Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fareed Plays the Racist Card

Donald Trump may be many things--a blowhard, a big mouth, etc.--but a racist? That, at least, is how Fareed Zakaria sees it. Zakaria, he of the Thomas L. Friedman school of punditry (highly acclaimed; not particularly astute) opines that Trump's "birther" fixation is really "coded racism":
Put it this way: If the President was a white man named John Smith with the other background issues being the same - foreign student father, mother in Hawaii, etc. - would there be any of these dark insinuations?
Actually, since there's absolutely no indication that Trump's a racist, I'm pretty sure the insinuations would be identical.

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