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Soledad O’Brien Gives Breitbart.com’s Readers A Lesson In Critical Race Theory
Mediaite ^ | 3/12/12 | Tommy Christopher

Posted on 03/12/2012 8:21:47 AM PDT by Nachum

The back-and-forth between CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Breitbart.com Chief Editor Joel Pollak continued on this morning’s Starting Point, as O’Brien sought to dispel misinformation about the late Professor Derrick Bell and Critical Race Theory, which have been the subject of smears by the Big sites. After a tough interview with O’Brien last week, Pollak’s Big sites went on a vengeful tirade against the CNN anchor, posting a flurry of articles seeking to discredit her, and promoting their warped vision of Prof. Bell.

Last week, Breitbart.com released one of the “bombshell” videos that the late Andrew Breitbart promised at this years secret, a 1991 clip of then-Harvard Law Review President Barack Obama introducing Prof. Bell at a pro-diversity protest, and even (gasp!) hugging him. The idea is that, because Barack Obama admired Prof. Bell, who was the first tenured black professor at Harvard Law, and even embraced him (on video and everything!), all of Professor Bell’s opinions are automatically transferred into Obama through some sort of negrosmosis.

The smear then depends on depicting Professor Bell, who is no longer able to speak in his own defense, as a “radical” and a “racialist,” neither of which is remotely true unless you’re the preacher from Footloose. It’s the same old “scary black man” trope that has dominated certain segments of the conservative blogosphere since President Obama got within spitting distance of winning the 2008 election, and which has been a feature of American politics for eons.

O’Brien brought on Professor Dorothy Brown, author of Critical Race Theory: Cases, Materials and Problems, to explain Critical Race Theory, and to point out that, even though the theory isn’t actually “radical,” there is also nothing in President Obama’s record to suggest that he is an adherent of it.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: breitbartcoms; critical; derrickbell; obrien; partisanmediashills; soledad; soledadobrien; twitter

1 posted on 03/12/2012 8:21:56 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Soledad is the name of a prison.
Apropos...............


2 posted on 03/12/2012 8:30:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 03/12/2012 8:30:33 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

right, a vid of the teleprompter and fraud fawningly pimping for him....plus the TandF pushed kagen, who edited the paper from bell, calling the constitution, ‘original sin’, on to the supreme court...really?????? zero has no interest in cRT??????

riiiiiiiiight....


4 posted on 03/12/2012 8:31:25 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: Nachum
After a tough interview with O’Brien last week, Pollak’s Big sites went on a vengeful tirade against the CNN anchor, posting a flurry of articles seeking to discredit her, and promoting their warped vision of Prof. Bell.

Hilarious. It was a tough interview alright - for Soledad Obrien. Pollak made her look like a complete fool.

Anyone who hasn't seen the interview needs to check it out. It was great.

5 posted on 03/12/2012 8:33:24 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum

Soledad O’Brien’s obsession with all things racial borders on hysteria and paranoia to the extent that I wonder if she’s mentally ill.


6 posted on 03/12/2012 8:36:55 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Nachum

So a leftwinger (O’Brien) brings on another leftwinger (Dorothy Brown) to confirm that Critical Race Theory is a nothing-burger.

And then another leftwinger (Tommy Christopher) reports that it’s now officially a non issue - as evidenced by two lefties deeming it so.

LOL!


7 posted on 03/12/2012 8:37:07 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Nachum

Haha . . . I just saw the clip. I really think Soledad O’Brien could benefit from medication. I hear they’re doing wonders with psycho drugs these days.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 8:41:34 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Red Badger
Soledad is the name of a prison.
Here is the prison/escape/murder this fine young lady is named after: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jackson_%28Black_Panther%29
9 posted on 03/12/2012 8:42:29 AM PDT by dainbramaged (I nearly threw my pit bull at the television.)
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To: Nachum

“...there is also nothing in President Obama’s record to suggest that he is an adherent of it.”

If one considers Eric Holder “nothing”, I guess that would be true.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 8:42:47 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Nachum; Yaelle
...promoting their warped vision of Prof. Bell.
The smear then depends on depicting Professor Bell, who is no longer able to speak in his own defense...

How is using the man's own words, in both video and written form, where he himself defines Critical Race Theory warping what it means? /rhetorical

Look at this, Yaelle, I hadn't even read this article and I called it.
@This is nothing more than a smear campaign.
The MSM and leftists are so predictable.

11 posted on 03/12/2012 8:44:40 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Nachum

The real story here is that CNN and Soledad O’Brien have taken it upon themselves to become the defenders of Derrick Bell and his racist yammering.

Probably because they realize that Obama is inextricably connected with Bell, so any acceptance of Bell as a militant racist tarnishes Obama.


12 posted on 03/12/2012 8:48:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Nachum

What if the first two words in every story you have written for a particular outlet were a blatant effort to mislead your readers?

Such is the case with Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher, whose real name isn’t actually “Tommy Christopher,” the name he uses for his Mediaite byline, The Daily Caller has learned.

Christopher, an admitted “douche” who apparently enjoys karaoke, doesn’t offer a reason for misleading his readers, but a woman identifying herself as Christopher’s girlfriend on Twitter named “Diana Lynn W.” said in a since-deleted tweet it was for reasons “to protect his family”:

Here

In 2009 Christopher was fired by AOL’s Politics Daily, over what some say was an article he wrote criticizing a story about ten conservative women Playboy’s Guy Cimbalo most wanted to “hate fuck.” Christopher also used the “Tommy Christopher” byline while at Politics Daily.

13 posted on 03/12/2012 8:50:53 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Iron Munro

CNN is becoming more like MSNBC each day, and no longer is even trying to pretend neutrality and objectivity in the news: the panic among the anchors that Obama may lose re-election is palpable, and the more nervous they become the more they screech.


14 posted on 03/12/2012 8:50:53 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Nachum
negrosmosis

Racists!

15 posted on 03/12/2012 8:51:49 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Red Badger

Tommy Christopher
@tommyxtopher
I’m a media correspondent and White House reporter for Mediaite.com. I also write about politics and the White House forAsylum.com and DailyDose.us.

Southern New Jersey · http://www.mediaite.com/author/tommy-christopher/

******

Tommy Christopher
@tommyxtopher
@DanRiehl @NicoleGennette Then don’t copy me on your tweets. Don’t you have a 4 year-old to harass somewhere?
4:18 PM - 11 Mar 12 via TweetDeck

18h DanRiehl; @DanRiehl
@tommyxtopher Yeah, that’s what I was doing there, harassing a 4 year old. Still slow on the uptake, I see. @NicoleGennette

http://twitter.com/#!/tommyxtopher

Tommy Christopher; @tommyxtopher
I voted! #gamechange


16 posted on 03/12/2012 8:56:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

Tommy Christopher

17 posted on 03/12/2012 8:58:14 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: AtlasStalled

Without “racial issues”,

what would these leftwing hacks have to talk about?

Their very livelihood depends on “racial issues”.


18 posted on 03/12/2012 9:02:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

This creep doesn't even use is real name so how do we know he isn't a racist? His real name is not Tommy Christopher. What is he hiding?

19 posted on 03/12/2012 9:04:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Are you sure that HE is really a HE and not a SHE?


20 posted on 03/12/2012 9:07:36 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Nachum
This makes the point perfectly (despite the pi$$ing and moaning from some on this forum) that this first video did indeed have teeth and wasn't a dud. Soledad saw her Dear Leader, along with her racist professor having their past scrutinized, and she was having none of it! If we want to know how effective we are, all we need to do is view the reactions from the Left. Soledad knows this vetting will be, to some degree, DAMMING to her Dear Leader.
21 posted on 03/12/2012 9:12:57 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: AtlasStalled
Soledad O’Brien’s obsession with all things racial borders on hysteria and paranoia to the extent that I wonder if she’s mentally ill.

Was she by any chance a flight attendent on American Airlines out of Dallas recently?
22 posted on 03/12/2012 9:15:16 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: kcvl
Sorry to have to be blunt here, but why is MOST Liberal Men look like neutered Queers?

Just askin’

23 posted on 03/12/2012 9:15:51 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Nachum
“Critical Race Theory seeks to explain judicial decisions by asking the question ‘what does race have to do with it?’”

Libtards have a vested interest in making everything about race so that they can use apparent oppression of some as a justification for the use of force to violate natural rights of others.

I see none of Critical Race Theory in President Obama, either in his writings, or what he’s actually done in office.

Because of the above, it would be the worst example of evasion of reality to not see Critical Race Theory in President Obama

24 posted on 03/12/2012 9:16:45 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Nachum

Didn’t he use to play Squiggy on “Laverne and Shirley?”


25 posted on 03/12/2012 9:16:53 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Nachum

Mr Media Training

So when “Tommy Christopher” bravely and boldly attacked me on my blog
after Mediaite used my content on Fox News without attribution (see
comments), it wasn’t actually “Tommy Christopher” attacking me?
http://www.mrmediatraining.com....

Mr. Christopher claims that “the pen name has afforded my family freedom
from the harassment that I take on as a public figure.” I’d suggest it
afforded him the freedom to write vicious things about people who don’t
hide behind pseudonyms, while conveniently not having to worry about the
consequences of doing so.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/23/what-is-mediaite-blogger-tommy-christophers-real-name/#ixzz1ov48zEhJ

******

See: What is Mediaite blogger Tommy Christopher’s real name?

Is it possible Tommy Christopher aka Mr. McNulty and his brother - an activist - both fight to keep their real last name secret because they are related to a New York Times executive who seems to only follow liberal bloggers on her Twitter account?

It sure got quiet after I outed Mr. Christopher. I guess we both have no readers or followers on the Twitter.

http://ronbryn.blogspot.com/2012/01/mediaites-tommy-christopher-threatens.html


26 posted on 03/12/2012 9:17:06 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

Cnn goes on record as in the bag for Obama.


27 posted on 03/12/2012 9:17:38 AM PDT by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: Nachum
From the comments on the page...

“Translation: O’Brien, having embarrassed herself in her interview with Pollack, brings on someone who makes their bread and butter with Critical Race Theory to defend Critical Race Theory and pretend O’Brien didn’t embarrass herself.

And I’m not speaking as a “Breitbart.com reader”; I’m speaking as a social scientist who’s been in academia for 25 years as a student and professor, one who’s actually taught about critical theory approaches to social science — though you can’t really call any critical theory approach a “science,” since they’re normative, not objective. Let me put it so simply that maybe even someone like O’Brien can understand: things like Critical Race Theory are considered a joke by pretty much any academic who make their living from it. It is the Al Sharpton of academia: a money making scam feeding off racial resentment that is tolerated only because paying them off is considered preferable to the alternative (the sort of building occupations, protests, threats, etc. in the sixties that resulted in these academic positions being created in the first place).”

AND—

The Wikipedia entry for Critical Race Theory “was edited 28 times that day After this exchange. The original talked specifically to white supremacy, and the edited version took it out completely. Before that day, the entry had been edited twice in the last year. Here is a link to the before and after version on Wiki..

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Critical_race_theory&diff=480904326&oldid=474146737

Here is the link for the edits done right after Soledad made a fool of herself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Critical_race_theory&action=history

It is hilarious how liberals will attempt to bend and shape the truth/reality to fit the narrative. They would make the Soviets proud. And the legions of useful idiots here in the US who are unquestionably compliant with the lie, would make them proud too.”

28 posted on 03/12/2012 9:18:54 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Wasn’t O’Brien the one who shared an “Obama bump” with some co-host recently? (No, I don’t mean a line of coke; rather, a fist bump which they called an “Obama bump.”


29 posted on 03/12/2012 9:21:52 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Artcore

Rush has spoken of the Lavender mafia, which is apparently worldwide. Urban Meyer apologized over the weekend for thinking about having those players that mess up wear lavender players.

I wonder what doctoral color wears lavender. I don’t know, but I bet it’ll be discontinued as an insult.

Too bad. Lavender is a pretty plant and smells good. How it ever became associated with this crowd is beyond me. Maybe they identify with plants.


30 posted on 03/12/2012 9:24:37 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: kcvl
@(by the way Tommy is his real first name)

@Is it possible Tommy Christopher aka Mr. McNulty and his brother - an activist - both fight to keep their real last name secret because they are related to a New York Times executive who seems to only follow liberal bloggers on her Twitter account?

31 posted on 03/12/2012 9:28:32 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Red Badger

Tommy’s confrontation at a past CPAC with Andrew Breitbart

http://patterico.com/2012/01/25/incredible-outrage-tommy-christopher-not-really-tommy-christopher-so/

He is also at times thin-skinned, flies into a rage at slight provocation, and lashes out often when it’s not warranted


32 posted on 03/12/2012 9:31:25 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Red Badger

Tommy’s confrontation at a past CPAC with Andrew Breitbart

http://patterico.com/2012/01/25/incredible-outrage-tommy-christopher-not-really-tommy-christopher-so/

He is also at times thin-skinned, flies into a rage at slight provocation, and lashes out often when it’s not warranted


33 posted on 03/12/2012 9:31:25 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: philman_36

Tommy Christopher is lying scum...even Markos Moulitsas Zúniga of Daily Kos agrees with that! He lied to him too about a completely made up story.


34 posted on 03/12/2012 9:34:56 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: servo1969

Very good find!

I have put it up where others can eee on my site today. Thanks.


35 posted on 03/12/2012 9:37:08 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: kcvl

I saw the Betty/Veronica thing while looking.


36 posted on 03/12/2012 9:41:33 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: GreenHornet

‘Didn’t he use to play Squiggy on “Laverne and Shirley?”’

Looks just like him...but that’s Andrew Squigman to you ;-)


37 posted on 03/12/2012 9:42:55 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: kcvl
There are several different variants of "Tommy". Tom, Thom, Thomas, Tomas, etc.
If it's a nickname that is.
38 posted on 03/12/2012 9:47:47 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: kcvl
@New York Faculty ART BUSINESS

Is that him?

39 posted on 03/12/2012 9:53:33 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: servo1969

Brings a vision to mind that I had reading 1984 a long time ago, men in visors typing and editing wordspeak. Did quite understand what the author was taking about at the time, but I do now.


40 posted on 03/12/2012 10:04:01 AM PDT by Guardian Sebastian
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To: Guardian Sebastian

*didn’t


41 posted on 03/12/2012 10:05:08 AM PDT by Guardian Sebastian
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To: kcvl
Well some kind of response would be welcome.
They do look similar. Forehead, nose...chin looks broader head on, wattle.
The guy on the left looks older...maybe black and white does that?
42 posted on 03/12/2012 11:20:29 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: kcvl

The pic reminds me of that Chas Bono thingy.


43 posted on 03/12/2012 2:19:45 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it doesn't get any better than that!)
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To: philman_36

I don’t think that is him. It could be a relative maybe?


44 posted on 03/12/2012 2:33:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
It could be a relative maybe?
Could be. A very close resemblance.
45 posted on 03/12/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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