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Monday, May 29, 2017

That Didn't Take Long

This morning, I predicted that the NBC reporter who said he felt uncomfortable with a Japanese winner of the Indy 500 race would shortly be fired or at least suspended.  Now, just five hours later, it happened.  NBC announced that the reporter was fired.

I'd like to think I have great insight into the way our society works, especially when it comes to politically correct bastions like NBC, but in truth any idiot who paid attention could have predicted this.  Now consider what would have happened had the driver been:

1.  an American Muslim,
2.  an American Catholic,
3.  an American Jew,
4.  a Syrian refugee, or
5.  a Canadian.

In how many of those cases would the reporter have been fired?  I'm reasonably certain that the correct answer is not five.  So ask yourself, what's wrong with this picture?  Either the reporter's sentiments were wrong and demanded his firing no matter what the ethnicity of nationality or religion of the driver, or they weren't.  We shouldn't pick and choose who is to be protected from discrimination based on race, gender, religion or ethnicity.

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