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“Say, Betcha Didn’t Know . . . .”
the Story Behind a NY Times “Retraction”
After her excellent comparison of the courage exhibited by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer compared to our wimpy President’s non-efforts to protect the nation’s borders, perhaps Sarah Palin ought to be making statements about the New York Times publishers, editors, reporters, columnists, op-ed writers, bloggers (and everybody but the janitors) all combined . . . lacking the “cajones” of a one-celled protozoan . . . Let’s talk about one “retraction” in the Times . . . .
Some months ago, the liberal media was alive with a story about TEA Party members yelling the N-word fifteen times (or twenty-nine times in one paper) at Black members of congress as they walked up the capitol steps on that sunny day in March when Obamacare was passed. This was considered BIG . . . front-page news cussed and discussed in every liberal broadcast for weeks to come. Only one problem, it never happened. The $100,000 reward offered to anyone who can show “verifiable video footage,” showing one instance (not fifteen or twenty-nine) of the n-word being used has been offered lo, these several months and no one has offered documentary evidence, much less collected the reward. Similarly, no video footage of any Black congressman or any congress member being spat upon on that day has ever emerged.
Just the other day, (and this is August 5th) almost five months after it purportedly happened, the New York Times finally (having researched the story carefully – hah!) ran a retraction/correction . . . well, sort of . . . .
What they did actually was not even deign to draw attention to the retraction/correction by putting it off as a separate item at all. Instead they boldly went where few retractions/corrections have gone: they placed it inconspicuously at the bottom of another story. To wit:
“The Political Times column last Sunday, about a generational divide over racial attitudes, erroneously linked one example of a racially charged statement to the Tea Party movement. While Tea Party supporters have been connected to a number of such statements, there is no evidence that epithets reportedly directed in March at Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, outside the Capitol, came from Tea Party members.”
“All the News that’s Fit to Print?” Really???? Perhaps the Times ought to change their motto to “All the Gutless Lies Obama Would Prefer We Print.” First of all, that, whatever else it is, is neither a correction nor a retraction. There is NO “we got it wrong and we apologize” aspect to that piece of garbage by the piece of garbage Times.
1. Notice that the actual event is left muddy, there’s no mention of the n-word or Mr. Lewis’ race . . . nothing that could make the “apology” meaningful.
2. Notice that the retraction/correction was certainly NOT page-one news like the original story was . . . .
3. Notice the retraction/correction refers to “one example” . . . when the Times -- by March, 2010 – had already been printing such accusations about the TEA Party and conservatives virtually non-stop without basis for over a year . . . and meanwhile has continued to spout out this nonsense ceaselessly since March, 2010.
4. The retraction/correction is over four months late and it’s not actually either a retraction or a correction and it does not apologize . . . it just says, “There is no evidence . . . epithets . . . came from TEA Party members” which is, at best a half-truth since . . .
5. The retraction/correction does NOT say “There is NO EVIDENCE any epithets with n-words were hurled by anyone at all.
6. The retraction/correction says “While Tea Party supporters have been connected to a number of such statements,” but doesn’t say for every two thousand such accusations (not connections, but “accusations”) perhaps one** is true.
7. The retraction/correction talks about “a generational divide over racial attitudes” . . . that, my friends, is what has been known as a “weasel phrase” or possibly “a (or an) euphemism” . . . but which is actually just an old-fashioned LIE, not a half-truth, a LIE. It’s acting like . . . a) some sort of generation-gap exists and b) the TEA party (with older members?) treats differences in race one way that’s presumably at least a bit racist and c) the Times and its readers knows better because they are elite, intelligent, etc. but . . . RACISM, you Times morons, is RACISM, and lies are lies, and p_ss-poor journalism is pi__-poor journalism.
8. The Times seems to have never gone to the “horse’s mouth” for final verification of the event’s truth or falsity. Since Representative Lewis, a Black Democrat, is reportedly one of the few congressmen of either party, any race, any gender, any age who has been repeatedly and fairly called “honorable.” Yet Mr. Lewis has repeatedly refused to corroborate the stories about being spat upon or having the N-word hurled at him. Perhaps the Times should have asked Mr. Lewis, if his silence itself on this matter was “honorable” (since the only probable reason for this silence was to NOT gainsay his fellow Democrats)?
9. The Times has continuously run as straight-news, each and every liberal’s or left-wing Democrat’s accusation of RACISM as undeniable fact for at least the last ten years IF DIRECTED at CONSERVATIVES . . . but which has never attributed the barely 4% of Black votes going to Mc Cain while Obama received more and a larger percentage of White votes (almost 48%) than Kerry or Gore as having any racial significance at all. Isn’t it strange that the Times, which regards itself as so urbane and sophisticated in oh, so many ways, is so gullible that after ten years it has never figured out that the unending refuge for progressive (wanting to “progress” beyond the outdated and faulty Constitution) scoundrels is labelling all their opposition as “RACISTS.” How sophisticated is that? Just so the Times understands Rajjpuut clearly, he is saying the Times is guilty of not only abetting reverse-racism, but also of continuously and consistently falsely charging and abetting false charges of racism by others against Conservatives and conservative groups.
10. a) The Times recently OMITTED publishing news about a speech being applauded by the NAACP wherein a Black preacher and a couple of thugs who helped him beat up a Black entrepreneur (the man made a fortune in 2008 selling Obama buttons, but tried to sell “The audacity of dope” buttons featuring the president with a joint between his lips) were defended and lauded. The speaker repeatedly praised the preacher and the other thugs and called the entrepreneur repeatedly “an Uncle Tom.” b) the Times has also NOT investigated the story about the Black Panther voter intimidation suit being dropped nor c) the story about Obama appointee Deputy Attorney General Julie Fernandez ordering a roomful of Department of Justice employees to “forget about investigating voter intimidation and racism cases where the victims are White and the perpetrators are Black and d) nor have they run the story about Ms. Fernandez ordering DOJ employees to forget about “investigating violations of the Motor Voter Act” that is, e) like Ms. Fernandez, the New York Times is acting like racism is just something that Whites do to minorities, it can never happen the other way around.
The Times which, (in keeping with the “all-non-progressive’s are racists theme”) has ceaselessly slandered FOX News . . . but, in fact, the Times isn’t worthy of one-ten-thousandth the esteem which FOX’s real journalists earn every minute of every day. Cowardly, cowardly, cowardly, cowardly, cowardly New York Times. Until such time as the same New York Times effort that’s gone into propagating these lies is shown for dispelling them and pointing out those who so blithely and continuously speak them, until that day . . . cowardly, cowardly New York Times.
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
**Rajjpuut who has attended three TEA Party events and never seen one instance of hate or racism does know of two instances worth mentioning since March, 2009 (a year before the Obamacare passage) . . . .

#1 In a specious incident, a fellow was shown on FOX News carrying a sign partially clouded over by their editorial staff that presumably said something like, "F_ck the N_ggers." In that 20 second-incident he was quickly confronted by about five male TEA Party members, an argument ensued, his sign was torn from his hands trampled upon, and he was physically escorted from their midst. FOX also showed coverage of three other networks' newcasts which just showed the man holding his sign with the word “nigg_rs” clearly visible in a still photograph.

#2 Within a supposed TEA Party splinter faction, (Rajjpuut has seen evidence that makes him believe it was used by Harry Reid in Nevada to choose his least capable opponent, Sharon Angle, to win the Republican nomination -- but who knows it could be a valid organization pursuing TEA Party goals) known as the TEA Party Express , there was an upper echelon official who is supposedly "a shock jock" who on his personal blogsite spouted hate attacks on Barack Obama and referred to Islam as having "a monkey god." After, what Rajjpuut believes was an inordinate length of time the shock-jock was forced to resign. In any case the TEA Party express has zero credibility with any of the TEA Party membership outside themselves.
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Rajjpuut just listened to yet another Democrat talking about the relationship between the TEA (taxed enough already) Party and the Ku Klux Klan and then he also mentioned the “hate-mongers like Glen Beck” with his very next breath. This is a typical example of the lame-stream media in action. Regular viewers of Beck’s show have often heard him close with “let truth be your anvil and non-violence your hammer and reject anything which doesn’t answer the test of truth and non-violence.” These words of Gandhi are very close to the spirit guiding the TEA Party and, of course, are the furthest thing from what CBS, NBC, ABC and CNN would like you to know about those “crazies that are attacking the programs of our Dems and our President.” The amount of lying about the TEA Party by the Obama administration and the congressional Democrats and the lamestream media has gone well beyond epic proportions . . . .

Supposedly when Nancy Pelosi and the Dems were walking in unison on the day that Obamacare passed, at least one TEA Party member shouted the word “nig__r” fifteen times at Representative John Lewis and another Black Democrat was spit upon by a white TEA Partier. Now fifteen times is an awful lot of racial abuse but somehow with all the mainstream and other media (including FOX News) in the area, not even one racial slur was aired on the public air waves. Andrew Breitbart has challenged Representative Lewis and his honor, in effect calling the good congressman “a liar.” Rajjpuut will herein repeat Breitbart’s offer of a reward of 10,000 paid out of his own pocket for conclusive videotape proof that one of these incidents occurred . . . .

“It’s time for the allegedly pristine character of Rep. John Lewis to put up or shut up. Therefore, I am offering $10,000 of my own money to provide hard evidence that the N- word was hurled at him not 15 times, as his colleague reported, but just once. Surely one of those two cameras wielded by members of his entourage will prove his point.

“And surely if those cameras did not capture such abhorrence, then someone from the mainstream media — those who printed and broadcast his assertions without any reasonable questioning or investigation — must themselves surely have it on camera. Of course we already know they don’t. If they did, you’d have seen it by now THOUSANDS OF TIMES.

“Rep. Lewis, if you can’t do that, I’ll give you a backup plan: a lie detector test. If you provide verifiable video evidence showing that a single racist epithet was hurled as you walked among the tea partiers, OR you pass a simple lie detector test, I will provide a $10K check to the United Negro College Fund.”

Looking over dozens of online videos, Rajjpuut has seen only one scene in which the “spitting incident” might reasonably have been THOUGHT to have occurred. In one scene a dark skinned man, presumably a Democratic representative, walks up the stairs through the assembled TEA Party protestors and one white fellow has his hands cupped around his nose and mouth to amplify his voice. It appears that this man is yelling, but the videotapes showing this incident are all “silent movies” for some reason. If this actually was a fellow yelling the “N-word 15 times it surely would have been picked up by somebody with live audio since it is very obvious that he is yelling something. As far as the spitting?? Well, again the onlyreasonable candidate located by Rajjpuut is that same possibly obnoxious fellow yelling and quite clearly he DID NOT spit, however, the possibility of hims spraying his message accidentally as he was saying it does exist . . . but there was no reaction by the dark-skinned man to indicate anything but being weary with the yealling as he calmly turned and continued up the stairs.

Supposedly the story of John Lewis’ horrific experience was witnessed by one of his associates . . . who like Lewis will NOT take a lie detector test, even to enrich the coffers of the United Negro College Fund. Just yesterday, a union man who said he was there has come forward and said he heard the racial slur and saw the spitting but was totally uninterested in providing evidence didn’t even wish to talk about who was filming when this all supposedly happened. Let Rajjpuut be very clear here: in the 2008 elections, there are racist claims and then there are racist facts: Barak Obama got more White votes than Kerry or Gore in 2004 and 2000 respectively . . . almost 48% of the White votes. John Mc Cain, who was a pretty good man, got just a bit over 4% of the Black votes. The highest percentage of real racists in this country are probably not going to be found among the White voters. Let us just say that if 8-10% of the Whites in America could be called serious racists then perhaps 40-50% of the Blacks might vie for that dubious honor.

Talking more personally about racism, President Obama listened for 20 years to Jeremiah Wright spewing hate from the pulpit before the cameras caught that magic “God Damn America!” moment as he proselytized about White’s treatment of Blacks in the United States . . . perhaps Obama and his administration and his fellow Dems are just accusing others of what they themselves are guiltiest about? Last time Rajjpuut looked, none of his ancestors ever owned a Black slave or even an indentured White servant; indeed Rajjpuut personally kicked the crap out of two much bigger (thankfully drunk) White fellows verbally assaulting a trio of Black girls so quite frankly accusing the Ol’ boy of being a racist or of being responsible for racism in this country is pretty darn stupid and yet that’s precisely what the Dems are doing . . . accusing every TEA Party advocate of hate and racism. And why? Just to detract the attention of the sillier branches of the media from the justifiable attacks on the Dems in congress for their anti-constitutional tax and spend and magnification of already too-big government agendas. Obama and his ilk have been playing the racism card for almost 40 months now on the national stage. It never was true, it isn’t true now and he ought to apologize right now. Fat chance of that man ever admitting a mistake, eh?

By the way, the Dems’ accusation that the TEA Party is made up of extremists and radicals was put down recently by not one but four different polls showing the TEA Party make up to include roughly 58% Republicans, 28% Independents and 14% Democrats; and another poll that showed that on most issues people in this country trust the TEA Party more than they do President Obama 48% to 42% and far more than the Democrats in Congress 21% or the Republicans in Congress 27%. And yet another poll by the mainstream media showed that 62% of TEA Partiers call themselves conservative; while 28% call themselves moderate; and 9% call themselves liberal; and while 34% of ALL Americans prefer Democratic candiates and 32% prefer Republican candidates; 28% prefer candidates supported by the TEA party.

On a related front, several TEA Party groups have created the National TEA Party Federation (NTPF)** and this central group has also announced alliances with the National Taxpayers’ Union and the following other organizations with fiscally-conservative agendas:

  • 60 Plus
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • Americans for Tax Reform
  • Bannon Strategic Advisors
  • Citizens Against Government Waste
  • Citizens United
  • Constitutional Sovereignty Alliance
  • Contract From America
  • Doctor Patient Medical Association
  • Family Research Council
  • FreedomWorks
  • Heartland Institute
  • Institute for Liberty
  • Let Freedom Ring
  • Moms for America
  • Ronald Reagan Institute for Conservative Leadership
  • Richard Viguerie
  • Tea Party Patriots Live!
  • Victory Media Group

Ya’ll live long, strong and ornery,


** http://video.foxnews.com/v/4142953/introducing-the-national-tea-party-federation/?playlist_id=87249
Said Arkansas Ex-governorMike Huckabee talking about the NTPF, “Pedophiles are more popular than members of congress right now." as he presented a very perceptive look at the growing TEA Party movement despite the contempt and unfounded accusations thrown their way by some Democrat members of congress.

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