Skip to comments.Race Cards (Sowell on Coulter's book 'Mugged')
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 ...
Reading your post of Dr. Sowell as you were pinging jaz, and thanks for that. We’ll be getting that book.
We find most of the time we can pick up Ann’s books for the best price at the local Costco.
Congratulations, Ann! Your status as a writer is elevated by producing a work worthy of praise by this monumental thinker.
There can be no better advocate for this book than Sowell...
” 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.
I vividly remember Reginald Denny getting dragged out of his semi and smashed in the head with brick.
” 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.
I don’t remember ever seeing the “complete” tape. I didn’t know there was one.
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!
“I dont remember ever seeing the complete tape. I didnt 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.
No consolation to the new victim's family, but Football Williams is now serving a life sentence on an unrelated murder.
Based on this review by Dr Sowell, I just downloaded Ann’s book to my Kindle Fire. Looking forward to reading it.
And in the era of YouTube the tape hasn’t gotten out because??? Just curious.
Most MSM employees are skid marks on Journalism's shorts.
Mr. Journalism, change you underwear!
” And in the era of YouTube the tape hasnt 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.
” 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.
If you ever find it, let me know too.....thanks
I thought that it was a fire extinguisher.
I wonder if KABC Los Angeles would give me their “unedited” copy ?
That's what'll happen iff'n ya insult Mohammed!
A much needed book.
I dont remember ever seeing the complete tape. I didnt know there was one.
” 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.
I went to the site, couldn’t find it......where is it?
I wasn’t going to buy the book, but now maybe I will.
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.
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!)
What does Thomas Sowell know? Half the Freeper cabal insist she’s a RINO whore. So there!
BUMP what you said.
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.
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.
I didnt know there was one....My first reaction. “Huh?”
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.
Excellent! Ann Coulter must be absolutely delighted that Dr. Sowell would so glowingly endorse her book!
I’ll be ordering a copy today! :)
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Ha! I don’t blame her at all. :-)
Our local Costco did NOT have it this past Wednesday when I went there....
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!!!
Good to know. Most of the time they have her books at really good prices. May have them in the near future.