We live in an age of career cancellations over politically incorrect language and perceived “microagressions.” And then there’s Larry Elder, about whom one is allowed to say almost anything—and even attempt to physically assault—without much fear of media condemnation.
Kyle Smith writes at National Review:
According to our nation’s media leaders, it’s not a story that a white person wearing a gorilla mask attacked Larry Elder, a black man seeking to become the first non-white governor of California, by hurling an egg that touched his head.
Most media folk have ignored this week’s disturbing event. Partial credit goes to the Los Angeles Times for acknowledging the incident, though it was a little shy in announcing the news. “Larry Elder cuts short Venice homeless encampment tour after hostile confrontation,” said the Times headline. A reader might have initially wondered whether Mr. Elder or someone else was being hostile—or perhaps both.
Here’s how Julia Wick of the Times begins the story: