The race for president in 2020 is already under way, but if you happen to be white and male and a member of the Democratic Party, don’t expect any help from the powers that be in the media.
Several names in broadcast industry are making that abundantly clear.
“They can’t run two white guys,” said MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Sunday.
“The idea that you have Joe Biden talking to Beto O’Rourke and saying maybe they could be a ticket. I personally find it hard to understand how you get the requisite turnout among voters of color if it’s a two-white-male ticket.”
“I mean, women are going to be outraged if there’s not a woman on the ticket, and voters of color are going to say: well, then why are we participating?”
Mark Finkelstein of Newsbusters reacted to her question, saying: “How about this as a reason for ‘participating’: to elect people who you believe would do the best job in serving the country?”
On CNN, host Van Jones was irritated that a poll had three white men topping the field of potential challengers to President Trump at this point, specifically former Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
“In a party as diverse as ours, does it worry you to see the top three being white guys?” Jones asked his guest, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
“Yes,” Gillibrand said. “I aspire for our country to recognize the beauty of our diversity at some point in the future and I hope someday we have a woman president.”
“I hope more people of color not only aspire [but] win the presidency, because that’s what makes America so extraordinary, that we are all of that, we are everything, and I think a more inclusive America is a stronger America.”
Last week, CNN’s Harry Enten opined: “I am not sure it’s the time to nominate a white man.”
Ed Driscoll of Instapundit examined the anti-white-male pattern among the media and said, “I’m so old, I can remember the two major political parties simply ran the most electable candidate.”
Breitbart’s John Nolte analyzed the comments as well, pointing out: “Talk about a country going backwards. It has been something to watch the media and Democrats deliberately destroy 50 years of racial progress by returning us to the days of old where we are no longer color blind.
“With segregation and Jim Crow, Democrats used racial division to consolidate power for decades in the Old South. This is no different and just as cynical.”