Skip to comments.Think Progress Caught Using Three Year Old Film, Liberal Plants to Smear Tea Party as Racist
Posted on 07/15/2010 9:11:21 AM PDT by kristinn
The leftist group Think Progress has taken down and edited a video smearing the Tea Party movement as racist after being caught using three year old footage. The group kept in footage and images of leftist provacateurs who were caught infiltrating Tea Party rallies with racist messages.
Think Progress originally released a 53 second YouTube video yesterday entitled "Tea Party Racism". That video is now blocked and was replaced this morning with an edited version that runs 50 seconds.
Taken out was two short clips of a white man yelling, "Go home wetbacks." That footage turned out to have been posted to YouTube on September 4, 2006.
Also in the video is a still image of a sign that says, "White People Are Pissed." That sign was carried by a leftist infiltrator at the April 2010 Tea Party Express rally in Boston that featured Sarah Palin.
The man in the photo below was run out of a rally by Tea Party activists for wearing Nazi patches on his clothing.
Video of the confrontation can be found here.
Think Progress selectively edited that video of the provacateur being run out of the Tea Party rally and included it in their video to paint the Tea Party as racist.
These deceptions call into question the entire video by Think Progress.
This video of racism by the NAACP has not been called into question, just ignored by the media.
“This video of racism by the NAACP has not been called into question, just ignored by the media.”
Heck, BHO’s attendance at Rev. Wright’s racist, anti-Semitic church for twenty years has continually been ignored by the MSM.
Obama’s Pastor: God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11
Sen. Obama said, “I don’t think my church is actually particularly controversial.”
“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”
“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.
“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he told his congregation.
“He has impacted the life of Barack Obama so much so that he wants to portray that feeling he got from Rev. Wright onto the country because we all need something positive,” said another member of the congregation.
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."
"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)
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?
Although it [The New Black Panther Party] says it sees capitalism as the fundamental problem with the world and revolution as the solution, the new party does not draw its influences from Marxism or Maoism as the original party did. Instead, in a carefully-worded, roundabout form of ethnic nationalism, they say that Marx based his ideology and teachings on indigenous African cultures, and that the NBPP therefore need not look to Marxism or Maoism as a basis for their program, but can look to ideologies that stem directly from those African origins.
"The Justice Department originally brought the case against four armed men who witnesses say derided voters with catcalls of "white devil" and "cracker" and told voters they should prepare to be "ruled by the black man." ..."
One poll watcher called police after he reportedly saw one of the men brandishing a nightstick to threaten voters.
As I walked up, they closed ranks, next to each other, the witness told Fox News at the time. So I walked directly in between them, went inside and found the poll watchers. They said theyd been here for about an hour. And they told us not to come outside because a black man is going to win this election no matter what.
He said the man with a nightstick told him, Were tired of white supremacy, and he starts tapping the nightstick in his hand. At which point I said, OK, were not going to get in a fistfight right here, and I called the police....
"Security" patrols stationed at polling places in Philly:
Black Panthers intimidate voters in Philadelphia with night stick:
All they have are lies and deception. Oh and desperation.
Source: TIME Magazine:
"The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a salute and logo most often used by left-wing activists, such as: Marxists, anarchists, socialists, communists, pacifists, trade unionists, and black nationalists. The raised fist is usually regarded as an expression of solidarity, strength or defiance."
I guess I just don’t understand the mindset that allows these people to keep trying when they’re caught every single time.
Wrights now disappeared endorsement (located on Obama website during campaign):
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, IL
Senator Obamas pastor
Im concerned with healthcare; the war in Iraq; the high rates of recidivism in our criminal justice system; the poor condition of the Illinois public school system. Many of the resources that go to support programs such as for those living with HIV/AIDS are now being spent to fund the war. We have to communicate I support Barack because of his incarnated faith his faith made alive in the flesh. He reaches across all faith communities and even to those who have no faith at all. He is building a community where everyone has worth. That kind of faith is not easy to find in 2007 and a man like Barack is a rarity.
Of course it is illegal for the head of a church (being a 501c3 charity) to endorse a candidate.
Contributions to Political Committees
CHICAGO, IL 60620
TRINITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
VIA OBAMA FOR ILLINOIS INC
10/20/2003 1000.00 24020030280
Total Contributions: 1000.00
Just for clarification and transparancy....”Malik Zulu Shabazz” is actually named Paris Lewis.
I seriously that he actually dug into his own pocket to part with the money necessary to have had his nmae LEGALLY changed.
Paris Lewis is a racist pansy that needs to be ignored....except by his BBF in prison.
Leftists being dishonest in order to achieve their political goals?
Knock me over with a feather.
so what remains that’s legitimate then? The racist white guy married to the black woman?
We need to rub their noses in this one right through the November elections
In fairness, a lot of people and groups use the raised fist. Just because someone hoists a clenched fist doesn't mean they're a CommieLib or other Leftist. When I pump my fist in the air at a Ted Nugent show, I'm not calling out to overthrow the Republic.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Liberals dont’ care whether or not an allegation is disproven, they just care that it’s said. The MSM will do the rest ...
So who is the guy with the Nazi patches? I’ll bet anything he has something like a “Coexist” bumper sticker on his car.
Maybe if a modest reward were offered to someone to reveal his identity we could find out who he is, and he would become yet another icon of the left.
Think Progress has been officially renamed as Think Stupid.
Except for the venue, the “Generic Angry Slogan” sign is funny.
Think Progress = Leftist Socialist Asses
Pajamas Media posted a story on April 15, 2010, that features some of those who now appear in the ThinkProgress smear job.
Link also here: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/tea-party-crashers-not-quite-understanding-the-assignment/
I would not expect the State-Run Media to set the record straight, so it is incumbent on all of us to get the word out as expeditiously as possible. After all these years, I still manage to be astonished at the extent to which the Left has no shame or sense of decency.
This fraud by the left should be spread far and wide. It won’t of course, but we should try. There are a lot of sharp-eyed Freepers and bloggers who have picked the video apart.
The creeps in the fist pic ARE NOT Tea Party people If I saw them at one of our rallies I’d be following every step they took and recording it.
The “Nazi” appeared at a St. Louis rally, but as yet I cannot determine if his identity was uncovered.
uh, CONTEXT is the key here. Michelle spent years in Wright's communist "Black Liberation" "church" as well. She is every bit, if not more, of a Marxist radical as Obama. And that's saying something!
What are you saying?
These two certainly look like 'teabaggers' to me.
I know he appeared the week liberals were encouraged to go out to infiltrate tea parties
When the SDS became the Weather Underground terrorist group.
Riots staged in Chicago over the Chicago 7 trial.
They are NOT caught every single time. That is why they keep trying. If they get caught, they try the system and when it bends, they get by.
They are testing the system and they have found an ally in Holder.
The word "System" implies things have been done the same way twice.
I see no system here.
The media never gave a damn about the antisemitic, pro-terrorist, and pro-Communist banners, signs, and literature at many many so called “antiwar”/”peace” protests in the Bush years.
Too late to bother policing signs and getting “outraged” now.
That they have to fabricate signs means that the Pravda Media will continue to carry the DNC’s water. Pure collusion.
"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..."-Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, 95.
Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Paperback) by Dan Berger
From the New York Times, August 24, 2003
"they [the Weather Underground] employed revolutionary jargon, advocated armed struggle and black liberation and began bombing buildings, taking responsibility for at least 20 attacks. Estimates of their number ranged at times from several dozen to several hundred."
Article: Quieter Lives for 60's Militants, but Intensity of Beliefs Hasn't Faded
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright and Dr. William Ayers
are greeted by Rebekah Levin with the Committee
for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine.
(Chuck Berman/Chicago Tribune / May 17, 2009)
I’ve forwarded the story and its associated links to Glenn Beck and his producer - hopefully he will explore it further.
Great post and work Kristinn. Will do my part to spread this info far and wide. Think Progress should pay and pay dearly for this blatant lying smear.
Wow, using footage made way before the Tea Party came into existence.
are you an illegal alien? ...
because you are doing the work the Main Stream Media won’t do!
(this post represents both humor and sarcasm)
For the record:
The True Face of the Tea Partiers (Part 2)
The motto of the Alinsky followers: The nature of the evidence is irrelevant; it's the seriousness of the charge.
Besides this is agitation pure and simple. They want all non-whites to disregard the Tea Parties with a hiss - racists. The Tea Parties must frighten the dickens out of of these creeps.
Funny you should say that. I wanted to start a rumor that I would hope would go viral: Newspapers are now hiring illegals to replace their journalists. LOL
One can see they’re lefties just by looking at them. They look like the usual unbathed G-20 rent-a-mob protest zombies.
As long as the lamestream media doesn’t report their lies, fakeries and distortions, why wouldn’t they continue?
Funny, I thought that fist thing had to do with gay stuff (Yeah, I know, it’s a pun).
Apologies to those who read this while they were having lunch.
Think Progress is a blog edited by Shakir that "provide[s] a forum that advances progressive ideas and policies."[
The Center for American Progress publishes a daily email newsletter entitled The Progress Report, which is a recap and analysis of major political news in the United States, providing a progressive perspective on the day's stories. The authors are Faiz Shakir, Amanda Terkel, Satyam Khanna, Matthew Corley, Ali Frick, and Benjamin Armbruster
The Center for American Progress is a liberal public policy research and advocacy organization. Its website states that the organization is a "research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just, and free America that ensures opportunity for all." It has its headquarters in Washington D.C.
Its President and Chief Executive Officer is John Podesta, who served as chief of staff to then U.S. President Bill Clinton. Located in Washington, D.C., the Center for American Progress has a campus outreach group, Campus Progress, and a sister advocacy organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Citing Podesta's influence in the formation of the Obama Administration, a November 2008 article in Time stated that "not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan's transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway."
the socialists, the communists, the black racists ,far left loons and the homosexuals are running so afraid that they have had to keep resorting to the same tactics as last year which did not work then and will not work now.
What amazes me is how some people are still so dumb when it comes to the rat party.
There is still Dems out there which really think that the rat party does not do voter fraud, steal elections, call people names and are intolerant .
It’ is these people which will never understand anything and have to be told their bumper sticker slogans.
Hell they even tell themselves that they are more educated to make themselves fell better.
you only have ot look at a lefty crowd to see how scruffy , no class, no dress sense and rude they are.
I watched the Dem rallies before the election and I swear the women are ugly and mean looking the men look like a bunch of pansies or aging hippies.
The younger ones look like they dragged themselves out of bed.
It really is easier nowadays to tell a lefty even when out shopping, going to the Docs etc.