How many offenses before BuzzFeed is labeled a hate site? Well, not three.
Tuesday afternoon, using her Twitter feed, BuzzFeed staffer Aswini Anburajan lashed out at Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for not being left-wing enough when it comes to immigration. Anbuarajan not only knocked the Senator’s chances at becoming president due to his stand on “immig and benefits;” she attacked Cruz racially, declaring him a LINO, or Latin In Name Only.
Apparently, “Latino” is a political position, not an ethnicity.
That should be news to my wife, who was born in Mexico, didn’t become an American citizen until she was in her twenties, and agrees 100% with Cruz.
It is worth mentioning that Anburajan is a writer for BuzzFeed, not someone in the background with no voice on the site.
BuzzFeed’s attack on Cruz’s race is likely not a coincidence. The left is ramping up its personal attacks against opponents in the hopes of shoving immigration reform through Congress, by any means necessary. BuzzFeed is frequently the tip of the spear (along with Politico) when it comes to marginalizing and demonizing anyone in the GOP who gets in the way of the left’s agenda.
A final and crucial committee vote on the pending legislation is expected any day now.
Unfortunately, this type of behavior is nothing new coming from staffers of the left-wing BuzzFeed. In the past, gay conservatives have been singled out for similar “apostate” treatment.
In January, BuzzFeed’s Josh Fjelstad told a gay conservative to “suck my d*ck,” for not supporting same-sex marriage soon enough. Back in July, Richard Grenell, a one-time foreign policy spokesman for Mitt Romney, had has masculinity questioned by BuzzFeed’s Michael Hastings.
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