Mychal Massie devotes his April 22 WorldNetDaily column to bashing a newspaper editor who he claims edited the content of his columns as published in that paper. (To which we add: A newspaper was actually publishing Massie's column?)
We're not going to insert ourselves into that particular tiff, but Massie said some other things that demand a response. Like this:
You, the public, entrust us to deliver the news/information factually and truthfully, and that same standard applies to opinion-editorials. People may not agree with my opinions, but the facts contained in same have withstood the test of time. And I am just as critical of Republicans and so-called conservatives as I am of liberal Democrats, perhaps even more so.
Liberals, however, exercise censorship, threats and intimidation juxtaposed to providing truthful, factual, unbiased news. And their minions will go to any extreme to prevent opinions they disagree with from being available to the public for them to make up their own minds.
The aspect of Ivancic’s dishonest machinations (which are most appalling) is that he cheats his readership of factual information, and in his rush to do so he sets the table for racial tension.
Massie's claim that he provides "factual information" is a laugh. We've documented numerous lies that Massie has promoted in his columns.
Massie also writes:
If I were given to liberal philosophies, I could scream RACISM at the top of my voice and make a perfect case for it. I could very easily make this about my skin color and not about Ivancic being morally opprobrious.
But, as my readership knows, I refuse to stoop to use an easy argument that will drive the racial wedge further between us as Americans. We must rise above that.
In fact, Massie is not afraid to play the race card. This is, after all, the guy who once likened Harry Reid to Bull Connor and Orval Faubus. He's also knows that, as a black man, he can get away with saying things he would be criticized for if he was white, like spewing unhinged hatred of President Obama, calling Michelle Obama "Buttzilla" and Jehmu Greene a "Negress."
It's laughable for Massie to pretend he's above racial matters when he himself is not averse to using his race to his advantage (or at least hiding behind it to get away with things others can't).