Racism

By Noel Sheppard | August 17, 2013 | 1:51 PM EDT

NewsBusters readers might recall Stacey Dash, the black actress who was racially attacked on Twitter last year for having the nerve to come out in support of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Dash took to Twitter again Friday this time responding to Oprah Winfrey's comparison of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till writing, "Shame on you Oprah":

By Noel Sheppard | August 17, 2013 | 10:52 AM EDT

As NewsBusters previously reported, Oprah Winfrey said of the George Zimmerman verdict Thursday, "It's ridiculous to look at that case and not to think that race was involved."

On Friday, conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck responded with a monologue that began, "Oprah Winfrey - you disgust me!" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary, relevant section begins at 9:25):

By Brad Wilmouth | August 16, 2013 | 6:38 PM EDT

On Thursday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, as host Al Sharpton devoted a segment to discrediting the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk policy, Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, appearing as a guest, misleadingly recounted that crime began to drop during the early 1990s administration of Democratic Mayor David Dinkins to argue that the more recently implemented Stop-and-Frisk has had little impact on crime.

Rep. Jeffries did not even mention that dramatic drops in crime occurred primarily after Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani succeeded Dinkins. Jeffries:

By Noel Sheppard | August 16, 2013 | 10:49 AM EDT

Fox News's Bill O'Reilly on Thursday exposed Al Sharpton for lying "once again" on national television.

Also of interest, O'Reilly disclosed for the first time that years ago he gave $25,000 to one of Sharpton's charities (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 16, 2013 | 10:07 AM EDT

Ten days after claiming the premeditated lynching of Emmett Till almost 60 years ago was the same thing as George Zimmerman shooting Trayvon Martin in what jurors determined was self-defense, Oprah Winfrey Thursday continued to inject racism into this issue.

Appearing on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, Winfrey said, "It's ridiculous to look at that case and not to think that race was involved" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Ann Coulter | August 15, 2013 | 12:43 PM EDT

Do liberals have any arguments for their idiotic ideas besides calling their opponents "racist"?

The two big public policies under attack by the left this week are "stop-and-frisk" policing and voter ID laws. Democrats denounce both policies as racist. I'm beginning to suspect they're getting lazy in their arguments.

By Randy Hall | August 14, 2013 | 11:42 PM EDT

The focus of fiery discussion during Fox News Channel programs on Wednesday morning was the controversy over a rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia who wore a mask that resembled President Barack Obama and was banned from the event for life as a result.

The hosts of Fox & Friends stated that “presidents have been fodder for jokes before, and nothing happened to those people,” while a conservative guest on that morning's edition of America's Newsroom charged that liberals “believe you get to talk, and everyone else shuts up.”

By Jack Coleman | August 14, 2013 | 5:35 PM EDT

Al Sharpton veered into unintended hilarity on his radio show yesterday when he unveiled what he surely considers clever framing for the current state of race relations in America.

Too many African-Americans, the Rev. Sharpton informs us, are afflicted with a pernicious form of "battered race syndrome" comparable to that suffered by victims of domestic abuse.

By Jeffrey Meyer | August 14, 2013 | 3:01 PM EDT

Media liberals have been up in arms since the Supreme Court decision that Congress should revisit the Voting Rights Act. They’re also upset about North Carolina, which on Monday, August 12, passed sweeping new voter laws including the use of state issued ID cards in all elections starting in 2016.

On the August 13 All Things Considered on NPR, reporter Dave DeWitt of North Carolina Public Radio mostly channeled the view of unlabeled “voting rights advocates” like the NAACP, who presented a sympathetic 92-year-old woman who was allegedly being denied the right to vote by Gov. Pat McCrory: [Story continues after page break.]  

By Randy Hall | August 14, 2013 | 10:18 AM EDT

With the National Football League's new season just around the corner, fans of the sport are beginning to revive hopes that their favorite professional team will go all the way and win the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014.

However, that's apparently not the case with Rachel Maddow. Instead, the host of a weeknight program on the liberal MSNBC cable channel is unhappy with the Washington Redskins, whose name she called so “painfully racist” that she referred to the team as the “R-Words.”

By Tom Blumer | August 14, 2013 | 9:31 AM EDT

Oprah Winfrey's attempt to inject race into a European shopping trip has blown up in her face. First, as summarized at Powerline, in response to a question as to whether she still experiences racism, Ms. Winfrey "told a tale about not being allowed to look at an expensive handbag in a boutique in Zurich because the sales lady assumed she wouldn’t be able to afford it."

The allegedly racist saleswoman didn't just sit there and take it (Update: nor has the store's owner), emphatically denying having ever said that, and laid out the entire encounter in quite believable detail, to the point where Ms. Winfrey felt compelled to go into damage control mode, delivering what TMZ has properly described as a "Passive Aggressive .. BS Apology":

By Brad Wilmouth | August 13, 2013 | 5:40 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Monday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC, Washington Post political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson voiced agreement with comments by Hillary Clinton that a voting bill recently passed by the legislature in North Carolina is "the greatest hits of voter suppression." Henderson: