WaPo editor fears for Rep. Ilhan Omar because she’s ‘everything white America has been taught to fear and eliminate’
As Twitchy reported earlier Saturday, @neontaster put together a terrific thread showing just how “precise and consistent the wording is” in every tweet and statement defending Rep. Ilhan Omar after she was criticized for verbally brushing off the 9/11 terrorist attacks in a speech to CAIR as, “Some people did something.”
Did we say she was criticized? Sorry, there is no criticism of Omar’s words, only incitement to violence. At least that’s the memo that went out to the media and Democratic politicians (although it seems Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer might not have received their copies).
Now we have Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez trying to get the New York Post shut down for its cover reminding Omar and the rest of us just what those people did on 9/11, and Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah playing the intersectionality card in Omar’s defense.
.@IlhanMN’s identity lies at the intersection of everything white America has been taught to fear and eliminate: black, female, immigrant, visibly Muslim.
Its sad that in America in 2019, we have legitimate reasons to fear for her safety.
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) April 13, 2019
Only in your fever dreams, Sweetie.
— Lady Hecate (@Hecate40) April 13, 2019
Wait … if white America has been “taught” to fear and seek the elimination of all blacks, women, immigrants, and Muslims, who taught white America these things?
Ah is that what I've been "taught" now. Would that be in government schools? Or Hollywood movies?
— ıllıllı 𝕍𝕚𝕟𝕔𝕖𝕟𝕥 ıllıllı (@slatermaus) April 13, 2019
— Lidah (@MamaSayMamaSah8) April 13, 2019
It's more like, white women and minorities are taught that white people are innately evil.
— NO MERCY FOR THE WICKED (@tranerofmonstrs) April 13, 2019
Keep saying that does not make it true. "White Americans hate women", blah blah blah. Divide, divide … and conquer
— James the Immigrant (@JA_Loans) April 13, 2019
Karen Attiah is an editor for the Washington Post, making the sweeping racial judgement that white people are taught to “fear” & “eliminate” women & minorities.
It’s a message of pure bigotry, inciting readers to embrace hate, division, & violence.
It has no place in America. https://t.co/cEEIkG1j9h
— Bryan Dean Wright (@BryanDeanWright) April 13, 2019
"Fear and eliminate."
This is beyond hyperbolic. Tweets like this are only going to provoke more outrage.
— ___________ (@ErronBlackTX) April 13, 2019
Thank you Ms Attiah for showing off how copy-paste consciousness is far easier then critical thinking.
— nonleftrightist (@nonleftrightist) April 13, 2019
Holy living in a bubble, reporter lady!
— Cigarette Smoking Man 🚬 (@XFilesCigMan) April 13, 2019
We don’t. That’s a lie. Nonsense. Your ilk railed on Republicans as fascists and Nazis, then shot Steve Scalise. Bugger off.
— MDM Jr. (@LincolnFresno) April 13, 2019
You do know a Bernie Sanders supporter actually shot Republican members of congress, right?
— Jack Kemp (@9thHUDSec) April 13, 2019
Isn't this tweet inciting violence against white Americans?
— JT (@JohnTuckerPhD) April 13, 2019
I can't tell your tactics and those of Trump apart.
You differ only in the tribe that your hate-filled hyperbole is aimed at.
— JT (@JohnTuckerPhD) April 13, 2019
I'm so tired of this ignorance.The majority of Americans, no matter what color they are, don't care about color. This is a political ploy and it's making race relations worse because it's obviously a tool.
— #justagirl (@she_brews11) April 13, 2019
What in God’s name are you spreading? Oh…it’s hate.
— Paul Vitro (@VitroPaul) April 13, 2019
What you just described does not exist. This is a fake argument for the sole purpose of "eliminating" people who disagree with you. Its wrong and we see it…
— Saint James (@Saint_James12) April 13, 2019
White American here, none of my friends or I were taught to fear or eliminate any people, none of the groups you listed, nobody. You’re kind of broad brushing “white America”, I thought we were supposed to be against judging a whole group based on the actions of part of the group
— David Gunn (@dlgwoodwork) April 13, 2019
Actually none of those attributes are fear-inducing. Flippant disregard for the largest terror attack executed against the U.S.? Brazen, continual anti-Semitism? Then repeatedly doubling-down before playing the victim again and again…
Those attributes are asinine. Infuriating.
— Jared (@jaredstill) April 13, 2019
Thank God we have someone so woke to tell us how much we suck. Can't wait to vote for them.
— The Monero Man (@themoneroman) April 13, 2019
She's merely the new face of the radical left, and if you believe she's anything other than a puppet you're fooling yourselves…everything she does and says is calculated by someone other than her
— Matt Blatchley 🇺🇸 (@mblatchley777) April 13, 2019
It is also entirely possible many of us just disagree with the things she says!
— mama grout (@rgrout) April 13, 2019
She's an anti-Semite, Karen.
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) April 13, 2019
“Israel has hypnotized the world.” – IO
— (((Teresa Rincon))) (@ymmarta) April 13, 2019
What's sad is that you cannot see that she is actively trying to normalize hatred of Jews in the Democratic Party.
— Samuel M. Wright (@Samloyal23) April 13, 2019
Can’t roll my eyes hard enough at this. No one is buying it. She said it . She should own it
— Lenten Wagon Rider (@portdauphin) April 13, 2019
Orrrrr, hear me out here. Her words have meaning and you are using this as an excuse to defend her garbage because youre a partisan hack.
— Chlorine&Wine (@lifekix) April 13, 2019
If everything was the same, and Omar was a conservative Republican, you'd hate her guts, and cut her off from your identity politics.
— Oswald McTavish (@Politipickle) April 13, 2019
The hypocrisy & double standard in this tweet by Karen Attiah @washingtonpost are textbook identity politics. This kind of abuse of a media platform is not only false, but dangerous & intentionally divisive.
A "white" Conservative can't write this way & Karen/WaPo exploiting it.
— 🇺🇸 Ben Bounds 🇮🇪 (@FollywoodBen) April 13, 2019
No one thinks this. It’s her anti-America rhetoric and bashing of the very country that allowed her freedom.
If we can’t criticize a person’s ideas without being called racist, the west will not survive.
— Star-Lord ⚡️ (@StarLordCrypto) April 13, 2019
Congratulations, you have just completely validated my prior decision to never subscribe to the WaPo.
Enjoy your job at Izvestia.
— Mark Michael (@MarkMic35809922) April 13, 2019
Are you freaking kidding me? And little @brianstelter retweets this? Lol wow
— James Echavarria (@ECHAVARRIAJAMES) April 13, 2019
Americans fear black, female, Muslim immigrants so much that they elected Omar to Congress. That’s what we do to people we fear, we elect them to Congress 🙄.Her race, sex, ethnicity, and immigrant status don’t give her immunity to criticism.
— IrishCoke (@AdamCoquillard) April 13, 2019
and she got elected to congress and appointed to a powerful committee…
which one is it, does america fear her or have america provided her the best of lives?…
intersect reality with theory.
— Avner (@avnerarik) April 13, 2019
Snap out of it, sis. pic.twitter.com/bqK4nKPLSL
— Angie (@evangie) April 13, 2019
meanwhile maxine waters publicly asks people to harass trump supporters. kind of hypocritical right there
— Jonathan (@jonathansviewon) April 13, 2019
Here’s a different angle: it’s only Ilhan Omar’s “intersectionality” that has shielded her from legitimate criticism ever since she was sworn in.
WOW: Neontaster’s thread on media & lefty spin for Rep. Ilhan Omar proves ‘how tight the messaging is’ https://t.co/lOGN5b1Ybe
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 13, 2019