“Some would say maybe that it’s an exploitative picture, that they’re exploiting the kid by hauling out this black person.” – Marc Lamont Hill
Take a moment to imagine a scenario in which a Liberal was mocked for having a black grandchild. Imagine that a picture surfaced in which Al Gore was holding a black kid on his knee. This kid, as it turns out, is his adopted grandson. Then imagine commentators on Fox News laughing about it, and making the above comment. It would never happen. And if it did, I don’t have to tell you what an uproar it would cause.
This is happening right now, but in reverse. A picture of the Romney family was published in which Mitt Romney is holding his adopted black grandchild on his knee. Commentators on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC show were quick to jump on the photograph, mocking it as a model of Republican diversity, and singing “one of these things is not like the other.”
More shockingly, Liberal commentator Marc Lamont Hill said “Some would say maybe that it’s an exploitative picture, that they’re exploiting the kid by hauling out this black person.” After being rocked by the conservative backlash, Hill tried to clarify—weasel out—by Tweeting: “Let me be clear about my stance on the Romney situation, since I’m being misrepresented…Still, it’s totally reasonable to tease Romney and question his motives. He’s a public figure. That’s not the same as mocking a kid.”
Uh, ok. Nope. Conservative pundits pounced on Hill, sending him scrambling for words, each Tweet adding to his idiocy. In the end, this will never turn into something huge—at least in terms of the media—because it won’t be covered. Fox will cover it, and it has already blown up on conservative alternative media, but the mainstream press will ignore it. They’ll ignore it because it contradicts their leanings.
If this situation happened in reverse, however, it would be Watergate. This just adds to the well-worn theory of mine—and many other conservative analysts (I can’t steal credit)—that the Left doesn’t care about black people. They don’t care about helping the needy, and they don’t care about education for minorities. They have a singular care, and it is winning. So, when it doesn’t serve them to pander to black people, Liberals forget to pretend, and sometimes, their forgetfulness gets recorded. That, or Liberals hate Conservatives so much that they will take any opportunity to mock them, even if it’s condescending, and racist. Either way, they’re terrible.