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Obama media allies and the ratings oxygen of skincolor liberalism.
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But before we go to the video tape, and since the media has gathered some 15,000 strong in North Carolina, let’s spend a minute focusing on a man who once was a real powerhouse in both North Carolina journalism and American progressive politics.
That would be one Josephus Daniels, the owner and editor of the progressive Raleigh News and Observer. As detailed in Bruce Bartlett’s Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past, Daniels was arguably the leading progressive editor of his day, and billed his liberal paper as “the militant voice of White Supremacy.” Which is to say, Daniels was one of the leading race card players of his day — in and out of North Carolina.
Daniels mixed journalism and politics as has Matthews in his career. Matthews has worked for, among others Jimmy Carter — who skillfully played the race card to get himself elected governor of Georgia. Daniels was the campaign manager for Democrat Woodrow Wilson. Wilson, a staunch segregationist like Daniels, was nominated by the Democrats exactly 100 years ago in 1912. (There’s no mention of Wilson’s segregationist views on the DNC website is there? Of course not.)
Victory in hand, Wilson appointed Daniels Secretary of the Navy, which Daniels promptly segregated. (while Wilson was busy segregating the rest of the federal government.) One could go on here, but you get the point. Both Wilson and his editor/manager/Cabinet member friend Daniels were skin colorists of the first order, blatantly playing the race card both to sell newspapers and set governmental policy in the Wilson-era.
So let’s do two things.
Let’s see the modern race card game of skin color judging at work today in Liberal Media. And then trace it from the get-go.
Let’s start with NBC’s cable outlet that has now become a veritable open sewer of racism. The place where Matthews makes his media home.
Here’s the “N-word” spouting NBC host Al Sharpton (audio here) playing the race card while bellowing of David Dinkins, the then Mayor of New York who happened to be black:
“David Dinkins.… You wanna be the only n….on television, the only n….in the newspaper, the only n…to talk.…Don’t cover them, don’t talk to them, cause you got the only n…problem. Cause you know if a black man stood up next to ya they would see you for the whore that you really are.”
True to his skin color judging obsession, NBC’s Sharpton as captured on audio tape was an equal opportunity race card player, going on about “Chinamen” and a “white interloper” and so on.
The once respectable Lawrence O’Donnell (seen in the first seconds of this clip) has jumped into the racial cesspool at NBC berating Mitt Romney by playing the race card this way:
“Romney tried to re-write his whiteness…Romney’s not just white, he’s whiter than white.”
Here’s NBC’s Touré Neblett playing the race card in saying of a Mitt Romney criticism of President Obama:
“I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is niggerization. ‘You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.’
An apology came eventually, but the question is why Touré would feel comfortable saying something like this on NBC in the first place. The obvious answer is he knows this kind of garbage is accepted — and encouraged.
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