How come a white old guy is just an old guy, or a gammon, or someone who needs to die soon, but an old Native American guy is always called by the media an ‘elder’, like he must have spiritual wisdom and be able to see how the Earth hurts because the Democrats aren’t in power?
Also, if the media found out that an old white guy with right-wing opinions had served in Vietnam they’d crucify him. ‘Probably a gun nut with PTSD’, they’d say, and they’d comb his military records for material to use against him. But if it’s a left-wing Native American, it makes him a hero, and no questions are asked, not even the obvious question of whether he’s old enough to have served in Vietnam.
Update: This is hilarious. It turns out that Phillips spent most of his ‘Vietnam days’ as an Army refrigerator technician in Nebraska, and was often AWOL. The MSM, of course, didn’t manage to discover this themselves, they just quietly issued corrections to their original stories.