Racism

By Brad Wilmouth | August 19, 2013 | 4:03 PM EDT

On Friday's PoliticsNation show, during a segment in which host Al Sharpton linked the Obama rodeo clown in Missouri to alleged GOP extremism, MSNBC contributor Joy Reid declared that "the people who were whooping it up at that rodeo clown show are going to be all" the GOP have "got left," and went on to predict that the party is "shrinking down to its most extreme elements."

After clips of from past GOP presidential debates, Reid responded:

By Tom Blumer | August 18, 2013 | 9:25 PM EDT

Politico's current front-page headline characterizes Detroit as "The Right's Perfect Piñata."

In the actual story, one expects at least a feeble attempt by writer Hadas Gold to come up with a tangible reason as to why Detroit doesn't deserve its status as an perfect-storm exemplar of the failures of liberalism, public-sector unions, a race-based political model the elites once praised, and corruption. Instead, the objections Gold cites are vague. Because of that, apparently contrary to the headline's apparent intent, we're left with a pretty strong compilation of valid criticisms relating to the Motor City's fall from riches to rags. Excerpted after the jump are primarily the pathetic attempts at leftist defense saved for the final story's three paragraphs (bolds and numbered tags are mine):

By Randy Hall | August 17, 2013 | 4:05 PM EDT

Liberal media bias can turn up in some very unlikely places. One example of this concept is an article on the Business Insider website in which Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus was quoted as saying that the concept of illegal immigrants “self-deporting” back to their native countries -- as proposed by 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney -- was “racist.”

Soon after, the following message was added at the top of Brett LoGiurato's article: “An original version of this story said that Reince Priebus referred to Mitt Romney's comments as "racist." He said it "hurts us." Business Insider regrets the error.”

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.]