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The racial slurs the MSM doesn’t want to cover

The racial slurs the MSM doesn’t want to cover

Union protesters called hot dog vendor “Uncle Tom” and “N*gger” but you won’t hear about it in the mainstream media

I have posted numerous times about the union violence in Lansing, including punches thrown at Steven Crowder and the tearing down of the Americans for Prosperity tent even as bystanders screamed that there were people inside.

You may also have heard the story of the hot dog vendor whose equipment and supplies were deliberately destroyed by the union protesters.

But unless you read conservative blogs and websites, you have not heard that the union protesters shouted racial slurs at the man, including the N-word.

Lee Stranahan at has an interview with the man in which he details what happened.  You can jump ahead to the 3:42 mark to hear about the racial slurs.

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Dana Loesch interviewed the man also, and he recounted how he was called the N-word.

The mainstream media is silent about the union violence in general because it does not fit their narrative, and the racist conduct of the union members is off limits.  “Progressives” are spreading conspiracy theories that this all was staged.

We ask this question time and again — What if the Tea Party had done this?

[FYI, the Stranahan post at Breitbart refers to someone in a Guy Fawkes / Occupy style mask.  I captured that image from a video in my earlier post.  The images also are here and here.]

Update: At a press conference today Clint Tarver made a statement about what happened:


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Certainly it’s not because the electronic media are members of AFTRA and print reporters members of some local of the Journalist’s Guild. Obviously the people inside the tent collapsed it on themselves. [sarcasm off]

    KM from Detroit in reply to persecutor. | December 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Oh, the conspiracy types are already pushing lines almost exactly like that, ranging from “They had it coming just for being there” to “It’s not our fault, the (union) guys were on edge, anything was a provocation” to “They (AFP) loosened the tent while we were watching, they wanted it to fall” and so on.

    It’s like being in third grade again, but with slightly longer sentences instead of the “Nuh uh, he did it!” type.

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2nd Ammendment Mother | December 13, 2012 at 10:09 am

As I recall, the Tea Party was accused of all sorts of violence and misconduct at their events.

    Accused yes, by those who bore false witness.

    The left cannot deny or refute the ideas that Tea Party groups stand for, so they try to pretend that we believe in other things. It isn’t even a straw man attack since that would require the fashioning of something vaguely resembling our ideas and positions. It is instead much closer to simple slander, especially the whole “racism” bit; the 21st century equivalent of “Do you still beat your wife”

    The interesting thing about the radical left is how their knee-jerk fraudulent accusations almost always reflect what they themselves are guilty of in reality. Violence, racism, sexism, all these sins they project onto others are the very things they themselves are most guilty of.

“‘Progressives’ are spreading conspiracy theories that this all was staged.”

A classic case of projection, as this is something they have done with their fake tea-party signs, etc. However, how long before someone goes too far and really tries to frame the Tea Party for something far more serious?

I almost hesitate to mention it, but I figure if I have thought it, they’ve considered it a 100x over.

I think in an era where lower-information public and fast-cycle media stories designed to move the needle is the norm, its just a matter of time before we see a socialist movement that gets more and more aggressive about pushing the envelope on false-flag operations.

It may be a question of “when”, not “if”, and if it happens, whether they get away with it or it backfires.

There is no shock and outrage because liberals don’t consider actual union members to be part of their team. Progressives don’t actually know any real union members and already consider them to be knuckle dragging, racist, wife beaters. They also probably assume that most union members vote republican. Liberals just like the idea of unions. they don’t actually want to get dirty by seeing what’s under the hood.

Well, if progressives had half of Breitbart’s cojones, they’d put up a $50,000 reward for anyone providing video or audio proof of the N-word being hurled at this man.

Come on, Progs! Why so cheap? Or lacking in confidence?

The good news coming out of this? Mr. Tarver’s cart will be replaced. The American people have spoken. There has been over $27,000 raised for him by a lady named Lorilea Susanne – the GoFundMe account has been linked to Mr. Tarver’s bank account. If you would care to donate, here is the link and may God bless those who take care of each other!

    JoAnne in reply to JoAnne. | December 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    The donation site is closed now, Mr. Tarver received over $33,000 to replace his little cart with a state of the art cart and will back on the corner in March! There are still good people in America.

We ask this question time and again — What if the Tea Party had done this?

Trick question, that will never happen.

    Willy in reply to elkh1. | December 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    But just wait until the Tea Party accidentally leaves behind a single piece of garbage at a rally. That will be the most photographed, documented piece of garbage in the history of mankind.

No fool like an old fool. I just came across this clip of Harry Belafonte, and thought the hubris and his call for violence against the opposition is a very instructive in contrast to the interview, above.

I used to admire Harry Belafonte’s voice, but his character is a huge disappointment.

    Willy in reply to Valerie. | December 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    This is the dirty secret behind leftist messages promoting “tolerance” and “freedom”. They believe in neither.

“What if the Tea Party had done this?”

I’ve heard and read that question a thousand times.
We all know what would have happened. I’m tired of the bellyaching, mine included, and the hypocracy of our leftist media. The question is: What do we do about it? Short of controling more TV news media, How can the general public be informed the next time something like this happens? Fox is constantly discredited, talk radio has limited reach, blogs aren’t read by the masses and newspapers are dying.

What will be the tool for informing the average American about the next incident?

How do you communicate with the masses when your options are limited? There has to be a change in the status quo of TV news media. Without billions of dollars how the hell do you do that? What would a modern Paul Revere do?

    TMLutas in reply to jasond. | December 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    If you want practical, positive action, you can do one of two things. You can create your own press outlet or participate in the creation of one or you can simply talk to your neighbors and inform them of things that you have seen, heard, or read so that they at least are not entirely in the liberal media bubble.

    As for me, I’m adopting option 1. I write. I blog. I’m setting up a method of providing objective reports to everybody who wants them so that when the usual socialist game is played of loudly proclaiming the government progress in one area but keeping discreet silence over the debt that will be paid over decades or the three or four other priorities that have been robbed of funds, people will be informed where the money came from and how there really isn’t a free lunch after all.

    The establishment press won’t do this because they’d cannibalize their own products and they’d have to fire 9/10ths of the management that would have to approve of the development. It actually isn’t a political thing for them for the most part. It’s about keeping their own phoney baloney jobs in a world were certain very objective, very important news stories can be done radically less expensively.

the expressions and voice wavering at the end when he talked about the outpouring of love from people was pretty amazing.
it is very nice to know that people were able to help him.
and this is the thing….people GAVE voluntarily by choice. they did not need some third party involved to help this man out. they saw an injustice and stepped up.
thats also amazing.
almost restores my faith in mankind.
still not there yet though.

The left-wing protestors are members of the Organization of Community Organizers. Because he’s a member also, Obama won’t comment on their violence.

“FYI, the Stranahan post at Breitbart refers to someone in a Guy Fawkes”

When will we see the Guy Flukes masks?

Why WASN’T this captured on video? Conservatives holding events likely to prompt violence by leftists need to flood the zone with people recording video, as bloggers like Glenn Reynolds and Ann Althouse have repeatedly emphasized (the utility of which Ann has demonstrated through her and Meade’s vidiography, particularly during last year’s Madison protests).

It appears AFP spent considerable money hosting this event. There would have been little extra expense in hiring, say, a dozen conservative-leaning college students to fan out (perhaps in pairs, so one could video the other if attacked) to cover anything significant that happened, in which case the destruction of the hot-dog vendor’s stand, and the racist insults, might well have been captured on video.

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“What if the Tea Party had done this?”

But the Tea Party Movement wouldn’t do that.

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