Andy

April 5, 2012

The Dog Whistle Has Sounded: How the Right Talks About 'Thugs' Like Trayvon Martin

Very great analysis of the language being used as conservative media talks about the Trayvon Martin case: "It's the same reversal of responsibility employed by anti-abolitionists- anti-unionists- anti-suffragettes and anti-civil-rights types: "Irrationally ranting and raving distracts you people from your own advancement- and your clamoring about the normative- accepted levels of social hate are rending the fabric of our society. It's all on you." You victimize me by complaining about my actions; your truth is less valuable than- and antagonistic to- my peace of mind."

The Dog Whistle Has Sounded: How the Right Talks About 'Thugs' Like Trayvon Martin

On Sunday- Bill Kristol- chronically incorrect steward of his daddy's magazine- dismissed liberals' and black activists' outraged response to the Trayvon Martin killing as "just demagoguery…