Thursday, May 31, 2012

Prominent Race Baiter Accuses Press Of Race Baiting

Bob Shrum doesn't care for a taste of his own medicine.
Liberal Democrat and political consultant Bob Shrum, who is notoriously lambasted for his winless record in presidential elections, told Politico he thinks the Boston Herald’s coverage of Elizabeth Warren’s phony claims of Native American ancestry is a form of “race baiting”:

On the other hand, the Herald’s drumbeat coverage, Shrum contended, amounts to a form of “race baiting.”


“The implication is she got her job through affirmative action,” he said. “It’s not true. It plays to the resentful right, and it’s hatred for affirmative action.”

Shrum is right about one thing -- conservatives who believe in merit and equality of opportunity and not an equality of result loathe affirmative action policies, especially in higher education. But Shrum mistakenly conceded that he actually thinks Warren is a Native American, if he thinks the outrage over her claims of Native American ancestry is about the fact that “she got her job through affirmative action.”

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