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“nor can a peace be brokered”

“nor can a peace be brokered”

The title isn’t about the Middle East, although it could be.

It’s John Nolte’s persuasive analysis of the mainstream media in light of the hot mic comment initially thought to come from an ABC News staff member that the Romneys are “happy to party while black people drown”:

The media cannot be reasoned with nor can a peace be brokered.

We must defeat these people because that’s what they intend to do to us. When you believe our nominee is happy to party while black people drown, you can only believe that we possess no humanity. You can’t reason with people who hate you. You just can’t.

Nolte didn’t know how right he was. It turns out it wasn’t some low-level ABC staffer, it was David Challian, Washington Bureau Chief for Yahoo! News.

This is how they think, how they talk behind our backs, and how they inevitably frame the news to work against us.

Update:  Erick Erickson had a post today not specific to the hot mic incident, but which reflects the mainstream media race-card playing herd mentality, Is The Media Coordinating On Race Baiting?  Ask John Harris and Politico:

It is not an accident that the media, immediately after the Democrats started pushing out the War on Women, began running stories about the GOP’s hostility to women.  It is now not an accident that the media, led by NBC and the Politico (which also partnered on that pathetic GOP primary debate), would peddle out the GOP and race stories.

It is far too much to be a coincidence that the Politico and NBC have ties, sometimes in the same bed, to Democrat and leftwing activists and then hop out of bed on the same page as the Democrats’ talking points.


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What are they doing while Black people drown? ohh right they are making money by providing video footage of black people drowning! Ohh I mean news coverage.,.. silly me.

I saved the file and self hosted it ( as I expect it to be edited.
also tweeted (something I seldom do..
@DavidChalian HELP I’m drowning….feel free to say I’m not concerned at all…

No surprises here. Old news. Dog bites man.

To the Collective, we ARE demons. They are good. We are evil incarnate. Inhuman.

You have to embrace that to understand the nature of the conflict in America today. You have to absorb this when you hear people calling for compromise. There can be NO compromise between the two camps.

Yes, he’s right — in the way conservatives haven’t been able to grasp in my lifetime. The entire project of the Left is built around the effort and need to dehumanize its opposition. If we are not human, there is no legitimacy to anything we could ever propose or say. If we are not human, there is no obligation to debate us. The fact of our inhumanity (the need to believe this and substantiate it) is the structure of their righteousness. They dehumanize us metaphorically only up to the point they have absolute power. Then they go about doing it materially — incarceration, exile, extermination.

Yet, while the “tornado” of fiscal crisis, continued unemployment, stiffling govenmental regulation, decline in educational stadards, etc continue to “slam” the continental, it’s okay for BO to golf more than any president, the Obamas to part-hearty, and for him to add his chaotic leadership to the storm?

And those around him can be heard laughing.

Lefty Group-Thunk is an ugly, ugly thing.

Like Michael Barone and Bernard Goldberg have said, there is one worldview in newsrooms. No, it’s not a conspiracy. Just a monolithic worldview intolerant of dissent.

Michael Barone:

Of course, a lot of people in the news business say it doesn’t make any difference. I remember a conversation I had with a broadcast news executive many years ago.

“Doesn’t the fact that 90 percent of your people are Democrats affect your work product?” I asked.

“Oh, no, no,” he said. “Our people are professional. They have standards of objectivity and professionalism, so that their own views don’t affect the news.”

“So what you’re saying,” I said, “is that your work product would be identical if 90 percent of your people were Republicans.”

He quickly replied, “No, then it would be biased.”

I have been closely acquainted with newsroom cultures for more than 30 years, and I recognize the attitude. Only liberals can see the world clearly. Conservatives are prevented by their warped and ungenerous views from recognizing the world as it is.

In spite of this and every other example of the bias of the media and the deception & lies from the Dems, some on the Right keep thinking we should “take the high road.” All taking the high road does is make us better targets for shots from the Left.

And also from Yahoo! News is this from their main piece on Ann Romney’s speech:

She also allowed herself a dig at Obama “I can tell you Mitt Romney was not handed success. He built it.” (Republicans have built a campaign theme out of the president’s contention that entrepreneurs have government to thank for the investments in infrastructure and education, having taken his message to business owners that “you didn’t built that” out of context).

—I wonder if LI reader, commenter, and sign artist Ray Gaster would agree with the Yahoo! News “journalist” that Obama’s words were taken out of context?

Something that the two sides disagree upon is simply deemed “out of context” by the writer of that piece.

They are not only journo-lists, they are judges ruling on public opinion, too.

    Cassandra Lite in reply to LukeHandCool. | August 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    As a thought experiment, let’s stipulate for a moment that our side has taken Obama’s comments out of context. Fine. If that’s so, then the President of the United States is asserting that hard work and brains are irrelevant to success; indeed, that success is nothing but a matter of luck. Like genes. Or crony contacts.

    American Dream, R.I.P.: 1776-2012.

      LukeHandCool in reply to Cassandra Lite. | August 30, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Yep, the fact he reiterated his sentiment by stipulating he’s convinced it’s somehow foolish to posit a cause-and-effect relationship between smarts (at least business smarts) and hard work and resulting success showed that saying his statement was taken out of context is actually really taking things out of context. He said what he meant and he meant what he said.

Lest we forget that MSNBC gets talking points from the White House while they’re on the air

9thDistrictNeighbor | August 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Amazing what is revealed by these hot-mic faux pas…information worthy of transmission to Vladimir…raaacist remarks.

Meanwhile, instead of waiting for the government to solve the problem, a man and his son have been out rescuing people stranded by flood waters topping levees in Plaquemines Parish, LA: They didn’t wait; they acted. Betcha they own a small business, maybe they hunt, maybe they like NASCAR, betcha they head to church on Sunday….

Cassandra Lite | August 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

“Ladies and gentlemen, as long as there is one black person anywhere who is drowning, then black people everywhere are drowning, and I shall not leave my home. As long as there is one white person anywhere who is drowning, f— him.”

Meanwhile thru all these turmoils roiling the nation their guy finds the time to campaign , fundraise , golf. His home is his office. Does he actually stay home and do his job? He cant be bothered with that ,his priority is to feed his ego by making himself available to his admiring throngs and feed them their dose of blather. Job? I dont need to do no steenking job! Avoiding the job is the job!

TAMPA, Fla. — Yahoo News has fired Washington bureau chief David Chalian after he was caught on a hot-mic during an online video broadcast today saying that Mitt Romney and his wife Ann had no problem with African Americans suffering as a result of Hurricane Isaac, a source familiar with the situation tells POLITICO.

I agree with Nolte. We have to defeat these people – they are vile. But how do we do that when they are so entrenched?

From Erick Erickson’s piece:

“I wonder if any of these people have noticed that the Republican Party has more elected hispanic Congressmen and Governors than the Democrats?”

—That’s what I’ve been telling my hispanic coworkers.

I’ve got two of them, lifelong Dems by habit but very nice, commensense people, who have pledged they’ll vote Republican this time.

    NC Mountain Girl in reply to LukeHandCool. | August 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I think we may also have more black Congressmen who were elected from white districts. The only Democrat I can think of off the top of my head is Keith Ellison from the People’s Republic of Minneapolis.

“Yahoo News fires David Chalian”
Yahoo has taken the correct and appropriate action for the outrageous statements of this massively biased, racist, leftist extremist, who has no place in anything involving “news” or “reporting.” I commend Yahoo for the quick response.

Lukehandcool, do you comment over at Erick’s site?

I went over there to read his piece and ask if he has a link for that bit about elected minorities, but I’m not sure how to comment there.

I could probably google it, but I’m sure he has a link somewhere.

So if you, or anyone here could ask him over there for a link, that would be great.

What a great bit of info to send to liberals or post on liberal blogs.

Henry Hawkins | August 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

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“I’m happy to party while Yahoo! News Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian is fired.”

Does that make me a weirdo?

Midwest Rhino | August 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Plaquemines Parish (where the most flooding is) is 70% white, 24% black. I don’t know the specific flooded area, but I had some accounts down there for many years. I was struck that they seemed to have a New York accent. I read (Wikipedia) that the “yat dialect” is common to port cities …

Port cities like New Orleans and New York (with regards to the surrounding Boroughs) have encouraged the growth of similar dialects as both cities attracted many European immigrants during the 19th century. The result has yielded similar dialects which combine sounds from Irish, German, Italian and many other immigrant’s speech which have blended with the local dialect to create a new variant.

Of course I’m a Tea party Republican, so you can imagine what a party I had when I heard my old clients were drowning in Katrina. (/sarc) Professional journalists my ass .. what a sick bunch of bastards.

    Ragspierre in reply to Midwest Rhino. | August 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I’ve heard that accent all up and down the Mississippi, and always associated it with Pittsburgh.

    It is odd to hear it with the other accents organic to NOLA, what with “yuns” and “yahz” instead of “y’all”.

Meanwhile…over at MSNBC…

Overheard walking past Chris Matthews office: “Why are you suddenly concerned about my retirement timeline!?!”

Down the hall, Rachael Maddow could be heard screaming: “Guest host! Guest Host! How stupid do you think I am!! I AM NOT KIETH OLBERMAN, AND HE’S NO RACHEAL MADDOW!!”

So at what point does a deep pocket conservative get serious about the media situation and buy into GE or ABC/CNN and change the staff and culture? Because that’s what it’s going to take. The current hiring practices at the MSM won’t allow for a truly conservative staff… and framing of the news ‘story’ will continue to lean toward fantasy racism rather than reality until something else changes….

@ dmacleo, thanks for clarifying my questions about your copy of the video.

twitter feed: Gwen Ifill defends “God’s gift to journalism”!/search/?q=David+Chalian&src=typd

You can’t reason with people who deny you any respect or accept your humanity.

This is what demagogues do; they first dehumanize their target before annihilating them.

We’ve seen this in WWII, in the MidEast.

Anyplace where ethnic cleansing or genocide has occurred or is being attempted, you find the aggressors refusal to acknowledge their targets humanity.

The Media is only reflecting the intent and actions of progressives. They are their mirror image.

They have even been taped/videoed/overheard/quoted as stating that they want to see all Republicans and Conservatives die/be killed/be annihilated.

Some have even stated they would be pleased to do so.

Name ONE Republican or Conservative that has made similar statements.

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listingstarboard | August 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Gwen Ifill should be fired as well, she insinuates that God gifted us with that racist hater. Like she even believes in God.

Professor, thank you this post. I had not heard of this. I no longer trust ANY MSM anymore. NONE. These people aren’t reporters, they’re just power hungry a-holes who aren’t reporters, they’re just pravada.

And I just realised, the protect their own. Guess what Gwen Ifill just tweeted out in defense of this jerk? (the same Gwen Ifill who wrote a book praising her Messaih)

“Gwen Ifill Tweets: David Chalian ‘God’s Gift To Political Journalism’

Apparently God’s gift to political journalism is making a man so arrogant that his prejudice against Republicans causes him to exploit the suffering of tropical storm victims for a political jab. At least, this is what PBS’s Gwen Ifill believes.

Gwen Ifill: One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God’s gift to political journalism. #IStandWithDavid
Glenn Thrush [of Politico]: David Chalian is a great guy, a terrific journalist and not someone — in my experience — who thumbs the scale. I wish him the best….


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I’m no fan of Todd Akin, he made that one a$$nine statement, so would Gwen Ifill be saying, “one mistake does not change this?” about Todd Akin as she did over the Yahoo chief bureau??

I think not. There was a time I respect Ifill and thought she was a pretty good journolist, she’s nothing but a lefty hack, the way I see it. which is why I no longer trust or watch or donate to PBS anymore.

It’s exactly what they did to Palin. It was a coordinated effort by ALL the media and leftist bloggers. Unfortunately they controlled her image. Only people with sense to really investigate her record, get her.

But…I have no doubt she will prevail and prove them all wrong, if they are honest enough to admit it.

Instapundit notes that omitted the speeches by Mia Love and Artur Davis from its RNC archive. is run by Vivian Schiller, who fired Juan Williams from NPR after he made a non-PC remark.

Juan Williams, Mia Love, Artur Davis: once could be happenstance, twice could be coincidence, three times…

NC Mountain Girl | August 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm

It continues. Lawrence O’Donnell MSNBC sees Mitch McConnell’s reference to Obama’s addiction to golf as an attempt to tie Obama to Tiger Wood’s lifestyle in the voters mind.

We don’t need to beat these people. This is so incredibly silly they are defeating themselves. When Martin Bashir thinks you’ve gone too far with the racial dog whistles meme you know you have become a joke. Larry, if it’s a racial dog whistle inserted by those devious speechwriters then how come you are the only animal who can hear it?