‘Drunken Irishman’ headline shows it’s OK to bash some groups – as long as they’re white and male

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It’s difficult to say who rates lower on the totem pole these days, an Irishman or a run-of-the-mill white male.

The New York Post posted a humorous video Monday on its website of what the publication deemed the “worst junction ever built,” under the inauspicious headline: “Did a drunken Irishman design this road?

Can you imagine how quick someone would have been fired over a similar headline that zinged women, blacks, Hispanics or homosexuals instead of an “Irishman?”

Since stereotypes are being employed here, what if the Post would have used “cheap Jew?”

For the record, the roadway featured in the video leads to Rosslare Harbour in Ireland:

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Tom Tillison


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