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White NBC Reporter Confronts Black Man at Tea Party Rally: 'Have You Ever Felt Uncomfortable?'
News Busters ^ | 04/16/2010 | Brent Baker

Posted on 04/16/2010 5:24:43 AM PDT by autumnraine

“There aren't a lot of African-American men at these events,” NBC News reporter Kelly O'Donnell, a white woman, told Darryl Postell, a black man at a Tea Party rally held Thursday in Washington, DC, pressing him, in an exchange she chose to include in her NBC Nightly News story, to address her prejudiced assumptions: “Have you ever felt uncomfortable?” Postell rejected her loaded premise that race must divide Americans: “No, no, these are my people, Americans.”

O'Donnell's story noted “skepticism over how the Tea Party is judged and labeled,” letting an attendee assert: “We're not racists, we're not any of the above that people claim us to be. We're ordinary citizens that love our country, and we're fighting for it.” O'Donnell soon wondered if it all may peter out, asking a man in the crowd: “Do you think this has enough energy to really last to November and to make a difference?”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: black; confronts; kellyodonnell; liberalbigot; nbc; nbcnews; odonnell; playtheracecard; pravdamedia; racebaiting; rally; reporter; teaparty; uncomfortable; white
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And they call Tea Partiers racist...
1 posted on 04/16/2010 5:24:44 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine
“Do you think this has enough energy to really last to November and to make a difference?”

Socialist translation: Please, please, please say it won't last!
2 posted on 04/16/2010 5:26:54 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: autumnraine

Democrats and Liberals are possessed by race, gender, sexual orientation, class, you name it. They are the party of labels and discrimination.


3 posted on 04/16/2010 5:27:22 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: autumnraine

Ingrained in to the brainwashed mini-minds of Newspeople is the program that all Republicans are closet members of the KKK. They see their job as exposing the hidden racism. They are obsessed by it.


4 posted on 04/16/2010 5:27:26 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: autumnraine

I’m uncomfortable when a member of the Pravda Media approaches me. I loathe Socialist Democrats.


5 posted on 04/16/2010 5:28:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: autumnraine

And the Lamestream Media says it doesn’t have a bias!! PSHAW!


6 posted on 04/16/2010 5:29:06 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: autumnraine
“skepticism over how the Tea Party is judged and labeled...”

...by the MEDIA and others on the left...

7 posted on 04/16/2010 5:29:38 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: autumnraine
“Do you think this has enough energy to really last to November and to make a difference?”

Did she sound panicked when she asked that?

8 posted on 04/16/2010 5:29:58 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: autumnraine

KARL: Well, now, wait a minute. By comparing somebody to Adolf Hitler, you’re degrading him.

Sheesh. Where were these guys when THIS was happening?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEr65ZX6gLw


9 posted on 04/16/2010 5:31:15 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Why protest fur and not leather? Ever try to hassle a motorcycle gang?)
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To: autumnraine

Since the 1960’s the left and the elite has been desperate to “Balkanize” Americans...its the old divide and conquer routine...

the reason a monarch keeps a court ...is to play off factions against one another....same deal..pre-occupy us with anything but looking too closely at the latest DC scams....that’s why immigration is such a useful tool to DC...they won’t yield it easily.


10 posted on 04/16/2010 5:31:18 AM PDT by mo
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To: autumnraine

‘Have You Ever Felt Uncomfortable?’

Yeah, When a gay NBC reporter started eying my a$$.....................


11 posted on 04/16/2010 5:32:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: autumnraine

Very rarely do you see conservatives differentiating between blacks and whites for their own “gain” or agenda.... this is the lefts “MO”..... they are surely the dividers.


12 posted on 04/16/2010 5:32:18 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: autumnraine

The man was obviously off the plantation.


13 posted on 04/16/2010 5:33:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: mikelets456

The Dems hate it when a Black wanders off their “plantation.”


14 posted on 04/16/2010 5:35:57 AM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: Red Badger

LOL!!


15 posted on 04/16/2010 5:36:49 AM PDT by homegroan (Proud member of the Hoi Polloi......ILLIGITIMA NON CARBORUNDUM..... -that's 4U Dad!))
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To: autumnraine

“when did you stop beating your wife?” journalism.


16 posted on 04/16/2010 5:37:45 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: autumnraine

This reporter ought to be ashamed of herself (yes I know they do not feel shame). She’s clearly singling out this gentleman because he just happens to be black.


17 posted on 04/16/2010 5:38:03 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: autumnraine

Hey NBC and all MSM:

Blacks make up 12% of the population. if ALL were at the tea party.. 12 of each 100 would be Black, so it wouldn’t look like much.

Since Conservative Blacks make up maybe 10% to 20% of the that population that would make approximately 3 of every 100 at a teaparty would be black.

5th grade math which the MSM has no conception of.

Besides.. we don’t see BLACKS, we see AMERICANS, another Idea that escapes the MSM.

And WE are the racists???


18 posted on 04/16/2010 5:39:59 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Obama ... Mein Kampf is NOT a Textbook!!)
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To: Red Badger

ROFL!


19 posted on 04/16/2010 5:40:22 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: Man50D

200 days away.


20 posted on 04/16/2010 5:41:12 AM PDT by Blogatron (The king is a fink. Go ahead, call me a racist.)
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To: autumnraine

Those who play “identity” politics would not even consider him to be a “genuine” black man.


21 posted on 04/16/2010 5:41:24 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Man50D
"Do you think this has enought energy to really last to November and to make a difference?"


22 posted on 04/16/2010 5:41:28 AM PDT by Jay Howard Smith (Retired(25yrNCO)Military)
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To: autumnraine

just collaborators....


23 posted on 04/16/2010 5:41:58 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: autumnraine

Why doesn’t she ask Al Roker that question?


24 posted on 04/16/2010 5:42:44 AM PDT by carmody
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To: autumnraine

Have you ever felt uncomfortable?

The right answer would have been - “Yeah. Right now. Your question makes me uncomfortable”.


25 posted on 04/16/2010 5:43:44 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: autumnraine

One of the best posters my son and I saw at the DC party was, “The “N” word is NOVEMBER!”


26 posted on 04/16/2010 5:43:55 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: autumnraine
Yellow Journalism Event Template, works for any race situation:

Black College Homecoming Football Game:

“There aren't a lot of African-American white men at these events,” NBC News reporter Kelly O'Donnell, a white woman, told Darryl Postell, a black white man at a Tea Party Homecoming Pep rally held Thursday in Washington, DC, pressing him, in an exchange she chose to include in her NBC Nightly News story, to address her prejudiced assumptions: “Have you ever felt uncomfortable?” Postell rejected her loaded premise that race must divide Americans: “No, no, these are my people, Americans.”

27 posted on 04/16/2010 5:44:56 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Don't think of work as 5 days on, 2 days off. Instead think 4 nights on, 3 off.)
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To: autumnraine

I’m sure Lil’ Kelly was disappointed in the answers she received. I really believe these liberal reporters expect the activists they interview to come right out and say, ‘why, yes - we’re nothing but a bunch on inbred, Bible-thumping, right-wing rednecks who want nothing to do with them there minorities..’


28 posted on 04/16/2010 5:45:06 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Arrogant, stupid and treasonous is no way to go through life, Barack.)
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To: autumnraine

If these morons were on the Titanic they would have been asking who supplied the deck chairs.


29 posted on 04/16/2010 5:46:00 AM PDT by DManA
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To: windsorknot

True. Black conservatives are denigrated by black liberals and the media. It is hard for some people to believe that we love our Constitution and our Country and do not like the direction Obama is taking us.


30 posted on 04/16/2010 5:48:41 AM PDT by brwnsuga (Black and Free!!!)
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To: autumnraine
All those Tea Party people in town; and not one would give Kelly a little peek at their klan robes?

Just damn.

31 posted on 04/16/2010 5:49:06 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: autumnraine

Maybe this guy didn’t get the memo that he was Black and had to avoice Tea Party rallies.


32 posted on 04/16/2010 5:49:26 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: autumnraine

Come Nov., a demococRAT may become an extinct species.


33 posted on 04/16/2010 5:49:35 AM PDT by Waco (Kalifonia don't need no stenkin oil and no stenkin revenue)
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To: autumnraine

She’s not hot enough to work for Fox.


34 posted on 04/16/2010 5:52:18 AM PDT by steve8714 (If Lindsay Graham is a conservative, I am not..)
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To: autumnraine

With remote in hand and much trepidation I watched all three alphabet network’s nightly national “news” presentations.
On a day when many Americans where focused on taxes and tyranny, all three networks chose to lead with a story of an ash cloud over their glorious mother land Europe. Spending 5 to 7 minutes talking to experts and bubble-headed color commentators, using computer generated graphs and schematics.

When they did get to the story I wanted to see they spent all of 20 -30 seconds and the “news” jockeys seemed to be dumbfounded and disappointed.

JM2¢


35 posted on 04/16/2010 5:52:19 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Thank God the tomb is empty!)
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To: who knows what evil?

You are much more likely to find a Democrat under the Klan robes;been that way for 140 years.


36 posted on 04/16/2010 5:53:59 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: autumnraine
Talk about racist!

Why the hell would he feel "uncomfortable"??

These people make me sick....

37 posted on 04/16/2010 5:55:54 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Waco

I was hoping for a lifetime politician being extinct. What do you think?


38 posted on 04/16/2010 5:56:56 AM PDT by DWC (what do kids know about)
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To: hoosierham

Oh, I’m clear on that...just a little humor.


39 posted on 04/16/2010 5:56:59 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: autumnraine

Kelly O’Donnell used to make a good living being the young, fresh face of network news. She ain’t so young and fresh anymore... Unfortunately, she doesn’t have the brains or talent to succeed on anything other than her looks.


40 posted on 04/16/2010 5:57:13 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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To: autumnraine

Dallas Tea Party Invites White People at MSNBC to Anniversary (video)

“We have more diversity on our three-person steering committee than your entire TV network line-up.”

http://www.breitbart.tv/dallas-tea-party-invites-white-people-at-msnbc-to-anniversary/


41 posted on 04/16/2010 6:00:30 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: DennisR
Democrats and Liberals are possessed by race, gender, sexual orientation, class, you name it. They are the party of labels and discrimination.

They are the party of victimhood and 'everything envy', seeking to find who has more/better so they can whine they are a victim. Can't be a victim without someone to blame. Pretty normal in three year olds, not so much in those who have reached some form of emotional maturity.

42 posted on 04/16/2010 6:13:05 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: autumnraine

Perfect answer would have been, “No, never, at least not until you asked me that racist question.”


43 posted on 04/16/2010 6:14:58 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: John 3_19-21
When they did get to the story I wanted to see they spent all of 20 -30 seconds and the “news” jockeys seemed to be dumbfounded and disappointed.

I was at our local Tea Party, and I caught the 10 o' clock news - wanted to see how they covered it. It was about a 5 minute segment. 1 minute was spent on the tea partiers. 2 minutes were spent on some damn fool who tried to get himself arrested. The last 2 minutes were spent on the counter protesters.... and FWIW, the counter protest was so pathetic that I found out I was sitting in front of it, and didn't even realize it. I watched the news and said "Ohhhh!!! So THAT'S what was going on....."

They undercounted turnout, as well. I'd guess that there were 2500-3000 people there, news said 2000. At least they were close.

44 posted on 04/16/2010 6:15:03 AM PDT by wbill
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To: pnh102

Really! Polite people would never go up to someone and immediately single him out specifically because of his race unless they’re- racist!


45 posted on 04/16/2010 6:24:31 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: autumnraine

have they no shame?


46 posted on 04/16/2010 6:31:36 AM PDT by beagleone
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To: autumnraine

I’m still highly amused by the various lib talking heads inability to understand the basis for the Tea Party movement. The fact is conservatives and the Tea Party attendees are fed up with the growing federal government intrusion into our lives. For the life of me I can’t understand how Big Media can miss that core message. They think it’s all about taxes, and taxes are certainly part of it. But until libs understand that the argument is about the role of government as defined by the constitution, they’ll never understand conservatives or Tea Partiers.


47 posted on 04/16/2010 6:31:52 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: autumnraine
“There aren't a lot of African-American men at these events”

131M votes cast 2008 x 13% of voters black (NYT exit poll) x 95% black voters for Obama (ibid) = 850,000 black voters for McCain nationwide

131M votes cast 2008 x 74% of voters white (ibid) x 55% white voters for McCain (ibid) = 53,317,000 white voters for McCain nationwide

Ratio is about 62 to 1, no surprise to anybody.

48 posted on 04/16/2010 6:32:47 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: autumnraine

I’ve seen some local reporting on the Tea Parties that is straightforward, decent and accurate. I also viewed some clips last night that made me want to vomit it was so crudely biased.


49 posted on 04/16/2010 6:35:24 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (No sane man loves war. But all decent men realize there can be no peace with tyrants or terrorists.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
"Lil' Kelly"

The question I would like to ask these lib reporters is why they like big government so much. Why are they so afraid of people taking control of their lives without government interference. I doubt someone like Kelly has ever asked herself or her lib friends that question.

50 posted on 04/16/2010 6:35:59 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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