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Barnicle Can't Bring Himself To Mention Byrd's Klan Past
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 06/28/2010 5:12:47 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

When Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond died, the MSM was quick to stress his segregationist past. The New York Times ran the headline "Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100," leaving readers to imagine the South Carolinian had remained an advocate of segregation. The very first line of USA Today's story described Thurmond as "the nation's most prominent segregationist."

Strange how the MSM can suddenly become reticent about mentioning someone's segregationist past when the late politician in question is a Democrat. On Morning Joe today, Mark Halperin and Mike Barnicle used elliptical language worthy of a State Department dispatch to avoid mentioning that Byrd had been a member and leader of the Ku Klux Klan. H/t NB reader Ray R.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kukluxklan; mikebarnicle; morningjoe; robertbyrd
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1 posted on 06/28/2010 5:12:51 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Byrd a former Klansman? You wouldn’t know it from Barnicle. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 06/28/2010 5:13:43 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd, Ex-Klansman
by Michelle Malkin (March 8, 2001)

Ex-Klansman Robert Byrd, the senior senator from West Virginia, casually used the phrase "white nigger" twice on national TV this weekend. Enraged civil rights groups organized a protest campaign against Sen. Byrd and demanded that he undergo sensitivity training ... not.

The ex-Klansman, you see, is a Democrat. Democrats can join hate groups and utter the ugliest racial slurs and get away with it because they are Democrats. They belong to the party of racial tolerance and understanding. They're paragons of virtue, and the rest of us are bigoted rubes.

The ex-Klansman showed his true colors when asked by Fox News Sunday morning talk show host Tony Snow about the state of race relations in America. Sen. Byrd warned: "There are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time. I'm going to use that word. We just need to work together to make our country a better country, and I'd just as soon quit talking about it so much."
http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=383
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

In 1942, 24-year-old Byrd joined the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), whose parades in Matoaka, West Virginia, he had witnessed in his childhood. He was unanimously elected Exalted Cyclops, or leader, of his local chapter.[4]

Byrd, in his autobiography, attributed the beginnings of his political career to this incident, although he lamented that they involved the Klan. According to Byrd, a KKK official told him "You have a talent for leadership, Bob... The country needs young men like you in the leadership of the nation." Byrd recalls that "suddenly lights flashed in my mind! Someone important had recognized my abilities! I was only 23 or 24 years old, and the thought of a political career had never really hit me. But strike me that night, it did."[4] He participated in the KKK during World War II, holding the titles Kleagle (recruiter) and Exalted Cyclops. He did not serve in the military during the war, working instead as a welder in a Baltimore, Maryland shipyard, where he helped build warships.[citation needed]

Byrd commented on the 1945 controversy about racially integrating the military. Byrd, when he was 28 years old, wrote to segregationist Senator Theodore Bilbo, of Mississippi, vowing never to serve in such a military:

"Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.[5]"

He had earlier written "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side".[6][7]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd#Participation_in_the_Ku_Klux_Klan
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YouTube - Senator Robert Byrd says "white niggers" on TV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FIBJt-c2o0
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From the Washington Post:

"Byrd said in the Dec. 11, 1945, letter -- which would not become public for 42 more years with the publication of a book on blacks in the military during World War II by author Graham Smith -- that he would never fight in the armed forces "with a Negro by my side." Byrd added that, "Rather I should die a thousand times, and see old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels."..."

"during the general election campaign, Byrd's GOP opponent uncovered a letter Byrd had handwritten to Green, the KKK Imperial Wizard, recommending a friend as a Kleagle and urging promotion of the Klan throughout the country. The letter was dated 1946 -- long after the time Byrd claimed he had lost interest in the Klan. "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia," Byrd wrote, according to newspaper accounts of that period. Byrd makes no mention of the letter in his new book."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/18/AR2005061801105_pf.html

3 posted on 06/28/2010 5:15:21 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Klansmen, smansmen, we got greater hoods to burn, Bilderburgers, Internationalistas banksters, etc., ironically there are even less of them than KKK but they cause a heck of alot more trouble!!!!!!!!
4 posted on 06/28/2010 5:16:34 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: norraad
What's even more ironic, grindstone nosers look away and pretend it isn't so even more than they used to deny the invisible empire.
5 posted on 06/28/2010 5:18:59 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; ETL

BUMP! BUMP!


6 posted on 06/28/2010 5:22:17 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: norraad
The MSM will gloss over these facts that he was in the Klan. If he were a Republican they would have led with this fact.
7 posted on 06/28/2010 5:22:58 AM PDT by mfish13
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Will there be a klan hat on his headstone?


8 posted on 06/28/2010 5:24:03 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Texas resident

Byrd filibustered the civil rights bill....


9 posted on 06/28/2010 5:28:43 AM PDT by databoss
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Byrd a former Klansman?"

Next thing you're going to tell me is that John Kerry served in Vietnam..
10 posted on 06/28/2010 5:33:21 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden (u)
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To: norraad
Klansmen, smansmen, we got greater hoods to burn, Bilderburgers, Internationalistas banksters, etc.,

The "New International Order" communists like Obama and many others on the left are the most dangerous threat today. They are allied with Russia, the ChiComs, Chavez, Castro bros...

From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/HI29Ag01.html
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"Joint war games are a logical outcome of the Sino-Russian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty signed in 2001, and reflect the shared worldview and growing economic ties between the two Eastern Hemisphere giants."

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed092605a.cfm
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From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060727/51913498.html
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We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world,” Chavez told reporters during a visit to Communist China, one of many. His “new world order” includes [RUSSIA], China, Iran,... and a significantly weakened United States, he explained.

Resurgent Communism in Latin America
by Alex Newman, March 16, 2010:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/south-america-mainmenu-37/3122-resurgent-communism-in-latin-america?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=

11 posted on 06/28/2010 5:34:45 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: databoss
..meanwhile, the ratbastards in the District of Criminals just past a bill to shut down the internet when they want.

That sort of "c'evil right" is 10 times worse.

The Byrd is dead, Jim.

We got bigger fish to fry!

One down , lot's more to go.

12 posted on 06/28/2010 5:35:00 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: TigersEye

May old Sheets find that big burning cross in the sky.

New tagline:


13 posted on 06/28/2010 5:35:11 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ([D[ Senator Byrd was a racist terrorist, and the hypocrite left revered him to the end.)
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To: norraad

It goes far beyond just Byrd — please see tagline ...


14 posted on 06/28/2010 5:37:02 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Senator Byrd [D] was a racist terrorist, and the hypocrite left revered him to the end.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe Barnicle’s one of them “White N166ers.”

“We have ‘White N166ers,’ if you want to use that word.”

- Sen. Robert C. Byrd, WV


15 posted on 06/28/2010 5:38:02 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The KKK was actually a part of the Democratic Party. Klansmen targeted white Republicans as well as African Americans.


16 posted on 06/28/2010 5:38:13 AM PDT by detective
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I know it is hard for you youngsters to believe, but there were a lot of good people that I knew when I was a kid who sincerely believed that black people were inferior to whites, and that they needed to be kept separate and apart from them. Sure, it was racism, pure and simple, but when you grew up with a whole culture that believed in it, it was oftentimes hard to rise above it. The defenders of the blacks were the exception, and not the rule.

It may surprise you even more to know that there are many people even today that believe that black people are inferior, and there are more than one or two on this board.


17 posted on 06/28/2010 5:39:14 AM PDT by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Dig it, like the founding fathers said, we'll get exactly the tyranny we will except.

Evidently we want as much as we can get!

18 posted on 06/28/2010 5:40:15 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When a terrorist dies, we celebrate. I just don’t see the difference.


19 posted on 06/28/2010 5:40:38 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Senator Byrd [D] was a racist terrorist, and the hypocrite left revered him to the end.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Let us not forget that there are black racists, too...

Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP):
"We believe in a Black first philosophy and a Black Liberation Theology."

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_1858.shtml
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SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on "Hannity & Colmes:"

WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the '60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system.

HANNITY: But I'm a — reverend

WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html
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"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal".--James (Jim) Cone,
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology (Paperback)
by Cornel West (Editor), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Editor)

20 posted on 06/28/2010 5:41:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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