Tag Archives: racism

Joe Wilson and the fringe right

It is understandable that he chose – or as some suggested, was told – to bellow “You lie!” when the President was explaining for the umpteenth time that undocumented immigrants would not be covered under health care legislation. After all, Wilson’s extreme anti-immigrant positions are well known.

Albor Ruiz hits the nail on the head in his column in today’s Daily News. He cuts right through the crap and hits right to the main belief system of the GOP extreme right wing (or is it their middle ground?).

Much of what they have to say, is based in racism and hatred.  Maybe one day, the Conservatives will take over from the hatriots.

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Honor at CS Monitor

I recently read a blog on the otherwise neutral Christian Science Monitor that was reporting on the “apology” by the New York Post about their recent racist cartoon. The article was pretty biased against not only Al Sharpton, but the idea that the cartoon was racist. This, of course, led to numerous comments that veered toward racist dogma.

When I went back to the Christian Science Monitor get some quotes, I found they had removed it:

– Editor’s note: This post has been removed because it generated inappropriate comments.

Thank you Christian Science Monitor for removing the inflammatory. The only relationship this blog and comments had with the 1st amendment is as another example of shouting fire in a crowded theater.

A note: I have added a category labeled race.

addendum 2/20/2009 – I just checked my link to the removed blog, and see that the entire page has been taken down.

Racist New York City Newspaper

The New York Post has once again revealed its right wing and racist leaning, by publishing a cartoon by Sean Delonas, (who has a record for ridiculing anyone who is not male, white and straight) a dead chimpanzee and a cop holding a smoking gun, saying “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”

Anyone who claims this is not a racist cartoon, obviously has no knowledge of American history or is lying.

St. Petersburg Times media critic Eric Deggans tells NPR’s Michele Norris that the conservative-leaning Post is “willfully ignoring” what may have caused the uproar.

But he says an important question is whether there was anyone at the newspaper who said, “There might be a connection here between a chimpanzee and a black person,” Deggans says.

“If there wasn’t somebody in that chain who raised this issue, that’s disturbing because frankly it’s an association that’s pretty easy to see,” Deggans says. “And if the notion was raised, and they printed it anyway, that’s even more disturbing. I mean, this is a newspaper that has had a long history of tangled and trouble racial relations.”

I am not giving a link to the so called newspaper and the cartoon, because I won’t perpetuate the paper’s continuation. In fact, as far as I’m concerned, the sooner the Post goes out of business, the better.

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