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Showing posts with label GOP Outreach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GOP Outreach. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

GOP Outreach!

Enjoy while the caffeine kicks-in!!!!

How about some GOP Obama hatred and total indifference to US History to go along with your Sumatra,  Kopi Luwak IndonesianKenya AA, Tanzanian, French Roast, Kona Coast, 'Black Ivory' [Thai Elephant Dong],  Jamaica Blue Mountain, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Costa Rican, Espresso,  Moyobama Peruvian Organic, Indonesian Blend, Coffee Latte, Kauai Blend (often bitter), Colombian Red Lips, or your Folgers 100% Colombian?

George Will exemplifies one of the many many faces of "White Privilege." While I did not see the full show, I have heard his remarks came from way afar as if a relic of Jim Crow.

Al Sharpton, MSNBC Politics Nation,  also addresses the total GOP boycott of MLK events last week.  Strategy? Indifference? Or, another form of "in-your-face" disrespect to the President?   As you watch the segment, we suggest a bit of all of the above. Politics or not, I hold to my strong belief all of the above has to do with race in America.  US conservatives have positioned themselves in support of a political party that is 92% white. We posit that the reality of intolerance stretches across conservative America's ideology and is now embed as paradigm. Paradigm shifts are virtually impossible to accomplish;especially considering GOP demographics relative to age. Let's watch and listen to Sharpton's thoughts on the GOP boycott.

One of my very favorite images from the 2012 campaign remains tantamount in my thinking of the GOP. Do you recall the Mitt Romney fro President webpage "Communities?" From
the highest echelons of the party in 2012.

It seems the GOP via conservative America got the message, "leave the overreach stuff out of the mix, we are comfortable as we are."

Thursday, August 29, 2013

UPDATE: GOP "Outreach" to African-Americans, Bill O'Reilly And An Embarrassing News Network

UPDATE: O'Reilly admits mistake!(See at end of the piece)

GOP "Outreach" to African-Americans
Mitt Romney 2012 website Outreach Communities.
Could this be as far as it goes? The son of Juan Williams and Williams working for Fox News? 

Bill O'Reilly helps with outreach!

"Today's events excluuuuuuuded (not a typo) conservatives."  "No, Republicans an no conservatives were invited."  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News Number Show Host. 

Conservative America's number two demagogue, Bill O'Reilly, has stepped out unto "credibility" thin-ice, again.  Yesterday, O'Reilly literally raced to his air-time with invited guest James Carville to blast on the lack of Republicans invited to yesterday's March On Washington-Martin Luther King Commemoration event. The segment embedded below is typical O'Reilly: wrought with lies, misinformation and "Fox News Model" reporting.   

There-in lies the difference between media for high information viewers vs. media for low information viewers. O'Reilly was factually incorrect and pressed on like a wounded animal. The problem is, facts would be readily available within hours.  Facts are for those who want facts. O'Reilly's audience obviously has no interest in credible reporting. The viewing audience shows signs of immediate gratification via O'Reilly (fiction rooted) manipulation. Excuse me if the last set of words induced an undesirable image.  

We also find it amazing O'Reilly invited James Carville to his show. Carville will rekindle his work towards the White House as Hillary Clinton moves towards a decision to run in 2016. Carville is not an Obama Administration insider and from the nature of his answers to O'Reilly may not be an active DNC  or DCCC surrogate/pundit.  Many democratic insiders would have known that all members of Congress were invited to the event. Tim Scott, the only African-American in the US Senate, was invited as a non-speaker. Cantor and Boehner were invited.  John McCain was also invited.  

Of course, Carville may have known about the invites and fed O'Really "hangmans" rope. However, I did not sense that was the case by his reactions to the pressing O'Reilly.

The invitations went out.

Matt Wilstein, Mediaite, early this afternoon posted.....
Here’s a run-down of the top Republicans who were invited to the March on Washington anniversary event, and why they reportedly decided not to show.
  • Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush: It was notable that the two former presidents, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, who spoke at the event were both Democrats, with the Bushes nowhere to be seen. The 41st and 43rd president were both invited, but chose to decline because of health reasons. In a statement, George W. Bush said, “There on the National Mall our President, whose story reflects the promise of America, will help us honor the man who inspired millions to redeem that promise.”
  • House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH): The top Republican in the House declined his invitation because of a scheduling conflict. He is currently in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and had no public events scheduled for Wednesday. Boehner did attend an official congressional commemoration of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on July 31st.
  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA): According to the Grand Forks Herald, Cantor spent Wednesday touring oilfields in North Dakota with Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and meeting with the North Dakota Petroleum Council lobbying group.

The Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, who served as executive producer of the commemoration, told the Washington Post’s O’Keefe that her committee began inviting members of Congress to attend four or five weeks before the event.

We must assume O'Reilly's rhetoric was intentionally wrong and focused on entertaining his viewers. While our thoughts about the news competency at Fox News is well known, we have to say O'Reilly and staff's incompetence at this level is not even excusable when shows are crafted by college interns.  A simple call to any member of the White House communications staff could have yielded the fact many from the GOP were invited.  In fact, and sadly so, a call to Boehner's or Cantor's office could have yielded same.  

Why make the call, if your intent if to feed the ravishing throngs who tune-in for 'red meat?" If O'Reilly's on-air performance is what it takes to garner and hold a commanding audience, it is good his competition on other networks fall behind. How sad would it be to have exponentially more O'Reilly-like sycophants longing for fabrications and lies five evenings a week? 

It is too bad Scott of South Carolina was not invited as speaker. The newly appointed Senator would have been forced to turn-down the speaking opportunity. We do not for one second believe he would have attended, if the full of the GOP boycotted the event. The event organizers missed an opportunity in my opinion. But, the organizers are not politicians. 

Outreach and Right-wing media simply does not mix well?

If you have a few minutes now or later, check this out. MSNBCs Al Sharpton pokes big holes in Right-wing rhetoric and strategy. 

Since we linked the MSNBC piece just above, we feel it fair to offer the O'Reilly declaration of a mistake.

UPDATE: O'Reilly after 24 hours. How pompous!

46 seconds

"He said that he assuuuuuuuumed...."

After all is said, what did our mothers tell us early in life.

"Assume:  to make an 'assout of 'u' and 'me'." 

Multi-millionaire television news idols should have learned to never assume.

O'Reilly's admission leaves me with questions of competence and motive, as stated in the original post. His demagoguery and his know it all demeanor takes me back to a place where he garners viewers with pure red meat. Once in that place, I fail to understand the nature of on-air professionalism. Does the O'Reilly "Factor" have a research team?  Does his staff have access to telephones? If so does the staff dare do a quick check, as the demagogue mention in the clip? Or, is O'Reilly equally bullish and overbearing regarding his staff such that no one questioned the angle he planned to use during the segment?  

Mistakes happen. It seems O'Reilly blunder is no different than during many of his broadcast. When will his viewers realize, O'Reilly is not very different than Donald Trump.  They are showmen with less regard for veracity over shallow emotions from their viewers. Unfortunately, O'Reilly's formula works for him. And that is a sad reality.