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533 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
harryanderson
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Conservatives aren't racist, but there is a problem

Kendall says most conservatives aren’t racist. That’s true, in my experience. Almost all my friends are conservative. I have some friends who express racist attitudes, but those same friends don’t espouse small-government conservative principles. I do see a problem with the conservative media. In their eagerness to advance their cause, they often don’t use wisdom when they promote someone. Case in point: Cliven Bundy.

 
 

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Kendall78

"Sharpton has a television show on a liberal network but somehow they don't "raise him up" geeez"

So didn't Glenn Beck but did Fox treat him as a symbol of the Right? No...and neither has MSNBC.

This may come as a shock to you but MSNBC doesn't equal Left Wing Media anymore than Fox does Right Wing Media.

You seem to have this difficulty in realizing that everyone you mentioned is not an equal example to the Bundy situation.

Bundy was an unknown figure that was taking on the Govt and the Right grabbed him and really made him out to be some kind of patriot and symbol. No one checked out Bundy or they never thought some clever reporter would ask him on his views about race.

Posted 731 days ago.

Kendall78

"I heard him talk about n@iggers on tv and yes he used the word 2001."

Perhaps he did..what of it again? You keep talking about these people that were not put on a political pedestal like Bundy was.

How about you try and find the equal of Bundy. Find an everyday person that the Left raised up because of one subject and got their legs cut out from behind them because of racial comments made by that same person. You will find it hard to do. The closest type situation might have been Cindy Sheehan is probably the closest example I can think of but not for racial reasons. The Left elevated her until she became more of an embarrassment then anything else.

Posted 731 days ago.

Kendall78

"Does Bundy have a show on MSNBC. Lol. No they don't promote Sharpton."

Nope, but when does having a show equal the Left as supporting those statements? The Right raised an unknown, Bundy, without checking on anything about him and got caught with their pants down.

Sharpton, though very crude in regards to race, is a known property here. They know who he is and besides, how many Dems have raised Sharpton up as a symbol for the Left? None.

Posted 731 days ago.

Kendall78

I don't think anyone on here has said that there is no such thing as a racist that also is a Democrat.

The conversation is more about how the conservative side of the media tends to put certain people on pedestals before knowing what they really are.

Yet on the more liberal side of the media, you don't see them raising up people like Louis Farrakhan or Sharpton in the way recent people raised up Bundy.

Posted 732 days ago.

Kendall78

"Former Klansman and current US Senator Robert Byrd"

You might want to edit your copy/paste in the future. The only thing Byrd currently is...is dead.

Posted 732 days ago.

Kendall78

I try to keep in mind that Bundy isn't the poster child for the average Right Wing Conservative.

Posted 733 days ago.

mythravere

Speaking of the Bundy thing has anyone seen the video of the interview by one of Bundy's of a news reporter?

Talk about insanity!

But of course we know this.

You can't reason with a rightwinger.

Posted 733 days ago.

harryanderson

Ithink's eagerness to repeat this falsehood reinforces a statement that introduces this thread. There is a problem with the conservative media. In their eagerness to advance their cause, they often don’t use wisdom when they promote someone or something. Case in point: Sterling's political leanings.

Posted 734 days ago.

harryanderson

As to Sterling's party affiliation (not that it should matter anyway), Matt Drudge tweeted, "NYT...leaves out Sterling is a Democrat."

Politifact rated that tweet Pants on Fire.

As this and the Bundy incident show, some rightwingers tend to get all emotional and jump on the bandwagon before investigating to see if someone is duping them.

He who judges a matter before hearing it, it is shame and folly to him.--Proverbs

Posted 734 days ago.

Kendall78

Yeah, it sounds like he plays both sides of the fence in many ways. He donates to Democrat and Republican organizations.

Posted 738 days ago.

There does seem to be confusion now about his political actions. If I am wrong, I am sorry.

I got my info from places like this. This has been a major news story for days.

Politico, The Washington Examiner, Twitchy, bing****, National Review online, Yahoo News, Comcast, Drudge, the NY Times are a few that have reported Sterlng as a Democrat. He has been a Democrat donor, supported Democrat candidates, and is closely affiliated with the NAACP he was scheduled to get a lifetime NAACP award soon.

Posted 738 days ago.

Kendall78

"And I'll bet you didn't even know Sterling is a democrat."

Hmm, I was just watching The Five and they said he was a registered Republican.

Posted 738 days ago.

harryanderson

Right, Kendall.

Posted 738 days ago.

Kendall78

The problem again isn't that the media isn't pointing out liberals that have racist beliefs...the problem is that conservatives have a bad habit of promoting people of unknown backgrounds like Bundy.

Posted 738 days ago.

Kendall78

"And I'll bet you didn't even know Sterling is a democrat. Your media is silent about that."

Nope..never heard of the man before and he does nothing that interests me really. that was the point I was making. None of the liberals where holding him up on some high pedestal like many of the conservatives did with Bundy.

What do you mean "Your media"? You mean Fox News that I watch? Perhaps you mean the BBC? CNN? Harretz? NPR? Maher? What media do you think I follow?

Posted 738 days ago.

And I'll bet you didn't even know Sterling is a democrat. Your media is silent about that. As they always are when it is a democrat. But they and all liberals scream it from the tree tops when it is a conservative. My cat meowing has more credibility than anything you can dredge up.

Posted 738 days ago.

The bigest racist of all, Al Sharpton, works full time at MSNBC. Not to mention his character which he revealed with his lies about Tawanna Brawley.sp.

Some separatists, unlike Sharpton, do have good qualities. Like the instincts of the cardinal and the bluebirds. Both are beauiful and good.

Posted 738 days ago.

Kendall78

Why would anyone mention Sterling? Has the Dems raised him up as a symbol? Did MSNBC or Maher give hours and hours of coverage about how great he was before he got caught saying racist stuff?

Racism isn't regulated to the conservatives or the liberals, but the conservatives tend to have a bad habit of promoting those that end up having racist views.

Posted 738 days ago.

Gosh. I was so sure that republican, harry, would be mentioning democrat racist NBA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. But, of course only the conservatives have a problem. LOL

Posted 739 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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