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  • ANOTHER 'TOUGH TO WATCH' BLACK-ON-WHITE BEATING

    03/07/2014 9:51:23 AM PST · by Anila · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 03/06/14 | Colin Flaherty
    This beating is “tough to watch,” said the news anchor. But when it comes to black on white violence caught on video, that does not narrow it down much. This one is in Lexington, Ky., from WLEX news. “And we do warn you: Some may find the images disturbing.” But hardly unique. The reporter was introducing her viewers to a recently released video of black man attacking a white college student waiting for a bus. The assault begins with a close-up of the man who is about to ask the college student for a cigarette. When the student says no,...
  • Eric Holder, Hate Crimes and Double Standards

    11/11/2013 9:02:44 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 11, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Eric Holder, Hate Crimes and Double StandardsPosted By Colin Flaherty On November 11, 2013 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments To order Colin Flaherty’s White Girl Bleed A Lot, Click Here.Attorney General Holder seems determined to prove his chief critic, J. Christian Adams, right.Adams is the former Justice Department lawyer who told Congress that the Attorney General treated cases of racial bias against white people with “open contempt.”Most famously, Adams noted the case of electoral intimidation against two members of the New Black Panther Party who brandished weapons and issued threats...
  • Bulger, guilty in 11 murders, will appeal

    08/12/2013 4:30:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 12, 2013 | Laurel J. Sweet and Matt Stout
    James J. “Whitey” Bulger has been found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy and 11 murders in a split verdict, and his lawyers say he plans to appeal. The indictment accused Bulger of the gangland murders of 19 men and women between 1973 and 1985, money laundering, extortion, drug distribution and illegal firearms possession. He was convicted on two racketeering counts, 11 murders, 3 counts of conspiracy to commit murder, seven extortion counts, one drug count and six money laundering counts.
  • When Government Meets Organized Crime ( Whitey Bulger : Boston )

    07/18/2013 11:16:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | July 16, 2013 | Gene Healy
    Corrupt FBI let mobster Whitey Bulger keep killing—and it cost innocent lives. You'd hardly know it from the wall-to-wall coverage of the George Zimmerman case, but there's another trial going on that's at least as worthy of national attention. That's the 32-count federal racketeering indictment against James "Whitey" Bulger, a Boston mob kingpin linked to at least 19 murders, captured in 2011 after 16 years on the lam. Bulger, a former "Top Echelon Informant" for the FBI, is a monster, but he's hardly the only villain in a story where "gangster government" leaves the realm of metaphor. As Boston Globe...
  • Inequality For All

    03/31/2013 5:10:34 PM PDT · by Dysart · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 3-31-13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ever since the Civil Rights movement became a "Grand Myth", the 20th Century equivalent of wagon trains headed West and the Minutemen at Concord, an activity so redolent of national values that it becomes a metaphor for what being American is, every generation has been given its marching orders to fight for a new equality. Fighting against inequality requires inequality in the same way that Manifest Destiny needed land area to work. It becomes harder to spread out once you've hit the Pacific Ocean. Fighting for civil rights becomes a struggle when everyone has the right to vote, drink from...
  • Gay, Lesbian, Black, Illegal or Liberal. Straight whites need not apply.

    08/26/2011 9:29:32 AM PDT · by rjsclassics · 22 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 8/25/2011 | Anthy Ponce, Ivanna Hampton
    Elmhurst College put a question on its admissions application that won’t appear on any other school's application. "Would you consider yourself to be a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) community?” That optional question makes Elmhurst the first school in the country to ask applicants about their sexual orientation or gender identity, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Gary Rold, the dean of students at Elmhurst, stressed the question falls in line with the campus’ mission statement to increase diversity. "We're offering an incentive to a group of students who are looking for a home and may not find that...
  • Obama accuses Congress of holding back U.S. recovery [ FR needs 'Obama Blames' Topic Section ]

    08/20/2011 1:03:58 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    reuters ^ | Aug 20, 2011 | reuters
    A vacationing U.S. President Barack Obama accused Congress on Saturday of holding back the U.S. economic recovery by blocking "common sense" measures he said would create jobs and help growth. In remarks recorded on Wednesday on his campaign-style bus tour in Illinois and aired during his holiday in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Obama said the stalled construction, trade and payroll tax bills could give a boost to the economy. "The only thing preventing us from passing these bills is the refusal by some in Congress to put country ahead of party. That's the problem right now. That's what's holding this country...
  • Police: Race a factor in State Fair violence

    08/11/2011 5:13:57 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-10-11 | ap
    WEST ALLIS, Wis.—West Allis police say the ongoing investigations into 11 violent incidents on the opening night of the Wisconsin State Fair suggest race did play a role. The 11 incidents included nine assaults, a robbery and an attempted robbery. All the victims were white or Hispanic and the offenders were described as African-American. On opening night of the fair last week, 31 people were arrested and at least 11 people were hurt. The West Allis Police Department is handling some of those cases. The department said Tuesday that its officers arrested seven people in different incidents around the fairgrounds...
  • Police: No hate crimes in these State Fair arrests

    08/10/2011 8:19:46 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 70 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 8-10-11 | ap
    WEST ALLIS, Wis.—West Allis police are releasing new details about some arrests on the opening night of the Wisconsin State Fair, but say none of those incidents possessed elements that would prompt their prosecution as hate crimes. WTMJ-AM reports ( http://bit.ly/roRWMr) the Police Department issued a statement Tuesday with new information about a handful of the more than two dozen arrests made last week
  • It’s Time to Go After Whitey Bulger’s Brother Billy

    The murderer in chief of the Boston mob, Whitey Bulger, has now been arrested, but the godfather of the mob, William Bulger (known as “Billy”), is still at large. Until William Bulger is brought to justice, there will be no occasion for celebration. Without William Bulger, there would have been no Whitey Bulger. Killer Whitey would have remained a petty criminal were it not for the protection he allegedly got from his Godfather Billy. While Whitey Bulger was climbing the ladder of crime in Boston, Billy was climbing the ladder of politics. Of course in Boston, the separation between crime...
  • First mugshot of mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger as he is quizzed by police over 19 murders

    06/24/2011 6:52:44 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-24-2011 | Mark Duell, Paul Bentley and David Gardner
    Staring blankly into the camera, this is mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger's mugshot following his arrest after 16 years on the run. Police in Orange County finally arrested the fugitive on Wednesday alongside his long-term girlfriend Catherine Greig. Now detectives in California plan to quiz Bulger over claims that he may also be the infamous 'Geezer Bandit'. An elderly robber who looked remarkably similar to Bulger has never been caught despite carrying out as many as 17 bank raids over the past six years. Police believe Bulger may have carried out the robberies in Orange County - where he is...
  • "Rich Whitey" on the Ballot in Chicago!

    10/18/2010 10:29:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 18, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Standard Chicago Machine bureaucratic incompetence -the source of much that's wrong with the World's Biggest Cow Town- now brings us world-class Chris Rock-style humor:An embarrassed Chicago Election Board will spend the money and time to re-program and re-test 4,200 electronic voting machines to correct a spelling error that changed the last name of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney to "Whitey." If the mistake had been anything other than "Whitey" in a city with a history of racial politics, the costly correction might not have been necessary, officials said. But, since the error was made on machines scheduled to be...
  • Whitney is 'Whitey' on some ballots

    10/14/2010 12:06:23 PM PDT · by FTJM · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 14, 2010 | Dave McKinney
    The last name of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney is misspelled as "Whitey" on electronic-voting machines in nearly two dozen wards -- about half in predominantly African-American areas -- and election officials said Wednesday the problem cannot be corrected by Election Day. The misspelling turned up on touch-screen machines in 23 wards overall. Whitney's name is spelled correctly on the machines' initial screens showing all of the candidates' names, but it is misspelled on review screens that later show a voter his or her choices, said Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections. "This is a difficult...
  • Ballots will be fixed to read 'Whitney' instead of 'Whitey'

    10/15/2010 10:55:45 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Chicago election officials say crews will work overtime to reprogram thousands of electronic voting machines that mistakenly list a gubernatorial candidate's name as "Rich Whitey" instead of Rich Whitney. Chicago elections board chairman Langdon Neal said 530 machines being used for early voting and an additional 4,200 destined for the Nov. 2 election will be reprogrammed and retested. The mistake in the Green Party candidate's name appears on a review screen that allows voters to double-check their selections and not on the screen where the vote is registered. It also is not on paper ballots, Neal said. He said the...
  • Illinois Candidate's Name Misspelled As 'Rich Whitey' On Electronic-Voting Machines

    10/14/2010 2:35:39 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 52 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10/14/2010 | Eric Lach
    There are typos and then there are complete and utter catastrophes. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the name of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney is misspelled "Rich Whitey" on electronic-voting machines in 23 wards -- "about half in predominantly African-American areas." The error only occurs on screens voters would see when they are reviewing their choices (Whitney's name appears correctly on the initial screens), but officials say the error cannot be corrected before election day. Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections, told the Sun-Times he expects 90% of votes on election day to be cast on...
  • State Rep Not Sure if ‘Beat Whitey Night’ Fights Were Racially Motivated.

    08/25/2010 1:51:31 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 72 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | August 24, 2010
    I wonder if he’d be more sure if they were “openly calling it beat blackie night”? ... Des Moines police are trying to determine what led to a series of attacks outside the Iowa State Fairgrounds over the weekend that included the assault of two police officers. Sgt. David Murillo stated in a report on Friday night: On-duty officers at the fairgrounds advise there was a group of 30 to 40 individuals roaming the fairgrounds openly calling it ‘beat whitey night.’ And State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines said he doesn’t have enough information to decide if the fights were...
  • FAIR FIGHTS: Police trying to figure out if race played role in attacks

    08/24/2010 1:03:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 82 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | August 24, 2010 | Dave Price
    The area around the Iowa State Fairgrounds has been the scene of several fights over the past 10 days, according to Des Moines Police. They say dozens of African-American teens may have targeted white fairgoers. Police say in the latest attack on the fair's final night, Sunday, 30 to 40 teens roamed the fairgrounds looking for trouble. They say some teens had been yelling, "It's beat whitey night."
  • Obama Worried About Losing Cracker, Honkie Vote (satire)

    07/23/2010 2:55:46 PM PDT · by SvenWaring · 21 replies · 1+ views
    DotPenn.com ^ | 7-23-2010 | Sven Waring
    The Obama administration is reeling after several race-based debacles. Now the poll numbers are suggesting the mishaps are hurting the President. Officials are worried that the administration looks racist. This misrepresentation could mean the they'll lose both the Cracker vote and elements of the Honkie voting block. Obama pollster Reginald Ferrengotti paints a stark picture of what's at stake for the nation's first post-whitey presidency. "We are a full eight percentage points down among drunk, cracker-assed crackers and five percent down among those rich, pussified urban honkies," Ferrengotti said. "I'd tell you what the rednecks are trending, but none of...
  • Sen. Whitehouse: foes of health care bill are birthers, right-wing militias, aryan groups

    12/20/2009 2:17:39 PM PST · by paltz · 76 replies · 2,130+ views
    Washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 12/20/09 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I) today took shots at those who are not supporting the health care legislation. During a floor speech, he excoriated Senate GOP members for for holding the pending health care bill and accused their supporters of being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups.
  • 'White' isn't enough, ethnic groups say [LOL or BARF?]

    12/17/2009 9:20:07 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 76 replies · 2,232+ views
    upi via email, no link | 12/17/9
    DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Ethnic groups, especially Arab-Americans, say the U.S. census all but eliminates any way of distinguishing their background by simply classifying them as white. "It's unfair because we are not treated as white in society and by the government, but we also don't qualify as minorities to get the benefits of some programs" such as minority contracts, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Regional Director Imad Hamad said. The concern arose because, for the first time, the regular 2010 U.S. census form eliminates a question asking people about their ancestry. Government officials say they shortened the form so...
  • Just Another White Racist Who Hates Obama (Video)

    08/30/2009 8:27:25 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 24 replies · 1,547+ views
    This guy is just a racist...clearly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUre-TwijR0
  • Funny: Obama is Keeping Whitey Down

    07/28/2009 11:40:11 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 2 replies · 1,037+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 07 28 09 | Notoriously Conservative
  • Travels with Whitey

    07/07/2009 4:14:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 318+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | Jim Williams
    Researchers are tracking a golden eagle found in southwestern Wisconsin to learn if this western bird is broadening its range. Golden eagles are relatively unknown in Minnesota, infrequently seen, counted in small numbers and for a long time thought to be lone wanderers from the west. These huge brown birds do winter here, however. They hunt for prey on the steep grassy slopes in the driftless area. Any given winter, about five dozen golden eagles cross the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Wisconsin and back. Goldens are essentially birds of western North America. They nest all the way up to...
  • Prosecutors: Black defendants in Dallas corruption case sought to make whites pay up

    06/29/2009 12:56:14 PM PDT · by Dysart · 48 replies · 2,041+ views
    DMN ^ | 6-29-09 | JASON TRAHAN
    The prosecution in the corruption trial of former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill and others gave jurors a tantalizing glimpse of what authorities called a web of intrigue in which black leaders solicited bribes from white developers because, they said, it was time for those developers to pay. “The game has done changed,” defendant Darren Reagan is heard saying on an audio tape played during opening statements by the prosecution. Defense opening statements were taking place this afternoon. In a surprising development, Hill's attorney, Ray Jackson, said his client would take the stand during the trial. Prosecutors say Reagan...
  • DEVELOPING: Rumor: API to release FOX 'Whitey Tape'

    10/21/2008 9:03:04 PM PDT · by mvred.com · 83 replies · 3,719+ views
    African Press International ^ | October 21st, 2008 | API
    You can believe it or not. I want to believe it, but I have my doubts. Check it out here: Link: Michelle Obama tapes’ imminent release approaching: API in a serious negotiation with FOX NEWS on the best way forward.
  • An open letter to Michelle Obama after API’s discussion with a CIA official in Oslo

    10/20/2008 3:49:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 44 replies · 1,936+ views
    African Press ^ | 10/20/08 | Korir
    I have decided to write this open letter and to refer you to our telephone conversation the day your husband was having a debate with his opponent in New York. This has to be an open letter because the story is already out there and many Americans are crying for the truth about what we discussed. I know our discussion was not meant to harm your husband’s candidacy nor was it meant to derail the US Presidential elections in any way. We both know that our talk was - a sister to brother talk - black to black person talk...
  • Many White Democrats Prejudice Against Blacks

    09/22/2008 9:16:49 AM PDT · by pissant · 49 replies · 366+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 9/22/08 | Rhonda Swan
    For those who say race is no longer an issue in America and say this blog shouldn’t exist, I give you an Associated Press-Yahoo study that says white Democratic racism may cause 2.5 percent of voters to not vote for Barack Obama because of his RACE. A story on politico.com says that percentage is roughly the margin of President Bush’s victory over John F. Kerry in 2004. The study found that one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views of black people, calling them “lazy,” “violent” and responsible for their own troubles. This is the party of most black registered voters!...
  • Michelle Obama - A Role Model for My Daughters (By Mallika Chopra)

    08/27/2008 5:03:01 PM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies · 121+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | 8/27/08 | Mallika Chopra
    Every night before we go to bed, my daughters and I talk about our worst and best parts of the day. Today, we all agreed that the best part was watching Michelle Obama's warm and passionate speech, and then seeing her girls come onto the stage. As a mom, I felt we were experiencing a piece of history together... The fact that today a smart, articulate, beautiful and accomplished black woman from the South side of Chicago stood before seasoned politicians, an audience of men and women, of whites, blacks, Latinos (and did you see the Indian sardar on CNN!),...
  • The Birth of “Whitey”: Black Liberation Theology and the Nation of Islam

    08/16/2008 2:10:37 PM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 546+ views
    Texas Darlin ^ | 8/16/08 | Bud White
    Jesus says, “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45 While researching the source of Michelle Obama’s alleged “whitey” rant, we discovered direct connections between the Nation of Islam (NOI), Stokely Carmichael, Jeremiah Wright’s Black Liberation Theology and, most prominently, Louis Farrakhan. According to Larry Johnson’s sources, the Michelle Obama tape captures her in sordid company: The sources who have seen the tape report...
  • Whitey Need Not Apply

    08/01/2008 3:36:45 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 23 replies · 163+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/01/2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Whitey Need Not Apply by Patrick J. Buchanan "Will race be an issue in this campaign?" Hearing the cable talk-show host solemnly pose the question, I could not suppress a belly laugh. For the anchor was fearful that some white folks might reject Obama because he is African-American -- even as a Rasmussen poll was reporting that Barack is beating McCain among black voters 94 to 1. What, other than race, explains how Barack rolled up 90-10 margins among black voters while running against Hillary Clinton, wife of the man novelist Toni Morrison dubbed "our first black president"?
  • Michelle Obama: Iron Woman [Barf Alert!]

    07/05/2008 11:00:44 AM PDT · by melt · 23 replies · 680+ views
    The New Republic via CBS News ^ | 6/30/08 | Ed Kilgore
    In 1828, President John Quincy Adams's reelection campaign reportedly traded on innuendoes that Rachel Jackson had been imperfectly divorced from her first husband. Since her second husband, Andrew Jackson, once killed a man in a duel for the same insult to his wife's honor, Adams was perhaps lucky to lose no more than the presidency to Old Hickory. So, while there are abundant signs that Republicans this year are itching to take the practice to new lows, let's not forget that attacks on first ladies, actual or putative, go back a long way. And for all of the fear in...
  • Larry Johnson's Strange Trip

    06/29/2008 2:09:24 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 151+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | June 24, 2008 | David Weigel
    How a onetime hero of the liberal blogosphere and the Democratic Party spread perhaps the most damaging anti-Obama smear of the primary. On May 13, 2006, Larry C. Johnson -- former CIA intelligence officer, counterterrorism pundit, classmate of Valerie Plame -- put up a breaking post claiming that Karl Rove was under federal indictment for perjury and lying to investigators looking into the leaking of Plame's identity. "Rove Indicted," Johnson blogged. "Frog march the bastard. As Freddie Mercury sang, 'another one bites the dust.'" The post linked to the investigative site TruthOut, and an anonymously sourced story that it turned...
  • The Michelle Obama Rant Tape (Article + video)

    06/21/2008 2:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies · 325+ views
    vlogitics.com ^ | June 21, 2008
    The Michelle Obama Rant Tape was filmed between June 26th - July 1st 2004 in Chicago, IL at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference at Trinity United Church: specifically the Women's Event. Michelle Obama appeared as a panelist alongside Mrs. Khadijah Farrakhan and Mrs. James Meeks. Bill Clinton spoke during the Conference, as did Bill Cosby and other speakers, but not at the panel Michelle attended. Michelle Obama spoke at the Women's Event, but referenced Bill Clinton in her rant --- his presence at the conference was the impetus for her raving, it seems. For about 30 minutes, Michelle Obama launched into...
  • DFU SONG: Don't Make Me Over (they will do an extreme makeover so we will love Michelle Obama)

    06/19/2008 6:29:59 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 73+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 6-19-08 | Lyrics & Movie, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - DON'T MAKE ME OVER
  • Michelle Obama is ready for her close-up[Denounces 'Whitey']

    06/17/2008 7:18:27 PM PDT · by txhurl · 59 replies · 445+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | June 18, 2008 | Michael Powell and Jodi Kantor
    Michelle Obama's eyes flicker tentatively even as she offers a trained smile. As her campaign plane arcs over the Flathead Range in Montana, she is asked to consider her complicated public image. Conservative columnists accuse her of being unpatriotic and say she simmers with undigested racial anger. A blogger who supported Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton circulates unfounded claims that Obama gave an accusatory speech in her church about the sins of "whitey." Obama shakes her head. "You are amazed sometimes at how deep the lies can be," she says in an interview. Referring to a character in a 1970s sitcom,...
  • MSM To Righties: We Will Punish Any Effort To Be Fair To Obama

    06/17/2008 1:04:50 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 11 replies · 161+ views
    National Review Online: Campaign Spot ^ | June 16, 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    Michelle and Allahpundit are right — if the media is going to write about the debunked "whitey" tape, particularly as a trigger for Obama's anti-smear site, there's really no excuse for not mentioning the two sources more responsible than anyone else for hyping the story: pro-Hillary blogger Larry Johnson and Democratic strategist Bob Beckel, who appeared on Fox News claiming a "mighty big shoe" was about to drop regarding Michelle Obama. (Now Beckel accuses conservatives of spreading rumors about her.) Did conservative bloggers write about the tape as well? Sure, but with varying degrees of skepticism. Allah finds the "conservative...
  • 'Whitey' Fails to Wound (Whiteys are also dumb)

    06/15/2008 11:59:38 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 124 replies · 203+ views
    'Whitey' fails to wound Fellow slurs snicker at word's utterance Tribune staff report June 15, 2008 It's hard to come up with an ethnic slur that has less of a sting than "whitey." Are there really white people out there so ignorant of history, so unaware of the nuances of language and so threatened by minority grievances that they take genuine umbrage at the term "whitey"? To be truly offensive, a derogatory term needs to have an ominous context that "whitey" lacks. Those who take offense are confusing prejudice—which is making negative assumptions about people based solely on external characteristics,...
  • Is Obama smearing Rush?

    06/15/2008 10:50:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies · 73+ views
    www.suntimes.com ^ | June 15, 2008 | Chicago Sun-Times
    Barack Obama campaign starts new Web site to fight smears from political opponents at www.fightthesmears.com. The first smear mentioned: "LIE: Rush Limbaugh says a tape exists of Michelle Obama using the word 'whitey' from the pulpit of Trinity United." Well. No. This is what Limbaugh said: "The rumor is -- and we don't like dealing with rumors here -- but the rumor is that Michelle Obama from the pulpit of this church used the term 'whitey.' Some are saying be very careful with this because she might have said 'why'd he,' why did he, the contraction 'why'd he' instead of...
  • FighttheSmears.com: Obama Site Another Attempt to Limit Discussion

    06/12/2008 11:55:07 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 23 replies · 385+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 12, 2008 | Mondoreb
    "Fightthesmears.com" could be "FighttheDiscussion.com" Democrat Barack Obama's campaign said Thursday that Michelle Obama never used the word "whitey" in a speech from the church pulpit as he launched a Web site to debunk rumors about his campaign." --NEDRA PICKLER, AP The Obama campaign is now going to be spending more time addressing rumors? "Yesterday I wrote about the new team that the Barack Obama campaign was building to counter internet rumor as well as deal with inconvenient truths, by way of offering the "party line" on how to counter the rumors or the damaging truths." --Susan Duclos, Wake Up America...
  • Will Obama's Anti-Rumor Plan Work?

    06/13/2008 3:35:09 PM PDT · by Shermy · 28 replies · 82+ views
    Time ^ | June 12, 2008 | Karen Tumulty
    As long as there have been rumors in politics, there has been one widely accepted way for a candidate to deal with them. Basically, it's not to. Otherwise, according to prevailing wisdom, all a candidate achieves is to elevate the rumors to a legitimate story for the media to feast on. That don't-go-there approach was Barack Obama's plan for months until, on the candidate's first full day of campaigning as his party's presumed presidential nominee, a reporter from McClatchy Newspapers who was traveling aboard his plane asked him about a particularly toxic bit of hearsay that was zooming around the...
  • CNN’s Roland Martin: ‘Idiot Democrats’ Behind Michelle Obama Rumor

    06/13/2008 2:41:46 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 26 replies · 194+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 13, 2008 | Matthew Balan
    CNN contributor Roland Martin, a known Barack Obama sympathizer, surprisingly isn’t buying the argument that conservatives/Republicans are behind the rumored Michelle Obama "whitey" comment. During a segment on Thursday’s "Anderson Cooper 360," substitute anchor Campbell Brown asked Martin, "Republicans have made it clear, pretty much, that Michelle is fair game here. Are you surprised by the intensity of the attacks?" He replied, "I'm not surprised by it, but I think, also, we can't blame Republicans for everything. It's these idiot Democrats that started some of this stuff." When Brown asked what he meant by that, Martin dropped the names of...
  • Fight The Smears (Obama Starts Off By Smearing Rush Limbaugh

    06/13/2008 7:25:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 37 replies · 421+ views
    Barackobama.com ^ | 2008 | Staff
    Smear: LIE: Rush Limbaugh says a tape exists of Michelle Obama using the word "whitey" from the pulpit of Trinity United... Lie: Proven GOP sleazemeister Roger Stone says he has "credible evidence that some indelible record exists" of a tape of Michelle Obama using the term "whitey."
  • A little whitey lie (MAYBE MICHELLE USED THE "H-WORD" INSTEAD)

    06/13/2008 4:27:08 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 68 replies · 238+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 13, 2008 | LYNN SWEET blogs.suntimes.com/sweet
    Campaign no longer ignoring Internet rumors about speech by Michelle -- it's launching Web site to push back WASHINGTON -- When I phoned the Obama press shop a few times in recent weeks to check out rumors about whether there was a videotape with Michelle Obama using the word "whitey," the campaign declined to issue a denial or to pass along the question to Michelle's staff to find out what might be fueling the rumors. That's been a standard tactic in dealing with the mainstream press. Unless there is some evidence, ignore the matter and reporters for mainstream outlets probably...
  • Obidiot Obama - Part II, Feeding They “Whitey” Rumor Mill (Trying to deflect and maybe confirms)

    06/12/2008 8:39:44 PM PDT · by jrooney · 16 replies · 177+ views
    The Strata-Sphere ^ | 06-12-08 | AJ Strata
    In that article (linked in the previous post) Karen Tumulty reports the Obama campaign learned of the rumor one full month before Larry Johnson did and ran it on his website! So clearly the Obama campaign has its own sources about this supposed tape. Now another blogger has torn apart the ‘truth’ posted on the Obama site and notes that the Obama site confirms Michelle Obama did speak at the Rainbow/Push convention!
  • Barack Obama blames Rush Limbaugh for 'Whitey' tape rumor

    Michelle Obama Says “Whitey” On a Tape Lie: On May 30th, Rush Limbaugh said he had heard a rumor that a tape exists of Michelle Obama using the word “Whitey” from the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ. Truth: No such tape exists. Michelle Obama has not spoken from the pulpit at Trinity and has not used that word. Lie: Blogger Larry Johnson wrote on May 31st that he would add “New and dramatic developments. This is a heads up. I’ll post the news Monday morning by 0900 hours. Now I know why people who have seen the videotape...
  • Obama campaign: Wife never used the word 'Whitey'

    06/12/2008 2:32:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 78+ views
    Obama campaign: Wife never used the word 'Whitey' By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 21 minutes ago Democrat Barack Obama's campaign said Thursday that Michelle Obama never used the word "whitey" in a speech from the church pulpit as he launched a Web site to debunk rumors about himself and his wife. The rumor that Michelle Obama railed against "whitey" in a diatribe at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ has circulated on conservative Republican blogs for weeks and was repeated by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The rumor included claims of a videotape of the speech that would...
  • Obama launches Web site to fight rumors

    06/12/2008 11:55:27 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 21 replies · 162+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | 12 June 08 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has launched a Web site to dispel rumors about his faith and patriotism and his wife's views on race that have dogged his candidacy for more than a year.
  • Obama site confronts rumors [Obama is a Muslim, won't say the Pledge of Allegiance or........]

    06/12/2008 6:01:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 152+ views
    Obama site confronts rumors 16 minutes ago Democrat Barack Obama's campaign said Thursday that Michelle Obama never used the word "whitey" in a speech. The campaign has created a new Web site to debunk rumors about the Obamas, http://www.fightthesmears.com. The rumor that Michelle Obama used the word "whitey" in a diatribe at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, and that a videotape exists, has circulated on conservative Republican blogs for weeks and was repeated by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The church, from which the Obamas recently resigned, had been home to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who came...
  • Video Of The Day: Barack Obama -- An Anti-White Racist

    06/09/2008 10:33:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 777+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | June 9, 2008 | John Hawkins
    If everybody in America saw this video -- that really makes it clear, in his own words, how much Barack Obama despises white people -- he'd lose in a landslide. PS: Just in case you were wondering, this was apparently put together by a Hillary supporter and it is extremely powerful. (The video is at the link)
  • The Michelle Obama Whitey Tape Update: New Anti-Obama Site Owner Says He Heard Tape

    06/08/2008 5:10:08 PM PDT · by freespirited · 39 replies · 230+ views
    Flopping Aces | 6/8/08 | Curt
        A commenter clued me in on a site called Ex-Hillary Supporters For John McCain and some comments left by the site owner Ed recently about the “Whitey” Michelle Obama tape. He purports to have heard two minutes of the tape over the phone. Here he is answering questions from visitors on this site: Yes, I heard about 2 minutes of her ranting at Bill Clinton and Hillary over the phone. Ed Yes, it is a DVD, I only heard the audio part, they would not send me a sample. I understand that it is over 30 minutes long...