Skip to comments.Liberal Media Tries to Silence Adam Carolla with Race Card, Podcast King Strikes Back
Posted on 03/14/2013 11:39:07 AM PDT by History Repeats
The only surprise in the left's new attack on podcast king Adam Carolla is why it took so long to happen.
Carolla took on Calif. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom during a recent podcast, challenging the liberal politician on his assertion that check cashing stores directly harm Blacks and Latinos. Carolla jumped in, asking Newsom why those two groups in particular lacked access to ATMs and checking accounts. The podcaster aggressively questioned Newsom, saying those groups suffer disproportionately from broken families, a condition that leaves them vulnerable to the kind of predatory practices employed by check-cashing outlets.
Newsom wouldn't engage in the debate directly, using rhetorical caveats to deflect most of Carolla's questions. That posturing leaves the problems unsolved, Carolla argued, and that hurts the populations in play.
Both The Huffington Post and Gawker.com used Carolla's deconstruction of Newsom's empty platitudes toward the downtrodden into a race card primer, complete with selectively edited comments. Current TV soon followed suit, and more will likely pile on.
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Go get them Adam. You the man.
Always loved the Man Show. This stuff makes me respect the hell out of him. Go Adam!
I love Corolla’s podcast. He has his own media outlets via the web.
ADAM CAROLLA!!! Probably one of few people who could successfully take on Jon Stewart and WIN!!!
Bravo! Carola is not one of the GOP sissies. He’s a streets-smart guy who loves to mix it up with his inferiors. And he usually comes out on top, as he did with the lame gay guy in this encounter.
Jon Stewart is an unfunny, talentless simpleton who has been anointed by the pervert echo chamber as some sort of genius because of his willingness to mock anything worthwhile in society. What’s so hard to “beat”.
He's a "common sense" Republican, an under represented majority of the party. The type to skip the BS and PC. A normal guy.
It’s nice to hear someone flame these people.
Sometimes you need to just let rip.
Initially I kinda liked Adam Carolla because he’s a car guy; I’ve seen him racing a Datsun 510 at a couple of vintage racing events. The more I learn of his political views, the more my respect for him grows, and it doesn’t hurt that he fights back.
"Me saying parents should stick around and raise the children me saying families and cultures should focus on education is not radical or revolutionary. Its the fucking truth ... you silence them by calling them a racist. You have the racist finger out all the time. But the finger you use for personal responsibility that stays up your ass. That never leaves your asshole, you hypocritical pussies.
It used to be that just about anyone could get a checking account but any more, they check your credit rating and history, plus, write a few bad checks on just a few banks and they all turn against you. Life just ain't fair is it?
Gonna have to find Adam’s podcast.
Well... As someone who has been homeless and lived in a “ghetto” area (West Oakland, California), I can see Gavin Newsom’s point, to an extent.
It is EXTREMELY difficult to get a bank account in West Oakland when you’re living on the streets and don’t have your birth certificate, Social Security Card, or even something as simple as a permanent residence!
Also, the banks require a minimum amount of money up front just to open a checking account. Tell me, how the heck are you going to open a checking or savings account with only five dollars in your pocket? It CAN’T be done in W. Oakland, I KNOW! I tried it!
Therefore, from my own, personal, first hand experience, it’s not easy at all to open a checking account when you’re broke, homeless, and living in a Democrat controlled, “depressed” area!
Also, of major note, is the fact that there were NO Walmarts in West Oakland when I was living there—Thank you, Union thugs!—I don’t know if that’s changed by now, but something tells me it still hasn’t. If there had been a Walmart, the Check Cashing Stores most assuredly would have become more competitive just to stay in business.
Anyway, because of these situations, I was forced to use the services of Check Cashing stores whenever I happened to receive a check for any odd job that I had done.
The Check Cashing stores would then exact an outrageous service charge (I think it was about 10 percent on paychecks, and it went up from there for personal checks) for the supposed “risks” they incurred. Of course, they knew they could get away with this because, when you’re poor and homeless, you really don’t have much of an option.
Also, if you happened to be lucky enough to receive a weekly or fortnight’s paycheck and were stupid enough to go these places to get a “Payday Loan” for some cash emergency reason, not only would they impose more outrageous “service” charges, they’d practically take your first born child if you didn’t pay them back in a timely manner!
Therefore, as I have personally experienced, I’m somewhat in agreement with Gavin Newsom’s assessment.
However, where I STRONGLY disagree with Gavin Newsom’s allegations, is that these Check Cashing stores not only prey on Blacks and Latinos, they prey on EVERYONE!
In other words, they are cut-throat, equal opportunity exploiters!
Anyway, even now, years later and a thousand miles removed from West Oakland, whenever I happen to drive by a Check Cashing store, I still can’t help but cringe.
They are pure evil!
In conclusion, the best way to deal with these Check Cashing loan sharks is through Capitalistic means, NOT government interference:
For instance, if Walmart were allowed to build a store in West Oakland, ALL the Fleecers—from the corner market stores (who routinely charge ten times actual retail costs), to the Check Cashing stores, to all the other predators who prey on peoples’ sufferings in the ghetto—would be forced to become competitive, or else perish!
if Walmart were allowed to build a store in West Oakland, ALL the Fleecersfrom the corner market stores (who routinely charge ten times actual retail costs), to the Check Cashing stores, to all the other predators who prey on peoples sufferings in the ghettowould be forced to become competitive, or else perish!
Is it a question of allowing Walmart to build a store or Walmart not being interested in building in an area where shoplifting, violence, hold-ups and other crime is rampant. Corner market owners have high prices, yes, but when you look at it as more like combat pay and loss coverage they don’t do that well. Those that do well work at least 16 hours a day and then some.
Don’t know much about check cashing stores so I have no comment.