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      The Babylon Bee today announced that it had purchased the Washington Post from world’s richest man Jeff Bezos. Starting today, the Post’s new editor-in-chief is Titania McGrath and op-ed editor Godfrey Elfwick, who said the new Post was proud to make its first oped about how O.J. Simpson proved that whites don’t love black athletes unconditionally enough. McGrath declared, “We shall labor ceaselessly to fulfill the Washington Post’s destiny that began to emerge under Mr. Bezos: to be the world’s leading purveyor of white-hating wokeness written by poorly paid 23-year-old interns with racistly underappreciated multicultural hair.”

       
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      1. To be fair to WaPo, we need to remember how people acted when they found out Joe Namath was the Son of Sam killer. Johnny Carson had him on the show the next night laughing it up like it was no big deal.

        • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
        • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
        , @Desiderius
      2. JohnnyD says:

        I guess we’re not supposed to feel sympathy for OJ’s murdered ex-wife, since she was just a Becky.

        • Replies: @KenH
        , @William Badwhite
      3. Who’s driving that little red car?
        And did they give OJ a ticket for driving slow in the left lane?

        • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
      4. Lot says:

        My support of black athletes is conditioned on them murdering no more than one person. I am trying to change.

      5. Hail says: • Website

        By Phillip Lamarr Cunningham
        Phillip Lamarr Cunningham is assistant professor of media studies at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.

        In fairness to Dr. Lamar Cunningham, he is no 23-year-old intern:

        Education

        Bowling Green State University
        Ph.D., American Culture Studies
        2007 – 2011

        Temple University
        Masters, English
        1998 – 2000

        Ohio University
        Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English
        1995 – 1998

        This timeline suggests he was just finishing up his 11th-grade school year when the murders occurred (June 1994), was in the middle of his 12th-grade school year when the trial occurred (1995), and was a freshman at Ohio University when the not guilty verdict came down (Oct. 1995), the verdict that caused so many of his racial kinspeople in the USA to celebrate so enthusiastically.

        Maybe Cunningham was inspired, by the O.J. verdict, to go on the career path he chose:

        Experience

        Palm Beach Community College
        Associate Professor
        2003 – 2007 / 4 years

        I taught developmental and college-level composition courses as well as a survey of African American literature.

        Bowling Green State University
        Instructor, American Culture Studies
        July 2008 – May 2010 / 1 year 11 months
        Bowling Green, OH

        I taught Black Athletes in Professional Sports, Black Popular Culture, and Contemporary Issues in Sport and Society.

        Quinnipiac University
        [Current] 8 years 1 month [….]

      6. Lot says:

        It wasn’t just a bad headline not written by the article author.

        From the body:

        “But Simpson, arguably a major source of this goodwill, certainly made clear the conditions white Americans put on their goodwill.

      7. The Babylon Bee today announced that it had purchased the Washington Post from world’s richest man Jeff Bezos.

        Ah well. We can dream, can’t we?

        • Agree: Bubba
      8. Anonymous[421] • Disclaimer says:

        Very revealing that term ‘conditional’.

        According to the reigning dogma, three groups must be loved and praised UNCONDITIONALLY.

        Jews, homos, and blacks.

        How dare white admiration of O.J. be conditional to his actions!

        Jews, blacks, and homos are holy and above the norms.

        Homos spread HIV all over? Just love them.

        Jews brought about Wars for Israel and other crises? Just obey them, you Anti-Semite.

        Blacks commit lots of crime and violence? Just read To Kill a Mockingbird like a catechism and shut up. And never mind Jussie Smollett.

        Tri-Idols or Tridolatry of Americanism. America is not about white identity or even universal ideas. It’s about idol-worship of Jews, blacks, and homos. Notice how even libertarian conservative types who claim to revere the Constitution are mum about shutdown of BDS and free speech in Florida critical of Jews.

        • Replies: @Hail
        , @Colin Wright
        , @Anon
      9. The thing is, I believe that O.J. got high on cocaine and brutally murdered two people and I still like him much more than Tennessee Coates, Jamelle Bouie, or whoever this guy is.

        • LOL: Ragno
      10. JohnnyD says:
        @Hail

        I would be mad too if I was “assistant professor of media studies at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.”

        • LOL: James N. Kennett
        • Replies: @Mr McKenna
        , @Known Fact
        , @216
      11. @Lot

        Lot, because to white Americans, Charles Mason, Ted Bundy and Jeffery Dahmer were big recepients of goodwill.

      12. Barnard says:

        There have to be a couple of writers working there who are embarassed by this. I mean not enough to say anything, or quit or anything like that, but just roll their eyes, etc. Megan McArdle comes to mind, can’t think of anyone else offhand.

        • Replies: @Elf Himself
      13. White people will only support uncle toms. The moment a black man stands up for equality and murders his ex-wife and some random guy who might have been trying to bang her(always unclear to me) they totally abandon him like the RACISTS they are.

        • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
      14. @Lot

        O.J. Simpson showed white Americans just how conditional their comfort with black athletes was

        “But Simpson, arguably a major source of this goodwill, certainly made clear the conditions white Americans put on their goodwill.”

        Honestly, this is nothing short of breathtaking. Just when you think they’ve said and done all they can possibly say and do, they ramp it up yet another notch.

        Hey wypipos, if you see a Proud Black Man “murdering” people, Check Your Privilege and don’t you dare think of calling the cops, you racist. Just look at how ‘conditional’ your comfort is. Think about that instead.

        Fact: Laws against “murder” have Disproportionate Impact. Think about that.

      15. Hail says: • Website
        @Anonymous

        never mind Jussie Smollett

        Jussie Smollett.

        Here we are in June, approaching five months since the date he staged the hoax (overnight of Jan. 28-29), and he is in Twitter-radio-silence. No tweet activity at all.

        His most-recent tweet remains the immortal:

        Jussie Smollett [Verified account]
        @JussieSmollett
        Jan 27

        Frauds are everywhere y’all. Protect the mind, heart and spirit of you and your people at all costs. Just remember… Salt, cocaine and anthrax can all appear to be sugar.

        Profound. Truly profound.

        _________________

        Prediction — O.J. and Jussie unite to film some kind of a buddy comedy. (You heard it here first. As the Unz Review timestamp as my witness…)

        • Replies: @Anonymous
        , @Thea
        , @Olorin
      16. Anonymous[421] • Disclaimer says:
        @Hail

        Google has Smollett’s back. “Jussie Smollett h…” and you get no ‘hoax’.

        • Replies: @Kratoklastes
      17. O.J. Simpson showed white Americans just how conditional their comfort with black athletes was

        How many people should a black athlete be permitted to murder before people are allowed to be “uncomfortable?” Two seems like a reasonable number.

      18. @JohnnyD

        Being an Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. means having to drive very carefully around the New Haven metro area in order to avoid some other college in the area. Frickin’ humiliating is what it is.

      19. Keep in mind that OJ was not just an athlete but a true renaissance man, flashing his dramatic chops in Capricorn One (with Elliott Gould) and The Naked Gun (with Leslie Nielsen) — not to mention Hertz’ famed running-through-airports ad campaign.

        • Replies: @mikeInThe716
        , @Forbes
      20. @JohnnyD

        Well, Quinnipiac IS known for all those slanted political polls

      21. @Anonymous

        ‘Tri-Idols or Tridolatry of Americanism. America is not about white identity or even universal ideas. It’s about idol-worship of Jews, blacks, and homos. Notice how even libertarian conservative types who claim to revere the Constitution are mum about shutdown of BDS and free speech in Florida critical of Jews.’

        Recognition of the truth doesn’t need to be enforced.

        Getting people to agree with lies requires continuous enforcement.

      22. @International Jew

        And did they give OJ a ticket for driving slow in the left lane?

        They should have put him away for that alone. Keep him in solitary, even if the real killer does show up. Unless you’re passing someone, stay the fuck to the right!

        I guess you hit a nerve, IJ.

        • Agree: TomSchmidt
        • Replies: @Mr McKenna
      23. @BigDickNick

        Sorry, let me … you’re ruining …. you’re butchering it … Every time black people wanna have a good time … aaah, let Michael Scott do it:

        • LOL: BigDickNick
      24. It’s one thing to kill your wife, but Baylor hoopster Carlton Dotson should get some unconditional respect for actually murdering a teammate.

      25. @Achmed E. Newman

        Saw your car the other day! And hey please watch the language.

      26. @Barnard

        Meanwhile, Jennifer Rubin and Max Boot sagely nod in agreement.

      27. I thought Sailer was somehow f***ing with his readership.

        They actually went with that.

        Every day, something more bat-sh*t crazy than the previous day……

      28. Flip says:
        @Alec Leamas

        It seems there is a case to be made against his son Jason as the actual killer.

        • Replies: @68W58
      29. Yak-15 says:

        I am 90 pct sure that these articles are written only to troll and generate views.

        • Replies: @Desiderius
      30. BTW, those old Broncos and Blazers (and some Isuzu Troopers too) are starting to be worth a lot of money. I’d like to buy OJ’s old Bronco. If not that, I think it would be fun to buy and fix up a used-up google-maps camera car. Just cruise up and down the strip and see how many people pose and how many flip you off. At one point, it was pretty blurry, but the street view of my house on google maps had me out in front of my car flipping off the camera. (I have a screen shot somewhere.)

      31. @Hail

        Man, what’s the matter with Ohio?

        At least the Post is reaching out to flyover voices like this clown, so we’ve nothing to complain about, right?

        • Replies: @Anonymous
      32. @Yak-15

        There are several levels of trolling going on. There is also regrettably no shortage of true believers who eat this shit right on up. This is peak, mass market, dumbed-down SJW.

        • Replies: @Forbes
      33. 216 says:
        @JohnnyD

        BGSU is located in a boring midwestern agricultural area.

        Quinnipiac is a higher ranking private institution in the urban Northeast.

        Its unusual to work at a more prestigious institution than you graduated from.

        Unless…Affirmative Action

      34. istevefan says:

        OJ just created a twitter account. It’s going to be lit. He even used his mugshot for his avatar.

        • Replies: @Lot
      35. @Known Fact

        A few years after his criminal acquittal, OJ did an over-hyped interview with, I think, Barbara Walters. Mid interview, they ran a Hertz ad. My buddy and I, both Buffalo Bills fans, laughed until we cried.

        Is that great marketing or not?

      36. istevefan says:
        @Lot

        What about Dr. James Watson and the conditions the establishment put on their goodwill. You’d think Watson had committed some felony or something. He just answered a question the wrong way and lost his livelihood.

        • Replies: @Desiderius
      37. 68W58 says:
        @Flip

        Yes-I also seem to remember something about that. It would make sense for OJ not to point the finger at his son if the son was the killer and might explain some of OJs other actions. At the very least though OJ would have been guilty of some after the fact crimes.

      38. @Cagey Beast

        Hey, Joe was Caitlyn long before Caitlyn was Caitlyn:

        • LOL: Cagey Beast
      39. On Twitter and in the Washington Post’s own comments, this op-ed has almost universally been excoriated as disgusting and absurd. The obvious interpretation (that there’s something noteworthy about white America being discomforted by gruesome murder) is absurd. But could it be that the author, and his editor at the Post, thought they were saying something else? Or was there something which compelled them to say the absurd with a straight face?

        Presumably the op-ed only exists because OJ himself had the gall to join Twitter on the quarter-century anniversary of the murders. He must be a nightmare for everyone who hates the association between blackness and violent crime. So, I hypothesize, the Washington Post determined that they would find a way to neutralize whatever threat he might be, to their preferred narrative on race and crime, and they commissioned the Quinnipiac media studies guy to write something.

        So what was media studies guy actually referring to, when he talked about “conditional comfort”? I see two things.

        First, he might be referring to the terms on which OJ got to be a mainstream superstar, before he became a monster and a pariah. Presumably the author’s remarks about black athletes being “too political” in the 1960s and “too selfish and flamboyant” in the 1970s, are meant to be contrasted with the 1980s athletes who were “disinclined to fight overt battles against racism”. So in other words, he wasn’t saying that OJ’s ostracism after committing murder showed the limits to white America’s acceptance of black athletes – it was what he did before the murder – being apolitical and coming off as a regular guy.

        The other thing that stands out to me, is the bit about how OJ’s quixotic getaway stole viewer attention away from some supposedly epic NBA showdown. But I can’t be bothered trying to identify the precise role that framing is supposed to play in the essay. It seems less important than the first point.

        So in summary, the article is saying that the normal-guy career of OJ before the murder is an example of how a black athlete achieved mainstream acceptance in the 1980s. Which may be true, and might be suitable for an essay on the history of pop culture; but why would the Washington Post think that was an appropriate thing to focus on, on the anniversary of the murder?!

        Here I turn to my other idea, that something “compelled them to say the absurd”. Again, I believe they were trying to neutralize OJ’s threat to their preferred narrative, which I suppose is largely about insisting on white culpability for black troubles. So they took this grievance about how black sports superstars in the 1980s couldn’t be political or eccentric, tried in an ill-conceived way to make it relevant to 1990s OJ the violent criminal, and created this latest op-ed fiasco.

        P.S. Just yesterday I happened to read, in English-language Chinese media, about the ongoing trial of the white American student who murdered a Chinese girl, Zhang Yingying. The details are vile and I can’t help but compare the case with OJ – an interracial crime with potency far beyond those who were immediately affected. I’m not at all saying that the situation is identical, indeed to appreciate the many differences might be the point of the comparison. But still, it plays to certain stereotypes about a racial hierarchy of tendencies to violence, and the particular forms that they take: the violent black man snaps one day and unleashes a lifetime of pent-up rage, while the violent white man is a psychopathic narcissist who carefully plots his crimes.

        • Replies: @Desiderius
        , @El Dato
        , @Forbes
      40. Lot says:
        @istevefan

        He’s evil… but I subconsciously still want to use whatever car rental company he recommends.

        His eyes, nose, and mouth are all huge and expressive like a cartoon mascot.

        • Replies: @Desiderius
        , @El Dato
      41. @Cagey Beast

        But we made up for it after he pawed on
        poor, virginal Suzy Kolber, who was just trying to do her job.

      42. @Lot

        Big Bonds-sized melon. Impulsive, unexpected violence.

        The juice was on the juice.

        • Replies: @BigDickNick
      43. @istevefan

        He answered it the right way – truthfully.

        F*ck tha Thought Police.

      44. @Mitchell Porter

        That’s nice.

        What exactly did this guy/that paper do to deserve to be taken that seriously?

        • Replies: @Brutusale
      45. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
        @Desiderius

        Big LMM at full orchestral strength. She may be crazy, but she owns that stage.

      46. El Dato says:
        @Lot

        This gave me a flashback to the times when Scientific American (“ads with science articles in between”) was good.

      47. KenH says:
        @JohnnyD

        I guess we’re not supposed to feel sympathy for OJ’s murdered ex-wife, since she was just a Becky.

        Well if you do and you’re white then you’re a ray-cist. Remember, only white supremo-cists care for and empathize with fellow white people.

      48. Thea says:
        @Hail

        You see there that blacks will support other blacks no matter what they do while white people eagerly throw each other under the bus.

        Even joining the military is no longer about protecting America or her people. In fact it’s become our enemy by not standing at the border and starting that hurt us,

      49. Brutusale says:
        @Desiderius

        To look at his CV, it’s teaching black college athletes to read.

        • Replies: @Desiderius
      50. @Brutusale

        Well, that’s up there with the twelve labors of Hercules, so I’ve got newfound respect for the guy. Not enough to take him seriously, but maybe above utter contempt.

      51. Anon[277] • Disclaimer says:
        @Anonymous

        This anon is a real anti-semite. He doesn’t even give the Jews a break for teaching him to hate homos.

      52. @JohnnyD

        I didn’t and don’t feel that bad for her – she knew or should have known what she was signing up for. And when she wasn’t putting out for OJ, she was putting out for Marcus Allen. She was a low-class gold digger.

      53. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:

        I was a kid when the OJ verdict came down, but I remember the reaction amongst the white adults around me was one of universal outrage. Everybody thought it was a travesty of justice and that he’d gotten away with murder. This was in a fairly crunchy, liberal area–and these people were all diehard Democrats who wouldn’t elect a Republican as dog catcher–but that was the mood. Weird to remember a pre-SJW time when everything wasn’t viewed purely through a “who, whom?” racial lens.

      54. Anon[214] • Disclaimer says:

        I’m confused over this word “comfort”.

        Does it imply that I need to feel more than passing and intermittent half-amusement when I watch 90 IQ high school graduates on steroids play sportsball?

        If so, then I’ve been criminally misled in regard to the true purpose of televised professional sports.

        I’d cross the street to avoid such a person in real life. It follows that I’m unsure how their very physical job is supposed to change my perspective.

      55. eah says:

        And the Covington Catholic brouhaha, Kyle Kashuv, articles like this, etc etc are the result.

        • Replies: @Anonymous Jones
      56. @Hail

        I’m surprised you haven’t read his seminal paper “The absence of black supervillains in mainstream comics”:

        Both the DC and Marvel universes feature a litany of supervillains who wield great power and great intellect and who pose a true threat to the superheroes in these respective universes. However, relatively few of these supervillains are black. As this essay shall suggest, a number of narratological constraints and tendencies that historically have been replete in mainstream comics are largely the cause of this absence. Following a delimiting of the terms black and supervillain, this essay – through an overview of some of the more prominent black villains in DC and Marvel comics – shall evidence why these villains have yet to achieve the same powerful status as their white counterparts. The essay shall conclude by providing a rationale for the creation of more black supervillains.

        https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21504851003798330

        • Replies: @Hail
        , @James N. Kennett
      57. MarcB. says:

        The entire OJ saga was a wake up call to some who had bought into the “content of our character” canard that had been drilled into their heads for a couple decades, but it also confirmed what a lot of us already suspected. A lot of White dudes figured Nicole Brown Simpson paid the toll and had a limited expectation that the assembled mostly black, female jury would convict regardless of how solid the evidence was against the Juice. It was payback time.

      58. @Desiderius

        it’s HGH that makes your head bigger. I’d be pretty surprised if OJ was using that.

      59. @eah

        From a young age, we are conditioned (by the media & public schools) to internalize the idea that there is no belief more immoral than racism, and that whether or not someone is racist should be the primary factor in judging their moral character.

        Not to mention that a belief in racism is worse than committing certain vile and vicious acts. Perhaps. Maybe. Six of one and a half dozen of the other, really. Who can say?

        What’s worse, rape or racism?

        British Labour MP Chi Onwurah then courageously concludes:

        The answer, of course, is to reject any such choice.

        https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/08/grooming-girls-newcastle-race-misogyny-religion-operation-sanctuary

      60. Forbes says:
        @Known Fact

        Don’t forget “The Towering Inferno” with Paul Newman…

      61. Forbes says:
        @Desiderius

        This is peak, mass market, dumbed-down SJW.

        I’m certain there’s miles to go before any peak is hit…

        • Replies: @Desiderius
      62. Forbes says:
        @Mitchell Porter

        they were trying to neutralize OJ’s threat to their preferred narrative, which I suppose is largely about insisting on white culpability for black troubles.

        Bingo. It’s the white victims’ fault for a lifetime of pent-up rage experienced by blacks (due to ‘conditional comfort’) that resulted in the murder of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

      63. @Anonymous

        I’m no fan of the GOOG panopticon, but perhaps the lack of autocomplete = ‘oax’ for ‘Jussie Smollett h[]’ is because of relatively few searches for it.

        Google search’s autocomplete is – like all search autocompletes – a rank-ordering by the engine’s determination of relevance, which in turn is a (proprietary) function of paid-to-promote material, web-crawl results weighted by some underlying page-popularity metric, and so forth.

        People who have an interest in the events will have their opinions formed without recourse to search; people without an interest won’t search. The number of people with an interest either way will be measured in the tens of thousands globally, and will be swamped by fan searches by at least two orders of magnitude.

        There’s no money in paying to drive traffic using ‘adwords’ for this hoax, so blogs etc that mention the hoax won’t be upweighted relative to the raw viewership of the page in question and the site of publication.

        For most of the couple billion humans on the internet, Smollett himself is irrelevant; for the few hundred thousand people who’ve heard of him, the vast majority of search will be about some lifestyle or intersectional-oppression-matrix bullshit – is he gay/Jewish/rich, who cuts his hair, blah blah blah… so think of other things that start with h (or even ho) and you won’t get hoax in the top couple of dozen.

        Plus… autocomplete also hinges (weakly) on your search history. So if you seldom search for hoaxes, that will reduce the weight of [oax] in h[] autocomplete.

        Don’t get me wrong, I am firmly of the belief that some tech giants are attempting to nudge public opinion in directions that their senior management think are correct. Twitter, Facebook, Patreon, Apple: obvious to anyone who looks at the oestrogen-rich dickheads in charge.

        Google? I don’t think so. Brin and Page might have handed over the reins to that dothead, and the lower-middle ranks of non-tech* staff will contain swarms of SJW-tards…but I don’t think that gets search results tilted.

        *: Non-tech includes UI/UX ‘presentation layer’ dickheads. Tech is back-end – the people who could shut the fucking world down if they chose to: presentation-layer imbeciles might be able to change the font or the rounded-corner diameter. SJWs by their nature don’t have the cognitive grunt to hold down genuine tech roles – with extremely rare exceptions.

      64. Hail says: • Website
        @C. Van Carter

        relatively few [comic] supervillains are black. As this essay shall suggest, a number of narratological constraints and tendencies…are largely the cause of this absence

        This seems like something up Steve Sailer’s alley.

      65. Olorin says:
        @Hail

        Ermagerd! This means that sugar can appear to be “anthrax”!

      66. @C. Van Carter

        From that august publication of record, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. It is one of the ridiculous journals published by Taylor and Francis; it is financed by library subscriptions from university Departments of Media Studies, and prints articles by second-rate “researchers” from the same departments.

        The worthlessness of these bottom-tier “learned journals” has to be read to be believed.

      67. @Forbes

        Nah, it just feels that way because we’re in the fat part of the distribution.

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