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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 29 2012 3:37 p.m. MDT

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Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Racially charged incidents at a republican convention. That's inconceivable.

Economist
Salt Lake City, UT

It's interesting to me that when there are confirmed incidents of blatant racism such as this, it's labeled and reported by the main stream media as some ambiguous isolated incident...as though the attacks are separate and apart from the National trend.

Instead of reporting it as a racist incident so that we can understand the context of the attack and help frame the underlying narrative that's developing around the nation, the critical details are strategically removed so we're left in the dark about this endemic problem. Racism is spreading.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

I guess I was raised by good parents and have a conscience. I just don't understand why we can't just see each other as Americans.

Who cares if Mia Love is black? Who cares if a camera operator is black? Why does it matter? Those who do care need to grow up a little and start seeing the phrase "All men are created equal" as meaning exactly what it says.

Racism is just disgusting.

JMT
Springville, UT

Absolutely predictable. The media is hyper-biased. As for the Wikipage incident, to be expected from the same ideology that gave us so many ugly incidents during the "occupy Wallstreet" movement.

I have seen racism on many occassions. Most occassions come from the "left" relative to expected roles and views held by minorities. All African-Americans are expected to hold one view and if they don't...[insert racially motivated comment here.] I've seen this for years and frankly I am getting sick and tired of it.

How many times have Americans been called racist because they want a balanced budget; don't want Egypt to fall; don't want socialized medicine; don't think the auto industry should be bailed out; stimulus didn't work; Race To The Top would fail; Common Core is a bad idea; etc, etc, etc

Face it, the greatest example of racism and the race card comes from the left, by far! It's as though they never read the Martin Luther King "I have a dream" speech.

djc
Stansbury Park, Ut

I deplore all the racial charged incidents and wish there were none.

I really would like to know why the "nut throwing" incident is "alleged" when it was supposedly mentioned in a mystery convention news release that I could not find on the convention website to confirm if it really existed.

I guess the story should read that an alleged news release from the party apologized for an alleged nut throwing incident at the alleged GOP convention.

The fact that Fox also ignore some of the speeches would seem to indicate a). It wasn't an issue of left/right, but rather importance of storm coverage or b). Fox and the others didn't want to show the minority speechs in question to their core Republican/Democrat viewers or c). all of this is sad and shouldn't be happening and reporting about it should be fair and unbiased. If one event is alleged, than all events should be alleged. If one network is biased, then all networks are equally biased.

MVH
Farmington, UT

Those loving, tolerant liberals. You do not see any of this type of behavior from conservatives.

regis
Salt Lake City, UT

I agree that racist attitudes and comments are far more likely from the liberal/left than the conservative/right. For true liberals, any conservative-leaning black, hispanic or other racial minority is a traitor to the cause, and therefore worthy of denunciation in the most vindictive terms.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

To JMT and Regis: Please provide your evidence~

sanpaco
Sandy, UT

The message is clear, its not OK to be black unless you are also a Democrat.

chinookdoctor
PASADENA, CA

The most racist comments I have heard have come from members of my own church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, sadly, many of these confused and tortured souls have made statements showing their hatred in the comments section of this website. Most of those folks were espousing ultra-conservative rhetoric, similar to what we are hearing from the RNC and the Romney campaign. As a minority, a woman, and a "liberal lefty" I can definitively say that the most outspoken racist people I've dealt with have been Republican racists. Racism is an illness that knows no political boundary, and if elected, I think Romney and his cronies will launch us into race riots and bigotry on a national scale like none we've seen since Jim Crow ended. The comments from "regis" show me that s/he is neither minority, nor knows many minorities well, and in fact sees people of color as one monolithic group. That's why s/he is only able to see criticism of conservative minorities. Sad for racists, they are trapped in an attitude of hatred toward everyone, mostly themselves.

Bill McGee
Alpine, UT

Charging that MSNBC may have cut away from Mia Love as a race-related issue is just irresponsible journalism. Love is a first-term mayor of a tiny suburb community and has no business being on any national political stage. She has done nothing to earn the right to speak at a forum like that. Unfortunately, she is clearly being used by the RNC to to make a show of being inclusive to demographics that their policies consistently disenfranchise. This is all about show over substance, and has nothing to do with race - at least not on the part of networks like MSNBC.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

libs are so toleratnt, as long as you agree with them. the party is over gang. your hero will be back in chicago passing out handbills in January. he has left the US in a mess, but finally there is someone that can actually clean up his mess and not blame him or w. just the sound of that feels good. o to go and freedowm to return. can't come quick enough.

A1994
Centerville, UT

@xscribe

Here is at least one example: Harry Belefonte called Collin Powell 'a house slave' when he was in the Bush Administration. His words exactly. How many racial slurs have we heard against Clarence Thomas over the years? MANY!

@Bill McGee

Actually, it wasn't just Mia Love's comments that they cut away from. Ted Cruz and Arthur Davis as well. MSNBC has already admitted that they are a network for Progressives. Nobody should be surprised that they manipulate the news. They were dead last in the ratings last night.

MoJules
Florissant, MO

People attack what they fear. Mia Love has caught the eyes and attention of many people and if she was a black Democrat, she would be the worlds darling. But how dare she be a black Republican and to add insult to injury a Mormon also. I think that she is amazing and exciting and hope that she will win the election there in Utah. Good luck Mia.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Dear --

JMT
Springville, UT
Who said "I have seen racism on many occassions. Most occassions come from the "left" ....

djc
Stansbury Park, Ut

I really would like to know why the "nut throwing" incident is "alleged" when it was supposedly mentioned in a mystery convention news release that I could not find on the convention website to confirm if it really existed.

MVH
Farmington, UT
Those loving, tolerant liberals. You do not see any of this type of behavior from conservatives.

regis
Salt Lake City, UT
I agree that racist attitudes and comments are far more likely from the liberal/left than the conservative/right.

sanpaco
Sandy, UT
The message is clear, its not OK to be black unless you are also a Democrat.

And to all the rest of the Right-wing Republicans who wish to chime in but can not read or are catatonically in denial....

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“GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying ‘This is how we feed animals.’”

It was a GOP attendee [making them categorically a Republican]

BTW -
President Obama's party would be the least likely to be racist.

JRJ
Pocatello, ID

Poor Happy Valley, I never hear the "N" word from people around me. I thought Mia Love was a mayor in Utah, not from Florida. Are you a leftist or a rightest? What do you mean "To bad the Mit and Mia Hate PBS"? Should you have used better spelling and grammar to say something? I have not figured out what you were trying to say. It's a fact that even the NY Times has admitted to - the main stream media has an opinion and they share it.

cavetroll
SANDY, UT

I like how this article singles out MSNBC for not airing these speeches when Fox News, the flagship of conservative news didn't see fit to air the speeches either. If Mia was such a rising star in the Repoublican party, shouldn't Fox air her speech? They replaced it with coverage about the hurricane. Obviously Fox doesn't think too highly of her.

RRB
SLC, UT

Mia Love has the Democrats scared.

Jack
Aurora, CO

I must rise to correct a misrepresentation of position. The Republicans was to remove public funding from PBS and while we are at it, Planned Parenthood. These two organizations have already stated that they can operate without federal funding, so why are the taxpayers subsidizing them? This is FAR different than saying the Republicans want to "do away" with the organizations. Please get your facts straight when maligning.

Thanks

delasalle
Sandy, UT

Before we all jump to calling it racism, who actually on this board believes anybody outside of Utah knows who Mia Love is and more importantly cares about her. The reason networks would cut away is she is a no-name mayor of a small town in Utah that had an allotted two minutes at the RNC. The ONLY reason she is getting any airtime in the first place is exactly because of the fact that she is black. To suggest that MSNBC is racist because they didn't show her speech is to inject race right back into a discussion that we are complaining about because it includes race. It boggles my mind that people don't see how hypocritical and ironic they are being in their own complaints about racism.

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