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How Fox News silenced Obama on race

This article originally appeared on Media Matters.

The lament has spread all across the media spectrum this week, as the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri unfolds and people search for answers to the police killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown.

“Obama Should Go To Ferguson, Pronto,” urged a Businessweek headline, beseeching the president to fill a leadership vacuum on the ground in Missouri. “Obama, can’t you see black anger in Ferguson?” asked Marc Lamont Hill in a CNN essay. Writing at Daily Beast, Stuart Stevens lamented that Obama had “lost faith in his voice in Ferguson”; that he was “increasingly uncomfortable with the role of healer-in-chief,” while theWashington Post’s Joel Achenbach urged Obama to give another “national address” on race because that’s what the crisis demands.

Maureen Dowd’s New York Times column today’s mocks Obama as a “the most ordinary of men” with a “bored-bird-in-a-gilded-cage attitude” who is unwilling to engage with the issue of racial strife.

Most of the of the do-something commentary has adopted the same premise: Obama could help the Ferguson crisis by giving a speech about race or addressing the situation more forcefully, but he won’t. He won’t use his powers. (See: The Green Lantern theory that Obama could convince a recalcitrant GOP Congress to pass legislation if he only tried.)

That premise though, and most of the commentary, completely ignores the corrosive role of the right-wing media in America, how it has spent years trying to silence and intimidate Obama on the topic of race, and how it’s used some of the most offensive, guttural rhetoric and personal attacks to do so.


I do not understand how limballs can still be on the air.....he's just horrible with his attacks on POTUS

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Hope this works.

on Frontline now....."the program" Edward Snowden

yikes.....this is how it all went down.

Youth Olympics I. China"..........

OMG ......... Absolutely awe inspiring...... AND THEY'RE IN CHINA. OMG. AWESOME.

How much start up money would I receive to start a NON alcoholic beer, wine and booze company?

Have friends that have given up alcohol for a number of reasons..... And we got talking about how all the great advertisements are alcohol related, and that there ARE NO ALCOHOLIC beverages that really "taste" good. When in a liquor store, the store is just full of alcoholic beverages and the non-alcoholic area is in the back or in the worst area of the store. We wondered if we could start a new trend of non alcoholic everything. If a start up company could get seed money to test great tasting non alcoholic beverages, the sky could be the limit right??? Or is alcohol the only ingredient that sells. Just curious....... Would be a ground breaking event if it would work, eh?

It's official....no Tiger on Ryder cup team.

Now is there anyway Tom Watson could get Rory on the USA team???


How do I get DuckDuckGo as my safari home page instead of google??

love the idea it doesn't follow me around. and thanks.

how do I make large letters for a cork trivet I'm trying to make.....

Here are the letters:


I've got them at max font size which is 288 but they're still not large enough to use, I need them bigger. I'm trying to cut out these letters and use them as a template for trivets for an 5th (wooden) anniversary. They drink wine, and I thought cork would be close to wood and thought making trivets with their initials would be kinda neat. Just can't get the letters big enough to cut our for the template. The font I'm using is, Princetown LET, but can't show the style here for some reason, don't know how to cut and past them here. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Any one remember BING?

Google was starting to piss me off for stuff I'd ask to search......I'd try BING and my search was great....fast exactly what I wanted, to the point, and exactly what I requested, not like Google.... That lists a shit load of stuff and really, took for EVER to skim through and eventually locate. Ugh..... Good old BING. NOT, now it's writing what it thinks I was asking for....and won' t move beyond my first letter of my first word. I need something so much better then either BING or Goggle. Anyone with me???

Ok, so what should I watch...Packers or the Johnny Football guy....

Love my Packers.....but I want to watch Johnny Football get hammered.... : )
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