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MSM Ignores Muslim Threat

Why is it that when a Muslim student that is an avowed member of ISI, and brings an IED to school, is  not even mentioned by the MSM as a t…

Started by Cynthia Nedved

9 Mar 14
Reply by Hank Jordan

Finland Arms Police With Submachine Guns in Response To Deadly Jihad Terror Attacks

Interesting that the elites in Europe and the U.S. continue to fiercely deny of the motive, deny the ideology and deny the religious exhort…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

0 Sep 3, 2017

U.S. Terror Alert Warns Citizens Travelling to Europe Can Expect Attacks at Any Time

The U.S. government has issued a new terror alert for citizens travelling to Europe after the continent played host to four jihadi attac…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

0 May 2, 2017


Gen. Hayden: US 'Vulnerable' to Tunisia-Style Attack

The Islamic State on Thursday claimed responsibility for the attack that killed 21 people at a museum in Tunisia, and retired Air Force Gen…

Started by Dee

10 Mar 21, 2015
Reply by Wink

Col. Rob Maness: Paris Terror Attacks ‘Centerpiece’ of Argument Against Open Borders

Col. Rob Maness: Paris Terror Attacks ‘Centerpiece’ of Argument Against Open Borders by Tony Lee Col. Rob Maness believes that the recent…

Started by Kat

17 Jan 22, 2015
Reply by Kat


HOROWITZ: The Left’s War Against Justice And Peace: What Conservatives Still Must Understand About Progressives

When rioters and “protesters” defend criminals and attack the police it is not a protest. It is an attack. When radicals and rioters defe…

Started by Dee

13 Dec 12, 2014


Harry Reid’s Bodyguard Physically Attacks “Crapitalism” Author

One of Harry Reid’s bodyguards accosted a conservative journalist for asking a few basic questions about the Senate Majority Leader’s we…

Started by Dee

52 Oct 13, 2014
Reply by Gary De Capua


Another Teenage Mob Terrorizes Southern Town: ‘Memphis Is Going to Burn if They Don’t Control These Children’

Sharon Mourning expressed fear and outrage after she said her car was surrounded and damaged by a teenage mob in Memphis, Tennessee. (Imag…

Started by Dee

44 Oct 2, 2014
Reply by DeniseInAZ


Islamic State: Find U.S. soldiers’ homes, “show up and slaughter them”

The Islamic State has repeatedly called for jihad terror attacks in the U.S., and boasted that its jihadis are already here. Maybe they ar…

Started by Dee

152 Sep 27, 2014
Reply by June Gagnon


Jimmy Carter, the pariah president

Jimmy Carter complains that he “don’t get no respect” from Barack Obama, who never calls him for advice. But why should the former preside…

Started by Dee

43 Aug 11, 2014
Reply by Thomas Laman




Reporter Kicked Out Of Michelle Obama
Conference For Violating ‘Black Girl Code’

The Black Entertainment Television channel recently hosted a conference in south Florida for black women known as “Leading Women Defined,” which featured a casual conversation between former first lady Michelle Obama and former senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

But according to the New York Post’s Page Six, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was in attendance was booted from the remainder of the conference after she wrote an article about some of the comments Obama had made during the discussion.

Robin Givhan, a fashion critic and staff writer for The Washington Post, documented the highlights of the friendly chat between Obama and Jarrett.

Some of the highlights of the conversation included the former first lady’s thoughts on President Donald Trump’s inauguration as the Obamas prepared to leave the White House, the role she played during the 2008 election, her difficulty settling in as “the spouse” to the president, how she described her White House garden as a “subversive act” to garner trust with the public and her upcoming memoir. Of course Givhan also wrote about what Obama was wearing … after all, she is a fashion critic.

But following the publication of the article, according to Page Six, BET demanded Givhan leave the conference early amid claims that she had violated a “sacred space” by publishing the content of the conversation.

They also canceled a panel discussion that Givhan initially had been asked to moderate.

However, Page Six noted that BET’s claim that Obama’s discussion was “private” and not intended to be shared with anyone else outside the small gathering in attendance didn’t hold up to scrutiny given the fact that BET itself posted clips from the discussion on its site.

Furthermore, Jarrett also posted those clips on social media and told everyone to “tune in” to the network so they could hear what Obama had to say.

Shortly thereafter, the dispute descended into a sharp back-and-forth on social media between Givhan and others who were irked at what she had done, as can be seen on Givhan’s Twitter feed.

Several of her critics asserted that the conversation had been “off-the-record” — an assertion Givhan flatly denied — and one user claimed the reporter had “violated a sacred trust” between black women.

Another said what she had done was a “complete violation of journalistic ethics and Black girl code, all at once,” while still another asserted through a hashtag that Givhan was “#notoneofus,” as if she were being banished from the exclusive realm of accepted professional black women.

For their part, a BET representative told Page Six that Givhan had been “invited as a guest (not working press) to moderate a fashion panel,” and noted that her travel and lodging expenses had been paid for by the network.

“She was made aware that it was an intimate conversation in a sacred space of sisterhood and fellowship,” the rep added.

Neither Givhan nor representatives for Obama responded to requests for comment on the report from Page Six.

If the WaPo reporter really was instructed ahead of time that the conversation between Obama and Jarrett was “off the record” and a private affair, but published anyway, then BET was justified in booting her from the remainder of the conference — though the mean-spirited commentary she received on social media still crossed the line.

But if Givhan received no prior warning on the matter — and given the fact that BET itself published the conversation later — then this is just a major display of hypocrisy and unnecessary infighting.

What do you think?


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