You would think that the media would at least try to appear to be neutral in the way they cover events leading up to the November elections, but this is the same media that refused to vet Obama in 2008 and has been more than happy to carry his water by parroting his talking points.
The latest example of this behavior comes to us courtesy of this week’s orchestration of racist accusations by several media outlets. While the media may deny any coordination amongst themselves, the timing and nearly identical themes from these diverse outlets can leave little doubt that they all received the “race card” memo. From RedState.com:
Today, the Politico has a big story from John Harris about race in the 2012 election.
- The welfare attacks came up suddenly from the Romney campaign, which said little about the issue when Obama’s administration changed policy to let states seek waivers on the work requirements. The Romney welfare ads, which have been on heavily in battleground states, prominently feature Bill Clinton signing the welfare reform bill into law. The first ad in the series said that Obama moved “quietly” to “gut” the Clinton reforms so that now, “They just send you your welfare check. … Welfare-to-work goes back to being plain old welfare.”
- The welfare ads — regardless of their racial intent — seemed designed to help Romney gain ground on Obama since many independent voters in key demographics, such as swing-state Catholics, tend to view government aid to the poor with suspicion, according to polling data.
Why not an accident that this story appears today?
It comes on the same day the Los Angeles Times runs a story that the GOP is trying to make an all white party look brown, NBC would not show any of the speeches from minorities at the RNC Convention on their website, BS-NBC ditched all minorities during their live coverage of the convention, and Chuck Todd, whose wife used to work for the Democratic Party, says the GOP is pushing a diversity card.
Though this is disgusting enough, it pales in comparison to the vile comments made by Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian during live coverage of the Republican National Convention last night. In one of those “hot mic” moments that gets people in trouble, he said the following:
“They’re [Ann and Mitt Romney] not concerned at all. They’re happy to have a party with black people drowning,” Chalian said during the ABC News/Yahoo News webcast, in reference to the fact that the GOP convention in Tampa is taking place as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall on the north Gulf coast. – via Politico
Also this week, we have an interview by Chris Mathews with Newt Gingrich. While Newt put “Mr. Tingle up his leg” in his place, it’s another evidence of how the media is willing to tag-team with the Obama Administration:
“Why do you assume food stamp refers to black? What kind of racist thinking do you have?” Gingrich said as Matthews tried unsuccessfully to interrupt him. “Wait a second, you’re being a racist because you assume it refers to black.”
Matthews said Gingrich’s and the GOP’s rhetoric about welfare had racial undertones, rhetoric that dates to President Ronald Reagan.
“This is a history we have here,” Matthews said. “And this lingo is so clear to every African-American watching right now.”
“So we’re not allowed to tell the truth about food stamps?” he said. “Come on, give me a break.”
“You sit here and chuckle about it as if it’s not a game you’re playing,” Matthews said. “You’ve got that diabolic smile of yours, and you know you think you’re winning here, but everybody out there who’s black or white know exactly the game that’s being played here.”
“No, here’s the game. You have the worst president,” Gingrich said.
Of course, we know from over three years experience that accusations of racism coming from Obama and his team is nothing new.
From Obama’s foot-in-mouth episode where he accused the Cambridge, Mass. police of “acting stupidly” for their treatment of his black friend, to his “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” comment after the Trayvon Martin shooting, Obama has never shied from using race to stir the pot for political gain.
And let’s not forget Attorney General Eric Holder. His Black History Month speech where he accused America of being “a nation of cowards” concerning racial issues has become legendary, but pales in comparison to his defense in the Fast and Furious investigation where he claims that the only reason he is being investigated is because he and Obama are black.
Of course, the very fact that I dare bring these fact to your attention means that I’m a racist too. Just ask Al Sharpton.
Race baiting is nothing new for Obama and his administration. Apparently, the Obama-loving media are willing to resort to race baiting too.
What others are saying:
- If last night’s GOP convention seemed to have a stunning lack of diversity… – Michelle Malkin
- Yahoo News bureau chief David Chalian fired – Michelle Malkin
- Mia Love: The economy, debt aren’t prejudiced issues – HotAir.com
- MSNBC protects the meme any way it can – HotAir.com
- The MSM’s Hyper-Racial RNC Coverage – Townhall.com
- Former RNC chairman Michael Steele ‘annoyed’ by employer MSNBC’s racism charges at the GOP – The Daily Caller
- Is The Media Coordinating On Race Baiting? Ask John Harris and Politico – RedState.com