Thursday, February 21, 2008

"Pimping" gets you suspended; "Lynching" gets you...

(Hat tip to reader ac for encouraging me to write about these topics.)

Yesterday I wrote about the furor surrounding Michelle Obama's comments about being proud of her country. Some folks just don't understand how one could not be proud of the United States of America. Luckily, Bill O'Reilly, that paragon of journalistic virtue, is reserving his judgement. Here is what Bill-O (TM Keith Olbermann) said on his radio program during a call from a listener who claimed to have inside knowledge that Obama is an "angry" and "militant" woman:

"I don't want to go on a lynching party against Michelle Obama unless there's
evidence, hard facts, that say this is how the woman really feels."
Oh, how gracious of you Bill O'Reilly! Now, about that lynching thing. If David Shuster gets an indeterminent suspension for talking about Chelsea Clinton being "pimped out" by the Clinton campaign. How much time will O'Reilly get for talking about "lynching" a black woman, indeed the wife of a candidate for the United States?

Read the full story and hear the audio at Media Matters.

And why don't we show Fox Noise what angry, militant women sound like. Contact them:

The REALLY real deal

Speaking of Michelle Obama's comments...why are some folks in the media attempting to hide what she really said. (Even I have it wrong in yesterday's post and I pulled the quote directly from a news site.)

Let's compare what Obama is reported to have said and what she really said:

Now, I would stand by Obama if she could not say she felt "proud" of America. (See yesterday's post.) But that is not even what she said. I mean...REALLY!

I have seen and heard numerous comments from the mainstream about Michelle Obama's supposed "attitude." I fear, folks, that this accomplished woman is going to be prey to black woman stereotype number 6,938: The ANGRY black woman. You hear the sentiment from Bill O'Reilly's wingnut caller above, but I've heard from the left, too.


In the immortal words of Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow in "The Wiz":

"You can't win chile...
You can't get even
and you can't get out of the gaaaaame."

(Cue singing crows.)


Dayna said...

I most certainly did shoot off an e-mail! In fact, it was half-formed before you even posted the contact info. Thanks for doing so.

focusedpurpose said...

hi Tami-

thanks for your post. i sent my e-mails and sent the information to everyone i know so they can send e-mails as well. murdoch's came back (access denied) the others went through just fine.

thanks again for making it so easy to make a difference.

blessings to you!


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