New York Times - racist attacks on white Americans and just plain old bias

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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 07:28 AM
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Check out some of these headlines from the New York Times over the past few months. They are by no means alone in this, as the entire MSM has been on a mission to label any criticism of Obama as "white rage racism".

Ask yourself, would the NYT ever refer to groups of black protesters as "mostly angry blacks"? For some reason, its ok to to this to white people.

Times Watch Quotes of Note -- "Almost Entirely White and Irritable Crowd" of "Angry" Obama-Care Protesters



"Almost Entirely White and Irritable Crowd" of "Angry" Obama-Care Protesters
"They got up before dawn in large numbers with angry signs and American flag T-shirts, and many were seething with frustration at issues that went far beyond overhauling health care....Ms. Abram described herself as a stay-at-home mother from Lebanon, and in many ways she was representative of the almost entirely white and irritable crowd, most of whom were from the area. Many of the union members who showed up to support health care reform did not arrive early enough to get into the auditorium at the Harrisburg Area Community College, and thus were largely not represented among the 30 questioners called on by Mr. Specter. It was the angriest people who got in line first." -- Ian Urbina and Katharine Seelye, August 12.

BUT, when they're talkign about Democrats:



Pro-Obama-Care "Grassroots Advocates" Controlled by DNC
"Under the aegis of the Democratic National Committee, various labor unions and grassroots advocates plan more than 1,800 events, including petition drives, phone-a-thons and rallies over the next two weeks." -- Reporter Katharine Seelye on the "Prescriptions" blog at nytimes.com, August 26.
"grassroots activists"




Protesters Not Just White & Irritable, Ignorant As Well
"Lawmakers ran into fresh anger and skepticism on Wednesday as they fielded questions from constituents worried about changes in the health care system, and about a lot of other things having to do with government. The queries hurled at legislators from the Atlantic Seaboard to the nation's midsection reflected deep-seated fears, a general suspicion of government and, in some cases, a lack of knowledge on the part of the questioners....The senator was too polite (or intent on survival) to correct his questioner by pointing out that there is not one bill yet, but rather several proposals working their way through five committees in both houses of Congress, and that to talk of 'the government' as a single entity makes no sense, at least in this context, because of the divisions between Republicans and Democrats, House and Senate, Capitol Hill and the White House....Senator Arlen Specter, the Republican-turned-Democrat from Pennsylvania, endured another day of hostile, sometimes fact-defying questions at a town meeting in State College, Pa., The Associated Press reported." -- Reporter David Stout, August 13.



Paul Krugman Not Happy with His Fellow Citizens Racists
"...the driving force behind the town hall mobs is probably the same cultural and racial anxiety that's behind the 'birther' movement....it's a strategy that has played a central role in American politics ever since Richard Nixon realized that he could advance Republican fortunes by appealing to the racial fears of working-class whites." -- Economist turned columnist Paul Krugman, August 7.



Conservative Town Hall Protests "Shut Down Public Discourse"
"The traditional town hall meeting, a staple of Congressional constituent relations, had been hijacked, overrun by sophisticated social-networking campaigns -- those on the right protesting so loudly as to shut down public discourse and those on the left springing into action to shut down the shutdowns." -- Reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg, August 9.


A Tale of Two Senators

"Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, a son of one of the most storied families in American politics, a man who knew triumph and tragedy in near-equal measure and who will be remembered as one of the most effective lawmakers in the history of the Senate, died late Tuesday night. He was 77." -- Lead to John Broder's August 27 obituary to Sen. Ted Kennedy, under the online headline "Edward Kennedy, Senate Stalwart, Is Dead at 77."

vs.

"Jesse Helms, the former North Carolina senator whose courtly manner and mossy drawl barely masked a hard-edged conservatism that opposed civil rights, gay rights, foreign aid and modern art, died early Friday. He was 86." -- Lead to Steven Holmes' July 5, 2008 obituary to former Sen. Jesse Helms, under the headline "Jesse Helms, Unyielding Beacon of Conservatism, Is Dead at 86."

Notice the contempt for the Republican, versus the adulation for the democrat.




On conspiracies:





A Tale of Two Conspiracy Tales

"The fringe conspiracy theory -- that he is not constitutionally eligible to be president -- has taken on a life of its own and become a dreaded topic for some lawmakers." -- Jeff Zeleny on people who question Obama's U.S. citizenship and thus his eligibility for the presidency, August 5.

vs.

"Some participants see an American tradition of questioning concentrated power." -- Text box from Alan Feuer's sympathetic report from a Chicago convention of conspiracy theorists who think 9-11 was an inside job by the Bush administration, June 5, 2006.
Conspiracies against Obama are racist and crazy, but conspiracies against Bush were "an American tradition of questioning concentrated power".


[edit on 29-8-2009 by Wimbly]



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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 08:00 AM
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I have not failed to notice the bias. I love being called a racist white extremist. So since I don't want to pay another red cent in taxes I shall be labeled a terrorist? So what about all those people on welfare? Those people don't pay taxes not one red cent. You know maybe people like me are tired of being the whipping boys for the liberal elite. I mean seriously We are accused every 15 seconds of being the reason that Liberals lives suck. They have a opinion that if We were removed from the picture their lives would just be rosy and everything would be utopian. I guess You can use california as an example.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 08:06 AM
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Here's the thing about the media, mainstream & otherwise:

They tend to simplify & sensationalize. This is because a simple, sensational story sells more papers/ads than a complex & balanced one.

I think it's a given that among the protesters there are people who are genuinely uncomfortable with having a black president, to portray the entire crowd that way is misleading & manipulating.

It's that dirty "guilt by association" game that the media plays so well.


It should also be clear to everyone that these tactics are employed by both the liberal & the right wing liberal media.

It's a mud slinging circus meant to distract & divide people.

Rise above it.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 08:07 AM
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Really this should not be a surprise to anyone, the media is ALWAYS biased. It just depends on who you listen to.

The race card is now the joker of the deck. It is amazing this crap is still working and keeping people silent. I wonder when the media is going to interview some of the many blacks that are starting to question Obama and have outright come out against him. You will never hear them on tv trust me. KRS ONE anyone??????



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 08:21 AM
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If it read - Almost Entirely Black and Irritable Crowd" of "Angry" Bush Protesters - it would get some interesting attention.

The NYT is doing what I've seen a lot of Obama supporters do ... insinuate anti-black racism against Obama when there isn't any. It's pathetic.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 08:50 AM
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Its hardly new. They've been doing it for the last 18 months. If you don't support Obama, the only possible reason is racism. As I said in another thread, ridicule, and in this case, name-calling, is much easier than arguing the facts. And they dare call the opposition 'ignorant'?

Oh well. At this point, the media has exposed its bias so much that they're only preaching to the choir. Everyone else has left them. One look at their financial statements provides evidence of that.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 09:41 AM
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Man i cannot tell you how right you are. I hope that people see this thread and really take to heart what is being said here. Star and flag.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 11:44 AM
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Typical partisan garbage. When will people find another way to make money??



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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The majority of Obama haters are angry white people. It's not bias, it's a fact. It's also amazing when these morons go to a town hall meeting about health care and decide to debate immigration instead, along with other issues.

I'd love to say most Obama bashers aren't racist, but it really is a color issue. Sad, but true.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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And this is exactly why, racism continues in the United States. Ignorance. Racism would be a non-issue, if people moved past it. But it seems that those who are attempting to 'fight' racism, are those that continue to push 'racism' as an excuse for everything. What a load of crap. I will tell you right now, racism is a huge money maker. It might as well be marketed out as a business.

[edit on 29-8-2009 by IKnowNothing]



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:02 PM
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Well I don't know if I find it racist, I think it is true that the majority of THers are white and right
However I do think that is some regions there is tonnes of racism driven
rage, metric even.

On the other hand there is certainly plenty of race baiting going on, inadvertent or not.
The point of race baiting is if you ignore it, it will no longer produce the desired effect.
The goal is to get throngs of angry WHITE RIGHT WINGERS going down the ugly road
which will undermine their legitimacy.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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Remember when news used to be ...well.. news? I mean "just news" without the slant?

A headline from years past might be - "Stray Dog Bites Local Man"

Now depending on the slant of the paper it will be either..

Pro-man slant - "Heroic Local Man Savaged by Worthless Mangy Cur!"

or

Pro-dog slant - "Oppressed Canine Fights for His Rights!"

I don't see how hardly any of the MSM can claim to be "news" and keep a straight face these days.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:14 PM
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I know whenever I have anything critical to say about President Obama and his socialist, deficit-fueled policies, I make sure that people understand that I'm only talking about his mother's side of the family. :^)



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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Nothing new.

I'm not an Obama supporter. If people want to think I'm racist, they have every right to think what they want - it doesn't make them right.

We still have a right, as humans, to think what we want.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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The more they toss around words like "racism," "traitor" or "extremist" for those who question things, the more these words will lose their meaing. This is sad, because there are times these words actually do mean something, but because of overuse they are becoming meaningless. And what is meaningless cannot harm those true patriots trying to salvage something from the utter mess being made of our beautiful nation.

Courage, people. We must remember..."sticks and stones..." unlike the "other side," we shold not be constantly offended by "politcally incorrect words." and those who sling them. We stand for action, not quibling over words. In the end, they will use these words so much that they will utterly run them into the ground and then millions will flock to the banner of the true cause.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by silent thunder
The more they toss around words like "racism," "traitor" or "extremist" for those who question things, the more these words will lose their meaing. This is sad, because there are times these words actually do mean something, but because of overuse they are becoming meaningless.


Kind of reminds me of the words: hope, change, and transparency.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:21 PM
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Originally posted by IKnowNothing
reply to post by GorehoundLarry
 


And this is exactly why, racism continues in the United States. Ignorance. Racism would be a non-issue, if people moved past it. But it seems that those who are attempting to 'fight' racism, are those that continue to push 'racism' as an excuse for everything. What a load of crap. I will tell you right now, racism is a huge money maker. It might as well be marketed out as a business.

[edit on 29-8-2009 by IKnowNothing]


Well, the fact is most individuals who dislike Obama are indeed racist...especially at those lovely intelligent town hall meetings.

They refuse to accept him as their president because of his African American descent. I know it's difficult to grasp, but it's true.


I know A LOT of Obama haters. What do they hate exactly? His color. Nothing more.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by vor78
Its hardly new. They've been doing it for the last 18 months. If you don't support Obama, the only possible reason is racism. As I said in another thread, ridicule, and in this case, name-calling, is much easier than arguing the facts. And they dare call the opposition 'ignorant'?

Oh well. At this point, the media has exposed its bias so much that they're only preaching to the choir. Everyone else has left them. One look at their financial statements provides evidence of that.



who are "they"...i've haven't heard this group called "they"...the media wants conflict, the media thrives on it. the need to show differences, rather than similarities, keeps both sides engaged in non-productive resentment and distrust. the wealthy could care less about this, as they go about making and keeping money. the media is controlled by the very wealthy, so this will not change. there are no more wars of idealogy, only wars of money and power.....my 2 cents.


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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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Larry,

It's people like you that drive me crazy.

How do you know that the people who don't like Obama are racist?

Did all of them call you up and tell you?

There are a lot of people in this country who don't belive in left wing politics. They didn't like it under Carter, Clinton, or any other white male, but now that the face of left wing polotics is black you think the only reason that people could be against it is because they hate black people?

I'll never be able to understand how somone like you can come to such a conclusion, and you certainly havn't given any evidence for what you are saying.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 03:43 PM
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