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Showing posts with label Megyn "White Santa; white Jesus" Kelly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Megyn "White Santa; white Jesus" Kelly. Show all posts

Monday, June 29, 2015

The US History Of Housing Segregation, SCOTUS Fair Housing Ruling And Fox News

Re post from Friend of the TPI, Michael Nurse, and a visit with the Economic Policy Institute; central topic: Housing and housing segregation. And quick visit with Fox News viewers.

Michael D. Nurse 

I struggled to get go the end of this. Is it possible that racists know exactly why POC are unable to get ahead?!? Hear them explain about the systems of disenfranchisement, 35% unemployment; lack of opportunity; failing underfunded schools etc. as the real reasons for black poverty economics.

Then pay attention to the other racist talking about the privileges of living in an affluent community with great schools and housing.

What they fear is not the section 8 whites integrating into better opportunity situations, but rather those black people being forced unto their neighbourhoods. Smh

Why must black people have to suffer these racists; why must we endure this suffocating sense of rejection from birth to grave. Blacks never asked to be slaves in Amerikkka.

What's even more bewildering is the presumption that (awakened blacks today want any part of this second desegregation federal plan) The first one being as hollow and emptied out as it is.

Blacks do not have to teach white people anything about systemic racism, privilege, disenfranchisement or anything pertaining to the oppression of blacks. None of it happened by chance, it was planned, carefully designed and systematically put in place to produce certain results. They know better than most black people about what's going on. You can be certain of that. Smh..

Is there anything more evil and anti-freedom than Obama's plan to flood majority white cities with low-income non-white residents (the sinister sounding Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing)?

Michael Nurse more than appropriately delineated the pathetic state of conservative reaction to a SCOTUS decision that upheld past legal issues regarding fair housing. 


As I read the screed from Mr. Nurse, I could not help but reflect on an NPR segment I heard in Mid-May (2015). 

The segment was run on NPR's Fresh Air and it included poignant and cogent comment from Economic Policy Institute a research associate (historian), Richard Rothstein. The NPR segment: "Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos".

The two pieces above denote the sad stage of US social policy and dogmatic conservative demagoguery with no good purpose.  The Fox News segment via Megyn "White Santa; white Jesus" Kelly is as shameful as the host's attacking a writer who simply went tongue in cheek regarding visuals of "White Santa" for on white kids within days of Christmas 2013.  Kelly exercise overt racism, white privilege and callous social policy and after a few days (mysteriously) off the air returned feigning "joking" to the pre- Christmas kids. Joking to kids at 10:00 PM Eastern Time zone on Fox News? How many Santa aged kids would have a seat for Kelly's show? 

Fox News management choice of host demagogue for delivery of their message to the its vastly white audience is no surprise. What is surprising is Fox News's continuing disregard for US history and the network's outright disrespect for its sycophant viewers. Moreover, kids really do not fit the following image of the symbiotic relationship shared among Fox and its viewers.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Palin's Eldest Daughter Again Gets Pregnant, Dan Savages Respond And Geraldo Rivera To The Fox News Rescue

The following is in reference to this national news. 

Why is the story national news? Because, of our state of love for life as reality TV, and the continuing "gift" to the Sarah Palin's disjointed family via the US GOP.  The gift of wealthy, unearned, undeserved and frankly, akin to the old TV series "The Beverly Hillbillies." 

When it comes to the "Gift" Of the GOP and Fox News demagogue (former Fox News demagogues) we should expect a response from the network. Dan Savage, Gay Rights Activist, spoke frankly and honestly about the news of Bristol Palin's "Sex outside of marriage" By default he also criticised the Palin matriarch for her complete and utter hypocrisy in past criticism of unwed mothers.  

Of late, Fox has dispatched Megyn "White Santa; white Jesus" Kelly to perform its hatchet work against those who defile the Fox News Business model and its host of demagogues. The comments for Dan Savage (below) were met from a less visible yet equally mouthy Fox News conservative, who frankly has such a jaded past, he should have thought more about defending his employer.

Dan Savage via The Raw Story

The Raw Story

Dan Savage pointed out on Thursday that Bristol Palin’s announcement regarding her second pregnancy will likely be treated more favorably by conservatives, compared to their usual rhetoric regarding single mothers.
“If Bristol Palin’s last name was ‘Obama,’ the whole Hee Haw gang at Fox News would spend half of every day for the next nine months telling us that Bristol Obama has terrible parents — ‘Maybe Michelle should be less concerned with what your kids are eating and more concerned with what her kids are doing!’ — and the other half of the day pretending to fret over the terrible example that Bristol Obama was setting for other African American women and girls,” Savage wrote.
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While Fox is known for its zany and nonsensical response to what it perceives as an attack, Geraldo Rivera's response is historically and particularly disgusting unprofessional and outright "thuggish."

Rivera went "Fuck you, jerk off." You will be hard press to avoid the label "Thuggish" as you ingest Rivera's response.


Geraldo Rivera to Dan Savage: ‘F*ck You Jerk Off’

On Thursday evening we reported that in response to paid abstinence spokeswoman Bristol Palin‘s second out-of-wedlock pregnancy, columnist Dan Savage suggested the response from Fox News would be different if Palin were the daughter of President Barack Obama. Let’s just say Fox’s Geraldo Rivera was unhappy with this assertion.

“If Bristol Palin’s last name was ‘Obama,'” Savage wrote, “the whole Hee Haw gang at Fox News would spend half of every day for the next nine months telling us that Bristol Obama has terrible parents… and the half of the day pretending to fret over the terrible example that Bristol Obama was setting for other African American women and girls.”

Here’s Rivera’s response:

@Mediaite fxck you jerk off. Fox news doesn't have a reaction to anyone's pregnancy
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) June 26, 2015

Savage seemed bemused, if anything:

@Nickidewbear @GeraldoRivera @Mediaite Fxck you?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Quick Hit: Obama Selling-Out Christians? Fox News Alert

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Obama Derangement at the leave of 9 on that Richter Scale. 

Fox News has no regard for the psyches of their viewers. Maybe, I should rephrase the last statement. Fox News has less regard for their viewers than revenue via advancing far-right wing lunacy. The individuals int he following video know full well they are feeding their audience unadulterated bull. The segment is a bit long, but now when feeding sycophant Obama Haters, a full feeding is important. 

Obama supporting the killing of Christians, by Muslims around the globe!  As you view the video recognize Kelly as the same Fox News personality who went here (Pepper Spray), and here (White Santa).  After White Santa the comments that were without question an exercise of white privilege, Kelly (after a few days of the set) came back with as lame a set of words imaginable: here. Think for a second, Santa aged kids on the East Coast watching of all shows The Kelly files at 10:00PM!

Ok, so he stage is set for this......

As we move away from the latest insanity from Megyn Kelly, let's close with a couple of additional Fox News "shorts" from Twitter.

Andrea Tantaros worries Obama will ‘trade’ Boston bomber to ISIS if he doesn’t get death penalty
— Eric W. Dolan (@EWDolan) April 9, 2015
If you do not see the obvious efforts to derange the public psyche via such broadcast you might be a Fox News viewer.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Rudy Giuliani! "..... I do not believe that the president loves America,”

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Yesterday, the GOP number one Obama hater and conservative derangement chieftain, Rudy Giuliani, stepped well outside the realm of sanity and rational thought with the following:

The Politico piece is a good read even for those who find comfort in Giuliani's remarks as it is absent strong criticism of the zany former Mayor of New York City.
As in the video Giuliani's statement was a horrible , completely disgusting and frankly laced with racism while born of hatred of the nation's 44th President. If we take the last statement a step farther, it isn't a leap to find Giuliani's remarks embody the essence of American Obama Derangement.
“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said during the dinner at the 21 Club, a former Prohibition-era speakeasy in midtown Manhattan. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”
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"He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country."
Young Obama was for the most part raised by his grandparents. Obama's Grandfather fought in WWII. His Grandmother worked in the aircraft industry building bombers to deliver hell to Hitler and the Japanese in WWII. The grandmother eventually went to work in banking and I have read worked to a middle level management position.
I should ask, what is it about Barack Obama that differentiates his upbringing from Giuliani words, " and me?" In my case, he was obviously raised decidedly middle-class; I was not so fortunate. I was raised in a racially homogeneous household; Barack H. Obama was not. Is the former mayor of New York City passing red herring innuendo about Obama;s mothers interracial marriages? She obviously was not a bigot. Does that differentiate Barack Obama from Giuliani and his "code" crowd? If we move to yet another level of discernment regarding the nation's 44th President, Giuliani's rhetoric stands clear as hatred laden buffoonery. I pose a series of questions: Would a president who hates the United States have worked to accomplish that which is depicted via the graphic below?  Is it possible to imagine a president who hates the United States would order this military action? 
If you can get past that depicted above, consider this regarding a president who hates the nation. An easy way to provide a death knell to a segment of the US would have been to sight back like Republicans and allow the US auto ;industry to fizzle into the hand of foreign ownership. Do you realize the number of US jobs associated with American automobile production? Think beyond hands on manufacturing of vehicles; think suppliers, vendors, state auto related workers, and the list of auto industry related jobs spans into the multiple millions.

While I have major issues with Fox News's Megyn "White Santa; white Jesus" Kelly, I offer credit for tasking the logic of the irascible Giuliani.

Giuliani's rhetoric can be described only in terms of Fox News demagoguery or Rush Limbaugh's fodder this minions.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Grasping White Privilege: Time Has Come For Greater Attention, Understanding and Extinguishing

Bill O'Reilly has recently entertained his viewers with a sad commentary from one who is very wealthy and his wealth is without doubt a product of his opportunity to go where others dare to tread. He and Megyn "White Santa; white Jesus" Kelly, The Kelly File, debate "white privilege." O'Reilly knows whites have a majority rule upper hand in the United States. He is intelligent enough to know people flock together. Flocking breeds comfort among a group while inherent and equally puissant aversion to outsiders. 


O'Reilly knows the power of racially energizing his audience. Conversely, his audience relishes O'Reilly's false sermons while rewarding the demagogue with the highest news show ratings on cable news.   

As you will see and hear, his mission with Kelly was clear: feed the viewers a large dose of mularky via feigning there is not such thing as "White Privilege." 

Before the O'Reilly/Kelly talk-fest, check-out O'Reilly at his racist best and in full bloom white privilege. 
The Youtube poster developed the title for the segment. I would have focused on O'Reilly strategic use of the highly educated professor and progressive pundit as as fodder for his sycophant viewers via saying, "you look like a drug dealer." He did not call him a drug dealer. You will notice when Hill respond in retort to O'Reilly ("You look like a drug user"), O'Reilly fiend ignorance of "what that means." O'Reilly and his production team know statistics related to cocaine use, They know that whites consume far more powdered cocaine than black people. O'Reilly did not mention use of crack cocaine; a cheaper derivative concoction much more frequently consumed in the black community. He knew exactly what Hill meant, but his position of power on his show could not allow Hill to leave the segment with the guest's retort floating like a case of flatulence. After all, O'Reilly's remarks were aimed at tickling the racial paradigms of people who would accept his cheap characterization.

O'Reilly and Kelly on "White Privilege"

If you can stomach more O'Reilly, the net day he offered a doubled-down denial of white privilege while providing dessert to his frothing viewers.

In May of this year, Huffington Post published a piece in response to a Princeton University freshman, 's well publicized treatise of personal recognition and celebration of white privilege. 

"Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege"

Conservative media absorbed and relished in Fortang's treatise like a humongous celestial "Black Hole," While conservatives who infrequently visit the TPI may find the metaphorical use of the "Black Hole" against their grain in denoting the level of absorption Fortang received from the Right, there really isn't a better or more palatable analogy.

Fortang keyboarded his treatise as a kid just out of high school. Nonetheless, he was for a time right-wing media hero comparable to a victorious gladiator. Yet O'Reilly who never spoke-out against Fortang's treatise enacted his "no white privilege" crusade within months.  

Kristen Howerton's Huffington Post piece was as eloquent and point-on as it comes. The excerpt below provides a solid background for her assertion, the "fresh-faced' Princeton student, really doesn't understand white privilege. He claims a sad reality and wears it like a new pair of sneakers. 

But politics aside, 19-year-old Tal Fortgang wrote a compelling argument against having to "check his privilege," outlining the hardships his own family faced in getting where they are today. It resonated with a lot of people, and you know what? I understand why. If I believed that "white privilege" was a term meant to diminish my personal achievements... if I thought "white privilege" meant that I had to apologize for things that happened before I was born ... if I thought that "white privilege" meant that I need to be ashamed or embarrassed for being born white... if I thought that "white privilege" dismisses the very real hardships and challenges that I've had in my life... if that was my understanding of white privilege, I'd probably be a little resentful about it, too. 
But instead, I've taken the time to really understand the concept. I realize now, as I hope Tal can someday realize: white privilege isn't about me individually. It's not a personal attack. White privilege is a systemic cultural reality that I can either choose to ignore, or choose to acknowledge and attempt to change. It has nothing to do with my worth as a person or my own personal struggle. 
This is what I find so frustrating about Tal Fortgang's piece. He didn't take the time to learn what white privilege means, and instead railed against it in an essay that clearly shows his lack of grasp on the subject. And worse yet, Time magazine reprinted it. (No doubt they are basking in the glory of the pageviews on this one.) 
Here's what our fresh-faced Princeton undergrad gets wrong as he spends several paragraphs outlining the struggle of his own family:  the concept of white privilege does not deny individual hardships. Hardships can be circumstantial, they can be born into, they can be at our own doing, or they can be outside of our control. Some hardships, for some people, are related to race, and those who haven't experienced those particular race-related hardships hold white privilege. That doesn't negate the hardships others have faced because racial privilege refers only to issues of systemic racism. It doesn't mean that people haven't experienced difficulty. Nor do the hardships not related to race negate the very real discrimination some people have faced. (And ironically, as Tal outlines the discrimination his Jewish grandparents faced, he acknowledges the imbalance for them while glossing over it as a possibility for others.) 
There are many types of privilege: economic privilege, gender privilege, heterosexual privilege, and of course... racial privilege. "White privilege" is simply an interchangeable term for racial privilege, and refers only to race, not to other privileges a person may have been born into. This is what Tal Fortgang gets really wrong, because his essay assumes that white privilege refers to any kind of privilege. Not so. It's possible for people of other races to hold other kinds of privilege. They don't negate it either... we're not playing oppression olympics. When we ignore one form of privilege because another exists, we're being dismissive. 
Tal Fortgang is also incensed that he has been asked to "check his privilege" in conversations around these topics. And once again, he is railing against something he doesn't understand. The phrase "check your privilege" is typically invoked when someone is being woefully ignorant or insensitively dismissive of the oppression of minority groups.It's not because someone wants a white person to apologize for being white, or dismiss someone's opinion based on race. It's a way of reminding someone that they may not know or understand what they are talking about. It's a gentler way of saying, "You are kind of being a self-absorbed asshole and you should maybe learn more about the minority experience before you continue talking." And based on Tal's essay... yeah. I can see where he might have heard this phrase before. But here's how a privilege check usually works: 
If I suggested that black people were over-reacting about Trayvon Martin, I might be told to check my (racial) privilege. 
If I said that gay people should stop complaining about marriage rights because they are free to love each other and that's all they need, I might be told to check my (hetero) privilege. 
If I suggested that my kid's school should stop sending home paper assignments and just let the kids do their homework from their own iPads, I might be told to check my (economic) privilege. 
If I whine about the presence of handicapped parking spaces at a concert venue, I might be told to check my (ability) privilege.

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Howerton's piece was a detailed and well throughout response to a very young man who wears his perception of white privilege like a badge of courage or a medal of honor. She thoroughly dismantled Fortang's misconception while employing basic and logical examples to refute just about each flawed privilege brandishing point. The dismantling was accomplished without the need to explore privilege denied mission via the US Justice system. And there is no better example than the proliferation of killing of young black men and women with only scant examples of actual conviction when conviction were warranted.

Over the next few days, I am going to use the Ferguson Missouri Police officer killing of 18 year old Michael Brown to explore privilege and a serious miscarriage of Justice. 

As I move away from this piece, know that Bill O'Reilly knows white privilege and benefited from such privilege well before he was born.