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Race Cards (Sowell on Coulter's book 'Mugged')
Creators Syndicate ^ | October 9, 2012 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 10/08/2012 12:52:37 PM PDT by jazusamo

If you are sick and tired of seeing politicians and others playing the race card, or if you are just disgusted with the grossly dishonest way racial issues in general are portrayed, then you should get a copy of Ann Coulter's new book, "Mugged." Its subtitle is: "Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama."

Few things are as rare as an honest book about race. This is one of the very few, and one of the very best.

Many people will learn for the first time from Ann Coulter's book how a drunken hoodlum and ex-convict, who tried to attack the police, was turned into a victim and a martyr by the media, simply by editing a videotape and broadcasting that edited version, over and over, across the nation.

They will learn how a jury — which saw the whole unedited videotape and acquitted the police officers of wrongdoing — was portrayed as racist, setting off riots that killed innocent people who had nothing to do with the Rodney King episode.

Meanwhile, the people whose slick editing set off this chain of events received a Pulitzer Prize.

Even the Republican President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, expressed surprise at the jury's verdict, after seeing the edited videotape, while the jury saw the whole unedited videotape. Even Presidents should keep their mouths shut when they don't know all the facts. Perhaps especially Presidents.

Innumerable other examples of racial events and issues that have been twisted and distorted beyond recognition are untangled and revealed for the frauds that they are in "Mugged."

(Excerpt) Read more at creators.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; mugged; racism; sowell; thomassowell

1 posted on 10/08/2012 12:52:45 PM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 10/08/2012 12:56:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Reading your post of Dr. Sowell as you were pinging jaz, and thanks for that. We’ll be getting that book.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 12:59:05 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

We find most of the time we can pick up Ann’s books for the best price at the local Costco.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 1:01:20 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo
Now, when Dr. Sowell recommends a book, that book must be a highly valuable contribution to intelligent debate and discussion!

Congratulations, Ann! Your status as a writer is elevated by producing a work worthy of praise by this monumental thinker.

5 posted on 10/08/2012 1:02:38 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: rockinqsranch
As will I, that's a strong endorsement by Dr. Sowell.
6 posted on 10/08/2012 1:02:55 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

There can be no better advocate for this book than Sowell...


7 posted on 10/08/2012 1:03:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: jazusamo; All

” Many people will learn for the first time from Ann Coulter’s book how a drunken hoodlum and ex-convict, who tried to attack the police, was turned into a victim and a martyr by the media, simply by editing a videotape and broadcasting that edited version, over and over, across the nation.

They will learn how a jury — which saw the whole unedited videotape and acquitted the police officers of wrongdoing — was portrayed as racist, setting off riots that killed innocent people who had nothing to do with the Rodney King episode.”

This was when I truly learned that our MSM was COMPLETELY corrupt. Rodney King attacked the cops repeatedly, and all of his attacks were edited out of local and national news. Only CBN ever showed the unedited version.( They got the tape because a network editor slipped the unedited version to CBN. )

Anybody remember that George Bush joined L.A. Mayor Bradley in condemning the verdict? The riots started shortly thereafter.


8 posted on 10/08/2012 1:03:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Yes, sjb. As Dr. Sowell stated, “Perhaps especially Presidents,” he nailed it and it makes no difference the party of that President.
9 posted on 10/08/2012 1:11:32 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I vividly remember Reginald Denny getting dragged out of his semi and smashed in the head with brick.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 1:12:53 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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11 posted on 10/08/2012 1:13:08 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: BubbaBasher; jazusamo

” I vividly remember Reginald Denny getting dragged out of his semi and smashed in the head with brick.”

Damian “Football” Williams smashed Denny’s head, and got a light prison term. He had been arrested 18 times prior to Denny. He should have received a 20 year hitch.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 1:19:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: jazusamo; Jimmy Valentine's brother; BufordP
I'm halfway through Mugged. It's excellent. And it would be hard to do better than a positive review from Thomas Sowell, unless Justice Thomas would care to weigh in.
13 posted on 10/08/2012 1:27:46 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Obama better hope a Kicked Ass is covered under Obamacare. -- Dennis Miller re debate 1)
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To: All

I don’t remember ever seeing the “complete” tape. I didn’t know there was one.


14 posted on 10/08/2012 1:27:59 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Terry Mross

I saw the tape the very first time it was aired. Never saw that version again! I thought it looked like he was on pcp!


15 posted on 10/08/2012 1:31:00 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Terry Mross; All

“I don’t remember ever seeing the “complete” tape. I didn’t know there was one.”

E mail CBN. They might be able to tell you where you can view it.

Do you see how powerful the MSM is ? I’ll bet most Americans don’t know the videotape was heavily edited. The Simi Valley, California jury saw the unedited tape, and found the cops not guilty.


16 posted on 10/08/2012 1:33:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
He had been arrested 18 times prior to Denny. He should have received a 20 year hitch.

No consolation to the new victim's family, but Football Williams is now serving a life sentence on an unrelated murder.

17 posted on 10/08/2012 1:40:55 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: jazusamo

Based on this review by Dr Sowell, I just downloaded Ann’s book to my Kindle Fire. Looking forward to reading it.


18 posted on 10/08/2012 1:40:55 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: stephenjohnbanker

And in the era of YouTube the tape hasn’t gotten out because??? Just curious.


19 posted on 10/08/2012 1:43:22 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: jazusamo
The MSM employees created riots, deaths, and destruction simply by editing a videotape and broadcasting that edited version, over and over, across the nation

Most MSM employees are skid marks on Journalism's shorts.

Mr. Journalism, change you underwear!

20 posted on 10/08/2012 1:52:47 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Excellence

” And in the era of YouTube the tape hasn’t gotten out because??? Just curious.”

I am puzzled as well. CBN played the unedited videotape during the L.A. riots. The Simi Valley CA court showed the unedited video to the jury, and the cops were found not guilty. I just checked You Tube, and didn’t find it, but there must be a copy you can watch somewhere. If you find it, please FReepmail me. I will do likewise.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 1:53:51 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

” I saw the tape the very first time it was aired. Never saw that version again! I thought it looked like he was on pcp!”

Apparently, very few people saw the unedited version. I saw it on CBN quite by accident.


22 posted on 10/08/2012 1:57:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
If you find it, please FReepmail me. I will do likewise.

If you ever find it, let me know too.....thanks

23 posted on 10/08/2012 2:18:50 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: BubbaBasher

“brick”

I thought that it was a fire extinguisher.


24 posted on 10/08/2012 2:22:35 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Will do.

I wonder if KABC Los Angeles would give me their “unedited” copy ?

LOL!


25 posted on 10/08/2012 2:24:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
The riots started shortly thereafter.

That's what'll happen iff'n ya insult Mohammed!

26 posted on 10/08/2012 2:28:17 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: jazusamo

A much needed book.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 2:39:20 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“I don’t remember ever seeing the “complete” tape. I didn’t know there was one.”

http://www.seeingisbelieving.ca/handicam/king/


28 posted on 10/08/2012 2:46:07 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie; Hot Tabasco

” Finally, Holliday took his tape to local Los Angeles station KTLA. They edited out the blurry first 13 seconds of the tape showing King charging Officer Powell, and broadcast the last 68 seconds of the beating. The next day CNN and NBC obtained copies, and the tape was seen around the world.”

I saw the part that was edited out, and it was not blurry. That is probably what the MSM told the guy who wrote this.


29 posted on 10/08/2012 2:59:43 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Elsie

I went to the site, couldn’t find it......where is it?


30 posted on 10/08/2012 3:05:54 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: jazusamo

I wasn’t going to buy the book, but now maybe I will.


31 posted on 10/08/2012 3:40:21 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Terry Mross

I saw the unedited version of that tape - once - then it disappeared from the news. It was clear from the unedited version that the first jury verdict was the correct one.


32 posted on 10/08/2012 3:40:40 PM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I hear you and understand, felt the same until reading this.
33 posted on 10/08/2012 3:47:57 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

The OJ trial and the aftermath of the rodney king verdict were the tipping points that cured me forever of “white guilt” (and i am only 75% WHITE! LOL!)


34 posted on 10/08/2012 4:19:34 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Albion Wilde

What does Thomas Sowell know? Half the Freeper cabal insist she’s a RINO whore. So there!


35 posted on 10/08/2012 4:33:25 PM PDT by BufordP (Chuck Norris doesn't check under the bed anymore. He wears Clint Eastwood pajamas.)
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To: BufordP

LOL!


36 posted on 10/08/2012 9:41:18 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Obama better hope a Kicked Ass is covered under Obamacare. -- Dennis Miller re debate 1)
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To: hosepipe
There can be no better advocate for this book than Sowell...

BUMP what you said.

37 posted on 10/08/2012 9:43:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jazusamo
They will learn how a jury — which saw the whole unedited videotape and acquitted the police officers of wrongdoing — was portrayed as racist, setting off riots that killed innocent people who had nothing to do with the Rodney King episode

The scumbag Democrat newsrooms continue to this day doing exactly the same thing. Witness the MSNBC-edited 911 call made by George Zimmerman, or the continued use of pictures of the thug Trayvon as an innocent looking 12-year-old even as they refer to George Zimmerman as a WHITE Latino. Always for the purpose of stoking racial animosity.

Why the scumbag Democrat newsrooms get a kick out of that, I can't figure.

38 posted on 10/08/2012 9:48:35 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jazusamo

Great post!


39 posted on 10/08/2012 9:54:49 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks for pinging me to the Dr. Sowell piece. I always like his writing. I need to get to the library to get some of his books.
Glad you are enjoying Ann’s latest. You’re ahead of me.


40 posted on 10/09/2012 3:44:18 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Near term Obamacare 'Unit")
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To: Terry Mross

I didn’t know there was one....My first reaction. “Huh?”


41 posted on 10/09/2012 4:10:47 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Yes, they do keep editing these type videos. You'd think after getting caught a few times they'd think twice about showing their bias but like Obama they blatantly keep up the lies and don't seem to care.

They must figure there's always idiots out there that will believe anything they put out to further their biased agenda, and they're right.

42 posted on 10/09/2012 9:22:52 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Excellent! Ann Coulter must be absolutely delighted that Dr. Sowell would so glowingly endorse her book!

I’ll be ordering a copy today! :)


43 posted on 10/10/2012 12:01:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Amen! It has to be a great book for Dr. Sowell to give an endorsement like that.
44 posted on 10/10/2012 12:24:57 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Here's Ann's post on the sidebar of her website. :)

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The great Thomas Sowell reviews "Mugged"! - Thomas Sowell: Race Cards
October 10, 2012, 12:52 AM

45 posted on 10/10/2012 12:49:21 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Ha! I don’t blame her at all. :-)


46 posted on 10/10/2012 1:03:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

BTTT!


47 posted on 10/11/2012 10:52:56 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: rockinqsranch

Our local Costco did NOT have it this past Wednesday when I went there....


48 posted on 10/13/2012 9:43:52 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’m going to buy a HARD COPY....I want it for posterity...on Kindle it will get lost...and my relatives would never see it on my bookshelf!!!


49 posted on 10/13/2012 9:57:53 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: goodnesswins

Good to know. Most of the time they have her books at really good prices. May have them in the near future.


50 posted on 10/13/2012 6:14:42 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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