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Showing posts with label Tim Scott. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tim Scott. Show all posts

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.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Growing Exhibits Of Racism Leads To One Conclusions...

....the deleterious impact of Right-wing politics (since the late 1980s)  and media.

This one is most definitely not for the quick readers who visit the TPI. The issue is far too serious for a quick synopsis of what others have posited, keyboarded or committed to video tape. If time is an issue, comeback to the piece until done. You may be thinking,  well I do not need this because I do not practice racist acts, nor do I believe in the flawed mental state (existentially, "I am not a racist"). Think again, you may not be a culprit, but you might be an enabler.

We have chosen a fairly broad set of information of a growing phenomenon in the nation: right-wing dogma that is leading to pure and unadulterated racism.  

If you need an over last weekend example of such, Google Missouri State Fair Rodeo. 

Time Has Come Today... (Chambers Brothers 1968 - 1970)
welcome to prejudice sign
May 2013, Rachel Maddow Segment 
"Let Them In" (20 Seconds)
Heritage Dot Org.  Immigration bill will cost $6 Trillion if Senate Bill becomes law. If you want to see very is applied intellect and a heavy does of racism, The Heritage Foundation provide the perfect "storm." Immigration report.

.....legalizing current illegal immigrants would cost $9.4 trillion over a lifetime and pay just $3.1 trillion in taxes, resulting in a net cost of $6.3 trillion. And the authors of the study, Robert Rechtor and Jason Richwine, say that’s a conservative estimate.
Images Linked

Robert RectorHeritage Foundation Senior Research Fellow

Jason Richwine, Ph.D.Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst, Empirical Studies
The following embed is 5:08 minutes long.  Our reason for posting hits at the 1:00 to 1:12 minute marks.
Richwine "Let them In." Of course, The recently matriculated PhD and Heritage Foundation employee speaks about non-Hispanic and non-African-American Immigrants.
(20 Seconds)  
In early May,  Jim Demint spoke favorably about Richwine's "flawed and failed intellectually rationalized racism."  Demint much more recently spoke about the immigration bill. 
At a press conference Monday morning, the new head of the Heritage Foundation, former senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), said that bill would be a huge burden and would also be unfair to legal immigrants.
“Amnesty will only make the problem worse in the future,” DeMint said. “We contend, especially after this study, that amnesty is unfair to those who come here lawfully, and it will cost the American tax payer trillions of dollars over the next several decades and will make our immigration problem worse. We should not repeat past mistakes by offering the promise of amnesty with only promises of solutions. We need a piece-by-piece approach, a merit-based, selective, lawful immigration system that benefits everyone.”
DeMint, many in his party, and his Heritage Foundation had few issues with Richwine's racist writings and oratory before public backlash.  There is no way Heritage Foundation Management  was unaware of Richwine as a racist.  Despite DeMint's embrace of his Senior Policy Analyst's flawed research on race, the former senator selected a "black man" to fill his vacant Senate Seat.  (We use the words "black man" based on observation.  Most African-American conservatives harbor disdain for the "African-American," as an ethnic identifier). 
South Carolina Republican source, who asked that his or her named not be used, told CBS News that South Carolina Rep. “Tim Scott is the undisputed favorite – and probably preferred by Jim DeMint.” 
“It would be historic for an Indian American governor from the Deep South to appoint an African American to the US Senate,” said the source. “I think it’s highly unlikely she would appoint a placeholder. There are too many critical votes coming in the next 24 months. Scott and DeMint are lock step on the issues.”
Yet, Demint recommended this man to fill his vacated Senate Seat. 


DeMint supported Scott for his vacant seat. Yet, within months Demint co-signed and literally sanctioned the racist  work of   and  ______________________________________

Additional sources related to Richwine's overt attempts to add intellectual perspective to racism. 

I. Maddow comprehensive

II. Maddow Mediate segment (Youtube) 

III. Mother Jones digs deep! Linked 

IV. ABC New explored Richwine's failed attempt to racially polarize immigration issues beyond standard (And more common) GOP bigotry. Linked 

V. A comment posted on the White Supremacist website Stormfront... Question?  Do you vote along with these people.  Can't you see the next area of oppression will be focused on women?  Is it impossible to see that after squashing any semblance of equality for African-Americans and Latinos, Asians and other minorities will follow.  Remember, if you do not act to extinguish growing exhibitions of racist, you are in fact an enabler.