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Obama media allies and the ratings oxygen of skincolor liberalism.
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By 1787, when the United States Constitution was being born, Americans opposing slavery began wrangling instantly with those who supported it.
By 1800 the American political party system began to take shape. What is today’s Democratic Party, America’s oldest, was born that year, the DNA of racism already surging through its political — and media — veins from birth. The DNA that former Secretary of State Condi Rice called America’s “birth defect of slavery” became as well the birth defect of the Democratic Party.
This DNA of racism inevitably and quickly produced a left-wing culture of racism. Judging one and all by the color of their skin became a base qualifier to be both a Democrat and an accredited member of the emerging American Left. It infected, as mentioned, the party’s platforms, campaigns, elected officials, — and its media allies. From slave owning and segregationist presidents (Jefferson, Jackson, Wilson to name but three) to politicians like Bull Connor the line was a short one to prominent, race-card playing media stars.
In addition to media baron Josephus Daniels there were people like Georgia newspaper publisher Hoke Smith, the owner of the Atlanta Journal. Smith parlayed his media and race card playing skills into various jobs as Grover Cleveland’s Secretary of the Interior and governor and senator from Georgia.
One of the more vitriolic media race card players was Mississippi’s James Vardaman, who used his newspapers to call blacks “a blight, a caterpillar that destroys everything in sight and leaves nothing behind.” Not be out done in race card playing was the owner of the Mississippi Free Lance. Theodore Bilbo used his paper to promote three things: progressivism, racism — and himself. A Klan member, Bilbo would go on to serve as the state’s governor and senator.
Only a few years back the editor of the New York Times, Howell Raines, created an entirely foreseeable scandal for the paper when he insisted on pushing the career of a reporter named Jayson Blair — because of his skin color. When a Times internal investigation determined Blair had written a number of stories that were plagiarized and that Raines was so focused on Blair’s race he refused to heed the warning from an editor that Blair be stopped from writing for the paper “right now” — Raines was fired.
Again, one could go on and on and on with a list of progressives in journalism who use the race card to promote both themselves and their causes. All the way from the Raleigh News-Observer’s Josephus Daniels to radio broadcaster Bull Connor to NBC’s Bull…. er, sorry… make that Chris… Matthews.
The question is how much longer will the American people provide media race card players with an audience?
Will these race card players keep playing the race card game?
Of course they will.
Columnist Michelle Malkin has humorously put together The Condensed Liberal Handbook of Racial Codewords.
The handbook is a hilarious and yet quite real list of the increasing desperation of race card players like Matthews as they expand the number of words that are now available for their race card playing games. The words include the name “Chicago”. Really. Malkin quotes Bull Matthews…sorry, that would be Chris Matthews…as he plays the race card for the umpteenth time by saying:
“[T]hey keep saying Chicago, by the way. Have you noticed?” Matthews sputtered. “That sends that message: This guy’s helping the poor people in the bad neighborhoods and screwing us in the ‘burbs.”
Then there’s that long time racial epithet — golf. Malkin again:
This one’s a gobsmacker. Beltway barnacle Lawrence O’Donnell appeared on cable TV to decry Republicans who mention Obama’s frequent golf outings. He singled out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s convention speech Wednesday night, which joked that Obama “was working to earn a spot on the PGA tour.” The warped racial radar of pasty Lawrence O interpreted this golf joke as “Obama equals Tiger Woods equals RACISM.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?