It is surprising that the media and overall national outrage over this shocking New York Post cartoon isn’t above a whisper. Explain how it is that the President Of The United States can be so viciously caricatured and there not be an all out and out media blitz regarding it?
Explain. Please, anyone, how an assassination plot against President Barack Obama can be so callously and shamelessly etched between the pages of major newspaper and a full-blown media instigation not develop? Is that not what it truly is, after all? Friday afternoon, a rally and march on The New York Post occurred and wouldn’t you know it? This form of social protest that is essential to maintaining the basic freedoms outlined in the United States Constitution, that we as Americans enjoy and for the most point, take for granted, went unnoticed by CNN, MSNBC, FOX and every other major news outlet that considers itself a source for the layman to get his / her news.
Ignored. The only feed that was to be had was found on The Michael Baisden Show, an urban radio show hosted by the increasingly influential and charismatic Michael Baisden. It is ironic that a story of this magnitude was trumped for the press coverage of leaked photos of a beaten and battered young woman. However, while that particular topic is regretful at best, and a conversation starter or stopper depending on whose side one falls, it fails in comparison to the insult and obvious vicious attempt to slander President Barack Obama in the most insidious way possible.
How in the world is it that media has remained virtually tongue-tied over this ignorance? Not that long ago, the media was gung slam ho over anyone that DARED speak against the President. If someone, let’s say a senator or congressman, or your neighbor, spoke out against the war in Iraq, were they not tarred and feathered in the town square? CNN, MSNBC, and FOX were drunk on patriotism so much so that they misled the entire country about Iraq and refused to stand up against the Bush Administration concerning the forced and fierce black out of necessary media coverage. Eight years of lies and half truths. Eight years of white-washed news coverage. Any apologies from CNN, MSNBC or FOX? Nope.
For those who would like to say that they can’t see anything wrong with that offensive cartoon, I say you lack the intelligence and presence of mind to discern how that pic was a deviously masterful attempt to implant in the hearts and minds of those who harbor racial hatred against African Americans in this country a visual road map to carry out vicious and felonious acts of violence.
The New York Post’s refusal to retract or apologize for printing such a powder keg, just gives those with simple minds and hateful tendencies a pat on the back! The Post has gotten into bed with the KKK, the Nazis, Skin Heads and all those other extremist groups that draw their lifeblood from feeding on the hate that the media continuously spew on a regular basis.
Here’s something for those who have more than ounce of intelligence: Did you know that chimpanzees are the most intelligent out of the primate species?
Think about that one and see where your mind takes you.
One day after Illinois Governor Blagojevich was publicly humiliated by being arrested on a federal corruption charge stemming from illegally attempting to broker a deal to fill a vacant seat in the Senate, President-Elect Barack Obama has broken his silence, not his distance, on the scandal.
Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs reported late Wednesday that President-Elect Obama “agrees with (Illinois) Lt. Governor Pat Quin and many others that under the circumstances it is difficult for the Governor to effectively do his job and serve the people of Illinois.”
Further distancing himself from the scandal of the senate seat for sale to the highest bidder that once belonged to him, President-Elect Obama suggested that lawmakers “should put in place a process to select a new senator that have the trust and confidence of the people of Illinois.”
Also mentioned in the FBI documentation as “candidate number 5,” is Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. In a press conference held Wednesday, Jackson denied having any involvement in brokering a financial deal to obtain the vacant senate seat. Admitting to having met with Gov. Blagojevich to discuss his possible appointment to the Senate, Jackson adamantly denied any wrong doing or knowledge thereof.