It never ceases to amaze me the difference a day can make. Seriously. It was most recent that I used none other than Taylor Swift as an example of someone who was smart, in that she knew what her fans wanted and expected of her; music. She always took the path of being apolitical, which when you're a best-selling singer/songwriter, isn't a bad thing. And now, she has sworn her allegiance to "the dark side" aka the Democrats and her fanbase is speaking out.
"The Dixie Chicks thought their political opinions were what we were looking for too Taylor. Ask'em how that's working out for them" posted one individual who signed off as "former fan."
Frankly, I thought Ms. Swift was far too smart to entwine her personal political inclinations with her record breaking position on the music charts, however, I was wrong. But that's not what I find interesting about the whole scenario between Swift and her fanbase.
What I find interesting is how one celebrity airing her political position is treated, by the media, in comparison to another celebrity who is doing the same exact thing. Of course, I'm referring to Kanye West, who is being described now as "the token negro of the Trump administration,” by CNN contributor Tara Setmeyer. Let's sort this out, using facts. And for the strays who may be confused with "facts," it's another way of saying "truth," which I suppose could be another confusing term, depending on your discernment abilities.
Taylor Swift recently announced, via Twitter, that she opposes Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn, a Republican. Swift went on to say "Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. These are not MY Tennessee values. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country."
Now, don't get me wrong. As a citizen of this great country, Taylor Swift is indeed entitled to her opinion and her right to share said opinion. And while I personally don't feel it was one of her better moments, I support her right to do so. Lest we forget, this article is regarding a comparison; a comparison of how one celebrity is treated by the media, who is percieved as supporting someone who represents their (the media) agenda, versus one who supports someone who fails to meet that "qualification."
And now, to Kanye West, "the token negro of the Trump administration," as described by CNN contributor Tara Setmeyer. Not to be outdone, former Congressman Bakari Sellers said "Kanye West is what happens when negroes don’t read.”
Kanye West has become increasingly outspoken about his Trump love, with whom incidentally, he (West) enjoyed lunch with today. After a performance on “Saturday Night Live” last month, the rapper sounded off and received a wave of boos from audience members after the cameras stopped rolling.
“You know it’s like the plan — the Democratic plan — to take the fathers out the home and promote welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s the Democratic plan,” West said amid jeers on the sound stage of the NBC show. “So many times I talk to a white person about this and they say ‘how can you like Trump? He’s racist. If I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago.”
Recently, CNN's Jim Acosta went on another crying binge saying, among other things, "it's not fair," for those who say CNN is unamerican and the enemy of the people.
Well, all I can say to that is, perhaps they (CNN) need to step back, look in the mirror and take a self-accounting. The news media, in general and from my perspective, is a biased tool for the left to plant and spread their own agendas, to a number of willing people who choose to allow the media to do their thinking for them.
Just take a look at the difference in how they address Kanya West and Taylor Swift. It's blatant, it's obvious and it's there for all to see.
What's your opinion?