always appreciate Kathy Shaidle’s eye for identifying who the enemies are in our midsts, and its important to go after the people they associate with too, because some of them may be lurking in our own homes.

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