For example, regarding Trump's recent feud with Lavar Ball, Lizza sniffed:
"I don’t know how to analyze it. I don’t know exactly what he’s saying, but there’s been a lot of commentary from a lot of people who, like you said, dog whistle. There is obvious racist overtones here. He constantly tweets at and attacks African-American, people of color from Twitter. He has some issue with people of color who call him out. It’s just — it is a pattern. I know I’ve said this in the past and people said, oh, well, he calls everyone out, it’s not a race thing. I think it’s a race thing."Lizza is also no fan of immigration patriots. He blamed the GOP for racial division during the debate on "immigration reform" in 2013, suggesting that while Democrats are increasingly relying on nonwhite voters, the GOP should pass immigration reform lest white people find a political home in the Republican Party.
As he put it:
It’s a recipe for a future in which America’s two parties are largely defined by race. The unpleasant conclusion of this debate—and of the Obama years—could be the opposite of where we thought we were headed as a country. Rather than a multiracial future in which both parties compete aggressively for the votes of fast-growing nonwhite populations, Democrats and Republicans could become more cleaved than ever by race. The decision that Republicans make on immigration reform in the coming months will help determine that future.Again, it's not importing foreigners to outvote the American population which divides the country, it's fighting back against the invasion which is the problem!
[Killing the immigration bill, polarizing America, by Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker, July 12, 2013]
And Lizza was one of the most vocal journalists trying to shame Republicans for supporting Roy Moore [How Donald Trump taught conservatives to defend Roy Moore, by Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker, November 11, 2017].
Thus, it was with a certain sense of satisfaction I saw the news Ryan Lizza is the latest victim of the sexual harassment witch hunt.
“The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct. We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza,” a spokesperson for the magazine said. “Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further.”For what it's worth Lizza denies wrongdoing.
[The New Yorker Fires Star Reporter Ryan Lizza Over 'Improper Sexual Conduct," by Andrew Kirell, Daily Beast, December 11, 2017]
Ryan Lizza says in a statement that he’s “dismayed” the New Yorker has characterized “a respectful relationship with a woman I dated as somehow inappropriate.” Full statement: pic.twitter.com/SvjnzSaYSR— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) December 11, 2017
But then again, so did Moore, and Lizza accused Republicans of the "partisan rationalization of even the most abhorrent behavior."
The accusation is the trial. This is the world reporters like Lizza helped make. This is the future they chose.