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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:20 PM
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Get to know your GOP Media's Black Face Cable Corporate Mouthpieces
Recognize them for what they are; highly paid Media Whores specifically made more prominent due to the racial dynamics in this contest.

Often seen on MSNBC - writes for the WAPO - Has changed the frames on his eyeglasses, as he was tired of being known as Black Pointdexter.


often seen on CNN lately - Tara Wall, the deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Times and a total fearless Biotch recently brought on the scene specifically for these elections.


MSNBC paid commentator Joe Watkins - Talks out of the side of his mouth in more ways than one!


Juan Williams for Fox News - Long time tool that we realize could always be worse.


Harold Ford as seen on MSNBC - Pretends to defend Obama, but this DLC leader appears to hold nothing more than complete contempt for our nominee. His slams are usually done under radar.


Other Category- Media Tools who are simply attempting to make a living and will say whatever they have been handed-As far as they can see it, they simply don't know what they do:

Don Lemon is young, good looking and ambitious, and will do whatever it takes. As a newsreader, he is better than some, but he will still toe the line to keep his job.



Soledad O'Brien, who finally admitted that she was bi-racial recently(a previously well kept secret), after being handed the coup of letting us know what goes on in the Black community per CNN-


Suzanne Malveaux, recently demoted and basically replaced with Soledad O'brien. She is now only seen as an afterthought. She may have said something someone didn't like, or maybe not. The point is that she is currently a rarity on CNN these days.


Tamron Hall, relatively new to MSNBC and replaces the curly head who was given her own show before she was made to disappear(I forgot her name, please refresh my memory)









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KAZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:28 PM
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1. FrenchieCat, you rock! This is what DU is supposed to be.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:06 PM
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29. Agree both points, KAZ!
We can bloody well do it!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:28 PM
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2. We have friends to, but know thine enemy is a more valuable excercise!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:11 PM
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32. We should get to know the big corporate owners of cnn-
msnbc, too, who don't mind selling their country down the river and tell these n00ze readers what to do and sign their checks.
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:29 PM
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3. Your missing a couple. Michelle brennan I beleive is one and there's a couple
of other dopes.. they've go another "anchor" on CNN I as well who's black now.. I guess they had to "re-tool" their image with this election.. otherwise, they wouldn't be able to get away with saying "elite" and all that... tough for older, white guys to be so racist.. so pay really well to get away with it.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:33 PM
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8. Who is she, this Michelle Brennan, and what channel does she appear on?
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:29 PM
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4. Yes, there have not been this many black republicans since Reconstruction
and it pays much better this time around
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:31 PM
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5. Larry Elder...


Fair Tax shill. School Voucher shill.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:32 PM
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6. Yes him. One of the truly shameless.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:37 PM
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11. Another asshole
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:33 PM
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7. I've noticed lately that the MSM has been trotting out blacks to slam Obama
disgusting
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:35 PM
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9. It helps the cable producers keep their hands clean.
Some might call these the "house negroes". They will do the job, so the overseers don't have to.

(PS. As a Black person, I stand by this thread, LOL! :patriot:)
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:44 PM
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17. Humph! That's what I call 'em too FrenchCat! nt
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:47 PM
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18. What an embarrassing thread for DU.
Seriously,"house negros"? Do you suppose maybe black people can span the political spectrum like white people do? How would you feel if freepers referred to Donna Brazille as the "house negro"?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:54 PM
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22. I'm Black and this is how I see it.
Edited on Sun Aug-03-08 04:54 PM by FrenchieCat
and Black people spanning the political spectrum is not the point......
Corporate media mouthpieces is the issue.

When they actively shill against Barack Obama it is particularily hurtful to me,
because they wouldn't be seen on television if it wasn't for those fighting racial justice.
In otherwords, I find them as culpable as their counterparts in the world of Media whores, and they will not escape my wrath simply because they are Black as I am an equal opportunity critic of the media. Don't think I haven't started threads like this before on the media, even if in those, race was not the common denominator, but sole propagandizing was....because I have.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:54 PM
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23. I think you might be missing Frenchie's point. n/t
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:56 PM
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25. It's not embarassing to me
and I am African American.

The Media Thugs are doing an excellent job of tricking us into believing that if we see a tan
face, that face is a positive for Obama.

NOT!

Know thy enemy and the photos above will give you a clue.

Donna Brazille, the last time I checked, seems to have grown a spine. She lost her spine when she worked for GORE.

I think Katrina helped her to realize that many she better speak up when her people are getting stepped on.

Larry Elders is the absolute pits.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:29 PM
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43. 80-90% of Blacks in America are Democrats
Yet most of the black pundits we see on television are GOP tools. Why is that?

Black people span the political spectrum, but the majority of the ones on TV shill for the GOP and slam Obama. That certainly isn't representative of the AA community in the US.

The MSM does it because they feel that a black person slamming Obama will be more effective than a white person. That's why we see so many black GOP shills on TV.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:43 PM
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47. And that is racist. That is people looking at other people
based on skin color. There's no way around it. I'm trying to find a way around it, since I don't want to believe that such ignorance could exist in 2008, but there's just no getting around it.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:36 PM
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10. You left out Christie...
Cheney's righthand man...I can't stand poindexter and Tara Walls is a bitch I have hated for a long time she was a talking head here in Michigan.Joe Watkins spits all over himself to get out Bush and cheney's talking points.Juan Williams and Harold Ford are two peas in a pod and both assholes...
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:38 PM
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12. Christie? I need a photo or a last name.
Joe Watkins is the worse. I mean, this guy hates himself.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:41 PM
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15. The cockeyed guy..
Edited on Sun Aug-03-08 04:42 PM by butterfly77
he worked or still works for cheney..I think his name is Ron Christie.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:47 PM
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19. Oh yeah....that guy! ROFL!
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:52 PM
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21. I remember him...but just barely.
I don't mean to be cruel, but watching him made me want to cross my eyes for some reason.
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jkshaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:19 PM
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39. Goodness, is he cross-eyed?
Also, in reading through these comments, I was wondering if these blacks pounding on Barack might possibly help him by not making the "black candidate" as big a stumbling block as the McCain-Bush repubs want it to be. Here are blacks sitting up with whites dissing the best presidential candidate we've had in decades as shills for the republicans. Could it encourage voters to start looking at Barack as a gift to the country in leadership, integrity, creativity, and not (perhaps solely) as a breakthrough in US race relations?

Incidentally, I never looked upon Barack Obama as a black candidate. I looked upon him FROM THE VERY BEGINNING as a new Franklin Delano Roosevelt (I'm really up there, age-wise). His race didn't enter into it. I didn't say to myself, Oh how wonderful! A black candidate! But rather, Here's the first presidential candidate I have ever seen since Roosevelt that I could truly believe in. That I could love as much as I loved President Roosevelt. I (and my peers) in Gloucester New Jersey looked upon him as a father, a person we could trust.

With all due respect to Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton, I have never felt like that since I was 15 years old when Roosevelt -- shockingly to me at the time -- was taken from us.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:40 PM
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13. Does anyone remember..
Edited on Sun Aug-03-08 05:22 PM by butterfly77
this little short black guy who use to always wore a hat on every appearance and he spewed so much venom for the rightwing against the black community he was always around in the nineties. I can't remember his name but I heard something about him getting his ass kicked probably from running his mouth..
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:40 PM
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14. Juan, Suzanne and Soledad were the only ones not too long ago... funny how the others just appeared
... speaking specifically for the right-wing, or as corporate newsreaders.

Coincidence?

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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:50 PM
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20. It doesn't appear that Frenchie thinks it's a coincidence,
and she's usually on the mark. I think it's disgusting in that it puts too much emphasis on race; it's practically racist in itself. By this I mean that Obama should be evaluated for his qualifications, character, and judgment as a person, not as a half African American.

But then, I'm an optimist who always tends to think that people should learn a little faster than they seem capable of learning.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:42 PM
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16. Wow this is really confusing - since they are all great team players couldn't we just get them to
wear numbered jerseys?

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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:56 PM
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24. You forgot this one..
Edited on Sun Aug-03-08 04:57 PM by Truth Hurts A Lot
TJ Holmes :loveya: :loveya:

:loveya: :loveya:
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kevsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 04:58 PM
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26. Is this the "curly head"?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:01 PM
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27. Yep!
Edited on Sun Aug-03-08 05:03 PM by FrenchieCat
Spitting image of my daughter, and was only useful during the primaries.
Perhaps her show wasn't successful, but she is currently on the "D" list.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:09 PM
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31. I thought she was decent.
She was good at what she did. What happened to her and why?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:17 PM
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37. Decency might be why she is gone.
I know they gave her a show that didn't do well at all from what I can recall.
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:25 PM
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41. she would sometimes fill in for Keith
but it was never as believable as when say Rachel does it now
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kevsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:14 PM
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34. I always liked her on "Countdown."
And I'm not at all surprised that your daughter might look like that, assuming your daughter's genes favor your side of the family. It never hurts to have a drop dead gorgeous mom! ;-)
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:16 PM
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36. Oh boy, thanks!
:blush:
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 06:24 PM
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51. I like her !
Edited on Sun Aug-03-08 06:25 PM by Egnever
And I believe she works for NPR now. Saw her last on Bill mahr ripping republicans a new one and talking shop about how the master steer the news. Maybe why you don't see her anymore. She was a rising star till then.
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Political Tiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:05 PM
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28. Joe Watkins ticks me off!
He really gets on my nerves...and why is it they always drag him out to talk about the Democratic Party? It's not like he ever has anything original or insightful to say, just the same old Repuke talking points.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:07 PM
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30. That's the point isn't it?
To get a Black person to talk about Barack Obama negatively for hours on in.
Joe Watkins is happy to oblige. Him and his crooked mouth.
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:12 PM
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33. you forgot Michelle Bernard FC
she's on Hardball a lot and is pretty good for a right of centrist...sorry but Suzanne Malveaux gives me a lump in my crotch-the good kind...wink wink...
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:14 PM
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35. I don't count Michelle Bernard as regurgitating the corporate media line....
Edited on Sun Aug-03-08 05:15 PM by FrenchieCat
which is why I didn't include her.

Doesn't mean she isn't a wolf in sheep's clothing, as she does belong to a very conservative group. However, up to this point, she has given independent commentaries that don't match up to the corporate party line.
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:18 PM
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38. I see
but she IS pretty good is she not? How about another thread of blonde RW bimbos who do the same?
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:24 PM
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40. Why so that you can..
get up another lump in your crotch?
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:26 PM
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42. nah the RW blonde bimbo crowd
Edited on Sun Aug-03-08 05:26 PM by SoFlaJet
doesn't do it for me
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elkston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:38 PM
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46. I think Joe Watkins will secretly vote for Obama.
He goes over the talking points because its his job. He's gonna vote for O in the booth though. I can feel it.

I really don't mind him that much. The ones I hate are Brad Blackeman, Rep. Heather Wilson, and that Townhall.com girl.

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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:44 PM
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48. yes....that Rep. Heather Wilson is quite dogged.......
and I would have to say quite effective at lying and sticking to those lies no matter what!
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garagedoor Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:30 PM
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44. Just a Note from a Relative Newbie
Hey Frenchie, I feel I know you since I've lurked forever. But "simma down nah" about Soledad O'Brien. She's Afro Cuban and has always acknowledged her Mom's heritage - always. She and Suzanne M. were at Harvard together - both proud sisters - always. Soledad has a White Dad and acknowledges him as well but she is as they said when I was a kid, "down for the cause." She's also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.

There is another guy who was on MSNBC this morning spouting the "Barack called McCain a racist BS Line" and he has had an obvious nose job. His name escapes me though. I don't know why the networks don't get called on their obvious ploy of getting a Black suck up to spout the McCain campaign lies about Sen. Obama... Where are the folks who wrote sponsors when Hillary was "abused" in the primaries and why don't we adopt those tactics.

A poster called this thread racist?!? Being racist means you are trumpeting one race over the other usually using falsehoods to put the one race down. Hmmm... I think the definition of racism has gotten a little skewed recently to mean "just saying you are Black."
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:37 PM
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45. Hi there.
You may be possibly right in reference to Soladad, but I know that Suzanne is definitely corporate inspired, and she does not stray far from the talking points, whatever they may be on any given day....or so that was the case when she was prominent on CNN.

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elkston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:49 PM
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49. BTW, Frenchie. The first guy in your post is Johnathan Capehart.
You left his name out.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 06:27 PM
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53. Oops, sure did....and yes, that is who that is.
He tries hard to appear unimpassionate, as though saying anything nice about Obama ever would out him or something. He's one that compensates in order to establish who he is...because after all, it is about him (in his mind).
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The Liberal Thinker Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 05:59 PM
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50. So every black person on TV is a corporate whore?
I understand being annoyed by the black commentators that say things that seem to go against the interest of the black community, but why go on a diatribe about the anchors? This kind of inflammatory post is truly embarassing for DU and doesn't contribute to any constructive political discourse.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 06:26 PM
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52. Do you see every Black person on Teevee in my op?
Didn't think so.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 07:08 PM
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54. Locking
From the rules:

"When discussing race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or other highly-sensitive personal issues, please exercise the appropriate level of sensitivity toward others and take extra care to clearly express your point of view."

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