Why would she think this would end well?
After weeks and weeks of "Karens" suffering public humiliation and the occasional loss of their jobs after being caught on film having bizarre racist or anti-mask breakdowns in public, one woman decided to give bystanders a break and film her own bizarre, racist anti-mask breakdown herself.
Nashua, New Hampshire, talk radio host Dianna Ploss is now out of a job after filming and posting a video of herself yelling at some landscapers for speaking Spanish, and then yelling at a black man who asked her politely to please stop harassing people for wearing a mask.
View this post on InstagramSelf proclaimed Talk-Radio Personality and Maga Activist Dianna Ploss was on her way to the studio as she heard a caucasian construction worker speaking Spanish to other hispanic workers. This upset Dianna so she quickly whipped out her phone and took to Facebook Live to stream her confronting the workers. . . . #karen #karenmemes #memes #tiktok #like #beyonce #publicfreakout #funnyvideos #funny #funnymemes #memes #comedy #meme #tiktok #kyliejenner #lol #lb #fb #follow #viral #lgbt #like #explorepage #instagram #love #humor #video #jokes #laugh
A post shared by CrazyKarens LLC (@crazykarens) on Jul 11, 2020 at 1:40pm PDT
Ploss, who describes herself on her Twitter profile as a "MAGA Activist," was on her way to work when she saw the landscapers and decided to whip out her phone, yell at them and ask if they are "illegal," and demand they speak English. Apparently, despite being from Cambridge, Massachusetts — an area with many non-English speakers in a state that has its own Portuguese channel because so many people speak Portuguese -- Ploss was under the impression that anyone who does not speak English is here illegally, and also that it is illegal to speak languages other than English in the United States. (It is not.)
The United States of America, as those of us who passed third grade social studies know, does not have an official language. Also, even in countries that do have official languages, it is not illegal to speak languages other than the official language.
While Ploss was in the middle of her rant about how people not even speaking to her should speak English so she can understand them, a nice Black man came up and suggested she stop harassing a bunch of people who were just trying to do their job.
She then explained to her audience at home:
"Okay, so this guy decided he's gonna come over here and be a social justice warrior. Because he's a black man. He's gonna protect the brown man from this white woman … white privilege, because she happened to walk by and heard this guy talking to all of these guys doing this work, in Spanish."
For the record, the man was not confronting her for walking by these men, but rather for histrionically screaming at them. That was the issue, not the walking.
The man who confronted her was wearing a mask, which prompted Ploss to demand to know why he was wearing a mask. The man then informed her that there was a "global pandemic" happening, to which she scoffed.
After the incident went viral, Ploss's employer WSMN Broadcasting announced she was no longer affiliated with the station.
Dianna Ploss is no longer associated or affiliated in any way with WSMN or Bartis-Russell Broadcasting, LLC. We at WSMN value freedom of speech, freedom of expression and assembly. We will not tolerate discrimination, racism or hatred. We continue to present and offer on air opportunities for discussion, education and the exchange of opinions and ideas.
This is all well and good, but a quick perusal of the YouTube channel for Ploss's show indicates she has been real clear on her racism and hatred for quite some time now. Many of her videos feature her harassing people in a racist and hateful way. Another recent video of Ploss shows her screaming about Black Lives Matter being a terrorist organization.
View this post on InstagramYou guys didn't think our good friend Dianna Ploss was done did you? (See two previous posts to catch up on who she is, this video is from June) - Dianna along with many other MAGA supporters are seen harassing people protesting in support of #blacklivesmatter . She calls caucasians who are in support of the movement cr**kers along with many other things questioning if they have white guilt. (🎥: @ shimmymakeishhappen//IG) . . . #karen #karenmemes #memes #tiktok #like #beyonce #publicfreakout #funnyvideos #funny #funnymemes #memes #comedy #meme #tiktok #kyliejenner #lol #lb #fb #follow #viral #lgbt #like #explorepage #instagram #love #humor #video #jokes #laugh
A post shared by CrazyKarens LLC (@crazykarens) on Jul 12, 2020 at 8:44am PDT
There's nothing like someone with a strong Massachusetts accent screaming a bunch of racist bullshit, I tell you.
The official Twitter profile for Ploss's show also indicates that her predilections have been clear for a long while. Also that she promoted a lot of QAnonsense, because of course she did. It's clear WSMN was fine promoting her intolerance, racism and hatred right up until there was an embarrassing viral incident, and that's pretty unfortunate.
Who knows what her next steps will be, but going by this, she may have a fruitful career ahead of her as a right-wing grifter.
Wonkette is independent and fully funded by readers like you. Click below to tip us! Also if you are buying stuff on Amazon, click this link!
It could be true, and therefore, by THEIR standards, it probably is true, even though it's almost certainly not true.
On Friday, we reported on the Wayfair conspiracy — a rumor that started on the r/conspiracy subreddit that the reason some industrial storage units cost upwards of $10,000 was because the company was actually selling children. Over the weekend, it blew up even more. People added more details. They decided other sites, like Amazon, Etsy and eBay, were involved in this as well. They asked their followers to Google what the word "waif" means, because apparently these intrepid detectives who are smart enough to take down a retail-site-based child sex-trafficking ring don't know extremely common words.
Personally, I find it highly suspicious that anyone is this stupid. It simply cannot be. There's just no way anyone living in a nation that has been though this particular wringer as many times as we have, only to come out of it embarrassed and ashamed, would go this route again. We know how the Salem Witch Trials turned out. We know how the daycare sex abuse hysteria thing turned out, how so many innocent people were sent to prison for crimes they did not commit because over-zealous townsfolk thought they were "investigating" child molesters. They were not. We know how the Satanic Panic turned out.
According to the logic of those pushing this conspiracy theory and others, when we find something suspicious or find something we can't quite explain, the thing to do is to put our ears to the ground and listen for the hoofbeats of zebras; to just make something up out of thin air, and then demand others prove to us that it is not true, at which point we must claim that all of that proof is just part of the conspiracy.
So I think it's fair to say that it's at least possible every last one of them is a child molester. At least by their standards of what is and is not fair to say! (To be clear, in no sane world is it fair to say that. Which is our point.)
Does it count when the only thing you are famous for is being an asshole?
Back in the beginning of May, a woman named Caren White called the manager on America. Or at least those Americans who — in response to the fact that running to the store for a loaf of bread that may or may not be there was a bad idea in the middle of a pandemic — had taken up baking their own.
In a post on Medium, Ms. White excoriated those whom she believed had taken up baking as a hobby, explaining that this had led to flour and yeast — like practically everything else at that time — being in short supply. This was very bad, as she needed that flour and yeast for the same reasons everyone else needed that flour and yeast, but moreso because her family was too good for "store bought bread."
It included this line, which I just don't know that I'll ever be over:
You see, I am one of THOSE people. You know the ones. You offer them a plate of food and they look at it suspiciously asking "Is that organic?"
Naturally, people laughed and laughed and laughed, because who could even believe this asshole was a real person? Who says things like that?
The post was swiftly removed and practically the only record of it ever having existed is the fisked version here on Wonkette.
We had all assumed that Caren White had gone away forever, to exist only as a "Oh hey, remember when that awful person was the main character on the Internet for a day?" kind of thing. Like that racist yoga lady.
But she's back, she's mad as hell and she's not going to take it anymore.
Everyone. Everyone would believe that.
In August of last year, Tucker Carlson declared that white supremacy was a "hoax," perpetrated by the left and "used to divide the country and keep a hold on power," for reasons. We all imagined it! Nothing he ever said was actually racist, we just said that those things were racist because we wanted to make him look bad.
It is probably very likely that the person who wrote that rant, along with the many other rants that made Tucker a favorite with all the non-existent white supremacists, was a guy who spent pretty much all his spare time writing extremely racist and bigoted things on the internet.
Carlson's head writer for the last four years, Blake Neff, resigned yesterday after a CNN investigation revealed his years-long history of writing bigoted and sexist posts on AutoAdmit, an unmoderated message board considered to be "4Chan for law students and lawyers."
Just this week, the writer, Blake Neff, responded to a thread started by another user in 2018 with the subject line, "Would u let a JET BLACK congo n****er do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?" Neff wrote, "I wouldn't get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no." (The subject line was not censored on the forum.) On June 5, Neff wrote, "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down." On June 24, Neff commented, "Honestly given how tired black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep." On June 26, Neff wrote that the only people who care about changing the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins are "white libs and their university-'educated' pets."
Well, that certainly tracks. As does this grossness.
On the forum, Neff has also expressed bigoted views. In 2014, he joked about "foodie faggots." And in the same year, he started a thread titled, "Urban business idea: He Didn't Do Muffin!" He joked one item could be, "Sandra Bland's Sugar-free Shortbreads!" In August 2019, a user started a thread titled, "We should just buy Canada and kick the Canadians out." Neff commented, "Okay but what do we do with the millions of Chinese people."