Today’s travesty: an NPR executive said the teabaggers are racist.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 @ 9:11 pm | Clueless Conservatives, Racism

Just random rabble, surely, even though there are a few representatives there. Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee, Republican front-runner for the 2012 presidential race, is talking about Obama growing up in Kenya and possibly daring to think poorly of British colonialism.

Of course, if you tune into rightwing radio these protesters and politicians aren’t saying anything new. Let’s listen now and see if any traveling winger will leave a sorry excuse in our comments thread!

-hw

10 Responses to “Today’s travesty: an NPR executive said the teabaggers are racist.”

  1. Phoenician in a time of Romans Says:

    Meanwhile, back on “Common Sense” Political thought, one of the teabaggers just called for the extermination of one and a half billion people because they are Muslims.

    Racist? Them? How could anyone get that idea?

  2. ladk Says:

    Broad Generalizations are always the best form of criticism you see.

  3. Henry Whistler Says:

    And there it is!

    The problem is, as I pointed out, that there isn’t anything being said there you can’t hear from top Republicans and rightwing radio. For chrissakes, there are two elected reps in attendance.

    Racism is a huge wind in the sails of the right. That doesn’t mean they’re all racist, but many are and a whole lot more are either silent about it or running cover with lame excuses. Thus, your comment.

    Secondly, finding out that somebody at NPR has an opinion when speaking privately is seen as “proof” of something wrong with their reporting, without actually citing their reporting. Reporting which is, I’ll note, leagues better in quality than what conservatives have to offer. But since they don’t actively promote the GOP agenda, they have to be attacked.

  4. cbmc Says:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/does-raw-video-of-npr-expose-reveal-questionable-editing-tactics/

    This, which says “this really wasn’t a good op,” comes from GLENN BECK’S WEBSITE. Just to show you exactly how bad off you have to be to think this was a righteous takedown.

  5. Henry Whistler Says:

    Love the “Does Obama Want to be a Dictator?” headline.

  6. ladk Says:

    Racism is a huge wind in the sails of the right. That doesn’t mean they’re all racist, but many are and a whole lot more are either silent about it or running cover with lame excuses. Thus, your comment.

    Or, and this is a stretch I know, you could just have the attitude that not everyone is a racist before you speculate without definitive proof.

    Because few people have come out and decidedly claimed themselves to be racist that gives you cover to make broad generalizations of people and then on top of that say, “The burden of proof is on you to prove to me you’re all not racists.”

    I’m sorry but that is just not how logical reasoning works.

  7. Henry Whistler Says:

    So we’re only counting people who claim to be racist?

    More great self-serving calculus. Meanwhile, Republican leaders are still afraid to say too loudly that Obama is a natural born American citizen. As far as they know, really…

    It’s infected the party at the roots and at the top. But you’ve got your ready excuses. Yep, some Republicans are better than that, but so far you’re not because you’re still riding the excuse train. Admit the GOP has a problem, and you can help fix that problem. Keep denying it, and you enable it.

  8. Henry Whistler Says:

    Bumping this because Phoe’s comment was lost in the spam filter. Quite amazing, Hoagie says kill all the Muslims but he’s no monster, and right there is DNW parsing language to conclude that doing so would not be genocide.

    Evil rarely recognizes itself as such. Evil usually thinks of itself as doing good. Yet there it is.

  9. jtl909 Says:

    Hoagie’s at his best when he’s boozed up and rambling about blood libel at 3am.

  10. AJKamper Says:

    I think of such quotes as a favor to us:

    Person 1: “So, the problem with liberals is that-”

    Person 2: “Wait, did you figure out a way to justify the murder of 1.5 billion people for nothing more than what they believe?”

    Person 1: “Well, yes.”

    Person 2: “Okay, I no longer need to listen to you. That’s prima facie evidence that your ideas are irremediably corrupt.”