Last week, comments by rapper Jay Z about being “extremely conservative” on immigration were lost amid the political rat-a-tat, which has been going on since Barack Obama took office in 2009.
But for Charlamagne Tha God, the mainstream media had a very different perspective on Bill Clinton’s 1990s involvement with billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein, who has been a subject of discussion around forced sex tourism in foreign jurisdictions for years.
Charlamagne, an unapologetic fan of Fox News, called it a joke that “the liberals haven’t uttered a peep about Hillary Clinton’s ties to a billionaire paedophile!”
In a CNN interview, Charlamagne got into trouble – as is his wont – for jokingly suggest that we all “deserve” Bill Clinton for “their sexual practices.” (Imgur)
It’s clear that Charlamagne is firmly anti-Liberalism. Indeed, it would be easy to pin him down on a single position – his disdain for equal marriage marriage – but Charlamagne is far more diverse than that, and his hatred is never, ever sincere.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that Charlamagne’s viewpoint is conservative, or even that he is Republican. He is truly a diversity.
He has called out the Black Lives Matter movement for inciting a “dismemberment campaign”, condemned “the Black Lives Matter movement” for causing a “genocide,” and can’t understand why any white man would vote for any Democrat, especially now that Obama has reduced the unemployment rate to 6%.
But Charlamagne is just as comfortable with violence. In a 2004 interview, Charlamagne said he supported Black Panthers Jesse Jackson and Kwame Ture (aka Stokely Carmichael), both of whom have been historically affiliated with the Black Panther Party (aka the Black Panther Party, or its current name, the Black Liberation Army), who violently engaged in their own “conspiracies” of violence:
“The purpose of the Black Panther Party and Jesse Jackson was to nationalize it. The Black Panther Party was nationalised. You saw it manifest itself right here with a black man that’s representing an overwhelming majority of all black people.”
Charlamagne Tha God is yet another variant of the conservative slant through which the media channels and consumes information about the political left.
The truth is, there’s no such thing as a liberal media – it’s a term given by right-wing media.
In reality, the media is heavily liberal, with left-leaning tendencies coming from the liberal (mainstream) media such as the New York Times. The right-wing media propagates a “reactionary” frame, with only rarely evident for satire, which is a just summation of how the left-leaning media sees themselves and their opponents.
Yet that viewpoint, as irrelevantly ignored by the left-leaning media, also reflects the reality of the world, as portrayed by the right-leaning media.
Still, even if there is some validity to the way the left-leaning media frames what political matters, it still doesn’t justify the way they cover those topics.
Outright defamatory attacks in our hyper-political atmosphere don’t have to remain un-rebutted, and people like Charlamagne should be criticized for expressing his inappropriate opinion.