A shocking YouTube video (uploaded by someone not friendly to the Tea Party) shows Memphis talk radio host Thaddeus Matthews insulting and humiliating Republican congressional candidate Charlotte Bergmann on air.
Pardon our cynicism, but we were mindly curious if the people who attended MoveOn.org's national "We Are One", "Respect Our Rights", "Keep the Dream Alive" rally in Washington, D.C. on April 4, 2011 really knew what they were protesting about?
For over a year, the liberal media recited "the Tea Party is racist". They did so for hours on end without any clear proof. What do I mean by proof? Knowing this bunch as we do, had there been video of one clearly racist sign at a Tea Party, we'd be seeing that video as often as we did that of Rodney King. It would be their smoking gun. They could single-handedly discredit the Tea Party and possibly have salvaged the midterm elections for the left.
Was Vicki Lawrence funny or being mean making fun of the homeless, and will diagnosing Down Syndrome lead to designer babies? Liberal celebrities need to lighten up. If they can ridicule us, Ricky Gervais can have his way with them.
It's sad enough the New York Times' editors believe it "a theatrical production of unusual pomposity" that the incoming Republican Congress require "that every bill cite its basis in the Constitution." It may be only me, but I'd be willing to bet those same Times editors would be running down the hallways, arms a-flailin' and citing a pure constructionist position on the First Amendment, if the new Congress required government oversight as to the content of their sorry excuse for a newspaper.
But of course, the New York Times didn't stop there. Showing the originality of a rap artist skimming through the Rhino music catalog, in search of a 70's hit of which to lift an eight-bar hook, the New York Times reached into the liberal playbook and rather clumsily interjected the race card into the discussion.
In any case, it is a presumptuous and self-righteous act, suggesting that they alone understand the true meaning of a text that the founders wisely left open to generations of reinterpretation. Certainly the Republican leadership is not trying to suggest that African-Americans still be counted as three-fifths of a person.
Just because Republicans want to make sure any legislation they pass meets Constitutional muster doesn't mean they believe blacks be counted as three-fifths of a person, but maybe by using this example as part of their rebuttal the New York Times believes three-fifths of their readership are functionally ignorant of history.
Or maybe three-fifths of the New York Times editors are as well?
A very sad story involving a Colorado state senator whose automobile crossed into the oncoming lane, collided head-on with another car, killing a pregnant woman and leaving her C-sectioned infant in critical condition. Two of the senator's sons are hospitalized as they were ejected from her small SUV (the senator pushed for laws requiring police to pull over those suspected of not wearing seatbelts). The Associated Press reported on the story. Anyone want to guess what little bit of insignificant information they left out...?
The Texas Department of Public Safety says state Sen. Suzanne Williams has been released from the hospital after Sunday night's collision.
Trooper Gabriel Medrano says 30-year-old Brianna Michelle Gomez died in the crash, and her baby boy is in critical condition after being delivered via cesarean section.
While we can only speculate, experience tells us if Williams were a conservative, that may have been included in the headline. While the AP was being "responsible" as her party affiliation had nothing to do with the story, local coverage was much more revealing.
The Girls discuss the media fascination of what Sarah Palin reads, Katy Perry's newest Firework, and a little kid who had too much fun during a Meredith Vieira interview. [Video embedded after page break]
As the ice has been broken in Israel on their version of "Dancing with the Stars", The Girls discuss whether same-sex dancing is appropriate family viewing and will Hollywood cross the line (again)? [Video embedded after page break]
MRC's newest production 'The Girls' counters the impression created by other lady-led talk shows like 'The View' that the left-wing mindset is the only one worth discussing. Maria, Melanie, and Penny will take on current issues from a conservative perspective, and their insights may not always be what viewers expect. In Episode 1, The Girls discuss Sarah Palin's impact on politics, and the liberal media's visceral loathing for her.
It’s been more than six months since the left accused Tea Party protesters of calling members of the Congressional Black Caucus “racial epithets” while they were walking to the Capitol to cast their historic votes for health care reform.
Despite the fact no video or audio (until now) has surfaced, showing any Tea Party protester in the act of racially slurring elected officials, and despite the fact that Andrew Breitbart has offered $100,000 to anyone who could provide that proof, liberals continue to perpetuate the false accusation and the media has never retracted and/or apologized for their slanderous accusations.
While the preparation for Barack Obama's "backyard" visit to Richmond, Virginia on September 29, 2010 was initially inconvenient, there was an excitement, no matter what you think of the man and his policies.
On September 16th's Larry King Live, guest Bill Maher called "Teabaggers" racists, claimed they hate black people, and added when referring to President Obama as a "Kenyan", it's code for "nigger".
Note the chuckling Larry King who didn't at all seem phased by Maher's casual use of a racial epithet as well as lack of any kind of media coverage. We all know when liberals use racial slurs, it's never out of sensitivity or hate. Bill was just trying to make a point, right?
For more than a year now, the mainstream media has demonized the Tea Party as a group of white racists.
On September 12, 2010, we set out to see for ourselves if the Tea Party is as “monochromatic” as most of the media has steadfastly claimed to this day.
Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP, told Eyeblast.tv that if Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech were read to the crowd at the 'Restoring Honor' rally, no one would applaud. That's a round-about way of him calling the crowd racist.
So, Glenn Beck's rally audience is racist. Wow, did Ben Jealous think that up all by himself?
ABC News has reprimanded one of its employees for trying to start some kind of ruckus during Sunday's Ground Zero Mosque protest.
A freelance audio operator covering a protest at the site of a proposed mosque and community center near Ground Zero has been reprimanded for his behavior. Andrea Lafferty, who was a speaker at the mosque opposition rally, first noticed the audio operator questioning a man in the crowd who was holding a sign which read, "No Sharia Here."
ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider tells TVNewser the network has looked into Lafferty's complaint and agrees that the tech "aggressively" questioned members of the crowd with his personal camera.
Adds Schneider, "He was not instructed to perform interviews or to engage with protesters and was there solely as an audio tech. He has been reprimanded for his behavior at this event."
In 1989 during my first gig as an investigative reporter with the Guam Tribune, my editor sat me down and I've never forgotten his warning, "It's the job of the news media to report the news, not incite it."
Tell that to ABC News.
In a letter to David Westin, President of ABC NEWS from Andrea Lafferty, Executive Director of the Traditional Values Coalition...
Dear Mr. Westin:
I am alarmed by an experience I had with employees of ABC News during a demonstration against the proposed Ground Zero Mosque in New York on Sunday, August 22, 2010. As the rally concluded, thousands of the participants marched the one block from the rally site to the actual site of Ground Zero.
It was there that I noticed a man in a black shirt with a phone camera, aggressively questioning a gentleman with a sign which read “No Sharia Here.” This man was haranguing the gentleman with the sign. A reasonable person would have recognized it as provocation, which exceeded the bounds of any legitimate interview technique.
"It's the job of the news media to report the news, not incite it."
The Media Research Center interviewed New Yorkers about their thoughts on the proposed Ground Zero Mosque located just two blocks away from the World Trade Center site. Overall, 63% of Americans oppose the mosque-- here is what local residents have to say.
If a dozen or so black liberals held a press conference, screaming about Tea Party racism for a couple hours, the media would be showing clips for days.
Have a group of black conservatives hold a press conference against liberal racebaiters falsely accusing the Tea Party and you have a media laughing afterward with not a clip to be seen anywhere (except online).
Federal agents say the husband, 35-year-old Paul Gene Rockwood, Jr., aka "Bilal", created a hit list of people he wanted to see executed (included American servicemen). According to court documents, Rockwood was living in Virginia when he converted to Islam around the beginning of 2002. Shortly after converting, he began following the teachings of cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is known for promoting violent Jihad ideology. Prosecutors say in late 2009, Rockwood started sharing his ideas about committing domestic terrorism, like mail bombs and killing people by shooting them in the head.
So, Paul G. Rockwood gets eight years in jail to ponder his victimization at the hands of the infidel, wife Nadia Piroska Maria Rockwood gets five years probation to plan for his release, and at some point people like Contessa Brewer will blame this whole episode on America, Bush, and people who brought up the Muslim angle in the first place.