Published: Thursday, Jan. 2 2014 11:15 a.m. MST
[This disturbing episode reveals the rotten stench of “political
correctness,"]Rotten stench of political correctness? This
letter specifically calls for the use of political correctness since the PC
thing is to not make the kind of joke Pia Glenn made.
Racism is over. They keep beating this dead horse because they have nothing
else. Things today are just like the 1960's as far as MSNBC is concerned.
If anybody thinks racism isn't an issue today, are labeled a Racist or an
Uncle Tom. It's so pathetic.
I think MSNBC knows they blew this one. They apologized. I think we can move
on now.The moral of the story is... We need to quit seeing people as
stereotypes. The Romney family is not the Republican party. You can have
problems with the Republican party without mocking the Romney family.President Obama demanded that his kids be left out of this type of mocking and
political bickering... why can't MSNBC give the same respect to the Romney
family?I think MSNBC would be going crazy if somebody made
disparaging remarks about Obama's children.The other lesson to
be learned is.. you don't have to be white to have racist tendencies and
see people as the color of their skin.
Scott, did you defend Phil Robertson or condemn him?If you defended
him and condemn this one; that is hypocrisy.
So, he turns around and makes a jab at President Obama. He needs to take his own
advice. By the way, Obama is half white. That was his real family that raised
MSNBC didn't do anything. One commentator on MSNBC made a stupid mistake.
Not the whole network.
MSNBC must be ultimately responsible for what its commentators and guests say.
The photo was on a Christmas card. The context was not political. There was no
reason to discuss it on national television. I can only assume that it was
deemed to be fair game because it was from the Romneys and smugness is in
fashion. With respect to "post-racial" President Obama, he didn't
make the snide comments but apparently we are not in the "post-racial"
era that MSNBC's commentators touted. With respect to the controversy
surrounding Phil Robertson, I must admit that I have never seen the program and
cannot conceive when or why I would watch it. I leave that controversy to its
fans who are more knowledgeable than am I. My concern is the attack upon
interracial adoptions and the comment (above) that Obama was raised by his
"real" family only compounds my concerns. The breakdown of the family
among African-Americans has created a crisis in that children are everywhere
without fathers. The "real" heroes are the men and women who take on
these fatherless children. Kudos to the Romneys.
"Racism is over "And there you have it. All issues of race
are gone.... from an authoritative source.... from the epicenter of the
issues.“Join us, the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan,
for a rally and cross lighting, Saturday, May 26, Harmony, North Carolina. Free
Admition [sic]-White People Only. Always remember: If it ain’t white, it
ain’t right,"This isn't from 50 years ago, not 30,
not even ten. Try last year. I guess these people didn't get the same
memo.And something the DN doesn't want to talk about... but
after the recent election..... state with the 4 most racist Tweets post
election..... Utah. Only Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia had more. Guess
these people also didn't get the memo.
Why are these letters still showing up? I haven't seen or heard one person
anywhere defend Harris-Perry. The decision is unanimous she was wrong. The
comments were tacky and insensitive. As compared to the tacky and insensitive
comments by Phil Robertson that were widely and wildly defended.
Does anyone watch MSNBC? I never do. I had to read about this on Drudge.
Anyone that relies on MSNBC for news ought to reconsider how many brain cells
that they lose each time they watch that "channel".
"One of things... is not like the other"... la la la la la... That's not racist? That's not seeing people as the color of
their skin? Wrong. If not for the color of the kid's skin, and the
family's skin... do you think this picture would even have been shown on
the MSNBC talk show? Or mocked? I don't. That's racism (regardless
of the person pointing out the race of the baby being a minority).It's not the whole network. But nobody on the show called her on it,
and they all laughed at it. And many like-minded people defended it (at first).
Obviously they were thinking the same thing when presented with the picture.
And obviously they planned to show the picture and talk about it. Why did the
MSNBC Producers allow it? They probably knew WHY the picture was going to be
part of the show.
Prag - Robertson was fired. He wasn't mocking anyone. He was
asked his opinion. He answered. He said he was attracted to women and women
only, and couldn't see how any male would feel differently (although body
parts were mentioned). He also said he thought SSS was a sin, his religious
freedom to think so and his freedom of speech to say so.MSNBC? Are
they firing anyone? This was racist and mocking. Those were the whole goals of
the statement. Yet no heads roll. Lawrence O'Donnell is still there, after
his inflammatory prejudiced rants. He still has his own show. MSNBC
has no interest in ending prejudice. They use it for a club to bash anyone who
they like, and cry foul if it is used by anyone else.
Newsflash!"Robertson was fired."I am pretty sure
if you want to see Phil Robertson on TV, particularly on A&E, you will have
no issues doing so. So where exactly was he fired from? You do realize there
is a huge difference between being suspended and being fired. When you are
fired, you no longer have a contractual relationship with the hiring entity.
When you are suspended.... you are still under contract. Hence the often used
"suspended with pay" when you hear of a police officer or a teacher
being investigated of wrong doing.But yes, "fired" does
sound ever so much more sensational.I am surprised anyone is
noticing anything said on MSNBC.... I wasn't sure anyone actually watched
them. I sure don't, and don't care what they have to say.
Seriously Badger? He likened homosexuality to bestiality, and then talked about
how happy the "blacks" were back in the sixties. He never heard one
complain. "MSNBC? Are they firing anyone? This was racist and
mocking. Those were the whole goals of the statement." Agreed. Aren't
you the one however who made claims quite recently that businesses have the
right to do what ever they please? In addition Robertson wasn't fired and
now he has been reinstated without losing a dime (they are paid by the episode,
from which he missed none).
pragmatistferlife,"Seriously Badger? He likened homosexuality to
bestiality, and then talked about how happy the "blacks" were back in
the sixties. He never heard one complain".Uh... No, He listed
what he considered immoral acts as defined through his understanding of
scriptures.both Homosexual and bestiality was part of the list he
quoted. He neither referred to nor link the two groups together.Only
the far left inferred that he did, go back and read what he actually said.UtahBlueDevil,Your right he was suspended indefinitely, which is
as close to firing without being actually fired. So the Duck Dynasty people
decided to move on to another channel. Since A&E produced the shows, they
have the right to replay them.... As for the Romney thing, Most of
the people on that panel realized or were made to realize they crossed the line
and have since apologized. MSNBC has a history of this type of stuff..
For the record...This is actually what he said ""Start with
homosexual behavior and just MORPH out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around
with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men," I
guess if you are looking at link, it might believe he linked them together, but
in another since he link ALL immoral acts not just gays, but have relationships
outside of marriage as well is a sin.
You know not one "liberal" on this thread or any other supported or
tried to defend Harris-Perry. Yet here is the right parsing words and phrases
in defense of Robertson. Unbelievable, except that it is. Ideology
Ya, that was a bit rude. I'm delighted to hear all the
conservatives calling for MORE sensitivity and understanding (PC)
the old switcharoo,Very funny... But you are right. The shoe is
totally on the other foot now days and conservatives and liberals have
completely switched stripes.-Liberals are making the race-based
jokes (and expect a pass).-Liberals are no longer tolerant (can't
tolerate a hick celebrity expressing his personal views)-And Conservatives
are the ones calling for more sensitivity, tolerance, and understanding (PC).It's like we have totally switched places isn't it?
Scott Clark is right, and kudos to him and his family for looking past race as
they raise their children. We've come a long way, on the topic of race,
thankfully.The next hurdle appears to be families with same gender
parents, who are being openly ridiculed as being inferior, with tax money
supporting the attacks! This is a shame, and in the future young
people will be asking very uncomfortable questions about how good people not
only condoned the marginalization of these parents, but joined in the cause.
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