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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:01 PM
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Josh Marshall on CNN's attempt to appease racists

Powerful Journalism

Josh Marshall | September 17, 2009

New CNN article. Obama as Loin Cloth Wearing Witch Doctor: Racism or powerful satire about the Public Option.



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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:02 PM
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1. um...that would be racism, josh eom
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:04 PM
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2. CNN in their pretend stupidity are giving Faux a run for their money. nt
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:57 PM
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10. "pretend stupidity" - that is an excellent phrase, and it characterized the Faux Outrage Tactics of
Republicans pretty damn well too.

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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:06 PM
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11. Hey, El Seed.
Don't be down; you're good at this, we love you...

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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:30 PM
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13. "I hate the humans! They really get my goat! I'm not so fond of goats, either " nt
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:22 PM
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12. cnn doesn't have to pretend very
much. What, Rick Sanchez telling like it is sometimes and who else they got?
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:14 PM
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3. Lou Dobbs must be calling the shots!
Nice of CNN to dump more gasoline on the racist fires that the Fox News WHores started!
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:14 PM
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4. It's CNN's JOB to protect the white, corporate power structure. Why is this a surprise?
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:47 PM
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9. & ironically, CNN is known among the networks for its high degree of racial diversity.
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EmilyAnne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:16 PM
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5. "Posters portraying President Obama as a witch doctor may be racist BUT they reflect anger."
The first line of his article is such bull shit.
Yes, they are racist.
Yes, the Tea Party organizers admit it.

But its OK......because these people are ANGRY!

Brilliant.

"Well, yeah, I'll admit that lynching black people was racist, BUT the people were just so angry!"

Since when was racism NOT about anger?

Since when was racism a reflection of happiness?



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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:16 PM
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6. Not sure why CNN should be criticized, when DUers aren't any different.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:41 PM
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7. Racism.
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:48 PM
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8. "Tea Party organizers stressed that those who carry the signs are a few 'bad apples.'"
Tea Party organizers stressed that those who carry the signs are a few "bad apples."

"That {witch doctor} image is not representative at all of what this movement is about," said Joe Wierzbicki, a coordinator of the Tea Party Express, a three-week series of protests across the country.


But your attitude toward ACORN, Tea Partiers, indicates that a "few bad apples" are indicative of the entire organization. I'll be expecting your immediate vacation of the national spotlight, thank you.

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