Monica, Understated

Monica Roberts on corporate media’s decision to not publicize just how racist the Tampaberg Rally actually is:

If your presidential campaign is predicated on not talking about the merits of your candidate, but blowing racist dog whistle comments to stir up the bigot base of your party because you refuse to compete for the votes of non-white American citizens, you actively work to suppress their votes,  and you have openly disrespected the first African-American president since he took the oath of office in 2009, don’t be surprised when your fellow Republicans and the people your campaign tactics validate and appeal to feel empowered to unleash their inner Klansman and their bigotry at inopportune moments.

David Shuster tweeted about an incident that occurred at the Republican convention Klan meeting now taking place in Tampa in which an African-American CNN camerawoman had peanuts thrown at her yesterday by a GOP convention attendee followed by the comment “this is how we feed animals’.

CNN posted a written statement saying, “CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon. CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment.”

No further comment?  You’re joking, right?

[I]f it barks like a GOP racist and growls like a GOP racist,  it IS a GOP racist and your votes and donations to the party enable that racist behavior.

The barking I hear from Tampa is radioactive, viral distemper.

I think it should be the job of legitimate media to hunt down Wall Street Barbie Burnett, Anderson Goober, Sneers Morgan and Wolf Bullshit and force them to state on the record what they think about not just a clorox-drenched Lost Cause media circlejerk that would foster that sort of treatment of one of their (non-star) colleagues but also the sort of racism appeasement embodied by a CNN management decision to not say anything about what happened.

Or is CNN’s stellar stable of Wall Street scriveners ‘journalists’ just sitting around trying to figure out how they too can start calling Mitt Romney a ‘self made man’?

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