Thursday, May 31, 2007

Liberals and tolerance...

...should rarely go in the same sentence, since it is a bigger myth than unicorns. From Texas Rainmaker:
How do you think the MSM would cover a story involving a conservative refusing to shake hands with Hillary Clinton simply because she was a woman or Joe Lieberman because he’s Jewish? I can almost guarantee there’d be a lot more coverage and certainly more specials on diversity or tolerance than there is when a liberal refuses to shake hands with a conservative candidate because he’s a Mormon.
Mitt Romney’s visit to New Hampshire started on a sour note Tuesday when a restaurant patron declared he would not vote for the Republican presidential contender because of his faith.

“I’m one person who will not vote for a Mormon,” Al Michaud of Dover shouted at Romney when the former Massachusetts governor approached him inside Harvey’s Bakery. Romney was kicking off the second of two day’s worth of campaign visits in the lead primary state.

Romney kept smiling as he asked, “Can I shake your hand anyway?”

Michaud replied, “No.”

Michaud later told reporters he was not “a right-winger,” alluding to some evangelical Christians who have compared Romney’s faith to a cult. Instead, Michaud stated he was “a liberal.”

Cultural diversity is a one way street for liberals. When they preach “tolerance” it’s tolerance of them, not tolerance from them...

As one of TR's commenters point out, there was indeed MSM coverage of the incident. However, I think TR's point wasn't that the story wasn't covered, but how it was covered. In other words, had a Republican done the same thing, the spin would have clearly been more pronounced.

But to me, the MSM bias or lack thereof isn't the point. The point is that the myth of liberal "tolerance" is being exposed more and more each day.

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