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Cliven Bundy Doubles Down, Dana Loesch Says Bundy “Isn’t Media Trained”

“The statement was right”
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Here’s a recording of right wing hero Cliven Bundy on libertarian Peter Schiff’s show, saying “the statement was right.” And he’s “wondering.” That’s all he was doing, “wondering” if “the Negro” was actually better off picking cotton as a slave. He was just, you know, asking questions.

Meanwhile, at the Bundy Ranch Facebook page, Cliven’s followers are still trying to claim his words were “twisted” and “taken out of context.”

There are new rumors going around about Cliven. We all know that with the media, words are taken out of context, meanings are twisted, and they can take anything and turn it into what they want it to be. Cliven is a good man, he loves all people, he is not a racist man. He wants what is best for everyone.

Wingnut demagogue Dana Loesch was one of Bundy’s biggest admirers, lavishing praise on him for weeks, but now she’s desperately making excuses. Apparently, Bundy’s main failing was that he wasn’t media savvy enough to keep these racist opinions to himself: On Cliven Bundy’s Remark.

I hope no one is surprised that an old man rancher isn’t media trained to express himself perfectly. He seems to be decrying what big government has done to the black family — which big government has negatively affected not just the black family, but all families regardless of ethnicity — so perhaps he included that in his remarks against big government?

Good grief. This is one of those very clarifying moments for the right wing. Nobody can deny all the signs were there long before Bundy outed himself as a throwback racist. Racism is an integral part of the libertarian right wing world view, but the smart ones usually try to hide it, as Dana Loesch admits; Cliven Bundy is not one of the smart ones.

Video of Right Wing Hero Cliven Bundy Surfaces: “One More Thing About the Nigra”

Straight up right wing racism
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Immediately after Cliven Bundy’s racist rant surfaced in the New York Times, right wing shills all over the Internet started trying to spin it; more than one of them tried to outright deny he said it, because the quotes appeared in the New York Times and we all know how evil they are.

But lo and behold, the video of his ugly tirade has now come to light. And it’s even worse than reading it; Bundy pronounces the word “negro” as “nigra,” because of course he does.

Cliven Bundy questioned whether black Americans were “better off as slaves” or “better off under government subsidy.” His remarks initially appeared in a New York Times article on April 23.

Cliven Bundy: “I Want to Tell You About the Negro”

What right wing racism?
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As if the Bundy Ranch right wing cause célèbre weren’t already stupid and hateful enough:

He said he would continue holding a daily news conference; on Saturday, it drew one reporter and one photographer, so Mr. Bundy used the time to officiate at what was in effect a town meeting with supporters, discussing, in a long, loping discourse, the prevalence of abortion, the abuses of welfare and his views on race.

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

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Pamela Geller: Hate Crimes Reporting Bill is “Creeping Sharia”

Been creepin’ for a long, long time
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Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch reports:

Conservative activists are livid about a new bill to update a 1993 National Telecommunications and Information Administration report “on the current prevalence of hate crimes and hate speech in telecommunications,” which anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller said “is Sharia.”

While speaking to Janet Mefferd yesterday, Geller alleged that the bill will “silence” any “criticism of the left and of the Islamic machine,” while Mefferd called the legislation “creeping Sharia like crazy.”

The 1993 report [PDF] unmistakably denounced the very hate speech measures that Geller suggests are included in the bill: “NTIA endorses the belief, expressed by virtually every commenter, that the best remedy to hate speech is not government restrictions, but more speech, to disseminate views that challenge notions of hate and bigotry.”

Geller then cited the disputed claim that Matthew Shepard’s murder was not motivated by anti-gay animus to argue that the bill is like a “steaming pile of dung [packaged] in a Tiffany box with a little white ribbon.”

More: Pamela Geller Misrepresents Hate Crimes Reporting Bill to Warn Sharia Law Is Coming to America

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I feel it's better to sing about these things ourselves and perform them with the people who it happened to than to have some journalist one day say 'then in 1971, one time when they were at the mudshark hotel...' But people have problems with things of a glandular nature in connection with things of a musical nature. They say why, music is way up here, and glands are way down there and they can't get 'em together, but then they are hypocritical because they take a band that doesn't sing about such things directly and couches their language a little and does it with a little choreography and say that that's great and that's real rock and roll. I maintain that there's no difference, we're just honest enough to get up and say 'this is this and that's that and here you are and respond to it' and the response is 'why... I'm hip, but of course I am offended'.