As Twitchy reported earlier, the memo seems to have gone out — we collected a bunch of takes Tuesday on why the “groomer” slur is despicable and not helpful, and Christina Pushaw was also on the case and put together this collage:
The last 24 hours in DC corporate media: pic.twitter.com/VR29ClrnvG
— Christina Pushaw 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) April 6, 2022
Funny how those were all published on the same day, and also how the liberal (and conservative) media agreed that Tuesday was the day to take a stand against something that had to stop. Enough is enough.
We’re still seeing tweets about it in our timelines; this tweet from the Washington Post’s Philip Bump just crossed our path:
The sheer, unadulterated derangement of the “groomer” discourse is hard to overstate.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) April 6, 2022
You should absolutely keep calling parents who understand and support Florida’s anti-grooming law “deranged.”
Should do wonders for you, groomer. https://t.co/AfQ0PqJpmu
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 6, 2022
We just did a post on Allie Beth Stuckey taking everything Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi have taught us about racism and white supremacy and applying it to grooming. As Kendi would say, it’s not enough to be not a groomer; you have to be anti-groomer. Ron Kampeas has seen this take and doesn’t believe there’s any equivalence between calling people racists and calling them groomers.
I’m seeing iterations of a “You called us racist, we can call you child molesters.” Lotta reasons this does not make sense but mainly: Someone calling you racist wants you to stop being racist. Someone calling you a child molester wants you to go to jail or die.
— Ron Kampeas (@kampeas) April 6, 2022
Most people who falsely call other people racists would be perfectly happy to see those so accused go to jail or die.
— David Bernstein (@ProfDBernstein) April 6, 2022
You know this how?
— Ron Kampeas (@kampeas) April 6, 2022
Kampeas, you do realize you’re on Twitter right now? Is today your first time on the site?
“Someone calling you racist automatically means that you actually ARE racist… and therefore you should stop being so racist”.
Guilt is only assumed in half of your analogy. 🤡🏆
— 100 Proof 🥃 (@ChampionCapua) April 6, 2022
Assuming this is true (and I don’t grant that), the fact that overwrought rhetoric is met with even more overwrought rhetoric is neither surprising nor unusual. It’s the natural course of things.
When you step outside the lines 1st, don’t complain when others go further out.
— Jay Lampert (@MortChristenson) April 6, 2022
Are those really your words? Seriously? Where do people like this come from? Are they hatched?
— Rupy Dupree (@DupreeRupy) April 6, 2022
This is such a perfect liberal post. (It’s stupid).
— SammamishSam (@sammamishsam) April 6, 2022
We’re done discussing your concerns over language.
It’s how we landed here.
It has NEVER been about words, and it won’t be relegated to that now.
— Briefly Vicious (@brm185) April 6, 2022
The erroneous assumption that you make is that calling one “racist” doesn’t mean the person is racist, so the someone’s “want” to stop behaviors that the other doesn’t exhibit is rather more of “I disagree, you’re contemptible, shut up”… possibly the same for “groomer”
— Blad (@Honeybladger) April 6, 2022
You wouldn’t know a racist if it slapped you in the face.
— thomas J (@rightgay27) April 6, 2022
And the people calling us racist want us free and healthy?
I don’t think you thought this through very well.
— Fredgiblet 🇺🇸 (@fredgiblet) April 6, 2022
Accusations of racism are rarely in response to racism, but typically for holding a mildly right of center opinion, even those opposed to vax mandates were called racist. The accusation of child molester are in response to those who defend sexualizing small children.
— The Great Revenge (@RichLeMond) April 6, 2022
Bullshit. Calling someone a racist is calling for their personal and professional ruin. That’s why they do it.
— Mike McD (@MickGMick) April 6, 2022
“Someone calling you racist wants you to stop being racist.”
Someone calling you a racist knows it’s a damn falsehood. It’s Democrats’ one and only tactic along with screaming sexist etc.
The problem is people can see through it, and your hypocrisy is biting you back.
— CaliforniaWeed (@californiaweed) April 6, 2022
Prefer you just stop grooming kids
— GeorgeSmith (@WestMIP1) April 6, 2022
Notice Kampeas didn’t use the word “groomer” in his tweet; he used the words “child molester.” Supporters of the Parental Rights in Education law who don’t want kindergarteners thought third-graders taught about sexual orientation and gender identity aren’t accusing the teachers of being child molesters. But that’s how the Left is going to play this … you can’t say “groomer” — it’s homophobic and offensive.
How about listening to the parents who support the law instead of calling them homophobic and transphobic?
Brilliant: Allie Beth Stuckey looks at systematic groomer supremacy and groomer fragility https://t.co/1J5qJLJOc3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 6, 2022