Salon’s David Sirota applauds AP’s stand against ‘dog-whistle bigotry’

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/320008277972885504

Good news for those four or five people who read the Associated Press’ hand-wringing death notice for the term “illegal immigrant” and wanted more. Salon’s David Sirota applauded  the AP’s move as a “big victory for objectivity and against the propagandistic language of bigotry” — and not just your everyday garden-variety bigotry, but dog-whistle bigotry:

Thus, as any honest person can admit, when Republican politicians and media blowhards decry “illegals,” they are pretending to be for a race-blind enforcement of immigration laws, but they are really signaling their hatred of Latino culture.

Before you xenophobes race to defend yourselves against charges of bigotry, consider this: do you really want to go on record as disagreeing with GOP superstar Gov. Chris Christie?

Crazy person/Salon contributor @davidsirota believes using the words “illegal immigrant” makes one a bigot. Can’t make this stuff up.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) April 5, 2013

@ag_conservative So does Chris Christie, your presidential frontrunner. HILARIOUS. Read and learn: salon.com/2013/04/05/the…

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 5, 2013

@ag_conservative I saw and that tweet from him and was just like “c’mon dude” in my head.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 5, 2013

@ag_conservative @davidsirota “There are no illegal immigrants”? HAHAHAHA!

— Thomas Deisinger (@ThomasDeisinger) April 5, 2013

@thomasdeisinger @ag_conservative Take it up with GOP prez frontrunner Chris Christie! salon.com/2013/04/05/the… DAMN…

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 5, 2013

.@davidsirota First, Christie never called anyone a bigot, unlike you. Second, he is wrong. Third, he isn’t the GOP front runner.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) April 5, 2013

.@ag_conservative than what shall we call immigrants who break federal immigration laws.I suppose criminals could work @davidsirota

— rdengr (@rdengr1) April 5, 2013

@rdengr1 @ag_conservative Not according to the law, as Gov. Christie noted.

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 5, 2013

Why can’t you white people be more like your hero and presidential frontrunner, Chris Christie?

I’m sure its just a coincidence that literally the only people complaining about this column are white people: salon.com/2013/04/05/the…

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 5, 2013

Yeah, how is it, exactly, that “only” white people are complaining? Do white people even read Salon?

Wow shocker. Actual blatant racism from @davidsirota when defending a “dog-whistle” racism argument. twitter.com/davidsirota/st… #notshocked

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) April 5, 2013

Go home Twitter, I’ve identified the smuggest tweet ever sent by a liberal. twitter.com/davidsirota/st…

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 5, 2013

@buzzfeedandrew Right, because, of course, its JUST A COINCIDENCE! LMFAO.

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) April 5, 2013

@buzzfeedandrew As a child of illegal immigrants, I agree with AP and Salon. So, yeah. Am I smug, too?

— Metta World Keex (@Keex714) April 5, 2013

@keex714 I’m more arguing with his point that anyone who disagrees with him is racist. That’s incredibly smug.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 5, 2013

.@davidsirota You think only people of color break immigration laws and I’m the bigot? That makes a lot of sense.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) April 5, 2013

@davidsirota @ag_conservative AG is not a bigot David. And to call him that is uncalled for and not a good luck for you.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 5, 2013

Hey @davidsirota, I am LITERALLY Mexican and I LITERALLY disagree with you. They’re illegals, dude. Get over it. #caring

— Rachel Veronica (@rachelveronica) April 5, 2013

@davidsirota Stupid article. The legal term is “Illegal alien”. Your racism is evil.

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) April 5, 2013