This is one you won't find anywhere in the MSM/SCLM -- see for example, this Google News search for "McCain 'I hated the gooks'", in which you will see, as of this morning, exactly zero news stories.
But it's pretty clear that Grampaw McCain actually said it on board the old Straight Talk Express to a bunch of, of all things, news reporters:
I hated the gooks. I will hate them as long as I live.Think about that for a while. Think about what that term "gook" really is. (In case you're not up on your slang, gook is a derogatory term applied to all Asians that is as offensive to them as the N-word is to African Americans -- see John McCain's racist remark very troubling by Katie Hong for a typical reaction.)
At the very least, this demonstrates a profound cultural insensitivity on the part of the man who would be leader of the free world that is more than troubling. Oh yeah, he tried to gloss over the whole thing by saying he was talking only about his captors/jailers, but that doesn't really make it any better. In fact, it makes it worse because it shows that he is woefully lacking in the kind of common sense that we ought to expect from our president.
But even more troubling is the fact that it was completely ignored by the media, including all of the "news" reporters on the bus. Imagine if you will that Hillary Clinton had said, "I hated the [N-word]."
That would be front page, top of the hour headline news around the planet, for days and days and days, and the Clinton camp would be on 24-hour lockdown trying to fend off the attacks that would be hurled her way from every corner.
So why is Grampaw McCain getting a free pass?