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Overwhelmingly White Media Criticize Conservative Rallies as 'Overwhelmingly White'
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nathan-burchfiel/2010/08/31/overwhelmingly-white-media-criticize-conservative-rallies-overwhel ^

Posted on 08/31/2010 9:06:25 AM PDT by chessplayer

If you thought media coverage of the Aug. 28 "Restoring Honor" rally hosted in Washington D.C. by Fox News host Glenn Beck seemed like just another attack on conservatives, you're not alone. As noted by the Daily Caller's Jim Treacher, much of the coverage had a common thread: describing the crowd as "overwhelmingly white."


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1 posted on 08/31/2010 9:06:28 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I wasn’t there. Was the crowd overwhelmingly white?


2 posted on 08/31/2010 9:07:50 AM PDT by stuartcr (Nancy Pelosi-Super MILF.................................Moron I'd Like to Forget)
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To: chessplayer

As noted by the Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher, much of the coverage had a common thread: describing the crowd as “overwhelmingly white.”

Why is that a bad thing? We don’t pander.

It is a badge of honor.


3 posted on 08/31/2010 9:08:10 AM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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any press/media comments as to the dominant hue and saturation of the sharpton bash?


4 posted on 08/31/2010 9:09:35 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: chessplayer

Isn’t the majority of the country white?


5 posted on 08/31/2010 9:10:05 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: stuartcr
"I wasn’t there. Was the crowd overwhelmingly white?"

No whiter than the crowd that attended MLK's "I have a dream" speech.

6 posted on 08/31/2010 9:10:19 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: chessplayer

Where non-whites banned? Were they unwelcome? The answer is a resounding no! So whose fault is it for their absence?


7 posted on 08/31/2010 9:10:45 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: chessplayer
The MSM is obsessed with skin color... would they have asked the same question about an NAACP rally? Usually at those the whites are behind the speaker and the crowd is overwhelmingly black...

Might be time to walk into the New York Times and count the black faces...

8 posted on 08/31/2010 9:11:41 AM PDT by GOPJ (TIME Magazine - - a conserve-a-phobe publication.)
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To: circlecity

I wasn’t there either. Does that mean yes or no?


9 posted on 08/31/2010 9:11:46 AM PDT by stuartcr (Nancy Pelosi-Super MILF.................................Moron I'd Like to Forget)
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To: stuartcr

I hear Sharpton’s “counter rally” was mostly black. Bunch of racists I guess.


10 posted on 08/31/2010 9:12:03 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: chessplayer

Any group with the precise demographics of the nation - 12% black - is going to be “overwhelmingly” white. So what?


11 posted on 08/31/2010 9:12:22 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: stuartcr
"Was the crowd overwhelmingly white?"

Judging by the pictures posted I would say it was more.......pinkish than white./s/

12 posted on 08/31/2010 9:13:31 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: chessplayer
If you want to go to a place where there are ZERO black faces - go to a Unitarian (bastion of liberal elite ethical humanist) Church. There will be NO black faces whatsoever...

The MSM misses that one... wonder why?

13 posted on 08/31/2010 9:13:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (TIME Magazine - - a conserve-a-phobe publication.)
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To: chessplayer

Even though the percentage was lower, there were probably more African-Americans present at Beck’s rally than at Sharpton’s.


14 posted on 08/31/2010 9:13:43 AM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: stuartcr
"I wasn’t there either. Does that mean yes or no?"

It means it was proportional to the American population itself.

15 posted on 08/31/2010 9:14:38 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: chessplayer

Conservative talking points should declare that the media is not being “nice.” The word “nice” being code speak to the swing voting white women. Nice, nice, nice “GOP loves MLK, but not nice, not nice, not nice Democratic Liberals hate color blindness.”


16 posted on 08/31/2010 9:15:08 AM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: GOPJ
The AP article in last Sunday's Oklahoman said “predominately white” for Beck's rally but didn't say “predominately black” for sharpton’s rally. Wonder why?
17 posted on 08/31/2010 9:15:26 AM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming. RIP Mark Shannon)
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To: chessplayer

Good Lord. But of course it was overwhelmingly white. After all, what percentage of black folk are Democrats? At least 90%, if not more.

Putzes.


18 posted on 08/31/2010 9:15:26 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: stuartcr

>>>I wasn’t there. Was the crowd overwhelmingly white?

From a pure statistical point of view, there’s a reason minorities are called minorities... why the hell does the media feel the need to make issue of it? Dr. King’s dream is still just a dream to the Liberals.


19 posted on 08/31/2010 9:15:47 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (TV News is an oxymoron. MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: GOPJ

If you want to go to a place where there are ZERO black faces - go to a Unitarian (bastion of liberal elite ethical humanist) Church. There will be NO black faces whatsoever...
The MSM misses that one... wonder why?””

Because NONE of the MSM even attend church?

Another reason they love NObama—the churchless president.


20 posted on 08/31/2010 9:15:47 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: y'all
I’m calling it: Godwin’s Fourth Law of Racism.

‘When a lib calls someone a racist, they have lost
the argument.’

I’m calling it: Godwin’s Fifth Law Racist Journalists.

‘When a journalist writes ‘predominantly white’ they
are racist, probably ‘self-hating’; and they have
lost the argument.’

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21 posted on 08/31/2010 9:16:19 AM PDT by Cyber Ninja (Live and Let Live; is not working...)
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To: chessplayer

describing the crowd as “overwhelmingly white.”

You bet!.....the crowd that overwhelmingly pays for everything!!!


22 posted on 08/31/2010 9:16:39 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: All
"Overwhelmingly White Media Criticize Conservative Rallies as 'Overwhelmingly White' "

I don't get it - is that supposed to be OUR fault?? So, WHY is it "overwhelmingly white". WE'RE certainly NOT keeping other races away. So, why don't THEY come to these rallies???

23 posted on 08/31/2010 9:18:30 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: chessplayer; onyx; maggief; STARWISE

Please compare the % of race in the participation in the Beck Rally to the % of race participant in Rev AL’s (Don’t even worry about the attendees neither had control over that facet. Even though Beck’s were more varied.

Both Beck and Rev Al could only control who spoke, were honored, sang, prayed etc.......Now let’s talk about who was inclusive and who was racist?


24 posted on 08/31/2010 9:18:38 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: chessplayer
I - and probably several million other Americans - are tired of this pandering crap.

Maybe...just maybe...the rallies are "overwhelmingly white" because no blacks bothered to show up.

Maybe the prisons have more blacks because more blacks committed crimes.

Maybe a "mind is a terrible thing to waste" because there are a lot of young blacks out there who are wasting their minds.

The media is against slavery, but thinks that white people should be responsible for every thing black people do.

Their comments show what closet bigots these LSM people are, with a seething passion to keep racial unrest rolling on.

There were not any "White only" signs at the rally; the "porta potties" weren't segregated by "White" and "Colored"...where do these people get this crap? Do they get strapped into chairs and forced to watch "Roots" and "The Color Purple" over and over?

If there is any seqment of society that will NOT let racism and slavery go, it is the MAINSTREAM MEDIA. They make every attempt to keep it all stirred up.

Well, this American is NOT their daddy, not their mama, and I am not a plantation master. If they don't WANT to come to the rally, well, freedom of choice is what makes this country great.

For those of the "moocher" class, f**k'em...I don't care about, or help, anyone who doesn't care about, or try to help themselves.

I probably shouldn't be this way, but I've been watching this gimme, gimme, gimme, crap for over 50 years, and I've had enough of it. Whites don't hate blacks, (some) blacks FORCE whites to not like them because of their attitude and behavior, and color doesn't have a damn thing to do with it.
25 posted on 08/31/2010 9:19:09 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: GOPJ

Not surprising that there are no blacks at Unitarian churches. Their congregations are virtual atheists aren’t they?


26 posted on 08/31/2010 9:19:34 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: chessplayer
Racists see color the way thieves see theft.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

27 posted on 08/31/2010 9:19:34 AM PDT by The Comedian
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To: chessplayer

It may be a cultural thing that blacks do not attend such rallies.


28 posted on 08/31/2010 9:20:26 AM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Guyin4Os

Did you see the interview of the guy who went to the Beck rally to protest and was converted....He had planned on attend Rev AL’s later but didn’t go.


29 posted on 08/31/2010 9:20:58 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: chessplayer

Overwhelmingly white?! Well, horrors! The event must have been evil, then.


30 posted on 08/31/2010 9:22:30 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: sniper63

OK


31 posted on 08/31/2010 9:22:48 AM PDT by stuartcr (Nancy Pelosi-Super MILF.................................Moron I'd Like to Forget)
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To: stuartcr

Yes, but the Sharpton crowd was oberwhelming black. There was about the same ratio of black/white, white/black.


32 posted on 08/31/2010 9:23:41 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: luvbach1
"Where non-whites banned? Were they unwelcome? The answer is a resounding no! So whose fault is it for their absence?"

Most non-whites would not attend anything that is not approved by the Plantation Mas'ah because they're committed to standing behind the Party that panders to them as a second-class voting block.

They've lined up behind the President BASED PRIMARILY ON SKIN COLOR.

They aren't PERMITTED to think for themselves as to whether an event such as 8/28 is something they'd be interested in checking out.

They'd be accused of being traitors to their Party's official position of POLITICALLY CORRECT racism.

It's not that they have a problem with racism. It's just that you have to follow the dictates of the correct racism.

33 posted on 08/31/2010 9:23:41 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: stuartcr

There were Blacks on the podium, and Blacks in the crowd.

The media is missing the whole point, and trying to make sure everyone else does too.

This wasn’t about race. It wasn’t about politics. It was about a return to God, each person renewing their relationship as a means to start rebuilding our nation.

The real question is, were Blacks welcome there? The answer to that is a resounding yes.

Glenn was told of a man who came to Washington to attend Al Sharpton’s counter protest. The guy stopped by the Beck Rally to protest. So he listened for a few moments and realized there was nothing to protest.

He left a converted individual. He never made it to the Sharpton love fest.

Print that media whores.

Christians who suspect Beck, chalk one up for Christ here. Glenn moved him back from the dark side. You should praise God for that. He does work in mysterious ways. He is capable of working through any of us, for His will to be done.


34 posted on 08/31/2010 9:23:41 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: circlecity

thanks


35 posted on 08/31/2010 9:24:19 AM PDT by stuartcr (Nancy Pelosi-Super MILF.................................Moron I'd Like to Forget)
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To: chessplayer

Self loathing White Libtards will do this each and every time.


36 posted on 08/31/2010 9:24:37 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: hoosiermama
"Did you see the interview of the guy who went to the Beck rally to protest and was converted....He had planned on attend Rev AL’s later but didn’t go."

No, that is wonderful. Do you have a link?

37 posted on 08/31/2010 9:25:36 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: Keith in Iowa

They probably make an issue of it, to hopefully generate more revenue, draw attention to itself and discussion...which it’s obviously done here.


38 posted on 08/31/2010 9:26:35 AM PDT by stuartcr (Nancy Pelosi-Super MILF.................................Moron I'd Like to Forget)
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To: chessplayer
Was it more white than Obama's cabinet?
39 posted on 08/31/2010 9:28:45 AM PDT by IamConservative (Two wrongs don't make a right, but you might get even.)
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To: chessplayer
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." ---George Orwell

It takes great courage for anyone of color to stand against the flow and not go-along-to-get-along when the blind masses exhibit constant...and often ugly...pressure do so or be accused being an "Uncle Tom" or some other such slur.

Just as Muslims are expected to have their shared commitment to that cult be the ultimate determinant of their loyalties, those of color are expected to show the same loyalty based on their skin pigmentation.

Yet they claim at the same time to be more "progressive" on racial issues...the "enlightened" ones.

Liberalism is literally a jumble of contradictions, distortions and lies.

40 posted on 08/31/2010 9:32:13 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

You’re dead on in your post #33.


41 posted on 08/31/2010 9:34:50 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: jackibutterfly

It was just a blurb on FOX (I think) last night. They didn’t make much of it..... very short.... THe interview lots of people and I didn’t see any two twice.

But I did verbally yell out “Praise GOd” before it ended.


42 posted on 08/31/2010 9:38:27 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: chessplayer
Overwhelmingly? I guess those same sources would say the USA is "overwhelming white." And they would be correct. I wonder how many of these people "realize" the percentage of blacks in the entire population? It's 12.9%. So if you look out over that crowd, or out over this country, why wouldn't it be OVERWHELMINGLY White? Fact, there are a hell of a lot more whites than blacks. So if you take a cross section, you get what you get.
43 posted on 08/31/2010 9:40:01 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (If you aren't at Obama's Table, you are probably on the MENU! - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: chessplayer

Glenn Beck’s rally was overwhelmingly white. Reverend Al’s couterattack was overwhelmingly black. It’s a wash.


44 posted on 08/31/2010 9:44:01 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: chessplayer
It's a lot easier to dismiss something because of skin color than to actually examine the ideas of a group of people.

Of course if they were intellectually honest, they might have to change some of their ill-conceived ideas.

45 posted on 08/31/2010 9:44:32 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: DoughtyOne; jackibutterfly

D 1 saw it too! Something to celebrate, even more so that he was willing to witness to it in front of a camera!


46 posted on 08/31/2010 9:45:12 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: chessplayer

I am probably going to get banned right now.....free republic is just as afraid of being called racists as anyone else is.....I had a tagline, that mocked those calling others racists, and here it is “ I am racist hear me roar, I don’t give a crap any more”....I was told my FR moderators to take it off or be banned...the reason given was “ If Bill O’Reilly got a hold of this, this site would be given a bad reputation”........


47 posted on 08/31/2010 9:45:18 AM PDT by joe fonebone (They will get my Fishing Rod when they pry it from my cold dead fingers)
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To: chessplayer; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; FromLori; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”As Brad Wilmouth reported on NewsBusters, ABC's Tahman Bradley called the crowd “almost all white,” and suggested that presence of Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, as a speaker was “an obvious effort to try to show inclusion.” The charge leveled at conservative demonstrators is especially ironic given the accusers. The media are notoriously “overwhelmingly white.” The American Society of Newspaper Editors reported in April 2010 that minorities total only 13.26 percent of newsroom staff, a decline from the previous year. The report found 465 newspapers have no minorities on their full-time staffs, a number that “has been growing since 2006.

Overwhelmingly white ping!

I couldn't resist turning to the Al Sharpton rally where they were ‘overwhelmingly black’ except maybe those Dept Education employees asked to show up there.

Glenn Beck preached independence while Sharpton preached government ‘protection’ and government imposed ‘social justice’. He also said a powerful FEDERAL government is MLKs dream.

48 posted on 08/31/2010 9:46:34 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: chessplayer

Attention DNCMedia. The United States is “overwhelmingly white”.

Doesn’t mean exclusively. Doesn’t mean purposefully.

The media acts as if there is something wrong with being white. You can’t choose your skin color but you can choose to follow Islamic theocracy or reject it.


49 posted on 08/31/2010 9:48:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: chessplayer

We don’t know what this dickhead is. But we know he is a racist pig.


50 posted on 08/31/2010 9:50:07 AM PDT by boomop1
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