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Martin Bashir has resigned for making inappropriate remarks concerning Sarah Palin. His remarks were simply wrong and he has lost his job over his own poor judgment, but how did he know he had gone too far? Everyday we hear people speak coursely. We hear people use profanity in any situation. A few days ago I saw a story where a bus driver had called the police to help her correct the behavior of some unruly middle school students. The police arrived on the scene and they proceeded to berate the students and along the way they dropped a few F-Bombs. They were called to correct bad behavior and they end up bringing more bad behavior to the situation. the children’s parents were upset and the police were disciplined, but I wonder did the parents go a step further and question what were the students doing that called for police intervention? What were they saying? How were they acting? Have you watched any sitcoms lately? Everything is a joke and most of it is profane, but who determines if they have gone too far or even crossed a line? Since 2007 we have seen depictions of the president that range from gorrilla to witch doctor. He has had his citizenship questioned, his marriage questioned even his sexuality questioned, but did that cross the line? Who determines when a line has been crossed? Do lies cross the line? Does racism qualify as a line crosser? Don’t get me wrong Bashir should have lost his job. His statements were gross and unforgivable, but what made him feel that his depiction was acceptable. The day he made the statement I am sure he did not say this is the day I will put my job in jeopardy. He probably thought himself clever and thought that he would be applauded not booed and never reprimanded, but that’s what happened. Sarah Palin canceled a scheduled interview with NBC, Joe Scarborough went balistic and his colleagues at MSNBC were forced to answer questions about the statements while doing interviews that had nothing to do with Bashir. MSNBC fired Alec Baldwin over a gay slur so how could they keep Bashir on after he advocated force feeding Palin defecation. He went too far and the sad thing is people don’t know what too far looks like until they arrive there.
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November 12, 2013
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The Washington Post Urged to Fire Columnist Richard Cohen for Deeply Racist de Blasio Editorial
New York, NY – The following is a statement from Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, in response to Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen’s woefully out of touch column this week:
“Yesterday, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote a deeply hateful editorial in which he stated that ‘people with conventional views’ are challenged by New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s interracial marriage and family, to the point that the average person would have to suppress their ‘gag reflex’ when seeing them on TV. “Since when did the editors of one of our nation’s premier newspapers become the arbiters of conventional, or traditional, American views? And since they have decided to play that role, how did they come to the decision that, in 2013, the average American is disturbed by the sight of an interracial family — to the point of running for the barf bag? “If the editors of Mr. Cohen’s article–and Mr. Cohen himself–took a moment to think about the recent history of our nation, they could see that the American people actually are interested in learning more about our commonalities and connections — from Bill de Blasio’s family to the First Family–rather than worn out and racist ideas about our differences. In fact, an overwhelming majority of Americans approve of interracial marriages.
“Cohen’s offensive and racist sentiments are unacceptable and undeserving of a major national media platform. This is the type of racebaiting that is intended on elevating and advancing the worst in us, and the Washington Post’s readers deserve better.
“The Washington Post should apologize for running this column and fire Richard Cohen immediately.”
With more than 900,000 members, ColorOfChange.org is the nation’s largest online civil rights organization.
So tired of people comparing things to slavery. Unhappy athletes say they feel like slaves when they can not re-negogiate their contracts. Entertainers also are guilty of this and so are over the top political performers like Sarah Palin. You can’t compare anything that we go through today to slavery. Slavery was an American tragedy and it should not be used as a punchline or an exclamation point for any political political diatribe.
Throughout the healthcare debate there has been one constant statement by the President, “if you like your health insurance you can keep it”, but that is not true. Now the question is did the president know this statment was not true as he repeated it over and over again? Some are saying the administration did know this statement was not true in every scenario. So if you knowingly repeat something that is sketchy or untrue are you a lying? Yes, you are, but was the president attempting to knowingly deceive us or was he selling the program a little too hard? I regrettably have to conclude this was a lie and that does not sit well with someone who has supported this president out the gate. The Affordable Healthcare Act is a great law in theory but the reality has not been good so far. Hopefully it will get better and heopefully we will not be over sold. Tell the truth expose the flaws. You can’t fix what you do not acknowledge and this system needs a whole lot of fixing.
SNL has no black women in their comedic ensemble, and last night they made fun of this fact, but is this a laughing matter? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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Liberal Democrat Grayson Blasted for Comparing Tea Party To KKK
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Conservative and independent-minded Black Americans are demanding a public apology from Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) for his remarks equating the Tea Party to the Ku-Klux-Klan. Grayson made the remarks on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” with host Al Sharpton and escalated the attack by issuing a letter to his constituents depicting an image of a burning cross in place of the letter “T” for Tea Party. The image also had the following caption: “Now You Know What the ‘T’ Stands For.” Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action and the South Central L.A. Tea Party, blasted the liberal Democrat. The following is his statement on this issue: “Rep. Alan Grayson has managed to insult both the Tea Party and sensible Black Americans with his outrageous and callous remarks. I grew up on a plantation near Montgomery, Alabama during Jim Crow and witnessed real racism. Klansmen murdered my great-grandfather. For Alan Grayson to cavalierly compare law-abiding Tea Party people to a violent and racist organization like the Ku-Klux-Klan is offensive and minimizes the suffering of Black Americans. “Alan Grayson is playing on the worst fears of Blacks in an attempt to continue the brainwashing tactics of the Democratic Party. He knows that for more than 160 years it has been the Democrats who have used the Ku-Klux-Klan, Jim Crow, and failing liberal policies to keep many blacks on the liberal Democrat’s plantation.
“Grayson’s latest actions show a lack of self-control and a complete disregard for the facts. I am seriously concerned about his sanity. It’s disturbing to know that this man is entrusted with our nation’s national security secrets. The South Central L.A. Tea Party is demanding that Congressman Grayson apologizes to black Americans and the Tea Party for his outrageous lies.” BOND Action and The South Central L.A. Tea Party were founded by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson for the purpose of “educating, motivating, and rallying Americans to greater involvement in the moral, cultural, and political issues that threaten our great country.”