Update: The host of Fox & Friends said this morning that they would follow-up next week and beyond, until the DNC answers questions. The Fox & Friends segment this morning (thanks Tim for locating the video. Also, these days with Black Panthers so much in our posts let’s thank Helene Latimer and the many African-Americans who stood and stand strong for principle and did not get fooled by the flim-flam man from Chicago even though the pressure on them in particular was fierce to surrender to corruption. And thanks to Democrat Gigi whose grandfather was a Democratic governor of Massachusetts for persevering and producing the documentary. And finally, our thanks and encouragement to the many Republicans and Republican/Conservative websites who are evaluating what we wrote today.):
[Note: The Fox News Fox & Friends segment on Hillary Clinton and the Obama thuggery of 2008 will air at 9:00 a.m. (ET) this morning.]
This is the first time we cite Free Republic with aplomb and without apology. We have to. Someone there is making sense. Lots of sense.
As we declared in our last article, and in an article from May of last year, the Republicans have a secret weapon called Hillary Clinton. But thus far they are either too stupid, too afraid of helping Hillary, or too full of Hillary hate to see their best interests. Imagine if every time an unfair “racist” charge is played, the Republican thus unfairly charged responded “You called Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton supporters ‘racists’ too and that was a lie and you are a race-baiting liar.” Imagine if every time Obama blundered or bowed or buffooned, Republicans mentioned that Hillary Clinton called Obama “naive” or worse. Which brings us to the good sense from Free Republic.
In an FR discussion centered on a Hillbuzz post and what we last wrote, someone there mentioned the upcoming Fox News report (we’ll discuss that below – see HERE for details from the producer of the film) to air this very early morning and why “Freepers” should watch the report and learn about Obama’s thug tactics during the 2008 primaries. Immediately the Hillary hate emerged and someone wrote “So only Hilary’s thugs will operate.”
The response to that emotional outburst made sense so we will share it:
“So only Hilary’s thugs will operate.”
I continue to be surprised at the number of Freepers who at the time of the primaries, and even now, were ok with these tactics being used against Hillary as if they weren’t aware we’d be facing the same thing come election time.
There were many “Freepers” who had no problem with the “anyone who disses Obama is a racist” talk when it was the Clintons on the receiving end, as well. We know how that turned out – it was just a preview of the same charges that would later be levied against us.
We need to be smarter than that. Sure, a lot of people enjoyed watching the Clintons getting bashed. But it was short-sighted, and had real consequences not just for the general election but for our country in general.
It necessitated that we turn to people like Michael Steele and Bobby Jindal to deliver our messages, who, being non-white, were better able to avoid accusations of racism in opposing Obama’s agenda. But that the Republican party felt the need to even take that step demonstrates, pretty well, the consequences of not saying a word (or even encouraging) when the Obama campaign used every dirty race-baiting trick in the book during the primaries.”
One person at least gets it. Smart. Concise. I before E (one of our favorites, which means “Intelligence Over Emotion” in political strategy).
Which brings us to Sarah Palin, Mel Gibson, and Hillary Clinton. For the gossip unaware, there is a current scandal involving the actor Mel Gibson and his abuse of his former partner Oksana Grigorieva. The scandal is top of the charts for busybodies everywhere. But there are some serious issues about this situation we need to address. This is what happened in this widely discussed and reported scandal:
“Mel Gibson was caught on tape spewing a vile, hate-filled racist rant and RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained the audio proof.
We broke the story that Mel told Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his love child, “You’re an embarrassment to me. You look like a f***ing bitch in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault.” RadarOnline.com had heard the tape.
Now, in a blockbuster world exclusive, RadarOnline.com is posting the audio of Mel’s disgusting outburst. You can listen to it here.
WARNING: This audio contains graphic and racist language. It has been left unedited so that the full impact of Mel’s rant can be heard. [snip]
“You go out in public and it’s a f*cking embarrassment to me. You look like a f*cking bitch in heat. And if you get raped by a pack of ni**ers it will be your fault. Alright? Because you provoked it. You are provocatively dressed all the time with your fake boobs that you feel you have to show off. I don’t like it. I don’t want that woman. I don’t want you. I don’t trust you. I don’t love you.”
There is also this:
“The recording has shades of another scandal for Gibson — his use of anti-Semitic and sexist remarks during a drunken driving arrest in 2006. The actor-director later apologized for the statements, which were included in a report by a sheriff’s deputy who arrested Gibson that was obtained by celebrity website TMZ.
The former couple have been locked in a bitter custody dispute in Los Angeles. The 40-year-old singer has accused Gibson of domestic violence, and sheriff’s officials have launched an investigation.”
Mel Gibson is in trouble. But the trouble is his use of the “N” word. Here is Hollywood gossip and reporter extraordinaire Nikki Finke discussing Gibson dropped by the William Morris Agency (note the involvement of Rahm Emanuel’s brother):
“I’ve just learned that WME Entertainment actually fired Mel Gibson the day before his longtime Hollywood agent Ed Limato’s death last weekend. I’m told wme-new-logo-final smaller what happened is that the news media reported last week there was a tape of Mel Gibson making a racial slur. And last Friday, WME board member Ari Emanuel “woke up at 3 AM and emailed his partner Patrick Whitesell that ‘we can’t represent a guy who said the N-word’.” [snip]
3 PM: “There is no way, with Ed Limato not here, that Mel Gibson would be a client of this company, ” an insider just told me. “I don’t think anybody’s surprised by this, given Ari’s history.” Of course that’s a reference to Ari Emanuel’s July 2006 appeal to Hollywood not to work with Gibson after the actor’s drunken anti-Semitic rant during an arrest by an officer with the Malibu Sheriff’s Station. (“At a time of escalating tensions in the world, the entertainment industry cannot idly stand by and allow Mel Gibson to get away with such tragically inflammatory statements,” Emanuel posted on The Huffington Post. “People in the entertainment community, whether Jew or gentile, need to demonstrate that they understand how much is at stake in this by professionally shunning Mel Gibson and refusing to work with him, even if it means a sacrifice to their bottom line.”)
Mel Gibson is a major Hollywood actor with a soon to be released film, “The Beaver” co-starring Jodie Foster (which is funny on several levels), is currently filming a movie called “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”, and is also working on a Viking epic, as well still being the owner of Icon Productions, according to Finke. This major Hollywood actor is in trouble not for the beating of the woman he lived with, not for anti-Semitic statements – but because he used to “N” word to denigrate and attack the woman he lived with.
The William Morris Agency and others involved in this story are marinated in rank hypocrisy. Mel Gibson beats up a woman he lives with – no problem. But use the “N” word and you are out.
Let’s look at Rahm’s brother Ari:
“In 2007, Emanuel publicly backed Chris Albrecht after Albrecht was fired from HBO for a domestic violence arrest, preceded by rumors of three earlier incidents of violence against women. Emanuel wrote, “If Hollywood is going to give Mel Gibson a second chance, and sports fans are going to cheer on stars like Jason Kidd, Latrell Sprewell, and Stephen Jackson who have made similar mistakes, why not Chris Albrecht?” Emanuel later helped Albrecht land his next job at IMG.
Ari Emanuel has hosted fundraisers for the Democratic Party.
An April 2002 lawsuit by agent Sandra Epstein against Endeavor Agency brought accusations by Epstein and other Endeavor employees against Emanuel. In the court filings, Emanuel is alleged to have allowed a friend to operate a pornographic website out of Endeavor’s offices. According to Epstein, Emanuel made racist and anti-gay remarks and prevented her from sending a script about Navy SEALs to actor Wesley Snipes, saying, “That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Everyone knows that blacks don’t swim”. Emanuel disputed these accusations at the time. Epstein’s claims were settled for $2.25 million.”
Think about all of that. Battering a woman is only a “mistake”. And “blacks don’t swim”. But now, Ari, brother of Rahm, is the great black liberator. Ari still thinks beating women is only a “mistake” – so many other men have made that mistake it should be J-Z’eed off the shoulder.
And there is this acid observation at the Nikki Finke website in the comments section (and from a black guy!):
“So Mel has a colorful vocabulary. Big deal. I’m black and I couldn’t care less what anyone think or say behind my back as long as it doesn’t cause me harm or hinder my ability to make a living. People are entitled to their thoughts and opinions. The irony is Hollywood is a discriminatory industry in itself. Just look at all the black execs, managers, and journalists. You know, people in POWER positions. Last I checked I believe Charles King was the lone male black agent at WME. It’s the people who master saying all the right things and shedding crocodile tears at the opportune moments I worry about. At least with Mel you know what you’re getting and that’s half the battle. I can deal with that.”
Bravo Curtis! And of course there is this bit of hypocrisy:
“Let me get this straight — the William Morris Agency has reportedly dropped Mel Gibson as a client because he used the “N-word” in an unhinged privately recorded rant, but William Morris continues to represent the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, 50 Cent, and many more, who broadcast the same awful word to millions — daily, unabashedly and continually?”
For the record we are not fans of Gibson. His first “
Die HardLethal Weapon” movie is ok as the genre goes, but we have substantial problems with his other work specifically “The Patriot” and “The Passion of the Christ”. But that’s another story. What we find surprising is the misogyny and the sexism which continues to go unexcused. One person got it and protested:
“Rita Smith, executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said Gibson was exhibiting the behavior of a “typical batterer.”
She said there is likely to be significant backlash against Gibson, but whether there are real consequences for the actor remain to be seen.
“I think that people will be similarly outraged for awhile, like they were with Chris Brown, like they were with Alec Baldwin,” Smith said. “This is one story out of thousands we hear every day.”
Brown remains on felony probation for beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna last year. Baldwin was widely criticized for berating his young daughter in a phone message that was leaked during his divorce from Kim Basinger.
Smith said she hoped the incident would increase awareness of the dire straits of domestic violence shelters around the country, which are facing budget cuts.”
And we are so happy that there are now people who are beginning to understand the deeply embedded sexism and misogyny in the society which batters women on a daily basis. We rejoiced when we read this:
“The condemnation of his racist remarks was swift and rightly so. But where was the outcry against his sexism, which was not only vile, but violent? In tape recordings, Gibson has admitted to hitting Girgorieva while she was holding their child, knocking out some teeth. When she cries, “What kind of a man is that who would hit a woman when she is holding a child in her hands, hitting her twice in the face? What kind of a man is that?,” he replies, “You know what? You f**cking deserved it.” [snip]
But, the discussion of sexism overall has been muted and the response has failed to spark any large-scale outrage against his domestic violence and threats. In fact, the blogosphere and on-line comments are riddled with apologies for this man, with far too many commenters letting him off the hook, his actions understood as some kind of response to being provoked. She did something to set him off, and so, he couldn’t control himself. In other words, maybe she did “deserve” it.
I am not at all suggesting that Gibson’s racism should be ignored. Rather, I am saying that this is overwhelmingly a violent, sexist event for which there is no excuse (nor could there ever be). The racist epithets are deeply wrong, but it is this man’s sexism that could get this woman killed. His violence and the danger he poses to her and her daughter are criminal, and he belongs in jail. We need the media to cover this story responsibly and, in some bizarre way, use it as an opportunity to put the spotlight on a growing domestic violence epidemic that has yet to get the attention and the collective outrage that it demands.”
The “N” word provokes outrage and firings, but Black Panther voter intimidation and violence against women is forgiven. We have written a great deal about sexism and misogyny utilized against Hillary Clinton during the primaries and we have warned Sarah Palin supporters to expect the same.
“Sean Hannity in particular constantly attacks Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton in ugly, gratuitous ways. Hannity is living in the 1990s. Even the biggest Bill and Hillary haters, such as Richard Mellon Scaife, now recognize they were fools drunk with destructive Clinton hate. Hannity would make a stronger case against Barack Obama if he would invoke the nastiness of the Obama campaign against Hillary and stop the nastiness against Hillary himself.
Some Republicans will fan the flames of Hillary hatred. These are Republicans who are afraid of Sarah Palin and do not want to do anything that might help women, such as attack sexism and misogyny.”
Hillary Clinton supporters and Sarah Palin supporters are locked, whether they like it or not, in a necessary alliance. We discussed The Shame Of The Democratic Left and how misogynistic the boys (and don’t let off the hook the many misogynistic women too) of the Left are. The boys of the Right are not much better. In that article we noted how African-American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, who ran for president when it was not cool for a woman to run for president, compared racism and sexism:
“I’ve always met more discrimination being a woman than being Black,” she said. “When I ran for the Congress, when I ran for president, I met more discrimination as a woman than for being Black. Men are men.”
Keep those words of wisdom in mind Sarah Palin supporters. And do not forget that in the competition between race and gender, between “N” word and battering, race will win. PINO Hendrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker has our eternal enmity for writing this with his self-satisfied smirk:
“Competitions among grievances do not ennoble, and both Clinton and Obama strove to avoid one; but it does not belittle the oppressions of gender to suggest that in America the oppressions of race have cut deeper.”
Of course the very purpose of Hertzberg was to belittle the oppressions of gender because he was an Obama Hopium Guzzler. It is very easy to see race as the greater oppression when you remove 90% of violence against woman from the equation. The daily beatings and denigrations against women, even unto today, are not considered “oppressions of gender” by Hertzberg and his ilk. Slave rape is considered a “race” crime not a gender crime. Wife battering is considered a “personal mistake” not part of the “oppressions of gender”. Verbal abuse of women in the vilest forms is tolerated as long as the “N” word is not invoked.
Hertzberg’s ilk includes people like Howard Dean and Chris Matthews. Many Republicans will soon join Hertzberg and Dean and Matthews in “oppressions of gender” against Sarah Palin. Learn from what was done to Hillary Clinton.
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Learn from what happened to Hillary Clinton. Fox News will begin today to air video of some of the thuggery in 2008. Be warned.
“Think those billy club armed New Black Panther thugs in Philadelphia were the first time Obama used Stalinist tactics to intimidate voters and disenfranchise the American people?
In testimony this week before Congress, former Justice Department Official J. Christian Adams revealed that not only were similar claims “pervasive”, but Obama activists committed the “same” crimes during the 2008 Democratic primary to help then Sen. Obama defeat Democratic heir apparent Hillary Clinton.
Obama gamed the system in 2008 by not only allowing an army of young men station themselves outside polling locations in African American communities to prevent elderly women and others from voting for their chosen candidate, Hillary Clinton, but he also trained thousands of willing accomplices—while I do not have confirmation, I do sense the presence of ACORN here—spread throughout the Democratic caucuses to commit voter fraud on a massive scale.
The movie “We Will Not Be Silenced”, made by Democratic Party activist Gigi Gaston, produced by Bettina Sofia Viviano, and executive produced by former Clinton Campaign Regional Director John Siegel, documents how the unknown Senator from Illinois used “falsified delegate counts, falsified documents, and other violations” to beat the seemingly unbeatable Clinton machine and claim the Democratic nomination.
The documentary describes “the disenfranchising of American citizens by the Democratic Party and the Obama Campaign… ‘Change’ from Chicago encouraged and created an army to steal caucus packets, falsify documents, change results, allow unregistered people to vote, scare and intimidate Hillary supporters, stalk them, threaten them, lock them out of their polling places, silence their voices and stop their right to vote.”
“Teachers, professors, civil rights activists, lawyers, janitors, physicists, ophthalmologists, accountants, mathematicians, retirees… discuss how their party has disenfranchised them, and how, when they saw and reported multiple instances of fraud, everyone turned a blind eye. Rather than support and protect the voices and votes of its loyal members, the DNC chose to sweep this under the rug by looking the other way.”
Fox News, likely as a follow-up to the Black Panther intimidation of voters story, reportedly will start to review the ignored history of 2008. The news is that Fox will begin to air clips from a documentary, produced by Hillary Clinton supporters:
“I think because of the Black Panther story, they finally think it’s relevant. We have been trying for TWO YEARS to get them to tell the truth about what happened. PLEASE everyone watch Fox and Friends Sunday morning. We would really appreciate your support.”
The update we posted is that the Fox & Friends segment will air at 9:00 a.m. (ET) this morning:
“They aren’t showing the entire film. They are going to show clips of it and then have each of us on over a period of 6-8 weeks. So, this Sunday, tomorrow, Gigi will be the first. They will show a few minutes of clips, then they will ask Gigi questions.
Next week is probably Helen Latimore, who is the black woman from Chicago who talks about the thugs on lawn chair (like the Black Panthers) threatening all of the Hillary voters and not letting them into the caucus site. Then, I am the third week, etc. I’m thrilled that it will get this kind of exposure.”
The film makers have a website at http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com/
“Republicans have allowed Clinton Derangement Syndrome to obscure the full scope of the use of race as a weapon by “president” Obama.
It’s stunning to us, but many conservatives so hated the Clintons, irrationally, that they paid almost no attention to what the Obama campaign did to Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries. Many Republicans cheered Obama on, in fact, and laughed when the Obama campaign accused the Clintons of being RAAACISTS, accused Clinton surrogates of being RAAACISTS, and Clinton’s supporters of being RAAACIST.
Then, in the general election, these same conservatives could never wrap their heads around the fact that so many of us former Democrats worked for the McCain campaign because we knew Obama and his agenda needed to be stopped. We saw just how ugly, nasty, and downright evil these people were and we knew we had to do everything we possibly could to prevent them from winning the presidency and taking over our government.
If Republicans had paid attention to what Obama did in the primaries, and how much he relied on thugs like the Black Panthers, the SEIU, and ACORN to do his dirty work, then perhaps we would not be going through what we are facing right now. If Republicans who sat home on election day had been better informed, maybe they would not have sat on their butts and allowed the most radical person to run for president to win in 2008.”
The producer of the documentary believes it will be helpful if Hillary Supporters watch and email Fox News [Note, the time has changed to 9:00 a.m. (ET)]:
“EVERYONE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU WATCH FOX AND FRIENDS TOMORROW MORNING, SUNDAY, JULY 11, AT 6:15 AM BECAUSE THAT’S WHEN THE PIECE ABOUT OUR VOTER FRAUD MOVIE, WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED, IS ON. NOT 6:50 AS STATED ABOVE. AND PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO WATCH. IF WE GET THE VIEWER RESPONSE THEY WILL DO A MASSIVE 6-8 WEEK LONG SERIES OF THE STORY ABOUT VOTER FRAUD! CALL AND EMAIL FOX AND TELL THEM YOU WANT MORE OF THE STORY. THANKS!”
The Fox & Friends email address is Friends at FoxNews.com.