Recently, the president gave a speech before the Congressional Black Caucus, and, as he is wont to do, he slipped into his "Hey-I'm-Black-Too" dialect. And, the Associated Press reported the actual words he used, as he used them:
Stop complainin'. Stop grumblin'. Stop cryin'.And, for reporting what happened, the AP was accused of being racist by Karen Hunter on MSNBC:
Hunter called the AP's version "inherently racist," sparring with New Republic contributing editor and noted linguistics expert John McWhorter, who argued the g-less version "is actually the correct one," noting that the president's victory in the 2008 election was due, in part, to how effortlessly "he can switch into that [black] dialect."To follow Hunter's demands to their conclusion, as Jeff Goldstein put it:
...they are now charged with re-writing history to protect the speaker from himself, lest they be charged with transcribing reality, once considered the most neutral of all activities (at least in intent and aim), an activity that now carries with it the charge of “inherent racism” if the reality being transcribed belongs to blacks, and non-blacks or inauthentic blacks are doing the transcribing.So, now that we know that reality is racist and we must protect ourselves from it, we present the video of the president's actual words, not as said, but as they must be to remove the charge of racism:
Presumably, Ms Hunter, if pressed, might have to extend the argument to audio clips that capture the dropping of the g’s — themselves a secondhand recording of reality that have not been “corrected” of their “inherent racism.”
Liberals have been living outside reality for a long, long time. Now, they want us to live outside it, too.
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