Jake Tapper’s ‘Empirically Racist’ Dr. Seuss Nonsense

CNN television news anchor Jake Tapper arrives at the WarnerMedia Upfront event in New York City, , May 15, 2019. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
There’s no consistent, much less scientific, measure of racism. That’s the problem. Nobody can keep track of the rules.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J ake Tapper went on a tiny Twitter tirade the other day in defense of de-publishing some Dr. Seuss books for being, in a phrase he used several times, “empirically racist.” Tapper strikes me as more reasonable (or at least less unreasonable) than most of the frothing lunatic conspiracist demagogues he works with at CNN, and I suspect (or at least hope) that an argument from reason might have some effect on him, so I’ll start by explaining that “empirical” means pretty much the opposite of what he thinks it means. Throw the word “racist” out there, and people jettison their

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