Diana West

Stunningly, these same Caucasian newsies are blind to their own skins. How else, for instance, could "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams in July have asked Mitt Romney "to confirm or deny" whether he was looking for a running mate who is "an incredibly boring white guy"?

"You told me you were not available," quipped Romney.

But Williams and the rest of his mainly white media brethren (also sistren) seem to regard their core liberalism as their camouflage. It is the shield and spear they carry in the Left's push to demonize people of one color (white) and a particular sex (male) in order to delegitimize a glorious political philosophy -- small-government, low-tax, anti-statist conservatism. This philosophy is what draws together Republicans and their delegates, not their "whiteness."

What the Left and its media acolytes are trying to do is poison the wider appeal of the Republican message by depicting it as race-based and retrograde. This is a dirty operation. It is also the height of hypocrisy, given that it is being led by a bunch of truly "angry white men" against what is purported to be another.

GOP membership is 53 percent male and 47 percent female. (The Democrats are 45 percent male and 55 percent female.) But take the perfectly liberal New York Times. While it perseverates on the GOP becoming "a smaller, older, whiter and more male party" from the confines of its mainly white and male newsroom, it publishes 80 percent male-written op-eds, according to a recent byline survey cited in the Columbia Journalism Review. Meanwhile, the newspaper's own "party" of readers, according to the Pew Research Center in 2010, is 59 percent men and 41 percent women. Call in the "gender gap" police!

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert -- a major "news" source for young adults -- sarcastically razzes Mitt Romney for his "bold" choice of a running mate who is "white, Christian and male." But with an audience that is largely white, likely majority-Christian and, says Pew, 65 percent male, how does Colbert rate as "bolder"?

The answer is that "The Colbert Report," like the rest of what passes for news media, is much, much further to the left. They are so far to the left they can't imagine anyone can see their acid hypocrisy and ideological warfare play out in living color.


Diana West

Diana West is the author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character (St. Martin's Press, 2013), and The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization (St. Martin's Press, 2007).