ABC “News” Trolls for Troglodytes With Brietbart

ABC “News” jumps in the toilet with Faux News with the scumbag prade as part of their “election coverage”, adding Andrew Brietbart the Pimp behind the Pimp. and sleaze behind the Shirley Sherrod smear…

Breitbart says ABC invited him to appear on broadcast television

Andrew Breitbart has released what he says is an email contradicting ABC News’ assertion that the network never planned to include him in its televised Election Night coverage.

On Friday, Breitbart’s Big Journalism website reported that Breitbart would be “featured” on ABC’s “election night coverage.” According to Big Journalism, Breitbart would be “bringing analysis live from Arizona.”

Several hours later, ABC spokesman David Ford confirmed to Media Matters that Breitbart “will be one of many voices on our air.”

After receiving heavy criticism, ABC released a statement Saturday purporting to “explain what Mr. Breitbart’s role has always been as one of our guests at our digital town hall event” [emphasis added]. According to the ABC statement, “Breitbart will not be a part of the ABC News broadcast coverage” and will instead “engage with a live, studio audience that will be closely following the election results and participating in an online-only discussion and debate.”

But on Sunday night, Breitbart insisted that wasn’t the original deal. Breitbart wrote, “I can state with absolute certainty that the verbal pitch to me to participate was punctuated by the opportunity to appear as part of ABC News’ broadcast television for the night. I was also aware that the majority of my participation — seven long hours — would be online.”

Similarly, Breitbart told The Daily Caller that “they originally pitched to me that I was going to do a hybrid of both online and broadcast.”

 

 

Van Jones and Shirley Sherrod…

This is a great op-ed piece in the NYT be Van Jones. What he is saying is what a lot of Washington insiders and business people in the Washington area are saying – that the Obama Administration has allowed itself to be paralyzed by the threat of the right-wing noise machine.

The unwillingness, or inability of the Obama Administration to stand up for their people has impacted everything in every crevice and recess of the Federal Government. Your day to day, Civil Service workers are afraid to do their jobs, because they know they could be the next Van Jones or Shirley Sherrod. They can’t afford to fight back by themselves, and to pay lawyers tens of thousands of dollars to defend them. And the Administration is utterly chickenshit and wiling to throw anyone under the bus at the simple whiff of an accusation from the right…

No matter how specious.

This administration caves to media blackmail, which the right wing knows is effective anytime they add the vector of race.

Some analysts have concluded that the problem is that the Obama White House is too white. Ergo, had this White House had ANYONE at the staff level who was black, and old enough to be  familiar with history – they would have known who Shirley Sherrod was. Further, the administration could assemble an effective counter strategy beyond just turning tail and running every time right wing bullies played the race card. My feeling about Obama since the Primaries has been he just doesn’t have that “killer instinct”. As many dollars as CEOs of major corporations spend to convince the outside world that they are “nice guys” – not one of those guys got there without carrying an metaphorical razor in the hip pocket for the throats of the opposition who can’t be “made to see reason” by other means. The only real difference between organized crime and business leadership is business leaders use lawyers and MBA types, instead of big guys with baseball bats and guns to “make you an offer you can’t refuse”.

That is what is missing in this President, that is what is missing in his staff – and that is crippling his Administration’s ability to fulfill their promises.

The New Lynching, Brought to America By The Same People As The Old Lynching. The New Government, Just Like the Old Government - Which Looked the Other Way.

Shirley Sherrod and Me

I UNDERSTAND how Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department official who was forced to resign last week, must have felt.

Last year I, too, resigned from an administration job, after I uttered some ill-chosen words about the Republican Party and was accused — falsely — of signing my name to a petition being passed around by 9/11 conspiracy theorists. Partisan Web sites and pundits pounced, and I, too, saw my name go from obscurity to national infamy within hours.

Our situations aren’t exactly the same. Ms. Sherrod’s comments, in which she, a black woman, appeared to admit to racial discrimination against a white couple, were taken far out of context, while I truly did use a vulgarity.

But the way we were treated is strikingly similar, and it reveals a lot about the venal nature of Washington politics in the Internet era. In my case, the media rushed to judgment so quickly that I was never able to make clear that the group put my name on its Web site without my permission. The group finally admitted that it never had my signature, but by then it was too late.

Fortunately, Ms. Sherrod has been offered a new job. But our stories offer cautionary tales to anyone interested in taking a job in national politics. Continue reading

NAACP Reverses Position on Shirley Sherrod, Asks Administration to Rehire Her

Which raises the question – knowing where the original video came from, and Brietbart’s established reputation to lie and creatively edit…

WTF did the Obama Administration go chickenshit?

This was truly a “High-tech lynching!”

And no less criminal than the old lynching.

The New conservative lynch mob...No so different from the old lynch mob.

NAACP Reverses, Asks US to Rehire USDA Worker

NAACP leaders are calling on the Obama administration to reconsider its ousting of a black Agriculture Department worker who was pushed out of her job over racially tinged remarks, reversing their previous criticism of the employee.

NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said in a statement that the group was “snookered” into believing that USDA

employee Shirley Sherrod expressed racist sentiments at a local NAACP meeting in Georgia earlier this year. Jealous said conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, whose website posted video of Sherrod’s remarks, deceived millions of people by releasing only partial clips. He said the full video makes clear that Sherrod was telling a story of racial unity.

Now that the NAACP has watched the full video of Shirley Sherrod’s speech, it has retracted its criticism of the former USDA employee and called on the government to restore her job, reports AP. The group, which initially professed to be “appalled,” says it was “snookered by Fox News and Tea Party Activist Andrew Breitbart into believing she had harmed white farmers because of racial bias,” notes Politico.

Brietbart NAACP Shirley Sherrod Story Explodes!

Brietbart and Faux News’ lies have cost this poor woman her job. The tape of Shirley Sherrod speaking before the NAACP was manipulated. Here, in this CNN interview a few hours ago, the wife of the white farmer who supposedly was mistreated by Mrs. Sherrod calls her a dear friend without whose help, they would have lost their farm.


I repeat my call for the DOJ to criminally charge Mr. Brietbart, and anyone participating in this criminal conspiracy,defamation, and  assault such as Faux News against Mrs. Sherrod, and prosecute them to the fullest extent of Federal law.

Congressman Pimp Slaps Conservative Scumbag

Couple of things go along with being a Congressman or Senator in Washington DC. The first is that the press is going to want to interview you, if you are front and center on any significant legislation or have “Bimbo problems”.

The second, as demonstrated by the Anthrax Attacks, and a gunman killing 2 Capitol Police in an attempt to shoot Congressmen – is that there are whack jobs out there who may try to harm you.

Despite these risks, Congressmen and Senators try and live normal lives – and unless there is some credible known threat, such as some of the whack job Tea Bagger driven threats against Pelosi and Reid, they don’t walk around with a protective detail or bodyguards.

Sans “Bimbo problems”, getting an interview with one of them isn’t very hard for any legitimate news outlet. Politicians by definition, want to be in the public eye. However – in view of the second thing above, “Ambush journalism” is probably not a good idea. Not the least because the Capitol Police may see you lame attempt at imitating the Acorn Pimp as an attack on a Representative…

And justifiably shoot your ass.

The second because you just might pick on a Democrat WITH cajones, as in this case…

And he pimp slaps your stupid ass all the way down C Street!

WTG Representative Bob Etheridge!

This one appears to be another Brietbart pimp wannabe – and you will notice he refuses to identify himself, give his name – and his face is obscured in the “video”. Which if he wasn’t up to something sleazy, he would have done. He also starts the confrontation by shoving the camera onto the Congressman’s face assaulting him, and starting with a pejorative question about the “Obama Agenda”…

As if the pimp slapping wasn’t enough. the Capitol Police should arrest this guy and his cameraman for assault and let them cool their pixels in DC Jail for a few days.

Mullah Omar Captured?

Breitbart’s Big Government site is reporting that Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader who has been the #2 target behind Bin Lauden has been captured.

EXCLUSIVE: Mullah Omar Captured!

The problem here is that this is Brietbart (think Acorn Pimp), who has a bit of a track record in fabricating stories and sensationalism.

On the flip side, it is plausible, due to the capture of a number of high level Taliban leaders the past few weeks in Pakistan. One or more of those captured could have been “induced” to talk. On the flip side, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t seem to know about this as late as her Sunday 60 minutes interview. I can’t imagine any pol walking away from the opportunity to tout an intelligence coup of this level…

Developing.

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