Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How the Patriot lies to their conservative audience

When America's news media is dominated by liberals, the select few conservative media outlets often take a different approach in reporting the news from a right wing spin which few people may know.  It's one thing to report the news differently, but it's another to make it look like a person in the minority of a major news event like his defense of Dennis Sterling's comments when it's exactly the opposite of what the outlet wants us to believe.

The Patriot has (once again) lied to their conservative audience by posting a story about NBA hall-of-fame player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar coming to Sterling's defense of his taped comments and racism in an direct commentary in Time magazine on April 28.  The basketball great had this to say

"[N]ow the poor guy’s girlfriend (undoubtedly ex-girlfriend now) is on tape cajoling him into revealing his racism. Man, what a winding road she led him down to get all of that out. She was like a sexy nanny playing “pin the fried chicken on the Sambo.” She blindfolded him and spun him around until he was just blathering all sorts of incoherent racist sound bites that had the news media peeing themselves with glee.
They caught big game on a slow news day, so they put his head on a pike, dubbed him Lord of the Flies, and danced around him whooping" - - excerpted from Time magazine  (see link below)

From what you read from the Patriot's link, it seems like Kareem said that Sterling was a victim of unfortunate circumstances and his girlfriend took advantage of her 15 minutes of fame while the one-sided liberal news media is already set on crucifying Sterling.  That's only half of the story as the Patriot doesn't want you to see the other half which is in the link to the full Time Magazine story link to the full Time interview.

What bothers me about this whole Donald Sterling affair isn’t just his racism. I’m bothered that everyone acts as if it’s a huge surprise. Now there’s all this dramatic and very public rending of clothing about whether they should keep their expensive Clippers season tickets. Really? All this other stuff I listed above has been going on for years and this ridiculous conversation with his girlfriend is what puts you over the edge? That’s the smoking gun?
He was discriminating against black and Hispanic families for years, preventing them from getting housing. It was public record. We did nothing. Suddenly he says he doesn’t want his girlfriend posing with Magic Johnson on Instagram and we bring out the torches and rope. Shouldn’t we have all called for his resignation back then?
Shouldn’t we be equally angered by the fact that his private, intimate conversation was taped and then leaked to the media? Didn’t we just call to task the NSA for intruding into American citizen’s privacy in such an un-American way? Although the impact is similar to Mitt Romney’s comments that were secretly taped, the difference is that Romney was giving a public speech. The making and release of this tape is so sleazy that just listening to it makes me feel like an accomplice to the crime. We didn’t steal the cake but we’re all gorging ourselves on it.
Make no mistake: Donald Sterling is the villain of this story. But he’s just a handmaiden to the bigger evil. In our quest for social justice, we shouldn’t lose sight that racism is the true enemy. He’s just another jerk with more money than brains.
So, if we’re all going to be outraged, let’s be outraged that we weren’t more outraged when his racism was first evident. Let’s be outraged that private conversations between people in an intimate relationship are recorded and publicly played. Let’s be outraged that whoever did the betraying will probably get a book deal, a sitcom, trade recipes with Hoda and Kathie Lee, and soon appear on Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars.
The big question is “What should be done next?” I hope Sterling loses his franchise. I hope whoever made this illegal tape is sent to prison. I hope the Clippers continue to be unconditionally supported by their fans. I hope the Clippers realize that the ramblings of an 80-year-old man jealous of his young girlfriend don’t define who they are as individual players or as a team. They aren’t playing for Sterling—they’re playing for themselves, for the fans, for showing the world that neither basketball, nor our American ideals, are defined by a few pathetic men or women.
Let’s use this tawdry incident to remind ourselves of the old saying: “Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.” Instead of being content to punish Sterling and go back to sleep, we need to be inspired to vigilantly seek out, expose, and eliminate racism at its first signs.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Donald Sterling and the NBA

Donald Sterling has managed to put both feet in his mouth, and his arse as well.  Sterling today was given the full wrath of National Basketball Association Commissioner, Adam Silver, of a lifetime ban of being in any NBA game, visit any LA Clippers facilities, attend any NBA sponsored events or conduct any business dealings with the NBA in any capacity, except the possibility of being forced to sell his ownership with the LA Clippers plus a $2.5 million fine for his comments made on April 9 and posted by TMZ on the 27th that Sterling allegedly made comments to his mixed race girlfriend, V. Stivivano about her Instagram photo of Magic Johnson.  The audio comments which were recorded on tape and released by TMZ appear to show that Sterling made racist remarks, such as "You can sleep with [black people], you can bring them in...not to bring them to my games" and also "...Don't put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me.  And don't bring him to my games."

I really am appalled that after years of progress in racial harmony, we have a moron who has managed to show that the Ku Klux Klan movement is still alive and well.  Sterling has fueled racial hate and bigotry in America to a new low.  With ignorant pigs like Sterling, Paula Deen, Melissa Harris-Perry (for making fun at Mitt Romney's adopted black grandson), and others then we may all face the ultimate wrath one day....from an much higher authority who created different races among men and women.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

More of the U.S Patriot's Lies on Facebook

As I posted last week, the The U.S Patriot's Facebook page is clearly filled with hate and terrorism.  I also wanted to point out the lies and deceit the Patriot does about President Obama.  On March 30, they posted a Facebook page titled "Should the U.S. abandon Obamacare?" along with a picture of President Obama and signer (and now jailbird) Justin Bieber kissing each other.  The caption reads "Obama and Justin Bieber Make Out to push Obamacare?".  Actually, that picture of Obama and Bieber kissing was taken from a Saturday Night Live skit with two actors portraying Obama and Bieber who kiss each other.  Of course it's satire and not real but the Patriot makes it look like Bieber and Obama did it.  The link to the new article also mentions them as actors in the SNL skit - and it was mysteriously removed from the Patriot's website just to keep the lie going...

On the same day as the Obama/Bieber article appeared, another Facebook post shows First Lady Michelle Obama having an addiction.  When you actually open the link, it's  Michelle having an open addiction to......(drum roll). watching Scandal.  Really???  Like watching TV is a crime.  Do people really care about this addiction?  Is it wrong for the FLOTUS to be a hardcore Gladiator? 

Please, spare us.