In today’s edition of Democrats Sure Got It Good, our friends at The Wrap have reported an important story about a major Hillary Clinton supporter. Unfortunately for The Wrap, their excellent reporting will not get the attention it deserves. The DC Media has already protected Clinton from a supporter who spoke lovingly Wednesday of Franklin Roosevelt’s Japanese internment camps. She will also be protected from a high-profile supporter calling for “more scrutiny” of American Muslims.
In a wide-ranging interview, media mogul Haim Saban, one of Hillary’s biggest Hollywood supporters, he told The Wrap that he wants American Muslims racially profiled by the United States government.
“I’m not suggesting we put Muslims through some kind of a torture room to get them to admit that they are or they’re not terrorists,” he told The Wrap. “But I am saying we should have more scrutiny.”
What are people in Hollywood saying about the Paris terror attacks?
Many members of the Hollywood community are very liberal and they value their civil liberties more than they value life. I disagree with that. You want to be free and dead? I’d rather be not free and alive. The reality is that certain things that are unacceptable in times of peace — such as profiling, listening in on anyone and everybody who looks suspicious, or interviewing Muslims in a more intense way than interviewing Christian refugees — is all acceptable [during war]. Why? Because we value life more than our civil liberties and it’s temporary until the problem goes away.
But to say this is shameful — I disagree. [ISIS] said, ‘We’re going to Paris,’ and they went to Paris. They’re saying they’re now going to Washington. Watch out, they might. I’m not suggesting we put Muslims through some kind of a torture room to get them to admit that they are or they’re not terrorists. But I am saying we should have more scrutiny.
Do you think Hillary Clinton should change her position on allowing more Syrian refugees into the U.S. in the aftermath of the attacks in Paris?
I’m not in a position to tell you whether 10,000 or 65,000 or half a million is the right number. I don’t have an opinion on that. But I do have an opinion on the scrutiny. Scrutinize every single individual. There is no data available from Syria. The country is completely in turmoil. It’s all a judgment call of the person conducting the interview. So it’s too dangerous.
David A. Bowers, the Democrat Mayor of Roanoke, a Hillary Clinton supporter and member of her Leadership Council, released a letter Wednesday rejecting Syrian refugees and praising FDR’s Japanese internment camps. You are hearing nothing about that from the DC media.
For the same reasons, to protect Clinton, Saban’s comments will go nowhere in the DC media.
Because Hillary Clinton is a Democrat and the Party’s certain nominee for president, neither she nor her spokespeople will be asked to distance themselves from these comments. Oh, someone on the DC Media might bring it up in a way that allows Clinton to quickly put the story to rest, but she will not be buttonholed and dropped in a box. That only happens to Republicans.
Good for The Wrap. They asked tough questions and made the real story the headline.
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