Yeah, it was.
Re Chait I’ll go on to say I do wonder if he’s unfair in assuming FOX’ outsized role in Republican dialogue is indistinguishable from Republican dialogue itself. I’d like to think they are different, but my recent experience vis a vis Trump is that the commonplace inanities extend past FOX. I listen to KTLK on the morning drive, two days ago Jack and Andrew were discussing Trump seriously, as were the callers. You don’t give a good impression when ya do that….
Jeb, he’s being overly cautious in his words. Moot point, he will not be President.
If Roof is racist…. and he is …. I guess the implication is you take Roof’s example as a leading indicator, canary in a coalmine that tells of a broader societal pathology not yet articulated. Secondary implication is that the the pathology indicts Republicans because Roof is ambiguously a fellow traveler, a conservative, which ya figure is the reason Republicans are hesitant to acknowledge Roof’s racism in the first place.
I reject that premise, and it’s rejectable by noting that Roof is a retard with an anachronistic quality of racism that can only exist in one who’s profound retardation is enabled through a social isolation that disqualifies any association to contemporary Republicanism or conservatism.
So don’t worry about it FOX, don’t worry about it Jeb, he’s not with us, not a Republican. Go ahead and call it racism.