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Reid Shill Stephanopoulos Stresses 'Negro Dialect' Supposed To Be 'Private'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/10/2010 6:26:52 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

It was the thinnest of reeds, but that didn't stop George Stephanopoulos from clinging to it—twice—in doing his best for Harry Reid . . .

Appearing on GMA today, Steph stressed that Reid's remarks about then-candidate Obama being "light-skinned" and having no "negro dialect" were supposed to be "private."

Stephanopoulos tried to put the best face on things during a conversation with weekend co-host Kate Snow.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: barackobama; georgestephanopoulos; harryreid; lightskinned; negrodialect; servingcoffee
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1 posted on 01/10/2010 6:26:54 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

George does his best for Harry ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 01/10/2010 6:28:35 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
A double standard of humongous proportions. If he had an R by his name he would be being prosecuted in a court of law for those words.
3 posted on 01/10/2010 6:29:47 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Jesse Jackson didn’t know his mike was on either.


4 posted on 01/10/2010 6:29:58 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Back to stuffin' envelopes ~ it's simply not possible to 'splan away Harry Reid's racist comments.

Time for Harry to resign ~ by Noon today if at all possible.

5 posted on 01/10/2010 6:30:14 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Saying it was supposed to be private is putting the best face on it? To me, that makes it worse. We have a right to know what these guys are actually thinking.


6 posted on 01/10/2010 6:30:37 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: muawiyah

Actually I think it would be to the country’s advantage to keep Reid in place....they might replace him with someone competent.


7 posted on 01/10/2010 6:31:20 AM PST by clintonh8r (Proud member of America's "cadre of prickly conservatives.")
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To: sasquatch

. . . and Trent Lott was at a PRIVATE birthday party for Thurman, so your point is? Huh Georgie?


8 posted on 01/10/2010 6:31:34 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The apology does not remove the sentiment that escaped his mouth!


9 posted on 01/10/2010 6:32:20 AM PST by omega4179 (Marco2010)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

President Obama responded, “Yasur, Massa Reid, us colored folk show nuff do ‘preciate dat nice new free health care da gubmint be gibbin’ us. Praise da Lawd, we gots us Massa Harry in dat Senate, alookin’ outs for da poor simple colored folk!.”


10 posted on 01/10/2010 6:32:32 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Keeping it private could hurt sales.


11 posted on 01/10/2010 6:33:07 AM PST by paulycy (AMERICA: Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Ironically, Harry has no discernible negro dialect either, what was his point?


12 posted on 01/10/2010 6:34:29 AM PST by omega4179 (Marco2010)
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To: originalbuckeye
A double standard of humongous proportions.

Georgia can always be depended on to give the 'Rats a pass. Remember the BO interview?

13 posted on 01/10/2010 6:37:36 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I notice that FoxNews and FNS seem to be ignoring one of the other incendiary quotes, the one from Bill Clinton:

14 posted on 01/10/2010 6:37:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Appearing on GMA today, Steph stressed that Reid's remarks about then-candidate Obama being "light-skinned" and having no "negro dialect" were supposed to be "private." "

All those recordings of Mark Furman (O.J. trial) using the N-word were supposed to have been private also...but they weren't.

This is the 21st century, under democrat rule...nothing is private or sacred to these people anymore.
15 posted on 01/10/2010 6:38:16 AM PST by FrankR (Unions promote socialism and mass mediocrity amongst human beings, at their own expense.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So was Earl Butts’ joke


16 posted on 01/10/2010 6:38:34 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Complimenting Obama for having “light skin” and “no dialect unless he wants one,” is derogatory to all Blacks with dark-skin and/or dialects.
17 posted on 01/10/2010 6:39:09 AM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Tim Kaine answered Chris Wallace that “the context” made it clear that Reed was saying something positive. I hadn’t read the full excerpt before , but the context is what is damning. I’ve had black people describe other blacks to me as “light-skinned” as an identification , like “has freckles,” not racial at all as far as I’m concerned. But Reed’s comments were in the context of whether America was ready to elect a black man President, yes if he were “light-skinned” rather than dark skinned, and didn’t speak in “Negro dialect” except when he wanted to.


18 posted on 01/10/2010 6:39:33 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: muawiyah

Counter to everyone else on this thread, I don’t find his remarks the least bit racist. Some might find them offensive, I suppose, but I do not. At the worst, they are mildly insensitive. Everyone in America, regardless of race, has privately thought the same things. What is somewhat remarkable is the notion that Reid felt the need to share such banal musing. More than likely it was an offhand observations, something to fill time and perhaps intended to elict a response from the listener. Certainly he could not have possibly imagined he was conveying a fresh or provocative insight.


19 posted on 01/10/2010 6:39:38 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

IIRC so was “macaca” (sp).


20 posted on 01/10/2010 6:41:00 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: TomGuy
[Clinton said,] "A few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee."

I dislike Clinton as much anyone who's ever lived, but I don't contrue these comments as racists, but a valid observation about his experience.

21 posted on 01/10/2010 6:42:28 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: muawiyah
"Time for Harry to resign ~ by Noon today if at all possible."

This is all cover to either give Harry cover to explain why he will soon announce he won't be running for re-election or it will be used to explain the 'unexpected' defeat of the Majority Leader of the party which is doing its best to save America.
22 posted on 01/10/2010 6:44:35 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And when people asked Biden about saying, of Obama, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American presidential candidate who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man,” Biden claimed his words were, of course, “taken out out context”.


23 posted on 01/10/2010 6:44:43 AM PST by flowerplough ( Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia.)
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To: gusopol3
Sometimes you get reminded that although Kaine has the accents and intonations of your typical Midwestern news announcer he's from Ol'Virginny.

Yup, he's gonna' be supportive of Reid because he really doesn't hear the problem ~ which is really, really bad!

24 posted on 01/10/2010 6:46:14 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Why would Harry Reed call Obama to apologize if the remarks weren’t offensive?


25 posted on 01/10/2010 6:46:21 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

That was my first take on Bill’s comment.
Seniority and party rank.


26 posted on 01/10/2010 6:47:22 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Stephanopoulos was quick to correct Obama when he mentioned “My Muslim religion” by quickly saying, “your Christian Religion.” Obama quickly repeated My Christian religion.


27 posted on 01/10/2010 6:48:52 AM PST by billhilly
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh man- doesn’t George understand that makes it even WORSE? This is how he thinks and speaks in private revealing his true beliefs...

Stephie just made Reid look like a real bigot.

Maybe that was the intent?


28 posted on 01/10/2010 6:49:04 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: gusopol3
But Reed’s comments were in the context of whether America was ready to elect a black man President, yes if he were “light-skinned” rather than dark skinned, and didn’t speak in “Negro dialect” except when he wanted to.

Meaning that if Obama had looked like Jesse Jackson and sounded like Al Sharpton there is no way he ever would have won the nomination.
29 posted on 01/10/2010 6:50:08 AM PST by aruanan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Steffie,

How about Sarah Palin’s FAMILY??? Private? No?


30 posted on 01/10/2010 6:50:15 AM PST by J40000
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Clinton was wrong ~ Obama was busy making his street cred within the time frame specified by Billzo.

It wasn't about getting white folks coffee or hustling prostitutes to service them.

The statement tells you more about Billzo's ignorance than about Obama.

31 posted on 01/10/2010 6:50:27 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Likewise his wife ( fetching the coffee?) ( Sorry, BTW , I just have to get my Reeds and Reids straight).


32 posted on 01/10/2010 6:51:27 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
[Clinton said,] "A few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee."

If he had been speaking about Jesse, the coffee would have been weak, due to the high spit content.

33 posted on 01/10/2010 6:51:45 AM PST by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: gusopol3

“and didn’t speak in “Negro dialect” except when he wanted to.”

That could describe Hillary too.


34 posted on 01/10/2010 6:52:31 AM PST by billhilly
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
That would make him a bitter clinger.
35 posted on 01/10/2010 6:52:58 AM PST by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.” ~Jane Addams


36 posted on 01/10/2010 6:54:30 AM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Years ago, there was a Republican Governor of AZ who while on a camping trip was quoted as making a derogatory comment comparing fog to rape. The media went crazy. He wasn't reelected.
37 posted on 01/10/2010 6:55:38 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: mazda77
Trent Lott didn't say anything racist, just not PC. Strom was a racist who changed his ways, along the same lines as Sheets Byrd.

Harry Reid is just an unbelievably ignorant asshat. No surprise here!

38 posted on 01/10/2010 6:55:45 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: gusopol3

I didn’t say they weren’t offensive, I said that I didn’t find them offensive. I did say they were insensitive, insensitive particularly to those tender hearts who are easily offended and find just about everything offensive.

If a Republican had said the same things he would be hounded by the race-industry-media complex.

Liberals and the media treat blacks like a fragile old maiden aunt who waxes hystrical if any white person or Republican even mentions anything with the faintest association with sex, but substitute race for sex.


39 posted on 01/10/2010 6:56:04 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Agreed, we all know the hypocratic way it was handled. I was just being sarcastic about Georgie’s lame excuse.


40 posted on 01/10/2010 6:59:08 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

But think of the quotes that were deemed “racist, “ and exploited by Obama and the media as such. Biden, when he was still (supposedly) in the hunt: Obama is “clean and articulate.” Bill Clinton, himself, “it’s all such a fantasy.” Anyone calling Obama a “socialist.” Now why in the world would you let Obama have it both ways, innocuous remarks being spun as racist, while marginally (to you) , or clearly (to many others) racist remarks get a pass?


41 posted on 01/10/2010 6:59:29 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Agreid.


42 posted on 01/10/2010 7:00:44 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ah yes. In fact in private is when the facade is not there.

It is the real Harry Reid. and now we see him in all his “glory”.

thank for the clarification from Georgie Clintanopolis.


43 posted on 01/10/2010 7:04:07 AM PST by rod1
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To: gusopol3
Agreid.

Cute.

44 posted on 01/10/2010 7:05:26 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Stuffitupyourass also had to correct Commodore Bozo when he slipped up and said he was a Muslim.
45 posted on 01/10/2010 7:05:53 AM PST by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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. . . and Trent Lott was at a PRIVATE birthday party for Thurman, so your point is? Huh Georgie?

296 days until we vote the *******s out.

46 posted on 01/10/2010 7:13:18 AM PST by Christian4Bush (2010 is here. In 296 days, we Vote the B**tards Out. Then, we finish the job in 2012.)
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To: gusopol3
Why would Harry Reed call Obama to apologize if the remarks weren’t offensive?

Bingo! You win post of the day!!!

47 posted on 01/10/2010 7:15:25 AM PST by Christian4Bush (2010 is here. In 296 days, we Vote the B**tards Out. Then, we finish the job in 2012.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Frabaklay I don’t see anything wrong with Reids comments. I think he is just on the recieving end of noxious political corection. But, then again people like him have been dishing this crap out to the rest of us so screw him.


48 posted on 01/10/2010 7:19:43 AM PST by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Frabaklay I don’t see anything wrong with Reids comments. I think he is just on the recieving end of noxious political corection. But, then again people like him have been dishing this crap out to the rest of us so screw him.


49 posted on 01/10/2010 7:26:12 AM PST by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: gusopol3

>>I’ve had black people describe other blacks to me as “light-skinned” as an identification, like “has freckles,” not racial at all as far as I’m concerned.<<

I’ve had the perception, actually, that (some) black people regard lighter skin as a status symbol. For instance I have a black co-worker who, when trying to paint a positive picture of someone she’s describing to me, will stress, “...and she’s a VERY light-skinned black lady.” As puzzling as it is to me (I mean, what do I care about the lady’s exact skin tone?) I’ve now heard enough examples of this to think it’s a fairly ingrained concept in black communities. I also gather it’s a sensitive enough topic that many blacks would bristle at hearing a white guy imply that light skin is a virtue.


50 posted on 01/10/2010 7:26:46 AM PST by FelixFelicis (When can we *change* back? [Get yer bumper sticker at www.cafepress.com/deepright!])
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