Racism

Oppose Obama? Racist

Maureen Dowd imagines Rep. Joe Wilson shouting a derogatory word at Obama and uses her feverish imagination to slime all South Carolina Republicans as racists: "But, fair or not, what I heard was ...

CNN's Situation Room Charges: 'Racial Tinge to Tea Movement'

CNN's efforts to smear Obama critics as racist gained visibility on Monday's Situation Room when the usually more sensible Wolf Blitzer, with "RACIAL TINGE TO TEA MOVEMENT" as the on-screen ...

CNN's Lemon Praises Maher for Raising Anti-Obama Racism: 'Finally Someone's Talking About This'

Bill Maher is setting the news agenda for CNN. Literally. CNN anchor Don Lemon rued "town hallers yelling at lawmakers" and those "refusing to let kids hear the commander in chief. And on and on ...

Conservative Idaho "Hotbed of Hate-Filled Rubes, Gun-Toting Racists"?

Timothy Egan on Idaho Republicans: "For years, Idaho officials have been trying to convince businesses that their state is not a hotbed of hate-filled rubes, gun-toting racists and assorted nut ...

Company on Decision to Pull Ads from Beck TV Show: 'We Do Not Want to be Associated with Hateful Speech'

Sargento vice president of Corporate Communications & Government Relations says pulling advertising not based on political affiliation, but speech.

Paul Krugman Sees Racism Among Town Hall "Mob" Protesters

Paul Krugman: "...the driving force behind the town hall mobs is probably the same cultural and racial anxiety that's behind the 'birther' movement....it's a strategy that has played a central ...

Frank Rich Calls Out GOP for Racism, Dishonestly Links Sarah Palin to "Birther" Brigade

Sarah Palin's a Birther? Frank Rich evidently wants us to think so: "Obama's election, far from alleviating paranoia in the white fringe, has only compounded it. There is no purer expression of ...

Times "Ethicist" Wants Henry Louis Gates to Sue the Police

Randy Cohen loves lawsuits: "We Americans are often mocked for being overly litigious, but we are not nearly litigious enough."

Times Takes Sides in Front-Page Story on Gates-Race Case

In the controversy over Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates's arrest, the Times tries some mind-reading: "In interviews here and in Atlanta, in Web postings and on television talk shows, blacks ...

Jill Abramson Still Angry at Congress for Treatment of Anita Hill

Jill Abramson, who cowrote an anti-Clarence Thomas book, uses the Sotomayor hearings to attack the "harshly prosecutorial questioning," "questions about pornographic movies", and suggestions of ...
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