This morning, Andrew Breitbart is peddling yet another race-baiting fake outrage: » Shock Photos: Candidate Obama Appeared And Marched With New Black Panther Party in 2007 - Big Government.
It’s a classic example of Breitbart’s sleazy smear tactics. Notice that in his whole long overheated screed, Breitbart never actually tells you what this event was about. The headline and story strongly imply that the New Black Panther Party sponsored the event, and were walking hand-in-hand with Obama. The evidence is … one photo of Obama standing at a podium, and one photo of NBPP leader Malik Shabazz at the same podium. At different times.
So what was this mysterious and very scary event that the evil leftist media is trying to cover up?
It was a commemoration of the 1965 Voting Rights March and “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, a historic moment in the civil rights movement, and there were at least 10,000 people there, including President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary. The evil media tried to cover up Obama’s participation by writing dozens of stories about it; for example, this article in little-known publication TIME Magazine: Clintons, Obama Cross Paths in Selma - TIME.
The bridge to voting rights was crossed Sunday by the Democrats’ top two vote seekers. Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama marched over the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., site of “Bloody Sunday” in 1965, an historic moment in the civil rights battle.
A shirt-sleeved Obama pushed Birmingham civil rights legend Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth along the route in a wheelchair. On the opposite side, Hillary and Bill Clinton linked arms with Al Sharpton and Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights leader who annually organizes the Voting Rights March reenactment.
The two candidates criss-crossed each other all day, but spoke only briefly. They smiled and sang along with the marchers along the path. While the original march in 1965 was met midway on the bridge by law enforcement, who beat the participants, today, all stopped for prayer at the site before crossing the bridge. Selma police estimated a crowd of 10,000 turned out to view and participate in the march.
Strange way to cover something up. But of course, Breitbart isn’t writing for people who care about facts and logic — he’s stoking up the racist rage of the right wing base by relentlessly trying to portray President Obama as an angry black radical who hates white people. And his audience responds like Pavlov’s dogs, with a deluge of whining and complaining that they’re being falsely accused of racism, mixed in with numerous openly racist remarks, conspiracy theories, and bigotry of all kinds. As usual.
He cares about color - he hates white people.
Don’t forget, Obamao is half whitey! He must really hate himself!!! Does this make him a self-hating Whyte?!!
America elected the first black supremacist president! What a milestone!
I wonder how much hs black half hates his white half.
White guilt will get you killed.
Now, can you imagine our country should Obama be reelected? A gangsta president without any accountability to the American people?
I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that he’s a member of the Muslim Brotherhood…
Ok, so we oughtin’ to impeach him, we oughta hang him is what yer sayin’?
The bloom is off the rose for TIME Magazine, as they rate Daily Kos among the five most overrated blogs on the web.
Prepare for a shock, as TIME Magazine completes their canonization of the new messiah in a way you’ll never expect: Why History Can’t Wait - Person of the Year 2008.
The Mahdi Army of Muqtada Al-Sadr has surrendered and laid down their arms.
TIME Magazine calls this a victory for Al-Sadr: Al-Sadr Wins Another Round.
Honest Reporting has a look at the revelation by photojournalist Bruno Stevens that his pictures from Lebanon were published with misleading captions by Time Magazine: Time Magazine Gets Caught Lying.
I’m not holding my breath waiting for Time to account for their outrageous distortions. Mainstream media are curiously uninterested in stories like this.
Here’s a wonderful development, as “progressive” blogger Joshua Micah Marshall writes a piece for TIME magazine accusing the Bush administration of staging terror alerts to boost GOP poll numbers: Toying With Terror Alerts?
Does Marshall have even one tiny shred of evidence for this accusation? Of course not!
Can I prove any of this was politically motivated? Of course not. But that’s the magic of the terror-alert song and dance. There’s no way to know. All the key facts are veiled in secrecy, as they must be. So it’s impossible to know from the outside whether it’s on the level or not. But with another election looming, it seems we’re about to get a bunch of new chances to wonder.
No need to quote any more from this one; we’ve all seen this viewpoint expressed many times in the loony left blogosphere. Why is this “wonderful?” Because the more Americans who see how people like Marshall think, the better.
From George Clooney to the Dixie Chicks and Arianna Huffington, the “Artists and Entertainers” portion of the list reads like an Air America producer’s rolodex.
But really, the title is simply accurate. Those are the people who shape their world—i.e., the editors of TIME Magazine.