Did MSNBC Intentionally Cut Every Speech Made By a Minority Speaker at the RNC?

August 29, 2012 at 7:09 am (Artur Davis, Blacks, Brian Sandoval, Chris Matthews, Hispanics, Luce Vela Fortuno, Mia Love, Minorities, MSNBC, Republican National Convention, Ted Cruz)

There’s no question that MSNBC omitted every single speech delivered by a minority speaker at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night.

Mia Love.  Artur Davis.  Ted Cruz.  Brian Sandoval.  Luce’ Vela Fortuño.

All noticeably glossed over.

None of these fine speakers were highlighted by the network recently famous for watching miserable hack Chris Matthews practically foam at the mouth in an effort to label the Republicans racist, and for Toure claiming that Romney is involved in the “niggerization” of President Obama.

When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.

MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black.

Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech.

And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too.

Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.

The only question is, did the network really intentionally cut away from minority speeches in an attempt to further paint the Republican party as a group of racist, white, old men?  It’s certainly plausible, is it not?

By the way, here is Utah congressional candidate Mia Love, absolutely lighting it up and living up to her conservative rock star image last night at the RNC.

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Busted: Obama Campaign Releases ‘Republican Women For Obama’ Video, Featuring Long-Time Democrats

August 27, 2012 at 9:00 am (2012 Election, Blacks, Coded Messages, Delia Ciano, Maria Ciano, Martin O'Malley, Mitt Romney, Mormon, President Obama, Rachel Maddow, Racism, Republican Women For Obama, Whites)

Recently, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley accused the Republican presidential ticket of sending out coded messages and making up “totally false ads“.  The intent was to paint the Romney campaign as trying to create lies about the President, and by extension sending out racial messages.

So when the Obama campaign creates a “totally false ad”, the Democrat ticket must also be sending out coded racial messages, correct?

Well, the Obama campaign has been caught in a doozy of a lie (I just wanted to say the word ‘doozy’).

They’ve released this video called “Republican Women for Obama”, which tries to convince viewers that they are interviewing several women who are Republicans, but are somehow so appalled by Mitt Romney’s stance on women’s issues, that they’ve switched sides to support President Obama.

Problem being, at least two of the women featured in the ad are hardcore Democrats, and have been for some time – pre-dating the Obama election in 2008.
The folks over at Powerline report:

At least one of the women who pose as “Republican women for Obama” is a long-time Democrat.

Her name is Maria Ciano, and BuzzFeed finds that she has been a registered Democrat in Colorado at least since 2006.

A little detective work on Facebook reveals that Ciano isn’t just your middle-of-the-road Democrat.  Here are a list of some of her Facebook likes…

* Democracy For America

* Tar Sands Action

* Amy Goodman

* Barack Obama

* Costoftaxcuts.com

* Being Liberal

* MoveOn.org

* Bernie Sanders Tells You A Secret the GOP Would Rather You Didn’t Know

* Miss Piggy Delivers the Best Takedown of Fox News We’ve Seen All Month

* Think Progress

* The Best Quote From Barack Obama We’ve Seen This Week

* Dow and Monsanto Join Forces to Poison America’s Heartland

* Climate Reality

* Grist.org

* The Amazing Victory Scored With Obama That More People Should Be Talking About

* The Sierra Club

* The Buffett Rule

* Obama For America–Colorado

* UniteWomen.org

* Denver Young Democrats

* Obamacare

* Latinos For Obama

* Michelle Obama

* Veterans For Obama

* I Love It When I Wake Up In the Morning and Obama Is President

* Obama Truth Team

* Democratic Party

Wait, here comes the best part.  A second woman in the video is Ms. Ciano’s mother, a huge Rachel Maddow fan who likes to refer to Republicans as “idiots”.   Worse, she may actually have involvement with the Obama campaign itself:

Ms. Ciano’s Facebook page also reveals that she was part of a small group that met with Michelle Obama when Mrs. Obama was in Colorado on August 11, presumably indicating that she has some stature in the Obama campaign.

So obviously, neither Maria Ciano nor her mother Delia is a “Republican woman” who is crossing over or changing her mind to vote for Obama. How about the others in the ad?

The people on Team Obama need to stop with their incessant whining about ads that feature alleged falsehoods, when they are constantly being rated as liars by fact-checking organizations, have accused Mitt Romney of being a felon who killed a man’s wife, and are consistently caught making stories up at nearly every turn.

What’s more, they call the other side’s alleged falsehoods ‘coded language’ designed for dog-whistle racism.  If lying about your opponent is racist, then the Obama camp has a lot of explaining to do as to why they hate white Mormons.

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Huffington Post Jumps the Shark on Global Warming Stupidity: It’s Real and It’s Racist

July 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm (Blacks, Comedy, Earth, Global Warming, Hispanics, Huffington post, Planet, Racism, Racist, Tea Party)

Normally, I wouldn’t point to anything this ignorant because it doesn’t warrant a response.  But I was strangely drawn to this piece in the same way that one is drawn to a car wreck on the highway.


Here we have a Huffington Post column claiming that not only is global warming real, but that it is apparently racist.

Who knew global warming was a Tea Partier?

H/t Weasel Zippers:

This summer 34,500 people were forced to evacuate their homes in my home state of Colorado. I watched as a dozen wildfires raged through the state with some contained in days or weeks, while others are still not extinguished.

The extremely hot weather, dry climate and dramatically reduced water supply that all led to the wildfires are part of a pattern that has been unfolding for more than a decade. In fact, the past 10 years have been unequivocally the hottest on record in the history of weather record keeping. But even that heat is dwarfed by what we’ve seen this year. According to the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first six months of 2012 have been the hottest January-through-June period on record for the contiguous United States.

The national temperatures averaged “4.5 degrees above the long-term average,” the NOAA said in a statement last week.

None of this is a coincidence. It is the result of a manmade pandemic that could very well destroy the planet. It’s called climate change and it is very real and it is happening right now.

Make no mistake, this is a black issue.

The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice program has found that African Americans are at a higher risk for the short- and long-term effects of global warming. Cities will be hit harder by climate change because of what’s known as the “heat island” effect. Urban areas are covered in surfaces like asphalt and concrete that retain heat and as a result temperatures in these areas are higher, especially during heat waves.

Heat waves have stronger effects on urban populations and especially the urban poor. African Americans are more than twice as likely as whites to live in the inner city and nearly twice as likely as whites to live in poverty.

I’d like to point out to the author that the claim this is ‘a black issue’ is backed up by statements that ‘urban populations and especially the urban poor’ would be more readily susceptible to the effects of global warming.

Yet, in the paragraph before that he claims that global warming could “very well destroy the planet”.

He doubles up on that assertion later in the article saying:

This is how it starts.

It ends with seas and oceans rising to engulf entire cities, states and eventually countries.

If the planet is destroyed there Chicken Little, that would mean everyone has perished.

Which in turn would mean that global warming is very obviously NOT racially biased.  After all, if the planet has been wiped out it would mean the end of blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, cats, dogs, goldfish, unicorns, the three little pigs, etc.

The whole premise that global warming harms blacks disproportionately is out the window.

Much like the Huffington Post’s credibility in publishing this piece…

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Tea Party Group Calls Obama Too Black For Whites To Like

July 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm (African-Americans, Blacks, Conservatives, Liberals, Mitt Romney, Race, Race Baiting, Racism, Racist, Tea Party)

Caught your attention with that headline, right?  But, why?

Because of it’s undeniable and blatantly racist connotation.

Problem is … That’s not an actual headline.  Nor is it an actual news story.  But this is…

Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like

Bet your ass if that headline read the way the original does, it would be national news.

The message is delivered via video produced by a liberal group headed by an ex-Media Matters executive, and includes such gems as – Romney is so white, he makes Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel … or something.

As is typical, the message hides behind the facade of being a ‘satire’ or comedy.  And they will get away with it.

In advance of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech Wednesday to the NAACP, a liberal group headed by a former New York Times reporter and ex-Media Matters executive have produced a video “satire” that claims blacks don’t like Romney, who they dub so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.”

The YouTube from “The Message,” an online “media hub,” is described as a satirical video of Romney getting advice on what to say to the civil rights group. Or, as they said in a release, the video “lacerates Romney and his advisors as they prepare for his speech to NAACP in Houston on Wednesday.”

The lead “advisor” in the video is described as the brainchild of the 1988 Willie Horton ads and the 2004 swift boat campaign. He states bluntly that “blacks don’t like us and we’re about to give a speech to a whole lot of them.”

Here’s the video…

Satire or not, this video is meant to plant the thought that Romney is your typical rich, white guy who can’t relate to the average African-American.

Now imagine a Tea Party group trying to produce a rebuttal to this and see how it would be reported.  Would they be able to call it satire?  Or comedy?

Or would they be branded racists?

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Black Voters in North Carolina Abandoning Obama

June 13, 2012 at 9:00 am (2012 Election, African-Americans, Blacks, Gay Marriage, NC, North Carolina, Obama, Poll, President Obama, Public Policy Polling, Same Sex Marriage)

Support for President Obama among African-American voters is plummeting in North Carolina, likely a result of his ‘evolution’ from opposing gay marriage, to becoming the nation’s first gay President.

North Carolina, considered a crucial enough swing state for the Democrat party to hold their convention there, is leaning Romney right now, 48 to 46 percent according to a new poll.

But the stunning information coming out of this poll is that Obama only leads the African-American vote by a clip of 76 to 20 percent.  Still a huge difference sure, but in 2008 Obama beat McCain for the African-American vote by a 95 to 5 percent margin.  Just last month, Obama led 87 to 11 percent, so clearly blacks are abandoning Obama like the sinking Titanic his campaign has become.

To add to the misery expressed in this poll, it is not a conservative think tank poll, nor even a supposedly objective media poll – it is from the Democrat leaning Public Policy Polling.

From Business Insider:

President Barack Obama is rapidly losing support among African-American voters in North Carolina, a new poll out today from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows.

The poll finds that Mitt Romney would get 20 percent of the African-American vote if the election were held today, compared with 76 percent for Obama. Overall, Romney has a 48 percent to 46 percent lead on Obama in the crucial swing state.

… All of Obama’s numbers with African-Americans are sliding. His approval rating is down from 86 percent to 77 percent. Romney’s favorability, meanwhile, has doubled from 9 percent to 18 percent.

…  (Jim) Williams (polling analyst) added the obvious: If the results keep turning up like this, it would be “very bad news for him.”

Bad news for Obama = Good news for America.

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