MSNBC says "white people showing up with guns" But rifle-toter was black

@Rollo1 (16691)
Boston, Massachusetts
August 18, 2009 1:21pm CST
MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer reported that it was concerning to have "white people showing up with guns" at a health care meeting in Arizona and also expressed concern about the racial overtones. What she and every other MSM outlet reporting on this story failed to mention is that the man carrying the assault rifle is black. In fact, the video was edited so it was not possible to see he was black. This is the link to the original AP photo. The AP is fond of enforcing their copyrights so I didn't post the picture here. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/18/dozen-protesters-guns-outside-obama-speech/?test=latestnews Read the MSNBC transcript here: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2009/08/18/msnbc-no-mention-black-gun-owner-among-racist-protesters These guys are discussing the "anger" that these people feel about there being a black president, thereby dismissing any idea that they might actually be there to stand up for their constitutional rights or to show their disapproval of the health care reform. For all those who refuse to look at FOX or Drudge or any source other than the MSM, how do you feel about them inventing racial tensions where none were existing? Contessa Brewer of MSNBC: "And the reason we’re talking about this, a lot of talk here, Dylan, because people feel like, yes, there are Second Amendment rights for sure but also there are questions about whether this has racial overtones. I mean, here you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waists or to their legs." Isn't it time the American people boycott every MSM outlet that refuses to show the real stories, that continue to hide facts and put spin on every story so that we never get the information and truth that they are supposed to be the purveyors of?
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@peavey (15865)
• United States
18 Aug 09
MSNBC stinks. I don't know how else to say it... they're out and out liars. It should be illegal for them to broadcast. Some people try to make any disagreement with Obama to be racist. They don't realize how foolish and racist that makes them... I boycott MSNBC... never watch it and never go to the web site.
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Let the natural selection of the free market run it's course and sooner or later the plug will have to be pulled. GE cannot keep subsidizing them and stay afloat themselves.
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@Rollo1 (16691)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Aug 09
Everyone should boycott or otherwise express disapproval of those who do not faithfully report the truth. But for every person disgusted with MSNBC, there's at least one who still lives by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of Keith Olbermann.
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@peavey (15865)
• United States
18 Aug 09
"GE cannot keep subsidizing them and stay afloat themselves." But the government would then just bail them out...
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• United States
18 Aug 09
Many, many, many years ago my father said that the only thing you could believe in the newspaper was the date an even that has been wrong occasionally. However the racial aspect of reporting downright lies is dangerous. No wonder this country will never resolve its racial problems when the media keeps it flourishing. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and the linked picture very obviously shows a black man carrying the assault rifle.
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@Rollo1 (16691)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Aug 09
I completely agree that we will never truly rid ourselves of racism as long as we have people trying to find it in every situation. It's impossible to disagree with the president and not be a racist in the eyes of some. I honestly would be in complete disagreement with any man or woman, black, white, latino or whatever who just brushed aside the law and the constitution to accomplish goals which I believe are bad for the nation.
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• United States
18 Aug 09
I never knew that racism was until I came to the States. I pride myself that I have never nor will my family ever be racists. I judge a person on their actions not their race. IMO the Obama supporters seem to be the people most guilty of perpretrating racism in this day and age.
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@Fortunata (1137)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Why are you watching MSNBC? The only thing I watch on there is the lock up series on the weekend. I wouldn't expect to get any real news on there, let alone the truth, lol. Contessa Brewer reminds me of one of those beauty contest winners who, when prompted by the host, had to supply an answer to what they wanted to be when they grew up. She's so vapid she's almost cross eyed. I'm not surprised they're trying to cover up the truth about the townhall meetings.
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@Rollo1 (16691)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Aug 09
I don't watch MSNBC but I do check out all the networks to see what tripe is being fed to the public. It's scary what they don't report as well as what they do.
@jonakyl (493)
• United States
19 Aug 09
What I find most interesting in the article on Fox, is that there is no mention of the man's skin color. Every mention of him is "A man carries..." or "The man with the rifle..." Looking at a person based on their actions and not the color of their skin? What a novel idea.
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@Rollo1 (16691)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Aug 09
I noticed that too, but I was afraid that if I pointed out they were being fair and balanced and not racist, it would be too hard on the Fox-haters. I was rather hoping they might notice for themselves, but that could be just me having silly expectations.
• United States
20 Aug 09
In a liberal's mind, it's important to label people. Just ask Barney Frank. You're supposed to react differently based on a person's skin color, religious beliefs and-or ideology. They want America to be broken into groups. That way, when people stop being individuals and run with a certain pack, they'll know who to paint the villain and where their support lies. It also helps the elite and self-appointed saviors stand out. It's just the way they work. A person can't be an individual; it runs counter to liberalism.
• United States
19 Aug 09
I feel like this is just another attempt to move the focus away from the important issue. Getting caught up in the racism debate is getting old. At this point in time it goes both ways, there is always someone or some group that is against another or feels that they are the 'victim'. The media is happy to spin the story towards an irrelevant angle because it breeds controversy. The matter is health care reform. Not racism. Not the right to bare arms either for that matter. They are important, just not relevant to the matter at hand.
@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
18 Aug 09
The man in this CNN photo looks black to me http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/18/obama.protest.rifle/index.html
@irishidid (8119)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Sure does and here he is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEASAP5zBTw
@Rollo1 (16691)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Aug 09
Well, good on CNN for not trying to play the race card on this incident. Now if only they would report some other stories that they have completely ignored - like the flag@whitehouse.gov debacle.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Aug 09
I do jot watch MSNBC unless there is something interesting like a plane crash, or a fire or something like that and only if we got to it first before the other ones. I do think that thinking that the only reason to hate Obama is because of his color is wrong. There are so many other things wrong with him that color is the least of it.