SCANDAL (snark): Sen. candidate talks about race to USDA

OH NOES!

Race comes up again at USDA:

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michael Thurmond from Georgia says he used to be suspicious of white people because he never spoke to one until his all-black high school was integrated when he was 18.

Can’t wait for the weirdo spin on this, especially after the article continues:

The 57-year-old Thurmond said those suspicions dissipated as he came to know more white people at his Athens school.

Great story, point made … let the manipulation begin … ? <<<Please don’t.

UPDATE: Angle allegedly gives Hispanic media blackout

Well, I’m not sure I can be surprised by this (reported by 8NewsNow in Nevada) considering the near daily illogical behavior and weirdness that comes from Nev. candidate Sharon Angle:

While Democrat Harry Reid’s campaign actively pursues Hispanic media interviews, Spanish language broadcasters and newspapers say they’re getting shut out by Republican Sharron Angle’s campaign.

Hispanic media journalists are tracking the Senate campaign alongside their English language colleagues. But the editor of Spanish language newspaper El Tiempo says in 30 years, he’s never experienced such a shutout as his team is getting from Angle’s campaign.

“We never receive information, press releases, information on the place for talking with the community. Nothing,” said Editor in Chief Hernando Amaya.

The article ends with this:

The Angle campaign held an event on Monday. 8 News NOW and Hispanic media outlets were not invited.

Shocking.

UPDATE:

Majority Leader Reid kills it:

” … his sharp attack comes as he faces a tough race against Republican Sharron Angle, who supports Arizona’s law cracking down on illegal immigrants. She argues that the federal government has failed to enforce the laws and stop the stream of people sneaking into the country … when he got back to Washington, he immediately lost key support from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who wanted Reid to consider energy legislation first before working on immigration.

Above and link is EXCELLENT reporting!

Glenn Beck Compares Obama’s America to ‘The Planet of the Apes’

As he was doing his standard daily channeling of Howard Beale Thursday, Glenn Beck referenced an even earlier cinematic cautionary tale. In the middle of a rant about President Obama‘s remarks to the AFL-CIO, he said he felt as though he’d slipped through a wormhole in the middle of the night, exclaiming “It’s like the damn Planet of the Apes!”

This looked like nothing more than a rather unfortunate melding of foot and mouth, especially for a guy with Beck’s tenuous grasp of race relations, until I got a load of Joan Walsh‘s Stormfront dot-connecting. We’ve let the clip run a little longer to make sure we didn’t miss any context.(h/t Michi)
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From whence the second Sherrod scandal sprang

Newsbusters.

Well, not Newsbusters, per se … rather Media Research Center which belongs to Brent Bozell.

You see, after extensive searching once the Charles Sherrod scandal re-emerged, @karoli @futuredirected, and I investigated.

The results of @karoli’s discoveries are here, including:

The latest accusations, which I have seen repeated verbatim on the Illinois Review and the Washington Examiner so far, and which appear to be from a press release sent out for posting across all conservative blogs in an effort to game the Google, are nearly unintelligible.

But then, as per Samantha’s crack research, we discover Tom Blumer, the Examiner author, also writes for Pajama’s Media.  His bio reports that he “owns a training and development company based in Mason, Ohio, outside of Cincinnati.He is an Examiner Opinion Zone blog contributor. He has blogged for five years at BizzyBlog, is a Contributing Editor at Newsbusters, and a regular columnist at Pajamas Media.”

Blumer links to this site http://www.monetarymatters.com/ (which appears to be a total scam) and in August of last year, this appeared on Mediaite.  It read:

Tom Blumer fumes at the wicked mainstream media for not paying enough attention to a recent Gallup poll that purportedly says that conservatives outnumber liberals in all 50 states: “you know this is important polling news, because the establishment media is pretending it doesn’t exist.” Did the media really drop the ball on a story this big? Upon closer reflection, this is a misleading claim at best, and bogus at worst.”

Leading us to Newsbusters with Blumer as a regular columnist.

Which directly leads us to owner of the site, and Media Research Center and Bozell, also with the Conservative Victory Committee.

Charities and non profits have been on my mind a lot, and while the one source covering issues what this blog calls ‘issuepreneurship’ is no longer available, it does point to something pretty telling (you can see it full size by either registering at http://www.charitynavigator.org or by enlarging by clicking on it.  This graph compares ‘charities’ of similar attributes.):

These guys run their nonprofit just like they want to run the government.  And, they’ve spread that message – systematically – far and wide.  It’s this group that began the Charles Sherrod saga as a way to discredit Shirley Sherrod, the USDA, and NAACP.  I have no real proof that the Shirley Sherrod smear began with them, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

All three of us continue to search for more information or leads …