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Old 06-14-2018, 04:19 PM   #246
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"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette owner ordered the paper to run an editorial defending president on racism charge."

From John R Block, owner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Reason as racism: An immigration debate gets derailed
If the president is wrong on immigration - on merit, on finding a balance between skilled and unskilled immigrants, on chain migration, on the lottery - let his opponents defeat him on these points, and not by calling him a racist. If he is to be removed from office, let the voters do it based on his total performance - temperament as well as accomplishment - in 2020. Simply calling him an agent of the Russians, a nutcase or a racist is a cowardly way to fight.

We need to confine the word "racist" to people like Bull Connor and Dylann Roof. For if every person who speaks inelegantly, or from a position of privilege, or ignorance, or expresses an idea we dislike, or happens to be a white male, is a racist, the term is devoid of meaning.
He forgets that America's most productive people include immigrants - skilled and unskilled. Why do so many Nobel Prize winners come from the City College of NY? Because unskilled immigrants (legal and illegal) are some of the most productive Americans. Hate is to even condemn immigrants because they came to be educated. Those uneducated (until they get here) immigrants traditionally are some of America's most productive people. 50% of America's top 500 companies are founded by immigrants.

It is racist to hate people because they are uneducated. Just like Bull Connor, Dylan Roof and David Duke.

His racist rant even forgets that Trump refused to condemn Nazi, KKK, and White Supremacists in Charlotte. Since those who hate typically are Trump supporters.

After his hate editorial was published, more than a dozen Block family members condemned John Block's editorial. They said his editorial did not represent their values or that of William Block Sr. - the paper's owner for six decades. Block's editorial, "published on Martin Luther King Day, printed without the Post-Gazette editorial board's consensus, and attempting to justify blatant racism, is a violation of that legacy."

We must constantly cite Trump's racist attitudes (inspired by his ego) today so that patriotic Americans (the moderates) will vote the shithole out in 2020. Block so loves Trump - and his hate.

Public profanity has and must increase. Since Trump routinely used such hate and insults to even undermine other Republicans during those Presidential primaries. That low brow discourse is loved by anti-Americans - the least educated Americans. This shithole president - who trades in wives as if used cars - is that despicable. Even Nixon was a more honorable man. Even Nixon was not a racist. Trump is.

"United States [should] take immigrants from an overwhelmingly white country such as Norway rather than "shithole countries" like Haiti or in Africa." My relatives who are Norway citizens (everyone) even found that to be a racist Trump.

Reported by Politico at:

The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh ... said ... it was "collectively appalled and crestfallen by the repugnant editorial."

"As a matter of course, the Guild does not weigh in on editorial positions, but this piece is so extraordinary in its mindless, sycophantic embrace of racist values and outright bigotry espoused by this country's president that we would be morally, journalistically, and humanly remiss not to speak out against it"
A wacko extremist owner refused to publish their letter - probably because of the honesty. News (reporting all sides) must be replaced by personal opinions - just like Pravda did in the Soviet Union. No wonder Trump (and Block) think so highly of Putin.

Admitting one might be wrong must never happen when extremists promote their hate agenda. A moderate (a patriot) would have published that letter - to provide honesty and context. An anti-American (a wacko extremist) must not so as to protect his political agenda.

A wacko extremists does not first learn facts. He is an expert because his emotions (extremist political biases) tell him what to conclude. These are examples of adults who are still children. Facts be damned.

But then his wacko extremism (a classic supporter of Trump's hate even of American allies) continues.
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