Since we’re throwing the epithet “racist” about willy-nilly, I didn’t want to miss the fun.
This morning, CNN affirmative action hire, Chris Cuomo, was in high dudgeon over Sh**hole-Gate because it is the most important apple in a world chock full of bananas.
While in a spittle-flecked rage over White House pushback (and I must confess at not seeing the semantic difference between a sh**hole and a sh**house and am at a loss as to why people who happily make Alabama and West Virginia jokes are suddenly offended when Haiti is called a sh**hole) he offers this:
“Remember… we went to the White House when it happened, Raj whatever-his-name-is didn’t back off the words.”
“Raj whatever-his-name-is?” Really. Seriously?
He’s talking about Raj Shah, an American of Indian descent, who is the Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary. It defies belief that Cuomo doesn’t know his name a year into the administration. And note he has never done this to any other White House official, no matter how minor he or she might be. There is no way of interpreting this other than Cuomo taking a shot at a guy–dismissing him as irrelevant–because he’s of Indian heritage and in a Republican administration and this makes him an ethnic traitor and not worthy of respect.
This, by the way, is not the first time CNN has gone out of its way to belittle Shah in what seems like a pattern of racism. In early December, Anderson Cooper was anchoring a segment of a Trump rally in Florida. They mentioned Raj Shah was speaking and flashed a picture of another Raj Shah that seems to have been grabbed from Google Images without thinking that Raj Shah is a not unusual name.
— Raj Shah (@RajShah45) January 15, 2018
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 15, 2018
It is really hard to believe an alleged serious news outlet can continue to get away with this behavior. But they will.