When Michelle Malkin, author of “In Defense of Internment,” joins your cause it might be time to reassess.
Dave Weigel dissects:
(Colbert’s) intent, in every case, was to shame Snyder or the owners of other teams with names playing on Native American stereotypes.
That’s not acceptable to the hashtag activists. As they explained in 140-character bursts, when a white comedian like Colbert joked about racism by playing a racist, he was still telling his audience to laugh at a racist joke. Anyone who disputed this was trying to “whitesplain” satire—an argument that can never be debunked. You can laugh at being told to “check your privilege,” but hearing that plants an idea that you can’t shake. (This is not necessarily a bad thing, even though this particular hashtag was born midair above a shark.) And if it brings fame and clout to activists who have not really done anything to win your attention previously, that’s a sweet fringe benefit.