…then it is bad, and therefore must be linked with the alt-right every time we can. — New Left Style Guide, Fall 2016 Ed.
From the Washington Post, in an article by Karen Tumulty and Philip Ruckerabout an event at which Clinton and Trump people got mad at each other.
Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri condemned Bannon, who previously ran Breitbart, a news site popular with the alt-right, a small movement known for espousing racist views. [Emphasis freakin’ mine. — Dave]
So, Breitbart the news sites are not racist, and we can’t find racist things there. They’re just popular with the alt-right, which isn’t necessarily racist-racist, but just known for espousing racist views. Never mind that Breitbart sites do not espouse racist views. Or that ‘espousing racist views’ is one verbal step away from the actually saying something racist. Espousing racist views these days is generally thought to mean a white person ‘saying something that makes Whoopie Goldberg mad.’
Notice also that the alt-right started out as a mysterious part of the internet. Some tried to claim the Breitbart sites were a part of that group. That didn’t stick. Now it’s a bunch of people, apparently. Because a site can be popular with the alt-right.
You know what else is probably popular with the alt-right, if that group was ever really defined?
Walmart. Hot dogs. Convenience stores. Booze. 36-ounce sodas. Trans fats. Very few other things with ‘trans’ in them. Alan Jackson music. That yellow cheese that you can get melted on top of corn chips. No, not the white queso that you might get at the Mexican restaurant. The really yellow stuff.
Two for ones on anything. Michael Buble Christmas albums. The alt-right also likes Levis, Wranglers and t-shirts. Some might even like Armani suits and nice ties. Since they’ve never actually been seen, this blog can only speculate. Which is actually the next item in the New Left Style Guide, Fall 2016 Ed.
If we could locate these boogie men and women of the alt-right, we’d probable discover that personal responsibility is popular with them. They like pizza. Carbohydrates. Most things with ‘semi-automatic’ in front on them. The first sip of coffee in the morning. Moving on after this election. Grandkids.
The alt-right is the bad guy, but in order for them to be useful, they must find mainstream conservative things they can tarnish with their badness. Breitbart, for instance. A sight which is popular, conservative, and employs a diverse staff.
Hey Tumulty and Rucker. Your game is not working.