I have seen MSNBC trot out Toure as their expert on things “Black”. From what I have seen so far the guy doesn’t have the gravitas to carry that water. Here he attacks Piers Morgan for interviewing George Zimmerman’s brother. This puts Toure in the ridiculous position of denying the Zimmerman family and their supporters the right to free speech. Toure is so far off-base it’s absurd. Piers takes him to school…
This was an ass kicking! O’Donnell takes Cain to task on his “brainwash” statements…
Herman is a Lawn Jockey. This poster is younger than Cain – and I marched in 1963 at 11 years old at the March on Washington. I participated in other Marches, including several far South of my native Virginia before I went to College.
Indeed – Cain’s dodge about being a “High School Student” is bullshit buckdancing. Herman entered college in 1963…
April 2, 1960 - Following the February sit-ins at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, sixteen high school students try to use the all-white Danville Memorial Library, only to have the city close the facility.
This image from Life Magazine in the 1963 Birmingham Demonstrations shows 4 High School Students being hit by a high pressure water hose -
Now perhaps while Cain was running to the back of that bus, he missed the “Childrens Crusade” in Birmingham Alabama in 1963 – On May 2, more than a thousand students skipped school and gathered at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The principal of Parker High School attempted to lock the gates to keep students in, but they scrambled over the walls to get to the church. Demonstrators were given instructions to march to the downtown area, to meet with the Mayor, and integrate the chosen buildings. They were to leave in smaller groups and continue on their courses until arrested. Marching in disciplined ranks, some of them using walkie-talkies, they were sent at timed intervals from various churches to the downtown business area. More than 600 students were arrested; the youngest of these was reported to be eight years old. Children left the churches while singing hymns and “freedom songs” such as “We Shall Overcome“. They clapped and laughed while being arrested and awaiting transport to jail. The mood was compared to that of a school picnic. Although Bevel informed Connor that the march was to take place, Connor and the police were dumbfounded by the numbers and behavior of the children. They assembled paddy wagons and school buses to take the children to jail. When no squad cars were left to block the city streets, Connor, whose authority extended to the fire department, used fire trucks. The day’s arrests brought the total number of jailed protesters to 1,200 in the 900-capacity Birmingham jail.
Fact is, and always was – Cain is a Uncle Tom punk.
Part II of the interview…
In this one Herman lies about his draft status. The Draft “lottery” started in 1969, in which all men born between 1944 and 1950 were eligible. It was the best year to enter the Draft, as the pool of men was larger, covering 6 years instead of one – as did all the subsequent lottery drafts. Cain’s Birthday, December 13th put him at 163. The highest number drafted that year was 195. Meaning Cain got a deferment. There is nothing wrong with that part, although I know several folks who were enlisted in the Military who did exactly what Cain claims to have been working on. He says he graduated in 1967, which means he would have been eligible in 1967 and 1968. I am not sure how he earned a deferment in a job he would have been working on, less than 4 months, armed with nothing but a Bachelor’s degree – nor how in 4 months he became “critical to the war effort” doing some very basic math in what essentially would have been an entry level position.
He mentions the fact he got a deferment earlier in the conversation, but then claims he put his name in for the 1969 lottery…
At 163… He would have been on a fast freight with a rifle to Vietnam. Which means, more than likely – he got a second deferment because of his job. His “put my name in” comment infers he would have gone if drafted – that’s a lie.
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I am coming to feel that Martin Bashir is by far, MSNBC’s best interviewer. Bashir is on point, is aware of the facts, and is willing to confront bull.
In this clip, Cornel West discusses Obama’s recent discovery of a spine (the verdict is still out on that one), the vast wealth and income disparity that is a legacy of Raygun, and the need for Civil Disobedience to fight back …
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“Reality really hits you hard, Bro!”
After George Lindell got rear-ended by a free-wheeling SUV that ultimately crashed into a telephone poll, he recounted the highway saga for KSAZ-TV–onomatopoeia and all.
Chicago’s WBBM, a CBS affiliate is under fire for misleading editing of a comment by a 4 year old to portray stereotypes within the black community.
Here is the story as it ran on WBBM – and the unedited interview -
This is a case far more reminiscent of the sort of journalistic flim-flam played by Faux News. What the little boy says is totally different from what is portrayed on the “News” segment.
A clear breach of journalistic integrity… with a generous sprinkling of racism.
WBBM-TV, the CBS affiliate in Chicago, has come under fire in recent days for broadcasting an interview with a four-year-old boy, and deliberately taking his quote out of context to completely pervert its meaning.
The story aired on June 30, as part of a package about overnight violence around the city.
(Scroll down to watch the distorted interview.)
“Kids on the street as young as four were there to see it all unfold, and had disturbing reactions,” then-anchor Steve Bartelstein said, leading into video of an interview with the four-year-old boy.
When asked, “What are you going to do when you get older?” the boy responds: “I’m going to have me a gun!”
“That is very scary indeed,” Bartelstein adds. (more…)
Last night before the Superbowl game, President Obama agreed to the 15 minute pre-game interview with Faux News blowhard O’Reilly…
O’Reilly was on as good a behavior as can be expected. But the question you have to ask President Obama is…
Used to think Hermain Cain was a serious politician. Here, he sucks up to Hannity, and embraces his inner Lawn Jockey. This one gets the first Black Jockey of the Week Award for 2011. By accepting an interview on Hannity, he lowers himself to the level of Hannity’s favorite Uncle Tom – Jesse Lee Peterson. Admittedly, the choices for publicity on Faux go from the bad to the worse – but if Cain were really serious, why wouldn’t he try to get a booking on O’Reilly or one of the other Faux shows which don’t have as a central fixture a Minstrel Show?
Come on down and get your award Herman!
This one is pretty good. An interview of Michael Steele by Maddow. Unfortunately, the interview – to the point this clip ends, dodges the central issue of the motivations behind the folks who started the anti-Steele campaign. And how the majority of the RNC could come up with totally different views of Steele’s “success”.
Anther interesting issue is this:
Don’t expect the Republican National Committee’s two black members to support Chairman Michael Steele in his re-election bid in January.
Ada Fisher, the black RNC committeewoman from North Carolina, has been an outspoken critic of Steele since she voted against him and for former South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson in 2009.
“Nobody asked the black members of the RNC what they felt, and I don’t know that the other people were courted or asked for their votes,” she said of that contest.
Steele, a former Maryland lieutenant governor, Senate candidate and state party chairman, was touted as Republicans’ response to the first black president, Democrat Barack Obama. And even more recently, Republicans see Steele promoting his race as an asset to the party.
When Steele announced his bid for re-election on a conference call, he concluded by saying, “Who you elect as our next chairman will speak volumes about our willingness to truly be the party of Lincoln,” according to the Washington Times. A prominent member of the RNC, James Bopp Jr., complained to the Times that Steele had used “the race card.” Steele responded by calling Bopp “an idiot” and accusing him of bitterness over a consulting contract the RNC canceled.
The racial tension comes after elections that saw huge Republican gains, including two black Republicans elected to the House. Reps.-elect Tim Scott of South Carolina and Allen West of Florida are the first black Republicans to serve in the House since Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts retired in 2003. Both Scott and West declined interviews for this story.
The chairman may be looking for new allies. Yet even the two black members of the RNC — out of 168 total members — have never rallied around Steele. Fisher, a retired physician, and Glenn McCall, a retired banker who serves as the committeeman from South Carolina, both supported Dawson for chairman of the RNC on all six ballots in 2009. Dawson, who was criticized for his former membership in a club that didn’t allow African-Americans, finished second to Steele. Fellow black Committeeman Keith Butler from Michigan, who has since left the committee, supported former Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis.
One of the central themes of Steele’s term was to make the Republican Party more inclusive – which included supporting the record number of black candidates running as Republicans, and resulting in the election of the first 2 black candidates to federal office in over a decade… Which were only the 3rd and 4th black Republican candidates elected out of the 6,525 House elections, and 500 Senate elections since Raygun. Yet black Republicans on the RNC didn’t support Steele…
Crabs in a barrel…Indeed.
Interviews of Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Ted Turner -
This group are pretty much on the same page. I think it would be interesting to add the Koch brothers into this mix, and perhaps have a roundtable. The Koch brothers are among the principal financiers of the Tea Party, and right wing in this country.
My personal belief is that the economy will not come back until two things happen:
First, we have to somehow defeat and eliminate the culture of corruption which infests Wall Street, the Banks, corporations, and Congress. Until you get a handle on that, there just isn’t any reason to believe the system isn’t gamed to the advantage of the already rich, and the corrupt – driving the small investor who is the backbone of the economy out.
The next thing is to get back to the metaphorical economic relationship of the car to the windshield wipers. The car is what drives the market. The windshield wiper is an accessory, which wouldn’t exist without the car. You don’t build a car around a fancy new windshield wiper design – it’s the other way around. The economic mavens in this country have spent far too much time and money investing in technologies which can only be described as windshield wipers – while pawning the ability to make cars to China.
Until you get back to owning th car – there won’t be another American Bill Gates, whose operating system has been the vehicle for which countless accessories dance the tune.
Nor will there be meaningful jobs.
President Obama had to have a bit of medical care yesterday after playing Basketball…
Well… That’s the official story.
Think he got clocked by a right cross by Michelle… And here’s why:
Remember the hullabaloo over Michelle Obama’s gunboats? That was great, the first lady tells Barbara Walters in a lighter moment of the first couple’s interview. Walters notes that Obama is wearing sleeves, reports the Huffington Post, and asks if she’s sick of the chatter. Responds Obama: “I will never get sick of people talking about my toned arms. If it’s a positive compliment, I am a woman, just, like, bring it on. I’m cool with it. But no, I still wear what I like and enjoy, and I thought this dress is pretty.”
As for the guy on her arm, he’ll “definitely notice” what she’s wearing, says the first lady. Maybe to a fault: “Sometimes it’s a little irritating. Because it’s like, ‘is that new?’” she says. “It’s like, well, well—stay out of my closet!” The president tells Walters “I’m not rifling through” her closet, but adds that Michelle “looks good, generally.
OK guys… Do you really think you aren’t in for a night on the couch, or having something thrown at you…
For saying your Lady “looks good…Generally”?
Remember George Bush…
“Eating a pretzel and falling?”
I think everyone has laughed at the new series of “Old Spice Man” commercials. They quite frankly, are the best produced in seemingly years.
The current “Old Spice Man” is Isaiah Mustafa, a former football player who has taken the Web by storm with his new site and productions.
Hat Tip - PopEater
Advice to President Obama from the Old Spice Man!
Tavis interviews conservative darling and former member of the Dutch Parliament Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Needless to say, Tavis questions and some of his statements have lit up the conservative and Tea Bagger world, who like their forbears in the American West views of Native Americans – “The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim”.
The transcript below is of the interview picked off a Tea Party site. Tavis’ comments (and questions) which seem to have gotten the conservative dander up are in bold.
SMILEY: When you were last here – I’m here every day – (laughter) when you were last here we were starting to have a conversation about your view of Christianity. We’ll come back to that a little bit later in the conversation because I want to pick up on that conversation. I’ve been waiting for months to continue that dialogue.
Before we do that, though, in this book, the new one, you say unapologetically and rather frankly that your mission here is to inform the West about the danger of Islam. What danger do we need to be made aware of? (more…)
James Bain has a remarkable attitude after being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for 35 years in Florida.
On December 17, 2009, James Bain was freed from prison after postconviction DNA testing proved his innocence of a 1974 rape and kidnapping. At the time of his release, Bain’s 35 years spent in prison was the longest time served by any of the DNA exonerees nationwide.
Late on the night of March 4, 1974, the victim was taken from his bedroom through a window to a nearby field and raped by an unknown male. When the victim returned home, he was wearing only a white t-shirt and jockey underwear. The police collected his underwear and sent it to the FBI for serological testing. (more…)