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The Naked Face Of Leftism: Vandals And Vile Libels

29 August 2012 @ 14:22

-ITEM #1:

From Newsbusters, Matthew Sheffield reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain]:

During live coverage of the Republican National Convention here in Tampa, Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian provided the perfect example of the pervasive anti-Republican bias Mitt Romney faces in his bid to unseat President Barack Obama.

In video broadcast Monday night by ABC and Yahoo over the Internet, Chalian can be heard claiming that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann are unconcerned about the fate of residents of the New Orleans area who are currently being hit by Hurricane Isaac.

“They aren’t concerned at all,” Chalian can be heard on the live broadcast. “They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.”

That line elicits laughter from several employees listening in on the joke.

Dylan Byers at Politico is now reporting [tip of the fedora to the Drudge Report]:

Yahoo News has fired Washington bureau chief David Chalian after he was caught on a hot-mic during an online video broadcast today saying that Mitt Romney and his wife Ann had no problem with African Americans suffering as a result of Hurricane Isaac, a source familiar with the situation tells POLITICO.

-ITEM #2:

From Timothy Carney of The Washington Examiner [who has been doing yeoman’s work at the RNC check out his Twitter feed here]:

…Jack Hitt at Harpers rolls out a Republicans-are-Racist charge that involves ignoring all the relevant facts.

[A]s a Puerto Rican party functionary—Zoraida Fonalledas, the chairwoman of the Committee on Permanent Organization—took her turn at the main-stage lectern. As she began speaking in her accented English, some in the crowd started shouting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”

The chanting carried on for nearly a minute while most of the other delegates and the media stood by in stunned silence. The Puerto Rican correspondent turned to me and asked, “Is this happening?” I said I honestly didn’t know what was happening—it was astonishing to see all the brittle work of narrative construction that is a modern political convention suddenly crack before our eyes. None of us could quite believe what we were seeing: A sea of twentysomething bowties and cowboy hats morphing into frat bros apparently shrieking over (or at) a Latina.

Hitt should have left it at “I honestly didn’t know what was happening.” And his editor should have read that line and decided not to publish the baseless insinuations.

Here’s what happened, Jack:

RNC Chairman Reince Preibus had called for a voice vote to approve the Credential Committee’s report. Ron Paul delegates objected, because the committee had refused to seat half of the Paul delegates. When the voice vote came, the “Noes” clearly were louder than the “Ayes.” (Ron Paul backers are pretty good at shouting.) Preibus ruled that the Ayes had won, and then he ignored many yells of “Point of Order.”

The Paulites began chanting “Point of Order,” trying to stop the proceedings so they could have a roll-call vote or even a debate. They also chanted “Seat Maine Now,” in this period.

Some Romney backers from delegations near Maine responded – for better or worse – by chanting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” over the Paulites’ chants.

Preibus, meanwhile, was just trying to steamroll ahead, and so he brought on Puerto Rican Republican Zoraida Fonalledas, who tried to speak over the parliamentary objections of the Paulites – and thus over the “U.S.A.!” chants of the Romney backers.

From this brouhaha, Harpers’ Jack Hitt concludes it was probably a bunch of racist Republicans shouting U.S.A. at a woman with a Hispanic accent. Seven hours later Hitt added a footnote citing BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller explaining what actually happened.

Miller’s reporting so thoroughly debunks what Hitt wrote that I would have expected Hitt to retract it. But when it comes to charging Republicans with racism, the standards are different, I guess.

You guess right.

-ITEM #3:

From Twitchy, we learn [vile vulgarity warning]:

Tuesday night after rising GOP star Mia Love brought down the house with her inspiring convention speech, the stomach-turning Left labeled the black conservative a “token” and an “Aunt Tom.”

Meanwhile, revoltingly racist, woman-hating Wikipedia vandals were hard at work updating her entry with disgusting slurs like “House Nigger” and “dirty, worthless whore.” The page called her a “total sell-out to the Right Wing Hate machine and the greedy bigots who control the GOP.”

-ITEM #4:

From Aurelius at Pundit Press, we learn:

Liberals Call for Death of Ann Romney; “I Want to Murder Ann Romney Right Now”

There are just things that are beyond the pale of human decency. Even in a political atmosphere where liberals often act with impunity for their racist, hateful comments, the actions progressives took last night and this morning are disgusting, even for the Left.

One Quibble: No, this is The Naked Face Of Leftism exposed. The veneer of compassion the Left puts on is nothing but a mask designed to hide their Nihilism, which is self-hate directed outward.

  1. theebl permalink
    29 August 2012 @ 14:36 14:36 Jeff Goldstein has a modest proposal to deal with ABC’s lamestream race baiting.

  2. Adobe_Walls permalink
    29 August 2012 @ 20:07 20:07

    The more hysterical the shrieking the better.

    • 29 August 2012 @ 21:17 21:17

      I’m surprised they’re so stupid.

      • Adobe_Walls permalink
        30 August 2012 @ 03:45 03:45

        It’s much worse than stupid.

        “Race is a distraction, but it’s more than that. A false argument is like a mask. You can put it on, but after a while you can’t take it off. The more time that the left spends immersed in the grammar of racial grievance, the less able it is to speak any other language. The Democrats aren’t just cynical, they are also becoming illiterate and unable to articulate ideas that don’t revolve around a great split between races, genders or two groups, one oppressed and one oppressing.”

        • thecampofthesaints permalink
          30 August 2012 @ 07:24 07:24

          The Sultan is one smart cookie – I’ve got to read him more often.

        • Adobe_Walls permalink
          30 August 2012 @ 10:29 10:29

          Everybody should read him daily.

  3. M. Thompson permalink
    29 August 2012 @ 23:03 23:03

    The childishness of the Paulites and the obtuseness of the MSM make the whole cabin in the woods idea sound better all the time.

    Or at least just swear off political news for the next few months.

  4. theebl permalink
    30 August 2012 @ 01:02 01:02 Hey Girl, how did you like that Ryan speech?

    You have to fight the hate with love.

    • Adobe_Walls permalink
      30 August 2012 @ 10:49 10:49

      Where do rubber truncheons fit into that scheme?


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