Date: April 18, 2017
By: David Codrea
“White Men And The Vote: Why We Took The Blog Down,” The Huffington Post admits in a contrived mea culpa written less as an apology for journalistic malpractice than an exercise in finger-pointing and excuse-making. Huffington Post SA has removed the blog ‘Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?’ published on our site on April 13, 2017.”
South Africa. Nothing like adding more fuel to an already volatile situation.
Why did they take it down?
Bottom line: It wasn’t for moral reasons, like it might inspire more violence, terror and misery. The simple truth is, they got punked. The author of the article wasn’t a real leftist spouting the requisite subversive and hateful inanities. It was a setup, an intentionally outrageous submission from a fake contributor who succeeded in appealing to HuffPo’s elitist strain of privileged “progressivism” and getting the piece published in a forum that would reach the world.
They didn’t take it down because they found the premise objectionable. Any pretenses of self-righteousness and responsibility now being feigned are just that. If the whole thing hadn’t proven an embarrassing fraud, they’d still be defending the author and the proposals, that:
“[A] denial of the franchise to white men, could see a redistribution of global assets to their rightful owners … A period of twenty years without white men in the world’s parliaments and voting booths will allow legislation to be passed which could see the world’s wealth far more equitably shared.” [FULL STORY]