Skip to comments.'Maybe I sinned...maybe I donít know what I actually said': Cliven Bundy Attempts Befuddling Apology
Posted on 04/25/2014 11:15:07 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Maybe I sinned and maybe I need to ask forgiveness. Maybe I dont know what I actually said, Bundy said Friday, when asked to defend his opinion that black Americans would be better off as slaves.
I took this boot off so I wouldnt put my foot in my mouth with the boot on, he told CNNs Chris Cuomo, suggesting he was ready to back down and strike a more conciliatory tone.
But that hope was short-lived as Bundy soon dived in to criticize people for being too sensitive.
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Don’t go wobbly now.
That ain't what he said. A lie, told often enough, is still a lie.
Who cares? No one watches or pays attention to anyone on CNN.
CNN is losing viewers BUT did you notice the coverage of this by all the other news outlets?
They couldn’t wait to jump on this and then to paint every conservative as racist too
He just fell into another trap—the “I’m Sorry Trap” Ask Paula Deen how that works out. He has lost—It was his own mouth and the MSM that did him in—Wounded—watch as Harry Reid swoops in and has him arrested or killed. That or they will crucify him in the Media—watchas the photoshop him in a KKK Robe with the quote “They (The Negros) were better off as slaves, pickin’ cotton” —He has lost—BUT Let this be a lesson to all Tea Party people—Watch what you say—your words will be twisted—cut and parced to make you look like a Bigot. We have been warned!
the reporter should be fired
It’s like a slow motion train wreck at this point. With leftist clowns (and the sheeple) perception is reality. He needs to realize that the people he’s talking to are NOT his friends, and they DO have an agenda that opposes rebellion against their “god,” the federal government, in any way.
Yeah, a lot of knees jerking out there. Sad to see it with so-called conservatives on tv.
They will not let the man walk this back.
What did Clive actually say to offend anybody!!! Somebody said he said a Racial Slur, but now a days that don’t take much to be called a racist!!!
Let it go. It’s become tiresome to talk about it. He’d better concentrate on his cattle and what the Fed will do to him. I can’t figure out how this became a social issue which has nothing to with his ranch.
He should quit while he’s behind. Don’t talk to any reporters from now on.
I guess this is what he said...
I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro, he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch they didnt have nothing to do. They didnt have nothing for their kids to do. They didnt have nothing for their young girls to do.
And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do? he asked. They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And Ive often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didnt get no more freedom. They got less freedom.
Mr. Bundy is a plain spoken man who tells it like it is....he can’t compete with our duplicitous politicians and reporters....but I repeat myself..............
Bundy’s kids need to keep dear old dad away from the microphones .
I could hear , from the first moment that I heard him speaking on video a few weeks ago that this was NOT a talented speaker . Some people ramble , some people use terrible grammar and appear as redneck boobs .
The kids on the other hand seemed forthright, articulate
and lucid , especially his daughters .
That family needs to make a statement about their dad ;
“he been under tremendous pressure lately” and then retire him away from the mics altogether . The issue should NOT be about old Gliven , who has spent a long lifetime under the hot sun . He needs to get that too . Sorry sir, NOT about you . Step aside and let clearer minds advance the cause ,
and skip the fuzzy ‘clarifications’ . Your are only digging the hole deeper .
Not wise to talk to press.
Maybe if it’s going out live.
Pre-recorded allows for horrifying edits.
Even going out live, they can cut away at an inopportune time.
Make a press release. Then you’ll usually think about it and decide against it.
If you want to get the word out about something, so some marketing.
Don’t rely on the news.
I don't know why folks can't recognize the leftist medias game and simply tell them to f off.
Alinsky tactics win, subject has been changed.
For what? Reporting?
Are you really naive enough to think that they won’t lie about you if you don’t say something? Even then they lied (not twist, lied) about what he said and they keep lying. If they didn’t have an interview with him to cut up into a lie then they just would have made something up. They have done it plenty of times before.
This guy needs a PR coach, and a spokesperson who can massage the message and handle the media. It’s clear the media is not on his side, and he isn’t capable of articulating his own position and beliefs as coherently as is required for these incessantly parsing piranhas.
Take Jim Quinn’s advice: “Never apologize. Never.”
Take Jim Quinn’s advice: “Never apologize. Never.”
That wasn't an apology. "Maybe I sinned. Maybe I don't know what I actually said.", is no apology.
He knows what he said, that it wasn't a sin, and it wasn't racist. (Not until it was edited to try to make it seem that way so the drive-by media could tell all the people out here what he said was racist, just in case we didn't have enough intelligence to figure out it was supposed to be racist because they said so, even if it wasn't.)
They are the ones misrepresenting what he said, and there is no reason he should apologize for that.
Huh. GOP elected politicians aren’t demanding Dem politicians to apologize for calling Americans jihadists, anarchists, unamericans etc etc but that crook mob associate Harry Reid says jump and elected Repubs do so. Shame on them. Mr Bundy isn’t a politician.
There are times when a laser focus, a singleness of purpose is useful. It is important to NOT muddy the waters
he needs better minders and better scripting.
Friday, April 25, 2014
We are trading one form of slavery for another.
What I am saying is that all we Americans are trading one form of slavery for another. All of us are in some measure slaves of the federal government. Through their oppressive tactics of telling the ranchers how many cows they can have on their land, and making that number too low to support a ranch, the BLM has driven every rancher in Clark County off the land, except me. The IRS keeps the people of America in fear, and makes us all work about a third or a half of the year before we have earned enough to pay their taxes. This is nothing but slavery from January through May. The NSA spies on us and collects our private phone calls and emails. And the government dole which many people in America are on, and have been for much of their lives, is dehumanizing and degrading. It takes away incentive to work and self respect. Eventually a person on the dole becomes a ward of the government, because his only source of income is a dole from the government. Once the government has you in that position, you are its slave.
I am trying to keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive. He was praying for the day when he and his people would be free, and he could say Im free, free at last, thank God Im free at last! But all of us here America, no matter our race, are having our freedom eroded and destroyed by the federal government because of its heavy handed tactics. The BLM, the IRS, the NSA—all of the federal agencies are destroying our freedom. I am standing up against their bad and unconstitutional laws, just like Rosa Parks did when she refused to sit in the back of the bus. She started a revolution in America, the civil rights movement, which freed the black people from much of the oppression they were suffering. I’m saying Martin Luther King’s dream was not that Rosa could take her rightful seat in the front of the bus, but his dream was that she could take any seat on the bus and I would be honored to sit beside her. I am doing the same thing Rosa Parks did—I am standing up against bad laws which dehumanize us and destroy our freedom. Just like the Minutemen at Lexington and Concord, we are saying no to an oppressive government which considers us to be slaves rather than free men.
I invite all people in America to join in our peaceful revolution to regain our freedom. That is how America was started, and we need to keep that tradition alive.
Cliven D. Bundy
Will someone please educate him on the First Rule of Holes?
LOL. I been waiting for someone to say it. Just too easy.
The media determines the narrative, and they aren’t going to let him walk this back.
When you talk about prejudice we dont have freedom to say what we want.
If those people cannot take those kind of words and not be offensive then Martin Luther King hasnt got his job done yet.
He couldn't be more right.
They don’t report, they twist and lie