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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So how's that work when the press is aligned, or sympathetic with the group they are supposed to be calling out? Then I guess we get groups like the hypocritical NAACP calling out TEA party members, while they are allowed to go unchecked in their own house.
    I think this is a problem all around these days. The media has forgotten its role to challenge societal institutions, and instead relies upon currying favor with organizations and governmental figures in order to maintain access to sources.

    The Rolling Stone article about McCrystal was a good example of how the media now works...I suspect that McCrystal fully believed that the Rolling Stone writer would cover for him because he was given access to the halls of power. That's the brave new world we now live in.

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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So how's that work when the press is aligned, or sympathetic with the group they are supposed to be calling out? Then I guess we get groups like the hypocritical NAACP calling out TEA party members, while they are allowed to go unchecked in their own house.


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    i don't believe the press is "aligned" with the NAACP. and in case you didn't realize it, this has been brought to the public. i think the entire video should be viewed, btw.
    we have msnbc and we have fox. i hope you believe that both are biased and culpable.

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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    I heard about this incident on the Laura Ingram show of all places. I just happened to be listening to the radio on my way to work when the segment started; had no idea who was speaking at the time.

    Anyway, as I listened (gritting my teeth 'cuz the segment started out w/Obama bashing then conveniently slipped into the GA-NAACP meeting concering this woman's actions) I couldn't help feeling angry about this. My first thought was, "What if this had been some white person who did this to a black farmer?" But now that I've read other people's commentary where it's clear that the woman was actually telling on herself and speaking of how she conducted herself unprofessionally, well, the reaction from the audience as discribed by Laura Ingram makes sense. I haven't reviewed the video, but based solely on what Laura Ingram said and the reaction from those who have reviewed the video along with that portion of the transcript Aunt Spiker presented herein, it would appear that the audience wasn't applauding this woman's poor conduct. They weren't agreeing with her mistreatment of the white farmer. They were applauding her admission for doing wrong and the corrective actions she took. Still, I'd have to review the video (from home since it's restricted from where I work) to confirm this, but like those who are claiming that the "liberal media" is bias, I'd say that until you show the video in it's entirety those who support right-wing media are also just as bias because they didn't tell the whole sotry - only that portion which supports their bias agenda.

    Nonetheless, what the woman did was wrong. She did the right thing by resigning otherwise, she deserved to be fired.
    Last edited by Objective Voice; 07-20-10 at 12:28 PM.

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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Wait a minute, what are the facts of these cases? A black lady says she acted in a racist manner in handling her government job. Nothing happens. Information becomes public by Fox and the lady resigns from her position. What is there to condemn?

    Facts of another case. Tea Party people have various demonstrations. There are occasional demonstrations of racism by some members. Nothing happens. NAACP makes information public. One of the Tea Party people is kicked out after racist writing.

    In both cases, Fox and NAACP made information public. In the first case, NAACP gets condemned for racism. So are we supposed to condemn racism by Fox for only publicizing the second case and not the first.

    I'm confused where anyone is doing anything wrong in both of these cases with the exception of the racist behavior. NAACP is supposed to look after the rights of African Americans, Fox is supposed to look after the rights of conservatives. Looks pretty even to me.

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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    And there you have it, folks! A classic "tit-for'tat".

    To put this in perspective...

    A Liberal organization looking after its own.

    A Conservative media outlet doing what they believe was necessary to "even the score".

    Only difference here is the black USDA employee admitted to her wrong doing and subsequently resigned of her own accord, whereas, the extreme Tea Party member had to be kicked out and has yet to acknowledge his wrong-doing. Doesn't seem quite fair to me, but regardless both were wrong for their racist conduct. Just seems as though the woman learned her lesson long beforehand, whereas, the Tea Party member may well continue with his deplorable actions. Doesn't seem fair does it?
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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    holy crap, auntie....."god bless fox news"?
    of course, the naacp DID condemn her remarks, after all.



    Black USDA official resigns amid racism claims - U.S. news - Life - msnbc.com

    Four months after the NAACP event at which she made her comments. If they were so outraged at her blatant racism, why did the NAACP wait until the video became public to do anything?
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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Four months after the NAACP event at which she made her comments. If they were so outraged at her blatant racism, why did the NAACP wait until the video became public to do anything?
    If you're not caught -- it didn't happen you see.
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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    I really do not understand "I took him to one of his own". Huh? Is he an alien or something?


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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Vance, baby, yet again, I'm reminded how much I internet <3 you.
    Yikes...I reread it...a little soap boxy!!! Still...it bugs me that she resigned and her boss didnt say hell no I dont accept your resignation...or that people even expect it. Who here HASNT done SOMETHING that we recognize in ourself that we prolly shouldnta oughta done? And who has the guts to call THEMSELVES to public accounting?

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    Re: USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Yikes...I reread it...a little soap boxy!!! Still...it bugs me that she resigned and her boss didnt say hell no I dont accept your resignation...or that people even expect it. Who here HASNT done SOMETHING that we recognize in ourself that we prolly shouldnta oughta done? And who has the guts to call THEMSELVES to public accounting?
    I agree. Recognizing that we are all a little bit racist is a crucial ingredient to sorting out our racial issues in this country.

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