David Brauer of the MinnPost – which seems to be peeling more of the wrapper off the idea that it’s a partisan DFL PR site every week, perhaps filling the “void” the Minnesota “Independent” left – tweeted about the crowd at the hearings for the Paymar Gun Grab yesterday:
— David Brauer (@dbrauer) February 5, 2013
Now, David’s a good guy. About as white as they get, by the way, but I do try to focus on the content of mens’ souls rather than the color of their skin. Not sure where I got that. But I digress.
I thought about responding…:
Because it is hilarious – southwest Minneapolitan Brauer, at the head of a staff of middle-class, NPR-listening, Volvo/Subaru/Prius-driving U of M/Saint Olaf/Carlton/St. Thomas grads that is more Caucasoid than the Hutchinson Rotary Club, yipping about the skin color of Second Amendment activists?
As is often the case, Nancy LaRoche had a better idea:
— Nancy LaRoche (@nwlaroche) February 5, 2013
Brauer’s defense – everyone on both sides was white, and it’s “interesting who got defensive”.
Because the role of journalists is to “afflict those who are peevish about being perpetually slandered”, I guess. Especially as the Twin Cities’ media aids and abets the DFL in setting up the debate over Paymar’s gun grab bills as a contest between poor, beset, multiracial urban Minnesota and white, callous, redneck outstate Minnesota.