Today in Race Baiting

Where else but MSNBC?

Michael Eric Dyson: O’Reilly ‘Surprised That Black People Don’t Throw Bananas’ ‘Or Swing From Trees’

Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson issued a challenge to Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly during a Sunday morning appearance with MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. He said that O’Reilly’s talk about the problems facing the black community lacks a base of empirical knowledge, and he would like to have a real “conversation” about race with the Fox host. Dyson said that O’Reilly was recently “surprised that black people don’t throw bananas at each other or swing from trees” in Harlem, and is not well-positioned to frankly discuss racial issues.

“There is one high-profile white man who is willing to talk about race,” Harris-Perry opened a segment on race relations. She played a clip of O’Reilly talking about what he thought were the problems facing the black community, including the breakdown of the African-American nuclear family.

“Why is it that when we say we want to have a conversation on race, you want to have a conversation on blackness?” Dyson said in reaction to the clip. “You don’t want to have a conversation on white privilege, on conscious bias. You don’t want to talk about the collective world we’ve made black, brown, red, yellow, and white people. You want to lecture black people.”

Dyson and Harris-Perry are doing pretty well for a couple of oppressed minorities living in a racist hell hole.

But wait! There’s more!

Don Lemon has been accused of being some kind of race-traitor because he agreed with Bill O on a few points. Today he went on The Skew to defend himself:

The camera panned over to Lemon for a quick, impromptu interview about the statements he made that have so many people on both sides of the racial divide fired up this week. He explained to the hosts that he was simply trying to give “suggestions” to African-Americans like pulling up their pants and stop saying the “n-word.” Joy Behar responded by asking, “Which part is controversial?”

Lemon didn’t see why what he said caused such a stir, saying, “That’s advice my mother gave me in kindergarten.” He said the pants issue, for example, was just a “symbol of respect,” adding he wasn’t giving advice on how to “end racism” but rather on “self-empowerment” for African-Americans.

Sherri Shepherd hit the nail on the head when she said it was Lemon’s comments involving Bill O’Reilly people really “took umbrage” with. “I don’t want to give Bill O’Reilly license to say anything,” Shepherd said, “because he’s never been a young black man.”

IOW – If you are white then STFU!

But wait! There’s more!

I don’t know where Toure Neblett is today but here’s “Reverend” Al Sharpton and a friend:

Earl Ofari Hutchinson, journalist, radio host, and frequent MSNBC guest, appeared on Rev. Al Sharpton’s radio show on Monday where he weighed in on the controversy surrounding Fox News Channel hosts Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity and CNN anchor Don Lemon’s criticisms of some aspects of African-American culture. Hutchinson told guest host Bob Slade that people like O’Reilly and Lemon are “paid,” “professional assassins of African-Americans” and they should be ignored.

And that was Today in Race Baiting.

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64 Responses to Today in Race Baiting

  1. foxyladi14 says:

    Obama has set race relations back 50 years. 👿

  2. Klown says:

    Constitutional Scholar:

    In an interview after his speech Wednesday in Galesburg, Illinois, President Obama was asked if he consulted White House lawyers before unilaterally delaying the employer mandate in Obamacare. Since Congress, in the Affordable Care Act, specified that the mandate is go to into effect at the start of next year, reporters from the New York Times asked if the president investigated whether he had the legal authority to put it off without going through Congress.

    Obama didn’t exactly answer the question. But judging from what he said, his answer was: No, I didn’t consult White House lawyers because I know a lot more about the Constitution than the Republicans who are complaining about it. And besides, they don’t think I’m legitimately the president, anyway.

    “People questioned your legal and constitutional authority to do that unilaterally — to delay the employer mandate,” asked the Times’ Jackie Calmes. “Did you consult with your lawyer?”

    “Jackie, if you heard me on stage today, what I said was that I will seize any opportunity I can find to work with Congress to strengthen the middle class, improve their prospects, improve their security,” Obama began.

    “No, but specifically — ” Calmes interjected.

    “But where Congress is unwilling to act,” Obama continued, “I will take whatever administrative steps that I can in order to do right by the American people.”

    At that point, Obama explained that if Congress doesn’t like what he’s done, then lawmakers can try to do something about it. “I’m not concerned about their opinions,” the president said. “Very few of them, by the way, are lawyers, much less constitutional lawyers.” And some Republicans “think I usurp my authority by having the gall to win the presidency.”

    It’s good to be the king.

    • Mary says:

      Good God. The man is completely out of control.

    • DandyTIger says:

      It’s a small step from there to declaring the ’16 elections to be “delayed”.

    • 1539days says:

      The tyranny of lawyers.

      There was a decision made that only lawyers were versed enough in the law to become judges, even though no such restriction exists. It’s one of the reasons judges can be elected. While precedent and legal foundation is important to judicial decisions, there are any number of highly qualified law clerks who do research, aside from the fact that judges routinely put the burden on lawyers to cite the relevant legal cases to support their case.

      The fact is, lawyers are not smarter than other people. They have a few years of specialized knowledge that culminates in learning to “think like a lawyer.” Barack Obama is an especially bad lawyer, having never practiced any kind of law. Joe Biden graduated near the bottom of his class. Those two should not be interpreting sweeping federal legislation.

    • westcoaster says:

      He sees the cookie jar, he is a lawyer, therefore he may take a cookie, because he understands why it is wrong more than his mother.

    • angienc says:

      Once again: there is NO SUCH THING as a “Constitutional lawyer.” Many, many areas of law deal with the Constitution — criminal law deals with the 4th, 5th, 6th & 8th amendment, for example, but no one calls them “constitutional lawyers” — they are criminal lawyers. Civil rights attorneys are often dealing with the 14th & 15th amendment — which is not the ENTIRE Constitution, so calling civil rights attorneys “Constitutional lawyers” is incorrect as well.
      Obama is a fucking fraud & a hack for claiming to be a “Constitutional lawyer.” But that shocks no one here.

    • fif says:

      That pesky Congress, and the Constitution with it’s annoying checks and balances – what a nuisance.

  3. Klown says:


    The primary problem with the so-called elites is not that they are not humble.

    The primary problem with the so-called elites is not that they are not patriotic.

    The primary problem with the so-called elites is not that they are not godly. They’re not, but that’s not the primary problem.

    The primary problem with the so-called elites is that they are not elite, and they are neither wise, nor intelligent, nor educated, nor enlightened, nor superior in any fashion save two, accident of circumstance and elevated self-regard.

    They do not have any conception of what they’re doing, of the history of this country, or of the disasters their stupidity visits upon the ruled every day of the year.

    And they will be the death of us all.

  4. Mary says:

    Just back from a wonderful 3 day weekend in Austin with my son, daughter-in-law, and 1 1/2 year old granddaugher—fun, fun fun!

    But I heard on the radio on the trip back that the CBC’s new idea of “fixing racism” is to pass legislation forbidding ANY business background checks on potential employees applying for jobs, cuz………wait for it……

    Background checks discriminate against African Americans.

    Can you believe that’s where our country is, now? Sheesh.

  5. Anthony says:

    Sherri Shepherd hit the nail on the head when she said it was Lemon’s comments involving Bill O’Reilly people really “took umbrage” with. “I don’t want to give Bill O’Reilly license to say anything,” Shepherd said, “because he’s never been a young black man.”

    Sherri Shepherd is a racist

      • Mary says:

        Yup. We “white folks” should just let wealthy Blacks like Sherri Shepherd and Oprah Winfrey pay all the taxes for the free stuff for other Blacks.

        We whites should just butt out, ya know, verbally AND financially.

      • Anthony says:

        ANd a cheapskate.

        She lives in my neighborhood, and recently stiffed a server at Uno’s out of the beverages (and tip) on her bill (diet soda and a big-ass pizza) because “You know who I am, and I’ll come back some other time”. To date, she has not returned.

  6. elliesmom says:

    Or we could look at it this way- If white people have no idea what it’s like to be a black person, then we also have no idea how to solve any of the problems black people face. So their problems are their problems to solve. Which is pretty much what Bill Cosby, Ben Carson, and Don Lemon have said. If we have no idea what it means to be black, then black people have no idea what it’s like to be white. Our problems are our problems to solve as well. If we’re racist, we’ll fix it without their help. And if we’re believe we’re not, then there’s nothing to fix. Because we’re the only ones who know whether we’re racist or not. How could they possibly understand us?

    • Constance says:

      Elitist whites and other races don’t seem to realize there are different classes of whites and that the Elitist class is not warm and friendly toward the whites they consider lower class. In fact the only time elitist whites are inclusive towards all classes of whites is when they are smearing their guilt around. Then they want us to take it on for them so they can lecture at us and wallow in self righteousness.

  7. Anthony says:

    According to Dyson: Its not black-on-black violence; its “proximity murder”

    WTF did he just say??? “Proximity Murder”???!!! Srsly?

    Why must we call a spade a digging implement? Oh – I get it……

    • swanspirit says:

      Proximity murder ? does that mean ” they ” just murder people who live nearby ? Or that they just murder when they live in too close quarters to each other ? Or they just murder when they get close enough to kill ? I am sooooo confused What is the motivation to murder again?

      • Klown says:

        If you get murdered the most likely killer is someone close to you.

        That’s why I live alone and have no friends.

      • Lulu says:

        Could this be why people avoid “proximity” to certain groups? To avoid proximity means you are less likely to be murdered? Is this what they mean to imply? Do they realize WTF they are saying?

    • helenk3 says:

      so if go back to segregation it would be safer for white people?

    • 1539days says:

      It’s white people’s fault they don’t live close enough to be killed by blacks.

  8. Klown says:

    O’Reilly Strikes Back:

  9. Erica says:

    Today in Race Baiting could be a regular column. Plenty of material to keep it going.

    • swanspirit says:

      I got to Level 8 and completed “You Can’t Write Proper English Under Pressure”! Bet you can’t.

      • Klown says:

        It took me 5 tries to get past Level 1

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        The spelling levels were easier since it was a single word. I did notice that the higher levels referred back to the earlier levels (e.g, there, their and they’re).

        If you click on the floating pictures on the Library Disco screen, it links to the wiki article on that person. The only one I knew without a clue was Samuel Johnson.

    • angienc says:

      I got to Level 8 and completed “You Can’t Write Proper English Under Pressure”! Bet you can’t.

      But half-way (about level 5 I think) was basically a spelling test, not a grammar test. I had to take that part twice because the first time time expired as I tried to figure out what the “grammar” part was. LOL

  10. Klown says:
    • 1539days says:

      She was so glad she could use charges of racism to finally teach racism to her son. Other lessons to consider.

      Don’t beat the hell out of people, even if you know they don’t have a gun.

      Try exploring the neighborhood during the day, instead of at night in the rain.

      Don’t be a junior Walter White.

  11. John Denney says:

    Again, to whom should I give more credence: Al Sharpton or Dr. Ben Carson?

  12. angienc says:

    Lord have mercy — are these a–holes really going to make me have to defend that blowhard O’Reilly?
    Fuck me.

    • Constance says:

      Come on, I like O’Reilly, he is a good showman and he covers the news. He sure beats those self righteous lecturers at MSNBC, those guys are unwatchable. I am thrilled to see him take on the racial grievance industry.

      • angienc says:

        I concede that compared to those half-wits on MSNBC, O’Reilly is a genius & very watchable — but that’s not much of a compliment considering my cat’s shit is more intelligent & “watchable” than those idiots on MSNBC.

    • Erica says:

      I know, I know. Almost inconceivable. He sounds damn reasonable in comparison, which shows how low Sharpton et al are willing to go.

    • mothy67 says:

      Ever since he allowed obama to grab/hold his leg in 08 during what was supposed to be a challenging interview I can’t stomach the man. And his “word of the day” spiel is creepy.

      • angienc says:

        His replaced his “Pinhead or Patriot” segment with his “Tip of the Day” — which are as ridiculous as you’d expect — and that spiel is even creepier than his word of the day one — it’s like he’s trying to be Oprah (which fits, his ego is about as big as her’s).

  13. Klown says:

    Am I the only one who was shocked and dismayed by the ending of tonight’s episode of The Bachelorette?

  14. Lulu says:

    The White House reminds me of Pavlov ringing the bell. O’Reilly has set up a competing bell. Now the dogs are running back and forth between the bells and Don Lemon was trampled and bitten. I apologize to any real dogs whom I may have offended.

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