Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Does Filled-Negro Believe That The "Obama Fist Bump Black Press" Is Fair And Balanced?

The "self-chumming award" winning anti-Republican posing as a Pro-Black blog "Filled Negro" presents a blog piece in which he believes that the myth of "Liberal Media Bias" has been shattered.

The Liberal Media Bias Myth

(Watch this one folks)

The key rebuttal against my friend Filled Negro is NOT to counter him with examples of "Left Wing bias" that makes the study incredulous (I would like Pew to detail their list of media outlets studies and understand the "left/right" proportionality of the news sources that were studied.  We all know that MSNBC is going to slant toward Obama and that Fox News is going to cheer for the Republicans).


The proper rebuttal of my friend Filled-Negro, however, is to go WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY and make measure NOT of what the POPULAR sentiment is - that which the masses BELIEVE to be the course toward the community salvation but instead to make a dispassionate assessment of the RETURN ON INVESTMENT that this course has produced - proportional to the INVESTMENT of our 'Equal Black Ballots' in line with the fusion of the "Black Community Development Consciousness" in which the Black community was convinced that we would prosper as a result.

With this noted short changing in mind - make note of how many so called "Black Press Operations" take the position that IF THEY DON'T stand in the breach - protecting the BLACK PERMANENT INTERESTS from molestation - inside and out - then the "Embedded Confidence Men" will continue to exploit our people - because they retain their popularity, using it to channel the people's anger externally and thus are never worried about losing their seat of power.

At the present time the best way to accomplish this is to LIVE VICARIOUSLY through every attack on Obama that the Republican enemy renders.  Over time the Black Community's integrity will be necessarily compromised as it forgets that Obama is not just THEIR "Martin Luther King/Jackie Robinson Figure" but is also the "Commander In Chief"  Of The US Military Imperialist Forces - that they USED to protest against.
















7 comments:

Black Diaspora said...

"We all know that MSNBC is going to slant toward Obama and that Fox News is going to cheer for the Republicans."

Cheer, Okay, slant, okay, but propagandize, not professional, and not worthy of the name "News."

It's one thing to have a "slant," and another to disseminate misinformation, and propaganda, to mislead, and distort for the sole purpose of casting Democrats and the president in an unfavorable light.

If you wish to attack Democratic policies, so be it, but do it with a respect for the facts and the truth.

Don't make it up as you go!

Fox News spends hours lying about the president and Democrats, and castigating them for the very same things that they gave--and give--Republicans a pass on.

"[T]hen the "Embedded Confidence Men" will continue to exploit our people."

Exploitation is as American as Mom's apple pie. Haven't you noticed? If it's not Democrats, then Republicans, if not local businesses, then corporate subsides siphoning off our tax dollars, or banks charging exorbitant fees to hold our money, or to offer a loan--those same banks that paid their CEO's huge bonuses after we bailed them out, essentially because they were "too big to fail."

Didn't that happen under a Republican administration?

You say, change banks; this is, after all, a nation of capitalists.

True, but capitalism's supposed finest feature, the one that presumably made America great, is competition.

What competition? All banks pretty much have the same policies, making choice not only non-existent, but few.

"Over time the Black Community's integrity will be ... compromised as it forgets that Obama ... is also the 'Commander In Chief' Of The US Military Imperialist Forces - that they USED to protest against."

Tell me: How did you feel about Bush's "Imperialist" ventures?

Was your "integrity...compromise"?

Here I am, so left of Left, that I'm off the political Right to Left Chart, and I still feel that war is good for "absolutely nothing."

Yet, Dove that I am, I'm still voting for Obama come the Fall. Why? Because I believe he's our best hope to avoid military conflicts that will further drain our national treasure, and expose our fighting men and women to never-ending wars, with no clear exit strategy, other than risky "nation building" ploys.

To your question: I find MSNBC light-years out front of Fox News for journalistic fairness and integrity.

For four hours in the morning, under the aegis of Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough, it's virtually a Republican Homecoming. It's the only show on MSNBC on which most Republican guests appear, as they seem intimidated by non-Republican hosts.

Notwithstanding, MSNBC has several paid Republican strategists on their payroll, one of which is Steve Schmidt, who was John McCain's campaign manager, and Michael Steele, former chairman of the RNC.

Yes, MSNBC is slanted toward a liberal agenda, but to no greater extent than Fox New, and it does so with a great deal more tolerance for diverse points of view.

Black Diaspora said...

"Black Diaspora--Bush is worse Than Slavery Even in The Age of Obama."

Thanks for highlighting my blog, but is this how you see my worldview?

Republicans have, through their recent polices, enshrined "slavery," depriving women of "personal freedoms," in the name of protecting their unborn children.

Rather that indict those who impregnated these women--men, hyped up on Viagra--they hold women responsible for their own pregnancy, while absolving men of any responsibility.

How simple it all would be--few unwanted pregnancies, few unintended pregnancies, and fewer abortions--if men would keep their male members zipped up, or use male contraception.

No, many of these men threaten women into having abortions (women who in all likelihood would bring their pregnancies to term), while they, themselves, refuse to use condoms, because condoms diminish their sexual pleasure.

Whenever I could, I supported Bush's policies, but not his spying on Americans, rendition, torture, and embroiling this nation into two wars, which some say was the result of apocalyptic aspirations to bring about the End Times.

Bush's actions were autocratic, and clearly in violation of professed Republican values of "personal freedom," and "small government."

Every freedom-loving person, especially Republicans, who carp often about the loss of freedom, should have resisted this hegemony at home and abroad.

How am I to trust Republicans with the governance of this country when they violate the most sacred tenets of our Constitution?

Further, Republican policies oversaw a bailout of banks, a deepening inflation, and a hemorrhaging of jobs to the tune of about 200,000 a month, which Bush hoped to counter with several Tax-Rebate checks.

It didn't work. And when Obama took office (post-bank bailouts), the Republican effort to restore the economy to its former health was put on hold, as Republicans had a new stated objective--to defeat Obama in 2012--recapturing what they had lost in '08 by riding in on a wave of economic debris as large as that created by the Japanese Tsunami.

This, I maintain, is the freedom Americans have lost--blacks and whites--and the only slavery I've witnessed in this lifetime.

You tell me which is worse!

Constructive Feedback said...

[quote]It's one thing to have a "slant," and another to disseminate misinformation, and propaganda, to mislead, and distort for the sole purpose of casting Democrats and the president in an unfavorable light.[/quote]

Brother Black Diaspora:

I am very disappointed in you.

I am not going to get into a pissing match with you between MSNBC and FoxNews - though it is CLEAR that you don't believe that MSNBC lies as well. (Or did you not see the Arizona Tea Party event in which a BLACK MAN brought a gun to the event but - in order to retain their narrative about WHITE FOLKS bringing guns - as the MSNBC video camera panned up the Black man's body - from the gun up to his face - the clip WAS EDITED prior to the camera reached his face to show a BLACK MAN.

What about the recent edited 9/11 call from Sandford FL? Do you thing that this was an accident"?

HERE IS HOW I "CHECK MATE" you bro.

Lets assume that ALL THAT YOU SAY about Fox News is true.
My goal is NOT to defend Fox News.

My rebuttal to you is to ask you to look at the BLACK COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY as it relates to its present position on the "AMERICAN MACHINE" (Military, Economic, Foreign Policy, Criminal Justice) and then look at how many BLACK INSTITUTIONS have been COMPROMISED via the want of protection of Obama, the Congressional Democrats and the machines that control the "Mission Accomplished Cities".

Right in my hands, Brother BD - is the Wall Street Journal of today. It tells of how the Obama Administration has approved of expanded use of CIA drones to bomb "terrorist suspects" in YEMEN.

We should not look at OBAMA'S APPROVAL of this extrajudiciary action, Brother BD - instead it is far more instructive to look at the APPROVAL BY THE FORMER ANTI-WAR/ Anti Torture/ "Judicial Process" people who have been silenced for not wanting to PROTEST AGAINST Obama.

Do you see - while you indeed have an ear for RIGHT WING "RACIST" attacks on the First Black President - you have not yet developed the sensibilities that come from my "Dark Matter Analysis Technique".

This requires the person to know THE ENTIRE DOMAIN of the issue, observer the time tested reactions of various operatives and then upon some key VARIABLE having changed - NOTE WHAT THE OPERATIVE DOES NOT TALK ABOUT ANY MORE - as it is INVISIBLE in their arguments.

You as an astute observer, however, see the FORCE that this invisible matter still casts but it is up to YOU to bring it out, forcing the corrupt operative to TALK ABOUT WHAT HE NO LONGER WANTS TO TALK ABOUT per his protection racket.

I assure you Brother BD - if Fox News was to shut down today and the Murdochs thrown in jail YOU would merely create another "Fox News" to focus upon.

The ONLY thing that is going to cure the present prevailing consciousness among the Negro - is to do as your name says - focus on the BLACK DIASPORATIC locations around the world, humbly accept that the PRESENT SCHEME that the Black American community has been encamped in CAN'T DO A DAMNED THING in the way of providing structural support to allow these EQUAL HUMAN BEINGS to be used as development assets for their own good, thus ensuring that the African Diasporatic standing in the year 2312 - will be materially different than where we presently stand.

Despite all of this - I still love you brother - but it is time to CHANGE.

Black Diaspora said...

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"I am very disappointed in you."

Well, I'm not "disappointed in you." You offer me contrast: Your political positions reinforce the validity of my own. For that, I offer you my deepest gratitude.

"[I]t is CLEAR that you don't believe that MSNBC lies as well."

Not so clear. I said: "I find MSNBC light-years out front of Fox News for journalistic fairness and integrity."

And I stand by that statement, because it's eminently provable.

"BLACK INSTITUTIONS have been COMPROMISED via the want of protection of Obama, the Congressional Democrats and the machines that control the 'Mission Accomplished Cities'".

I could say, too, that black conservative, and Republican institutions were similarly "compromised" under George W. Bush, and a Republican administration.

It was Bush, as I've stated previously, that diverted tax-payer dollars away from social needs and used that money on foreign adventures--waging two wars simultaneous, making Haliburton, and other war profiteers rich at the expense of white communities, black communities and brown communities.

Further, Bush's excesses--not paying for the two wars (borrowing instead), providing tax breaks that weren't paid for, squandering a budget surplus, and passing the Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization Act that wasn’t paid for--set the stage for an economic collapse.

In addition, the Prison Industrial complex has seen its profits explode under the War on Drugs, and will explode further, if recently passed laws that would detain undocumented workers in Arizona and other places, is allowed to stand.

One thing Obama did a couple of years after taking office is sign the Fair Sentencing Act--"a bipartisan bill to help right a longstanding wrong by narrowing sentencing disparities between those convicted of crack cocaine and powder cocaine."

"It tells of how the Obama Administration has approved of expanded use of CIA drones to bomb 'terrorist suspects' in YEMEN."

I don't approve of war. Period. Yet, tell me how this decision differs from the hawkish exploits of previous Republican administrations?

Black Diaspora said...

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"[P]eople who have been silenced for not wanting to PROTEST AGAINST Obama."

Who are these people of whom you speak? I've certainly taken him to task. Other blacks have done the same; and black Republicans continually remind him of his supposed failure as a "black President."

For one, Obama shouldn't have signed into law the bi-partisan attack on American citizens, inherent in the National Defense Authorization Act.

Where did you stand on it? Did you take a stand at all?

"This requires the person to know THE ENTIRE DOMAIN of the issue."

I know more than you give me credit. It's why I'm left of Left. My vantage point is almost cosmic in reach and scope.

"[I]f Fox News was to shut down today [It may!] and the Murdochs thrown in jail [Maybe soon!] YOU would merely create another 'Fox News' to focus upon."

Not so. You focused on MSNBC. I just placed what they do there within some context, comparing it with a rival--Fox News.

I don't give Fox News much thought, merely those who, because of Fox News' political biases (not slant!), racial bigotries, homophobia, and misogyny, are drawn to this "rag" of the airwaves.

We need an informed electorate, not one dumbed-down for the sake of ratings.

"[T]hus ensuring that the African Diasporatic standing in the year 2312 - will be materially different than where we presently stand."

I'd prefer that blacks be more than "materially different," but in possession of something far greater--a deeper awareness of who they really are, and how they can use that knowledge to change the world.

"Despite all of this - I still love you brother - but it is time to CHANGE."

Change is coming! But it's not going to be the "change" that you expect.

We're on the precipice of a shifting, a breaking up of all we know, so that we'll lose faith in those human institutions upon which we have long relied for physical and mental stability--marriage, government, economies.

I have always loved you brother. Soon the world will witness a tsunami of love--a love so vast that it will wreak havoc on the world's most cherished institutions, and on its variegated systems of belief.

Constructive Feedback said...

[quote]
I could say, too, that black conservative, and Republican institutions were similarly "compromised" under George W. Bush, and a Republican administration.
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Black Diaspora:

If 96% of Black People voted for Democrats and Obama in 2008 - exactly how many of these BLACK REPUBLICANS that you speak of are around?

OR is it, despite their small numbers they are SUPERIOR in their threat to you and your position?

Do you see - I am trying to give you an "Out".

Despite having a CLEAR dominating ideology, and party loyalty that dominates ALL INSTITUTIONS in Black America - YOU would rather talk about:

* Black Republicans
* Black Conservatives
* George Bush

Do you not understand that when it comes to what I call "The BLACK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSCIOUSNESS" our DESIRE as a community to live at a certain standard of living - leveraging our equal voices in America to have protection carved out so that we can work, educate our people and prosper - the MACHINE that got Black people to fuse this CONSCIOUSNESS in with their POLITICAL AGENDA is NOT the one that you are most interested in talking about?


AGAIN - brother take a look at this diagram.
When I use the term "Black diaspora" I make sure to not capitalize the "d" to make it clear that I am not talking about your moniker.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-26ijg7-FiV4/Tx6tzVfiOjI/AAAAAAAAINU/-FkuoUkpQug/s640/Black+Diasporatic+Development.png

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o3ygEI_JowU/T10V23QVhYI/AAAAAAAAI3g/PIz1ZCMhGdU/s1600/Organic+Social+Justice.png

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Zfv4WOa5pc/Tp3OmVAE-_I/AAAAAAAAGzQ/0MwAauCM02k/s640/Black+Institutions.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KMXytVb_eG0/Tjw0ga5NIFI/AAAAAAAAEvc/5TdxDPQuJqQ/s320/Boyce+Watkins+What+Has+The+GOP+To+Offer+Blacks.jpg

Do you see - that I DON'T NEED TO AGREE WITH YOU IDEOLOGICALLY for us both to agree that there needs to be some BLACK INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY that prevents so much of OUR CONSCIOUSNESS to be encased into a system that ultimately IS NOT OUR OWN.

My argument is that, regardless of the POPULARITY of what you believe over what I believe - the prevailing Black consciousness cannot provide much STRUCTURAL SUPPORT to any other Black Diasporatic collection of people anywhere around the globe.

Let's stop right there and here if this is troublesome to you?

Black Diaspora said...

"OR is it, despite their small numbers they are SUPERIOR in their threat to you and your position?"

I'm not threaten by any man, be he on the Right or Left, or in the Center.

I find that many find me threatening.

"[F]or us both to agree that there needs to be some BLACK INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY that prevents so much of OUR CONSCIOUSNESS to be encased into a system that ultimately IS NOT OUR OWN."

I don't disagree. Ron Miller alluded to this as well. I stated there that my concerns center on the "form" of that "system" that we ultimately create for ourselves.

The vagaries of politics--Right or Left--set up barriers to the development of an agreed-upon form and heightens the conflict around the process.

We have no collection of values, ideals, or beliefs around which we can all coalesce.

One of my goals has been to bridge this divide of conflicting values. To say to black liberals and black conservatives, we needn't be at odds one with the other.

We may approach the problem from differing directions, but we have the same objective--a black people who can stand foursquare with anyone, look them straight in the eye, and announce their greatness.

"Despite having a CLEAR dominating ideology, and party loyalty that dominates ALL INSTITUTIONS in Black America - YOU would rather talk about:

* Black Republicans
* Black Conservatives
* George Bush"

You miss my point entirely. I don't care about politics, or where on the political spectrum you reside, or anyone resides.

I care about people. I care about politics only to the degree that it impacts the lives of the powerless, and those who suffer the most because of it.

We have entered a new age, a new way. A new wind will blow our way until the day we die.

This "new wind" will uproot the old ways, until nothing is left of the old.

Only then can we start anew, see our way out the forest of old growth that keeps us entangled in matters of the past.

"[T]he prevailing Black consciousness cannot provide much STRUCTURAL SUPPORT to any other Black Diasporatic collection of people anywhere around the globe."

The question becomes, then: How do we develop this supportive "consciousness"?

"Let's stop right there and here if this is troublesome to you?"

Why would I be troubled?