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Double Standard: Part Four

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When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut, the MSM was outraged. President Barack Hussein Obama even got into the controversy, saying, “All decent folks can agree that the remarks that were made don’t have any place in the public discourse.” Isn’t it rather ironic that Obama would use the words “decent folks?” In light of what Obama said about Limbaugh, how can he not disapprove and apologize for the actions of singer Cee Lo Green at his fundraising event on March 16, in Atlanta?

Singer Cee Lo Green dropped a few F-bombs and flipped the bird at a fundraiser for Obama. Green didn’t go for the radio-safe version of his hit “F**k You” and cursed multiple times during his performance. He also gave the middle finger while he was performing. Afterward, he addressed the donors by asking, “Ain’t that some s**t?” Green, responding to a Twitter user who called his behavior “disrespectful,” wrote, “All of you heard the song a thousand times so don’t get all saint on me.”

Instead of condemning Green for offensive vulgarity, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney sloughed it off to reporters by saying that Obama was a fan of Green and probably had some of his songs on his iPod. Does this mean that Obama is not “decent folks?” This shows that the MSM and liberal Democrats, including Obama, are quick to scream and condemn a conservative for calling someone a slut, while at the same time have no qualms with the use of profanity at a public presidential fundraiser. And where was the MSM while all of this was going on? I guess I was under the prehistoric rock to which Gloria Feldt, former CEO of Planned Parenthood, referred back in February, 2012, and missed the MSM reaction. I really need to get out more.

Here is yet another incident of liberal Democrats, the MSM, and even Obama weighing in before all the facts are known:

The killing of Trayvon Martin is tragic. But all the facts of the case don’t matter to liberal Democrats and self-appointed black leaders, who are using the tragedy to fire up their liberal base, especially among those in the Black community. Even Obama has gotten involved: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

Liberal Democrats and the MSM have made race the issue. Let me be specific. “Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin, dressed in a ‘hoodie’ sweatshirt, was shot dead a month ago in Sanford, Florida by a 28-year-old white Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer who said he was acting in self-defense.” Just what is a “white Hispanic?” Are Democrats and the MSM trying to say that a white man killed a black man?

Where were the liberal Democrats, the black leaders, and the MSM when Derrion Albert, a black 16 year old honor student was killed in Chicago in September, 2009? Albert was killed by other blacks, a victim in a fight between two rival black gangs. In October, 2009, E.W. Jackson wrote, “Yet in this case and others like it, there is a deafening silence from some of the biggest mouths in America. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Julian Bond, Louis Farrakhan and the Congressional Black Caucus see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. When Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was arrested by a white police officer, President Barack Obama,  without any facts, found it necessary to put in his two cents.” Having no facts about the Gates case did not bother Obama. Jackson continued, “The self-appointed, media supported ‘black leaders’ have not seen fit to hold a press conference or a rally supporting Derrion Albert and his family and condemning the perpetrators of this vicious crime. They have not called for witnesses to come forward.”

But the MSM has really given coverage to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in the Trayvon Martin case. Jesse Jackson said, “Blacks are under attack.” Granted, but by whom? Black-on-black crime is the leading cause of death among black males ages 18 to 24. And Al Sharpton has also had something to say concerning the Trayvon Martin case. But Sharpton lost what little credibility he had when he spoke for Tawana Brawley.

This article is not about Barack Hussein Obama, Trayvon Martin, Cee Lo Green, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or any one person. It is about how the MSM is quick to condemn anything a conservative says, yet lets any statement made by a liberal, no matter how demonstratively false it is, go unchallenged regardless of facts, and without uproar.

But that’s just my opinion.

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  • Jeff Brailey

    As the father of three daughters and three stepdaughters, I am appalled that Clear Channel still defends the misogynist Rush Limbaugh. It’s not a political issue, it’s a common decency and public civility matter. I don’t care if the sexist’s name is Limbaugh or Maher, vulgar depictions of women are unacceptable and if they don’t clean up their acts they should be removed from the public airwaves and sent to some satellite circling high over the globe.

  • Clavos

    Appalling how many Americans are willing to trash the Constitution at the drop of a hat, just because someone offends them.

  • http://rwno.limewebs.com Warren Beatty

    Re: comment # 1, Jeff, does the absence of condemnation of what Cee Lo Green did at a public fundraiser equate to endorsement? Perhaps you can explain how “F**k You” is more acceptable than calling someone a slut.

    Re: comment # 2, Clavos, well said.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Hussein Dreadful

    Perhaps you can explain how “F**k You” is more acceptable than calling someone a slut.

    Depends. Was Cee-Lo singing “Fuck You” to a women’s rights advocate? Or, indeed, anyone in particular?

  • http://cinemasentries.com/ El Bicho

    First off, Rush did more than call her a slut, but I am not surprised you’d be dishonest in presenting the facts considering your previous articles that have been poorly reasoned and shown to contain falsehoods in order to push your agenda.

    But setting that aside, Green wasn’t partaking in the public discourse while singing his song, which was directed at no one in particular, at the fundraiser, so where’s the double standard? Unless you can cite where the MSM stated no one should use curse words in public, you have failed yet again.

    Also if you Google “Derrion Albert murder,” there are quite a number of MSM reports, so what leads you to believe there wasn’t? Plus, it’s a different circumstance since the culprits were caught and tried. Not that I am saying Zimmerman should be because I don’t know why the police let him go that night.

    You have a very good point about the black leaders. Too bad it’s buried under so much slanted, inaccurate information because readers might not even bother to get to it.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Warren –

    Why is the killing of a black kid by a white guy with a past that evinces, shall we say, some serious insecurity with black males (forty-five calls to 911 since 2004, usually involving black males, even one as young as “7-9 years old and about 4 feet tall”) worse than a ‘black-on-black’ murder? Do you really think that lynchings magically stopped with the passage of the Civil Rights Act? You know the Delta…and that tells me you KNOW better than that! I’m not saying that what Zimmerman did was a lynching – but for over 75% of America’s history, blacks were either slaves or second-class citizens and even now the numbers show a serious disparity against them in the courts. NO serious student of sociology or history can ignore the danger of racism that lay just below the surface…and every time that racism even seems to rear its head, we have to knock it down as a doctor has to act quickly to reduce the level of toxicity in the blood of a patient with liver problems. THAT, sir, is why it’s not a double standard – it’s the same kind of ‘preventative therapy’ that some use on a dog to housetrain him into not crapping on the carpet by rubbing his nose in it.

  • Kyle Hussein Hunter

    Warren you have brought a new low to the definition to the phrase “irresponsible journalism”

    I’m beginning to suspect that your source of information isn’t Rush after all and is instead the National Inquirer.

    What frightens me for your children and neighbors is that you actually are proud of the unbelievable shit you put out on this site on a regular basis.

    Blog Critics would be better off dumping you and trying to salvage their reputation for having had you as a contributor.

  • Clavos

    Blog Critics would be better off dumping you and trying to salvage their reputation for having had you as a contributor.

    Thanks for the advice, Kyle. We’ll be sure to ask you the next time we have a doubt.

    Oh, and BTW, it’s Blogcritics, not Blog Critics.

  • Zingzing

    Kyle has a right to his opinion, but I dunno if clavos has a right to put it down with whatever authority he thinks he’s claiming.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Hussein Dreadful

    Well, Clavos is one of the Politics editors, zing…

    Not that he has any obligation to play by Warren’s rules, but really all Kyle is doing is feeding Warren’s conviction that liberals don’t have any arguments of their own but just insult people instead.

    Never mind that it’s perfectly possible to do both things at once, as seems to have escaped our friend with regard to several comments he’s called me out on on his own blog…

  • Clavos

    About as much right as you have to put down everything I post, zing.

  • zingzing

    and about as much right as everything you post has a right to get on my tits lately, excepting the multiple posts where i clearly don’t put down “everything” you post. don’t hyperventilate.

  • Clavos

    You have yet to not do so…

    But it’s OK; I just consider the source.

  • Zingzing

    Not true, not true. I actually agreed with your first comment here, so I didn’t say anything. Now you’re making me wish I had, although I really had nothing to add, and I know we have rules about agreeing with people.

    “But it’s OK; I just consider the source.”

    Come on now, clavos. We can disagree and remain respectful. You’ve just been on a role the last couple of days.

  • Clavos

    OK, zing, you’re right; my apologies for roughing it up with you — you are correct in that you and I can usually disagree amicably. I’m sorry.

  • Kyle Hussein Hunter

    So basically what you are telling me is that I’m an irresponsible fool for calling Warren an irressponsible fool.

    So when tact (which I have tried) doesn’t work what is left?

  • Keith Barnes

    Kyle, considering the political leaning of the editors here it’s like trying to post a centrist or liberal comment on Limbaugh’s webpage unassailed.

    Good luck with that

  • Kyle Hunter

    Amen brother!

  • American

    Fuck anyone named Hussein!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Hussein Dreadful

    Well, all right, but you’ll have to promise you’ll respect me in the morning.

  • American

    I promise you that, lower taxes, free healthcare, & the promise of a better tomorrow.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Hussein Dreadful

    :-)

  • Kyle Hussein Hunter

    Don’t look now Dr. Dread but Gingrich’s press secretary is coming on to you!

  • Kyle Hussein Hunter

    Nope, I am wrong-he didn’t promise you $2.50 a gal. gas. Probably Santorum, you know how obsessed he is with queer stuff.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Clavos –

    I respect a man who has the courage to apologize much more than I respect someone who is too insecure to do so. That’s why I view you with respect. I just wish that a lot of others here could learn from your example.

  • Zingzing

    Apology readily accepted, clavos. Now you go back to getting on my tits because I do enjoy it so.

  • Clavos

    well, you do have nice ones, zing…

  • Clavos

    And Glenn, thanks for the kind words.

    Maybe I’m mellowing out; I moved back aboard the boat and am living again full time on it. I much prefer life afloat to life ashore, so maybe that’s why.

  • S.T.M

    I notice there’s a Keith Barnes here. Couldn’t be the legendary fullback Keith Barnes, one of the world’s best-ever rugby league players, Balmain Tigers legend and Kangaroos skipper on the 1959 ARL tour of England????

    Not only could could Barnes tackle blokes in half, bust through defensive line tackles and find open space, pass with a whip hand and get the ball down over the chalk with monotonous regularity, he could also boot goals from anywhere on the park. He kicked over 100 on the 1959 Kangaroos Tour.

    Nah, getting the legendary Golden Boots Barnsey on here; that’d be too much to hope for, wouldn’t it, on BC.

    Wrong universe …

  • S.T.M

    Go The Tiges!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Blimey, Stan, if he toured with the Kangaroos in ’59 he must be in his 70s or even 80s by now. Is he even still alive?

  • Keith Barnes

    Sorry friend, wrong Barnes wrong country, not that old.

    I live in the U.S.A. Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to be exact. You in Europe?

  • Keith Barnes

    According to wiki he was born in 1934-OUCH!

  • Keith Barnes

    I may have blundered onto the wrong website here, it’s seems too right-wing for me to hang around in this chatroom for long.

  • http://cinemasentries.com/ El Bicho

    Keith Hussein Barnes, you’ll see a mix of wings around here. whenever you think it’s too one thing, it will soon be another, and then some other visitor will complain about that slant

  • Keith Barnes

    So it’s like Pittsburgh, if you don’t like the weather wait 10 minutes and it will change?

  • Keith Barnes

    Should I put “Hussein” in the middle of my name so I’ll fit in better?

  • STM

    The other Keith Barnes asks: “You in Europe?”

    Nah, sorry, I’m the Great Southern Land … the big island continent, God’s Own Country, on the other side of the Pacific. The clue might be in one of the animal names used in the above comments. You have a good namesake Keith.

    And Doc, yes, I believe he is still alive.

    Geez he could run that bloke, and he used to break the line by shimmying in towards the player trying to tackle him and then he’d be off. Draw and run. A master of the old in-and-away. Love it …

    He kicked old football style … positioning the ball on a mound of sand, walking directly back and after the run up hitting the point of the ball with the toe of his boot (aka, a “toe-poker”). Not many blokes can do that and get the kind of strike rate he had between the big sticks.

    Almost everyone does the around the corner kick now stolen from soccer … even the good American football kickers (who I believe don’t actually play the game but just come on every now and then and take a kick, the poor dears)

  • Golden Boots

    You young blokes should be ashamed of yourselves. Of course I’m still bloody alive.

    If I catch that STM and that Doc bloke, they’ll be in for a bloody good thrashing.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Hussein Dreadful

    Almost everyone does the around the corner kick now stolen from soccer … even the good American football kickers

    Yes: the soccer-style kick, as I understand it, gives you better accuracy but you sacrifice range. Although some top-class goalkeepers, using the top-of-the-boot style, can kick almost the entire length of a 120-yard field in windy conditions (not that this helps their teammates much, but that’s beside the point).

    Barnes must have been one of that rare breed who could combine accuracy with distance using a small kicking surface.

    The legendary New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey was born with half his right foot missing, so he had no option but to use the straight-on style, and he was damn good at it. He had a special shoe that basically turned his foot into a club.

    The game-winning 63-yard field goal he kicked against Detroit in 1970 is still an NFL record. (It’s been equalled twice, but on both occasions in Denver, which is at an elevation of about a mile. Dempsey remains the only player to manage it at sea level.)

  • S.T.M

    Doc.

    Pretty bloody good at 63yd. That’s exceptional. Some of the South Africans in the Super Rugby and Tri Nations tournaments can kick 55 metre goals on a good day from inside their own half, but it’s always at altitude where the ball flies better, say Jo’berg, Bloemfontein or Pretoria, because there’s less resistance at altitude – yes, that’s not a myth. Defensive kicks for touch in general play also get some decent purchase.

    But Keith’s 101 goals on a Kangaroo tour, though, Doc. That’s not bad. Especially on some of those cold, rainy and half dark wintry afternoons ooop north at Wigan and Hull and what have you, with sleet driving into your face and ice-cold winds boring right through you. And generally on churned up muddy fields, too. Some of those rugby league grounds in Yorkshire can get pretty damn cold, even in the stands where’s there’s at least a bit of protection.

    And remember Doc, rugby and rugby league players are sometimes kicking goals at very acute angles. If a winger scores a try near the corner flag, the kicker takes the ball back as near or far as he likes but it must be directly in line with the spot where you touched down. Barnes regularly kicked goals from the sideline, on quite a few occasions converting his own tries.

    Ah, can you tell footy season has started over here? Lol. The only problem is, I’ve moved to one of the heathen states where they only play Australian Football. Can’t for the life of me work out what’s going on there. 18 a side, huge oval-shaped ground, four goal posts at each end (and no cross bar) posts and men with no sleeves on their guernseys. Alien Football League for me. I suppose I’ll get used to it though … apparently you have to, or you don’t have any mates.

    Hope all’s good with you Doc, and San Diego is being kind to you in the lousy circumstances the US finds itself in at the moment. I hope you’ve been able to make a quid. Cheers champ.

  • Alternate Keith Barnes

    I guess I’ll have to log onto an ancestry site and see if we’re related, though I doubt he has any relatives here in the states.

    Though with pro athletes you never know, eh Golden Boots?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Hussein Dreadful

    Thanks for the good wishes, Stan. Same to you, and hope that you get the hang of here’s-this-cricket-pitch-but-none-of-us-feel-like-playing-cricket-what-shall-we-do-instead-ball.

    I did land a job, but don’t exactly know when (or if) I’ll be starting. It’s in law enforcement support so I’m currently going through their marathon background check process. Got a couple of other irons in the fire, so hopefully I’ll be busy soon one way or another. In the meantime, enjoying being a househusband and collecting the dole!

  • S.T.M

    Doc: “It’s in law enforcement support so I’m currently going through their marathon background check process”

    Yes, sheriff, I AM from Scotland Yard. Oh, sorry, you checked? No, not that Scotland Yard; 15 Scotland Yard, Good Hard Wallop, Beans-on-Cheese, UPTHE M1, County of Plodshire, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Almost part of Europe, The World.

    Yes, sheriff, there are two Scotland Yards. Don’t you yanks know anything??

    The alternate Keith Barnes: Keith, I believe your namesake is originally from Wales (before he moved to NEW SOUTH Wales), so if you have any Welsh heritage, you could well be related somewhere along the line. In the meantime, hope you have fun killing some time with the fine BC lunatic crew. Cheers mate!