Female Reporter BBC World News America anchor Katty Kay whips Uncle Ben mercilessly…He ends up begging for them to turn her microphone off!
Female Reporter BBC World News America anchor Katty Kay whips Uncle Ben mercilessly…He ends up begging for them to turn her microphone off!
The whole video available on NBC shows the wife screaming at the officers not to shoot – that her husband has a brain injury …And that he does not have a gun.
The video is shaky and unclear – but raises some important questions…
We go from my previous post about the Beauty Queen who is a Captain in the US Army serving her country, to the ugly of yet another Trump Bimbo being blown up on air. Might be a good idea for the Drumph campaign to invest in Kevlar Corsets for the seemingly endless line of clueless bimbettes from his campaign whose singular accomplishment is sequentially getting that “Deer in the headlights” look…just before being eviscerated by an oncoming 18 wheeler of logic and truth.
In Memorium, I hear the Trump Hotel’s scullery will be serving a new dish…
Hard fried eggs over burnt toast tips.
Now – perhaps this is a case of you get what you pay for. An interesting article by the Boston Globe pointed out this –
The women who work for Trump — who account for about 28 percent of his total staff — made an average of about $4,500 in April, according to the Globe analysis. The men made nearly $6,100, or about 35 percent more. The disparity is slightly greater than the gender pay gap nationally. Of the 15 highest-paid employees for that month, only two were women… Trump’s campaign staff is also far less diverse than that of his likely Democratic opponent. Only about 9 percent of his team are minorities, compared with nearly a third of Clinton’s staff.
Here’s how Clinton’s staff stacked up on gender pay equity:The women working for Clinton — who account for 53 percent of her total staff — took home an average of $3,710. The men made slightly more, at $3,760. Clinton’s staffers, men and women, made less than the women who work for Trump. On Clinton’s campaign, the highest-paid employee was a woman, Jennifer Palmieri, the campaign’s director of communications. And of the 15 highest-paid employees, eight were men and seven were women.
One of the Articles of Faith in the Republican party and of conservatives since Raygun is “Trickle Down Economics”. The idea that making the rich richer, means they in turn will create jobs. In a country where small business creates 3/5ths of all new jobs – it really should have been apparent 30 years ago that this was a scam.
Joe Scarborough finally lets the cat out of the bag…
Now all we need is for the paid Faux News harlots to come clean.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough complained on Tuesday that the Republican Party was fracturing because it had advocated economic policies benefiting the richest Americans for the last 30 years with the promise that the wealth would “trickle down” to others — but it never did.
“The problem with the Republican Party over the past 30 years is they haven’t — and I’ll say, we haven’t — developed a message that appeals to the working class Americans economically in a way that Donald Trump’s does,” the former Republican lawmaker explained. “We talk about cutting capital gains taxes that the 10,000 people that in the crowd cheering for Donald Trump, they are never going to get a capital gains cut because it doesn’t apply.”
“We talk about getting rid of the death tax,” he continued. “The death tax is not going to impact the 10,000 people in the crowd for Donald Trump. We talk about how great free trade deals are. Those free trade deals never trickle down to those 10,000 people in Donald Trump’s rallies.”
“You sound like Bernie Sanders,” NBC’s Chuck Todd pointed out.
“But herein lies the problem with the Republican Party,” Scarborough complained. “It never trickles down! Those people in Trump’s crowds, those are all the ones that lost the jobs when they get moved to Mexico and elsewhere. The Republican donor class are the ones that got rich off of it because their capital moved overseas and they made higher profits.”
GOP strategist Nicole Wallace griped that Republicans “let Democrats paint our side as being on the side of Wall Street.”
According to Scarborough, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was losing because he still believed in conservatism as it was “defined by the donor class, as defined by the wealthiest Republicans.”
“The Republicans said, listen, we’re going to have all of these trade deals and tax cuts that benefit our wealthiest donor class, but we’ll give them the social issues,” Scarborough said of the last 30 years. “We’ll give them abortion, we’ll give them gay marriage, we’ll give them guns and they’ll vote for us.”
“What we’re finding this year is, they’ll even support a guy who says Planned Parenthood is good if he comes with an economic approach that they feels that could actually help them more in the future.”
I am beginning to think Melissa Harris Perry (MHP) is living in an alternate universe. I mean, MSNBC isn’t exactly known for standing behind their people. Indeed the Network’s history as at deserting their staff at the least whiff of controversy is well established… I’ve long suggested they got the wrong bird as their logo. It should have been a chicken.
So why would our girl start a public spat with the cowardly peacock? Definitely a career limiting move.
Melissa Harris-Perry will not be back on MSNBC.
On Sunday morning, two days after the host’s private fight with management went public, an MSNBC spokesman confirmed that the channel is “parting ways” with her.
Earlier in the morning, Harris-Perry posted a photo on Twitter and said “Farewell #Nerdland,” a nickname for her weekend show, “Melissa Harris-Perry.”
“Inviting diverse new voices to table was a privilege,” she tweeted. “Grateful for years of support and criticism.”
Harris-Perry confirmed to CNNMoney that her representatives are in talks with MSNBC about an exit deal.
Harris-Perry had felt for months like MSNBC was trying to squeeze her off the air and take away her editorial point of view.
On Friday, she spoke out about the treatment, saying she had been “silenced” by MSNBC and placed in a form of cable news purgatory, having been pre-empted for two weekends in a row.
“Our show was taken — without comment or discussion or notice — in the midst of an election season,” she wrote in a letter to staff that was shared with her fans.
MSNBC and its rivals are all trying to squeeze higher ratings out of the chaotic primary season. The channel pre-empted her for campaign coverage with a “Place for Politics” title.
The same thing has happened to other shows, too, MSNBC said in a statement responding to her letter on Friday. The channel called her reaction “surprising, confusing and disappointing.”
But Harris-Perry said the February pre-emptions were merely the most visible manifestation of the channel’s marginalization of her show.
In the letter, she said “no one on the third floor,” where MSNBC’s executives work at 30 Rockefeller Center, “has even returned an email, called me, or initiated or responded to any communication of any kind from me for nearly a month.”
The Trumpazoids are out…
“I don’t know if he was there to kill me,” Melissa Harris-Perry wrote about the encounter Monday night in Iowa.
MSNBC anchor and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry was in her Iowa hotel lobby on Monday night when she said a man came dangerously close to her, threatening her incoherently and invoking Nazi Germany.
She traveled to Iowa with a group of 22 Wake Forest students as part of the university’s “Wake the Vote” program. The students were out watching the caucus results unfold.
Harris-Perry said she was glued to the lobby’s TV, only noticing the man when “he was standing right next to me, much closer than is ordinary or comfortable,” she wrote in a post on Wake Forest’s Anna Julia Cooper Center website.
He launched into a series of bizarre questions, asking her what she taught and how she could be “credentialed to be on MSNBC,” she said.
“The hairs on my arm stood on end. I ignored it. Told myself everything was ok,” she wrote.
His voice grew angry, she said.
“I just want you to know why I am doing this,” he told her.
She said she froze in place at that moment, terrified that he was about to reach for a knife, a gun or “worse.”
“I can’t hear all the words,” she wrote. “But I catch ‘Nazi Germany’ and I catch ‘rise to power.’ But I can’t move.”
She finally sprung into action, she said, and moved in order to create some distance between them.
Her friend took stock of what was unfolding, she said.
“Together we raise our voices and make a fuss. He turns. He runs out. He jumps in a car. He drives off.”
“I don’t know if he was there to kill me,” she wrote.
When I was a young man starting out in business, reading the Wall Street Journal was a requirement for those who wanted to be savvy about the business world. In the passenger lounges in airports or the train station legions of folks read the paper daily on their commute. The quality of the articles, insights, and writing was incredible…
Then something happened. That something was the acquisition of the paper by right wing media mogul Rupert Murdoch…
The paper sold out to conservative clowns, and reading it became akin to skinny dipping in a sewer. Much like when well known and respected product manufacturers sell out to mass marketers who wish to profit from their name to sell cheap, low quality goods…The WSJ became Breitbart with a historically respected and legitimate name.
One of the requirements of any conservative rag is to have their very own, in house Uncle Tom to deflect from the racist mouthings and utterances of their white “reporters”.
Jason Riley’s foray into self prostitution made him the WSJ’s boy.
“I think there’s a pattern at MSNBC of them hiring Black mediocrities like Melissa Harris-Perry, Michael Eric Dyson, Touré, and, of course — the granddaddy of them all — Al Sharpton, simply to race-bait,”Wall Street Journal’s said on WSJ’s Political Diary program.
So… I got curious. From what pedestal of accomplishment does Uncle Jason base his utterings? So I looked up the bios…
Editorial board member, The Wall Street Journal.
Jason Riley is a member of The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board. He joined the paper in 1994 as a copyreader on the national news desk in New York. He moved to the editorial page in 1995 as copyreader and later became a copy editor. In April 1996, he was named to the newly created position of editorial interactive editor and maintained the editorial and Leisure & Arts section of WSJ.com. He was named a senior editorial page writer in March 2000, and member of the Editorial Board in 2005.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Riley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has also worked for USA Today and the Buffalo News.
is host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry.” The show airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to noon ET.
Harris-Perry is also professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University.
Harris-Perry is author of the well received book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America(Yale 2011) which argues that persistent harmful stereotypes-invisible to many but painfully familiar to black women-profoundly shape black women’s politics, contribute to policies that treat them unfairly, and make it difficult for black women to assert their rights in the political arena.
Her first book, Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, won the 2005 W. E. B. Du Bois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and 2005 Best Book Award from the Race and Ethnic Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
Professor Harris-Perry is a columnist for The Nation magazine, where she writes a monthly column also titled Sister Citizen. In addition to hosting her own show on MSNBC she provides expert commentary on U.S. elections, racial issues, religious questions and gender concerns for a variety of other media outlets.
Her academic research is inspired by a desire to investigate the challenges facing contemporary black Americans and to better understand the multiple, creative ways that African Americans respond to these challenges. Her work is published in scholarly journals and edited volumes and her interests include the study of African American political thought, black religious ideas and practice, and social and clinical psychology.
Professor Harris-Perry’s creative and dynamic teaching is also motivated by the practical political and racial issues of our time. Professor Harris-Perry has taught students from grade school to graduate school and has been recognized for her commitment to the classroom as a site of democratic deliberation on race.
She travels extensively speaking to colleges, organizations and businesses in the United States and abroad. In 2009 Professor Harris-Perry became the youngest scholar to deliver the W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures at Harvard University. Also in 2009 she delivered the prestigious Ware Lecture, becoming the youngest woman to ever do so.
Professor Harris-Perry received her B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, her Ph.D. in political science from Duke University and an honorary doctorate from Meadville Lombard Theological School. And she studied theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, James Perry, and is the mother of a terrific daughter, Parker.
Professor Harris-Perry also sits on the advisory board for “Chef’s Move!”, a program whose mission is to diversify kitchen management by providing training, experience and mentorship to minority applicants from New Orleans, sending them to New York City for culinary school training and then bringing them back again to become leaders in the kitchen and in their community.
Michael Eric Dyson (born October 23, 1958) is an American academic, author, and radio host. He is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University. Described by Michael A. Fletcher as “a Princeton PhD and a child of the streets who takes pains never to separate the two”, Dyson has authored and edited 18 books dealing with subjects such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marvin Gaye, Nas’s debut album Illmatic, Bill Cosby, Tupac Shakur and Hurricane Katrina.
Dyson was born to Everett and Addie Dyson in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on an academic scholarship but left and completed his education at Northwestern High School. He became an ordainedBaptistminister at 19 years of age.Having worked in factories in Detroit to support his family, he entered Knoxville College as a freshman at age 21. Dyson received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Carson–Newman College in 1985. He obtained his master’s and Ph.D in religion, from Princeton University. Dyson serves on the board of directors of the Common Ground Foundation, a project dedicated to empowering urban youth in the United States
Dyson has taught at Chicago Theological Seminary, Brown University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Columbia University, DePaul University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2007, he has been a Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. His 1994 bookMaking Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X became a New York Times notable book of the year. In his 2006 book Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, Dyson analyzes the political and social events in the wake of the catastrophe against the backdrop of an overall “failure in race and class relations”. In 2010, Dyson edited Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic, with contributions based on the album’s tracks by, among others, Kevin Coval, Kyra D. Gaunt (“Professor G”), dream hampton, Marc Lamont Hill, Adam Mansbach, and Mark Anthony Neal. Dyson’s own essay in this anthology, “One Love,” Two Brothers, Three Verses, explains how the current US penal system disfavors young black males more than any other segment of the population. Dyson hosted a radio show, which aired on Radio One, from January 2006 to February 2007. He was also a commentator on National Public Radio and CNN, and is a regular guest on Real Time with Bill Maher. Beginning July 2011 Michael Eric Dyson became a political analyst for MSNBC.
Touré (born Touré Neblett; March 20, 1971) is an American writer, music journalist, cultural critic, and television personality. He is the host ofFuse‘s Hiphop Shop and On the Record and co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC. He was also a contributor to MSNBC‘s The Dylan Ratigan Show and serves on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. He teaches a course on the history of hip hop at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, part of the Tisch School of the Arts in New York.
Touré is the author of several books, including The Portable Promised Land (2003), Soul City (2004), Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means To Be Black Now (2011), and I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon (2013).
While a student at Emory University, Touré founded the school’s black student newspaper, The Fire This Time, which has been criticized for being militantly anti-white.The Daily Caller took issue with the fact that the publication only solicited donations from blacks, and that its articles praised noted anti-Semites, black supremacists, and conspiracy theorists such as H. Rap Brownand Frances Cress Welsing, whom Touré invited to Emory’s campus. The Caller also criticized Touré’s use of a hoaxed hate crime at Emory as a rationale for a list of demands against the university, even after the crime’s ostensible target, Sabrina Collins, admitted that her accusations were a hoax of her creation. Touré defended The Fire This Time as “an important black voice on campus” and “a form of community building.”
Touré began his career as a music journalist, contributing articles to Rolling Stone,The New Yorker,[volume & issue needed]The New York Times Magazine,[volume & issue needed]Playboy,[volume & issue needed]The Village Voice,[volume & issue needed]Vibe,[volume & issue needed] and Essence magazine.[volume & issue needed]
Touré has written five books, including Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, a collection of interviews, and I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon, a Prince biography.
MSNBC commentator Martin Bashir has tendered his resignation to MSNBC. More than likely he was asked to leave by cowardly MSNBC Management. This leaves a huge hole in MSNBC’s lineup, taking away what was by far, their best interviewer. I mean I love you Rachael, but although she is smarter than the entire collection of Faux News bimbos combined, cutting through the bullshit in an interview isn’t her strong point. Bashir is a victim of responding to the Sno’ Ho’s ignorant and racist comments in kind – saying what a lot of us would if we had the microphone.
To be honest, if MSNBC is too chickenshit to call Palin on her pernicious and offensive racist statements…
Then they are too chickenshit for this viewer.
Putting this one under the heading of Domestic Terrorism.
Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC following weeks of controversy over his incendiary comments about Sarah Palin, he announced in an email posted byMediaite on Wednesday.
“Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the president of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation,” the email read in part. “It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments.”
In a statement, MSNBC president Phil Griffin paid tribute to Bashir:
“Martin Bashir resigned today, effective immediately. I understand his decision and I thank him for three great years with MSNBC. Martin is a good man and respected colleague – we wish him only the best.”
Bashir had been a host on the network since 2011, and had frequently raised eyebrows with his hyperbolic commentary. But his comments in November in response to remarks about slavery by Palin touched off a firestorm. Among other things, Bashir said that someone should defecate and urinate in Palin’s mouth, a punishment delivered to some slaves. He apologized, but the comments continued tohaunt him.
Bashir’s resignation came shortly after Alec Baldwin parted ways with MSNBC over anti-gay comments he made towards a photographer. At the time, many wondered why Baldwin, who was suspended for two weeks for statements he made off the air, was seemingly being punished more than Bashir, who was not given any immediate suspension.
Bashir’s departure leaves a hole in MSNBC’s afternoon lineup. Leading candidates for the slot include MSNBC contributor and guest host Joy Reid, along with the recently hired Ronan Farrow. For the time being, Reid will fill in as a guest host.
Dyson may be right – But it was the wrong time and place to make the argument.
And Matt isn’t going to convince Dyson he is wrong, simply because a large portion of Dyson’s black audience of professionals and the highly educated have experienced exactly what he is talking about in their professional lives at some point. Way too much of what goes on in conservativeland mirrors that.
Dyson did get a bit carried away and rambled on. Obviously he wanted to get that issue off his chest. Perhaps both he, and Matt Lewis were the wrong people to have that “discussion on race”.
In any event, the decision today by Senate Leader Harry Reid to use the Nuclear Option in severely trimming back Republican efforts to stymie President Obam’s appointments is at least, in part a concession to to Dyson’s point. Now that that emotional dam is broken, I have a feeling Senate Democrats at least, are going to be handling the opposition quite differently. Whether this presages a new Democratic Leadership with backbone, I don’t know.
I do know that Democrats have realized that the compromises they made with Republicans in passing the Obamacare law were Trojan Horses, designed to make the law ineffective and fail. So there is more than a little anger over getting snookered again trying to be real legislators.
Been saying for a long time that it has been time for the Progressives to lead, and cut this compromise shit with the Rethuglys. You can only compromise with someone who is honest, and has an honest goal. That is not what the country is dealing with on the Tea Shagged side of the aisle right now. Their goal is no less than the destruction of this Presidency, even if they have to destroy the country in the process.
I mean…Tell us how you feel, Martin! The only issue I see here is his suggestion wouldn’t be any different than taking a dump in a Don’s John.,,
You are just adding to the pile.
Martin, you get an Honorary Giant Negro Award for that one!
MARTIN BASHIR: We end this week in the way it began — with America’s resident dunce, Sarah Palin, scraping the barrel of her long deceased mind, and using her all time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt.
SARAH PALIN: Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children, and borrowing from China. When that note comes due and this isn’t racist, so try it. Try it anyway. This isn’t racist. But it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due.
BASHIR: It’ll be like slavery. Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it’s hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history. So here’s an example: One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years. Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750 and assumed the position of overseer at a major plantation.
What is most shocking about Thistlewood’s diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime. In 1756, he records that a slave named Darby catched [sic] eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, S-H-I-T in his mouth. This became known as Darby’s dose, a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of the slave owners savagery and inhumanity.
And he mentions a similar incident again in 1756, this time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. Flogged Punch well and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper. Made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth. I could go on, but you get the point.
When Mrs. Palin invoked slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.
I have never heard it said more clearly – Joan walsh absolutely unloaded on the Sno’ Ho’s racial shenanigans comparing bullsquat to slavery…
When you’re tempted to preface something by saying this isn’t racist, maybe you should probably check yourself because it probably is.
And second of all, she put on a clinic in white privilege, really, because it is many things. But one of those things is letting yourself stay ignorant enough to use slavery as a metaphor for something you don’t like about government. As Cynthia [Tucker] said, the debt does not let someone rape their slave. So the debt does not come and take her child Piper out of her arms. So this is — the white grievance industry, where she also does a fun thing in there, you know. She’s like go ahead and try. because being told that you shouldn’t use slavery as a metaphor, that’s discrimination. That’s racist against white people. My god. What are you guys doing to us?
Ouch! This one is going to leave a mark!
Bashir gives “Obama is a Muslim” Larry Klayman a long overdue ass kicking!
Damn! Don’t bring this crap into MY House!
MSNBC host Tamron Hall whups Rethugy rear end in this clip.
MSNBC’s Tamron Hall handily shut down guest Tim Carney on Friday, in an exchange so fiery that she immediately began trending on Twitter.
Hall asked Carney about Mitt Romney’s testy reaction to a reporter asking about marijuana on Thursday. Before addressing the question, he alleged that she and the rest of the media were focusing too much attention on the candidate’s past — including his bullying of two classmates in high school.
“What you’re doing here is a typical media trick,” Carney charged. “You hype up a story and justify the second-day coverage of the story.”
That set Hall off. She began to tell him that he didn’t have to “answer a single question” she asked or “accept the invitation to come on” and speak. Carney tried to interject, but she told him, “You’re kind of in my house,” and proceeded to smack him down for over a minute.
“You’re not gonna come on and insult me, you’re not gonna come on and insult the network when you knew what we were gonna talk about,” she concluded. “Done.” With that, she cut to another guest.
Hall immediately became a trending topic on Twitter, as people reacted to the segment. Viewers called her a “badass” and a “hero,” and said that she “schooled,” “filleted,” “checked” and “ripped a layer of skin off” Carney.
“Not in my House”…Indeed. Baby – you can have a pair of the BTx3, Made in America by Union labor, steel toed, Size 13 Brogans…
Anytime you want!