There is this habit in America where anything said by someone who doesn’t tow the line set by the media is considered to be “controversial.”
A double standard absolutely exists, and it is extremely evident when looking at how the topic of race is covered by the American media.
Case and point:
Dilbert creator Scott Adams recently claimed that white people should “get the hell away from black people.”
This was in response to a poll where nearly half of black people who partook claimed that it was “not okay” to be white.
The media obviously is going crazy over this and every newspaper in the country is now cancelling Dilbert.
Elon Musk had his own take though, which of course is being labeled as “controversial.”
He claims that the media bias has shifted to becoming racist against whites and Asians.
Here are Musk’s comments:
For a *very* long time, US media was racist against non-white people, now they’re racist against whites & Asians.
Same thing happened with elite colleges & high schools in America.
Maybe they can try not being racist.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2023
This was all in response to a recent video from Scott Adams:
This is the absolute truth what @ScottAdamsSays is saying here. He had to have known that all the coward newspapers would drop his Dilbert comic strip. I admire Scott Adams for doing it anyway. pic.twitter.com/sy0vhHutV2
— Jesse Lee Peterson (@JLPtalk) February 25, 2023
Elon Musk says US media is 'racist against whites & Asians' https://t.co/EQozf6tt2t
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) February 27, 2023
The Blaze has more on the story here:
South African billionaire Elon Musk embroiled himself Sunday in the controversy surrounding “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams’ recent racially charged remarks and resultant cancellation, suggesting that the same media outfits now crying racism are hardly guiltless, having themselves long peddled division in America.
Following Adams’ initial cancellation and in response to a comment contextualizing the cartoonist’s remarks, Twitter CEO Elon Musk wrote, “The media is racist.”
Musk added in a subsequent post, “For a *very* long time, US media was racist against non-white people, now they’re racist against whites & Asians. Same thing happened with elite colleges & high schools in America. Maybe they can try not being racist.”
The tech magnate then concurred with Christopher Ferguson, a psychology professor at Stetson University, who tweeted, “Adams’ comments weren’t good. But there’s an element of truth to this. … It’s complicated. Mainly we’ve leaned into identity with predictable results, and power today is complicated. We were on the right path with colorblindness and need to return to it.”
Cue the media meltdown:
JUST IN: Elon Musk says US media, colleges, and high schools are racist against white & Asian people.
— Remarks (@Remarks) February 26, 2023
Just a guess, but I think @elonmusk might be racist. pic.twitter.com/g4Szs9pDVp
— Elad Nehorai (@EladNehorai) February 27, 2023
Maybe Elon Musk can’t stop fangirling racist alt-right Twitter accounts because he’s a stupid racist piece of shit alt-right fascist fuckface.
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) February 27, 2023
Elon Musk is a racist.
— Machine Pun Kelly 🇺🇦 (@KellyScaletta) February 27, 2023
THERE IT IS: @elonmusk defense of Scott Adam’s racist rant to re-segregate America is to use a $44 billion bullhorn to remind us of his own White Supremacy. Musk is not just a lazy Bond Villain he’s a White Power loving lazy Bond Villain. https://t.co/OQavWUXnR9
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) February 27, 2023
Elon Musk defends Scott Adams and calls the media racist.
White South African says what?
Btw, "it's OK to be white" is a white supremacist trolling phrase, part of a campaign to "own the libs" that includes the "OK/white power" symbol to both promote white power and…
— Marsha Warfield (@MarshaWarfield) February 26, 2023
They are all so predictable…
Billionaire Elon Musk Sunday accused the media of being racist against whites and Asians after U.S. newspapers dropped a white comic strip author who made derogatory comments about Black Americans. https://t.co/deIbIeCTRI pic.twitter.com/kAXtqqGjPu
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) February 27, 2023
Newsmax has more:
The Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and USA Today were among newspapers that canceled the cartoon “Dilbert” after its creator Scott Adams said Black Americans were a hate group and posted racist comments on his YouTube channel Wednesday.
In replies to tweets about the controversy, the Tesla and Twitter chief executive said the media had long been racist against non-white people but are now “racist against whites & Asians.”
“Maybe they can try not being racist,” Musk tweeted.
In response to an account that said white victims of police violence get a fraction of media coverage compared to Black victims, Musk said the coverage is “Very disproportionate to promote a false narrative.”
Strangely, videos like this are considered to be totally fine:
Racist alert. pic.twitter.com/d4OlSJFibG
— David Vance (@DVATW) February 25, 2023
What does everyone think about the double standard here?
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