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CNN’s Cafferty Compares McCain Britney Spears Ad to RNC ‘Call Me’ Ad
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2008/08/01/cnn-s-cafferty-compares-mccain-britney-spears-ad-rnc-call-me-ad#comment-674952 ^

Posted on 08/01/2008 3:19:13 PM PDT by chessplayer

CNN commentator Jack Cafferty, on Thursday’s The Situation Room, found racist overtones to the recent McCain campaign ad comparing the hype surrounding vapid celebrities like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears to the hype surrounding Barack Obama: "I think it's very much playing the race card to put a highly educated, articulate, middle-aged black family man into a television commercial with two blonde bimbo airheads with a combined I.Q. of a box of cereal. And if you have any doubts about what I'm talking about, it's the same kind of thing that was done to Harold Ford down in Tennessee in 2006 and it stinks. It's more subtle, but it stinks just the same."

Cafferty was referring to the spot the RNC ran against Harold Ford in the 2006 Tennessee Senate race which made light of how Ford appeared at Super Bowl party thrown by Playboy magazine in 2005. In the ad, an attractive young blonde joked about how she met Ford at the Playboy bash, and asked him to call her. Liberals reacted harshly to the supposed racist insinuation made by the ad. The NAACP condemned it as a "a powerful innuendo that plays to pre-existing prejudices about African-American men and white women."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cafferty; clown; cnn; electionads; poorpoorrinos; racecard
So in liberal land, it`s racist for a white woman to ask a black man to call her. Got it. By the way, does`nt Cafferty know thats it`s racist to refer to black people as articulate?
1 posted on 08/01/2008 3:19:13 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Cafferty=Zero Credibility
2 posted on 08/01/2008 3:21:17 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: chessplayer

Obama has what, 150 days of experience? So what.


3 posted on 08/01/2008 3:22:52 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: chessplayer

Cafferty is lying. The Ford comparison has been bandied about for three days now. If nobody had suggested “racist overtones” he wouldn’t have thought of it. Cafferty had to wait for the appropriate talking points until he could form an opinion.


4 posted on 08/01/2008 3:22:59 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: chessplayer
Reminds me of the hulla-boo two years ago around Harold Ford Jr. and a white babe he was seeing. Liberals are touchy here!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

5 posted on 08/01/2008 3:23:40 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: t1b8zs
What do you mean? He acts all curmudeon-y. Doenst that mean hes just speakin’ unvarnished truth? /s
6 posted on 08/01/2008 3:24:08 PM PDT by mthom
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To: chessplayer
I think it's very much playing the race card to put a highly educated, articulate, middle-aged black family man into a television commercial with two blonde bimbo airheads with a combined I.Q. of a box of cereal.

And I suppose that was not a sexist remark?

7 posted on 08/01/2008 3:25:04 PM PDT by chaos_5
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To: chessplayer
"I think it's very much playing the race card to put a highly educated, articulate, middle-aged black family man...

He forgot to add who has produced virtually no legislation, no scholarly papers while at Univ of Chicago for 12 years, and yet was offered tenure at a top 5 law school, makes more gaffes when off prompter than Dan Quayle and George Bush combined. Vapid is a good description of this media sensation Barack Obama.

8 posted on 08/01/2008 3:25:46 PM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: chessplayer
a combined I.Q. of a box of cereal.

As I sit here eating Honey Nut Cherrios, the I know the box is insulted.

9 posted on 08/01/2008 3:26:16 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I am voting for McCain because he is white.)
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To: chessplayer

Cafferty, he’s that leftist fogy CNN found in someone’s attic.


10 posted on 08/01/2008 3:26:24 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: MovementConservative

[IMG]http://www.nakedemperornews.com/badbarackjesus.jpg [/IMG]


11 posted on 08/01/2008 3:27:27 PM PDT by Pacothecat
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This makes little sense even for a nutjob liberal.

How does comparing someone to white women have anything to do with the color of Obama’s skin?

It isn’t like they made up a fake rap by a gangsta rapper and tied him to it.

Ludicrous.


12 posted on 08/01/2008 3:28:41 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: chaos_5
And I suppose that was not a sexist remark?

Your criticism of Cafferty reveals your latent homophobia.

13 posted on 08/01/2008 3:29:14 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I am voting for McCain because he is white.)
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To: chessplayer
"I think it's very much playing the race card to put a highly educated, articulate, middle-aged black family man into a television commercial with two blonde bimbo airheads with a combined I.Q. of a box of cereal.

Heh, heh...

Didn't the confused leftists tell us in no uncertain terms that calling a 'black man' "articulate" was a racist statement, because it reveals that the speaker thinks that most black people are not articulate?

Seems to me that Jack Cafferty has just exposed himself as a certifiable racist.

Jack Cafferty is PWN3D!

14 posted on 08/01/2008 3:29:22 PM PDT by Zeppo (Every mighty mild... seventies child... Beats me (Metric - Combat Baby))
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To: chessplayer

Jack Cafferty makes me even more ill than Wolf Blitzer does.


15 posted on 08/01/2008 3:29:25 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: chessplayer

Cafferty was a hack local news reader in NY,who somehow got on Turners Clinton Noooos Network.

he was a hack...he remains a hack.


16 posted on 08/01/2008 3:29:46 PM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: chessplayer

Sometimes these media types get so absorbed playing cheerleader for the Democrats that they forget how ridiculous they sound to people who don't make the New York cocktail party circuit. If this is a preview of an Obama presidency, where even mild criticism of the guy brings out reporters with their "racist!" guns blazing, we can do without.


17 posted on 08/01/2008 3:29:50 PM PDT by Nick Danger (www.swiftvets.com)
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To: chessplayer

Jack Cafferty has all of Andy Rooney’s crankiness with none of his charm. He comes across more as a whiney old punk than a sage.


18 posted on 08/01/2008 3:30:24 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: chessplayer

NEITHER ad was racist.


19 posted on 08/01/2008 3:30:38 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: chessplayer

Cafferty is an idiot. That guy hasn’t never had an original thought.....or even a coherent one. Idiot...The guy makes me ill.


20 posted on 08/01/2008 3:30:56 PM PDT by copaliscrossing (If stupidity were barrels of oil, we should start drilling the liberals heads right now!!!)
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To: chaos_5

Cafferty ia a sexist and racist.


21 posted on 08/01/2008 3:31:26 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Nick Danger
The best way to defeat the Left is to laugh at them. Negative attack ads they brush off since insult they wear them as a badge of honor. But they can't stand being made fun of. John McCain's commercial is getting under their skin by satirizing Obama's pretentiousness. And in the process he's made to look insecure and very small indeed.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

22 posted on 08/01/2008 3:33:05 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Bigot Cafferty

"blonde bimbo airheads with a combined I.Q. of a box of cereal"

No problem insulting whites, huh? Try it in my presence, punk!


23 posted on 08/01/2008 3:34:34 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: chessplayer
OK Cafferty, let's talk about the ad of James Byrd's daughter blaming Bush for her father's dragging death.

(BIG ASS CRICKETS CHIRPING)

24 posted on 08/01/2008 3:36:20 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: chessplayer

This “Celeb” commercial is arguably one of the best political ads of all time now.


25 posted on 08/01/2008 3:38:21 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: chessplayer

I imagine Cafferty sees the “White” House as being racist and the Washington Monument as being a chauvinistic pig, phallic symbol.


26 posted on 08/01/2008 3:38:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (He's Obama not Denzel. This is reality not a movie! Think before you vote!)
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To: chessplayer

I love when they bring up Willie Horton but never mention that it was Al Gore that first brought up willie horton


27 posted on 08/01/2008 3:39:20 PM PDT by edzo4
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To: t1b8zs

Cafferty=asshat

Obama is the one that injected race into this.


28 posted on 08/01/2008 3:40:43 PM PDT by tips up
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To: BurbankKarl

You also have to count the 9-day “Experience Tour”. That gets him up to 159 days; that’s over 5 months, and more than John Kerry spent in Viet Nam.


29 posted on 08/01/2008 3:42:23 PM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: Bernard

John Kerry was in Vietnam? I didn’t know that.


30 posted on 08/01/2008 3:51:56 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: chessplayer

highly educated, -in the teachings of the Quran

articulate, -uh uh uh uhhhh ummmm

middle-aged -not quite

black -white mother, never had much to do with his black father

family man -pro-abortion, brought his kids to crazy Wright’s church. What a dad.


31 posted on 08/01/2008 3:54:53 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: chessplayer

Just speculating...I think this might be intended on some level as a subtle riposte to some of the current politically correct advertising where the White Male is portrayed as hapless and women and minorities are elevated at his expense.

Here we have 2 pop-culture icons, archetypes of shallow superficiality, if you will, who happen to be white women. And the implication is that Obama, although a different race and gender, is also all form with no substance. Beleaguered White Male doesn’t make an appearance and can’t be scapegoated! Neat!


32 posted on 08/01/2008 4:05:56 PM PDT by nascent skeptic
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To: Zeppo

“articulate” is a code word racists use for a black man who does not speak “urban”.


33 posted on 08/01/2008 4:15:56 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: chessplayer

Hey Jack, how about a re-fill:

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_41/1139328387B6o57p.jpg


34 posted on 08/01/2008 4:32:25 PM PDT by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some More)
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To: chessplayer

35 posted on 08/01/2008 4:41:43 PM PDT by SkyPilot ("I wasn't in church during the time when the statements were made.")
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To: Nick Danger

36 posted on 08/01/2008 4:51:58 PM PDT by SkyPilot ("I wasn't in church during the time when the statements were made.")
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To: All

LOL, just like we all predicted. Any attack on Obama from McCain will be viewed as racist by all of the leftist morons in the media.


37 posted on 08/01/2008 5:30:41 PM PDT by faithinchaos (eternal pessimist, recovering optimist)
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To: SkyPilot; chessplayer; t1b8zs; BurbankKarl; Sgt_Schultze; goldstategop; mthom; chaos_5; ...

I loved the lines from that ad: “Canada can take care of North Korea - they’re not busy.” “When I die Harold Ford will let me pay taxes again.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkiz1_d1GsA

There’s the link to enjoy that blast from the past.


38 posted on 08/01/2008 5:40:40 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: chessplayer

Cafferty = turd


39 posted on 08/01/2008 7:27:20 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: t1b8zs

Cafferty= massive alcoholic whose always had trouble holding a job....


40 posted on 08/01/2008 7:31:05 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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