During the 6 o'clock hour on Friday morning, November 18, the KSFO talk-show hosts had some fun with the news item on the White House shooter. Babbler Brian Sussman and his trusty sidekick, “Officer” Vic, magnanimously agreed that it was important to protect the country's public officials (in stark contrast to their predecessors), but nevertheless found some cause for amusement.
Sussman:The media, though, has to really be bummed out. Because, okay, you look at the story, okay, think of this. He owns guns! All right?
BS: He's from Idaho!
OV: Ah! That's two. We're getting close!
BS: He's a Christian!
OV: Oh! That's the big golden one right there.
BS: Oh, no, no, no. You really need a fourth one to really make this work.
BS: He needs to be white.
BS: Damn! His name is Ramiro Ortega Hernandez!
OV: Ah, darn it!
BS: He's Latin!
BS: We thought we had the perfect whitey. The bad Christian whitey from Idaho, who owned guns.
OV: They could even make him a tea-party guy!
BS: Oh, yes! Oh, we thought we had Idaho Whitey. The gun-owning man who's a Christian, who called Obama the Anti-Christ. But what's his name? What? His name's Ramiro Ortega Hernandez?
OV: Oh, no!
BS: Uh! Okay, wait—
OV: Can we anglicize it like we used to in baseball?
On the surface, of course, Sussman and his sidekick are simply mocking what they perceive as bias in the mainstream media (to which they apparently do not belong, despite being broadcast by a radio station that blankets the greater Bay Area). Without realizing it, though, they are making something else exceedingly clear: People with Hispanic surnames are automatically part of the constituency of the “mainstream” media. KSFO has no truck with such. Sussman and Vic draw the line of demarcation without a moment's hesitation.
And the right wing wonders why the damned Mexicans keep voting for the other guys.