It is kind of astonishing that the Hollywood Reporter would cover the Oprah story from the point of view of, what looks to me like, right wing bloggers. Clearly, the HR is unaware of the standard position said bloggers have been taking for the last many decades on racism? It doesn’t exist. In fact, it’s backwards. White people are the ones being discriminated against. Racism had nothing to do with the Trayvon Martin case. Why? Because racism evaporated after the Civil War. To not know where these “bloggers” stand, and worse, use them as a valid reference, is shoddy. A quote from the story:
Meanwhile, some media pundits — mostly on the political right — are noting that Winfrey is telling the story while promoting Lee Daniels’ The Butler, a movie largely about the black civil rights movement, and they are suspicious about the timing.
“Did the media even wonder for a moment how a potentially exaggerated, racially charged anecdote of this kind might help to sell Oprah’s upcoming film?” wrote John Nolte at Breitbart.com. “Did no one in media wonder if such an anecdote mixed with the promotion of a film based on a racial theme might be a little too neat?”
The Weinstein Co., which is distributing Lee Daniels’ The Butler, declined comment. Reps for Winfrey have not yet responded to a request for comment.
So now Breitbart is a “media pundit”? Oh rilly? That’s like calling Fox News news. Try again, Hollywood Reporter. That is no “media pundit” that is a “right wing blogger.” Saying “mostly on the political right” doesn’t quote cover it.
You know, call me crazy, but I think Oprah has proven herself beyond any reasonable doubt and you know, I’m just going to take her word for it. I know, a shocker. Surely she has to be a liar, being that she’s a “powerful billionaire and cable network owner.” Ooooo, scary Oprah coming to get you. Better run and hide scared right wingers! Here’s a thought – go and hide behind the Koch brothers. They’ll protect you against this evil witch of the cable airwaves!
The right wing, or the hysterical right I should say, is invested in you believing that racism has been eradicated. This is how they managed to overturn key aspects of the Voting Rights Act. All black accusers are liars. All white defenders are heroes. And so it goes.
[UPDATE: Zurich boutique owner apologizes after the cut].