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Race Baiting

GOP's Old Ploy: Tag President Obama as the Race Baiter

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The baiting and the assault on Obama will get even uglier. But it won't change one hard fact: that when it comes to race baiting, the GOP will always have the market cornered on that -- and millions know it.

The Real Problem: Race Baiters' Inability to Think, Comprehend

Jason Whitlock | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Jason Whitlock

Here's what the race baiters on the right fail to comprehend: There's a clear-cut, easy-to-follow blueprint for avoiding the ravages of black-on-black violence and crime. America has yet to provide us a comparable blueprint for avoiding racial profiling.

Friday Talking Points -- When Universes Collide

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big news in Washington "journalism" circles this week was not the side issue of "did Obama personally come up with the sequester idea?" but the side-side issue of "did Obama personally take Bob Woodward out to the woodshed and beat him mercilessly with a tire iron?" Or something like that...

If Only Mitt Romney Had Read My Book Before Talking About Obama's "Gifts" to Certain Voters

Eric Deggans | Posted 01.16.2013 | Media
Eric Deggans

As media coverage of Mitt Romney's remarks about women and people of color getting "gifts" to vote Obama washed over media, I had one thought: I wish...

The GOP's Latest Rev. Wright Hit Won't Work

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.05.2012 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The dated speech won't sway many, including those who don't support Obama for legitimate political reasons, to regard the president as a race baiter. Obama said nothing that could remotely be considered racially charged and inflammatory.

Scott Brown's Shameful Campaign

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

In an era of cool media, Brown has what it takes to be red hot, which makes the campaign he's running against Elizabeth Warren puzzling if not downright disgusting. But let's start with puzzling.

Exposed: Chris Matthews, Reince Priebus and Phony Balance on Morning Joe

Spencer Critchley | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Spencer Critchley

Matthews passionately and cogently laid it out for Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus. Priebus, of course, professed utter shock. And -- just as predictably -- so did co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. They looked like guests at a society tea that's just been crashed by a loud drunk.

The Romney Campaign's Strategic Race-Baiting

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

We should all have grown tired of the media cycle of fixating on a politician's remark until an apology is offered. But some remarks form a pattern worth analyzing. One pattern now clear is the racially charged political speech emerging from the Romney campaign.

Sarah Palin: The Prevailing Ignorance And Staggering Genius Of Race-Baiting Tactics

Edward Wyckoff Williams | Posted 05.13.2012 | Black Voices
Edward Wyckoff Williams

The nation has rightly called into question Rush Limbaugh's recent verbal attacks on women; now it is time to shed light on Sarah Palin's subversive attacks on African Americans.

Is Newt Race-Baiting?

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics
Kurt A. Gardinier

If asked, Newt Gingrich would obviously say no, in his arrogant, 'you're asking me a ridiculously stupid question' sort of way, but it sure sounds like he is lately. And if he is, he may be doing the "right" thing politically.

Victory! ColorOfChange Campaign Helps Drive Beck Off of Fox News

James Rucker | Posted 06.07.2011 | Media
James Rucker

Beck's lack of advertisers made him a financial liability for Fox, and it's clear that this was a driving factor in his departure from Fox. This is an incredible and unprecedented victory.

The Summer of Republican Race-Baiting

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

What else do we call the deliberate inciting of racial bigotry and resentment for the sake of attaining power? It's race-baiting and it's a major component of the Republican strategic arsenal.

Of Teachable Moments

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Whatever teachable moment people crave on race, Pres. Obama who stated plainly a long time ago that he's not interested in "the ideological battles that we fought during the '90s that were really extensions of battles we fought since the '60s."

Jason Linkins

Washington Examiner: 'Obama Disses White Guys'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The oft-rumored "Whitey tape" has surfaced in the form of a video of Pres. Obama attempting to get some vital portions of the coalition that put him in office in 2008 to maybe get interested in voting again in 2010.

Beck's UK Broadcast Runs Without Ads; Over 100 Companies Have Ditched Beck

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Rucker

Yesterday, for the fifth day in a row, the UK broadcast of Glenn Beck's TV show was forced to run without any advertisements. This is thanks to efforts pressuring companies advertising during the program.

Harlem Gospel Choir Says No To Glenn Beck

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Rucker

Before we contacted the Harlem Gospel Choir about Glenn Beck, they didn't know much about him. After learning more about his history of race-baiting, the choir quickly canceled their appearance with him.

Does Murdoch Agree With Glenn Beck or Not?

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Rucker

We can't let Murdoch have it both ways -- he can stand by the fact that he supports Glenn Beck's race-baiting; or he can tell us why he doesn't and what he's going to do about it.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Misrepresenting what I said during an appearance on Countdown this week, NewsBusters claims that I'm trying to deny Glenn Beck his "constitutionally protected free speech." Wrong. What I said is that words have tremendous power -- they can inspire and they can incite. There's a reason you can't shout "fire" in a crowded theater. But even though Glenn Beck is shouting "fire" in a crowded, anxious country, I specifically said that the right response to his steady stream of lies, hate, and race-baiting -- all served up with a not-very-subtle undercurrent of violence -- is to put unrelenting pressure on his advertisers and his bosses. Pressure works. CNN dropped Lou Dobbs. I'm actually of two minds when it comes to Beck. Part of me resents spending even a second of my life thinking about him. But part of me recognizes that he's too dangerous to ignore.

Ministers confront Glenn Beck outside his Christmas stage show (Video & Photos)

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Rucker

Rev. Tillard speaks out against Glenn Beck Last night, Glenn Beck performed "The Christmas Sweater" -- a stage play that was broadcast live in theat...

Glenn Beck Named 'Misinformer Of The Year'

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck's well of ridiculous was deep and poisonous before he launched his Fox News show, but the inauguration of the 44th president of the United ...

19 More Advertisers Ditch Glenn Beck

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Rucker

Two British companies, Subaru, Toyota and Equifax are among the companies pulling ads from Beck's Fox News show.

Frankly, Sarah...I Don't Give a Damn

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

A letter from former, twice governor Wally Hickel ran in Sunday's Anchorage Daily News. I think it's well worth a read.

A Case for Republican Secession (From Itself)

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Sometimes the body from which a political party springs is so filled with bile and corruption that its healthiest components should seek to go their own way. A case in point is today's Republican Party.

Glenn Beck Has Lost over 50% of His Ad Dollars

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Rucker

Up until now, however, there's been a question of what the real consequences are for Beck and for Fox from our , especially as Beck's ratings have soared. It's starting to become clear.

A Line in the Sand Against Beck

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Rucker

Beck, in league with big business groups, is seeking to derail the president's agenda, and taking out Van Jones is the vehicle for undermining clean energy and green jobs.