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Entry from September 22, 2016

By now, God knows, I should be used to it, but the irony of yesterday’s New York Times headline, caused me to laugh out loud — though as usual I was only laughing so as not to cry. "Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles Post on Twitter Fits a Pattern," read the head to a piece by Jason Horowitz. Nor was the pattern-monger just the anonymous headline writer. Clearly, Mr Horowitz himself was part of, if not leading, the media gaffe-patrol when he noticed that the bowl within which the fatal (and non-fatal) Skittles of Mr Trump Junior’s visual analogy to terrorists among the refugee population, was "white." Aha! And guess what? The Skittles themselves were "rainbow colored." In other words: non-white. Not only was the Trump scion identifying himself (and, presumably, his father) as a white supremacist, he was also saying that Syrian refugees, who are people "of color" ex hypothesi, were, um, poisoned candy. Or at least some of them were. At least metaphorically. Full Entry


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