If they gave out Pulitzer Prizes for “Most Condescending Political Report of the Year,” then a recent article in the Los Angeles Times would be the runaway winner.
By now most conservatives are used to those silly “news” stories by liberal journalists, who travel to some “flyover country” location to interview the “Tea Partiers” in their natural habitat. The journalists can’t believe there are no Starbucks around, and don’t hide their disgust by the locals’ talk of guns and God.
However, as Breitbart points out, one LA Times reporter named Steve Lopez was so blown away by what he saw at Trump campaign headquarters in his very own city:
“It was as if the whole thing had been staged, in Cambodia Town, no less, to belie the notion that Trump’s appeal is largely limited to older white males,” the Times‘s Steve Lopez wrote. In Long Beach, one of America’s most diverse cities, that same diversity was reflected in Trump’s supporters at his Southern California headquarters.
Lopez spoke with a woman and millennials of Filipino descent, a Mexican-American, and a Jewish man, and saw the “names of volunteers from the African-American, Hispanic and Asian communities” written on blackboards adorning the names of volunteers. He noted that “two middle-aged white people [also] joined the party.”
Lopez wrote that an unnamed Mexican-American Trump volunteer told him that “there are too many illegals here… and they dirty the place up and they take jobs and do things they shouldn’t.” Lopez noted that once he found out he was with the Times, the man said “the only thing the Times is any good for is to wrap fish in it,” before walking away.
It’s pretty sad when a “sophisticated” liberal like Lopez can experience “culture shock” simply by visiting another neighborhood in his hometown.
No wonder fewer Americans than ever say they trust the media: the reporters assigned to report the news seem to barely have any knowledge or experience beyond a very limited scope.