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Nolte: It's Time for the Media to Stop Empowering White Supremacists


Added 08-24-19 09:47:01am EST - “The media make white supremacists successful by reacting with outrage and fear, which empowers white supremacism.” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “Nolte: It's Time for the Media to Stop Empowering White Supremacists”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

No one, not even nihilists or misanthropes, wanted to be a white supremacist, because doing so automatically proved you were a loser.

No one wanted to be Archie Bunker. While Norman Lear’s genius made Archie sympathetic, he was also an idiot — the butt of the joke. At the end of each episode, while we might have sympathized with Archie, we were laughing at him, not with him.

Lear worked this genius into other shows that mocked bigotry. We all loved the bigoted George Jefferson (who disliked white people) and Fred Sanford (who had no use for Puerto Ricans), but no one wanted to grow up to become them.

We’re 18 years out from September 11, but even this far out, can you imagine a comedy about that terrible day? How about in the next five years? How about ever?

Two decades after World War II, in the mid-sixties, we were already laughing at the 20th Century’s greatest evil, the Nazis.

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