Pigs flew


RCP:

MSNBC Likens Romney To The KKK For Saying “Keep America American”

MSNBC daytime anchor Thomas Roberts seizes on Mitt Romney’s use of the phrase “Keep America American.” The network claims the phrase plays homage to the Ku Klux Klan slogan of “Keep America American.” According to left-leaning news outlets, the “Keep America American” expression was apparently used by the KKK in the early 1900s.

Somehow the folks at MSNBC believe Mitt Romney is acknowledging his Klan roots by using a similar phrase in his 2012 campaign for the presidency.

UPDATE: On tonight’s edition of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews apologized for the “irresponsible” and “incendiary” attack on Mitt Romney.

UPDATE: Al Sharpton, on his show tonight, gave his seal of approval for MSNBC to apologize. Sharpton says he believes Romney deserved the apology because he has also been a “victim” of half-truths.


Okay, here’s the deal:

MSNBC does it’s usual schtick and finds a tenuous (at best) connection between a Republican and racism, then pushes the story. Normally they don’t walk it back or apologize, but this time they did. They did it toot sweet too, and had one of their big guns make the apology on the air.

What’s wrong with this picture?

All year long Mitt Romney has been the presumptive front-runner and the GOP establishment candidate. The GOP has an interest in protecting their favored candidate so it would not be surprising if FOX News behaved that way.

But this is MSNBO – The Obama network. Normally, part of their job is sliming those who oppose Obama. Except they aren’t really loyal to Obama, they are part of the corporatist oligarchy and are loyal to their employers. They helped make Obama POTUS because that’s what their employers wanted.

Their employers want a Potemkin election next year. If the two candidates are Obama and Romney (aka Oromneybama) the corporatists can’t lose.

That’s why all candidates except Oromneybama are fair game. It’s been “pile-on Newt” for the past couple weeks. Before Newt it was Herman Cain. If Ron Paul does well in Iowa you can expect to see some of his old racist newsletters making headlines.

Four years ago Barack Obama was the media favorite. This year Romney is the other media favorite.

Choose wisely.


Danger, Will Robinson! DANGER!


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11 Responses to Pigs flew

  1. Good catch. And that’s exactly what’s going on. You don’t seem them walk back stuff about the Clintons, about non Romney candidates, etc. You only hear about those that the party machines, thus the oligarchy, want. And right now that’s Obama and Romney.

    If the machines and the media want candidates, you can be sure has hell they’re not on your side.

  2. 1539days says:

    By the way, did you notice that the apology was for being “irresponsible and incendiary.” The fact is, it was inaccurate. MSNBC is irresponsible and and incendiary all the time. Look at anything Toure Neblett says on the channel. If it were Herman Cain or another GOP candidate, the fact that the slogan was “keep America America” instead of “keep America American” would have made no difference. They would just call it code or a dog whistle or whatever other logic spackle they had open that day.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Uh, huh….. Oromebama 2012, just gives me a tingle up my leg 😉

    http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=110249

  4. K.T. says:

    I don’t know if the media wants Mitt or not, but I do know one thing: Mitt nor his team have ever called the Clintons racists. If he wins the nomination, I will happily vote for him.

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