The Fake Hate Crimes Thread - Page 11
She must have identified as a white woman in 2002. It would have been extremely difficult for a black woman to sue Howard U. for discrimination.
It's not going to be easy, but how can she cash in on her "15 minutes". I don't think she will get a reality show, and TV appearances have not come. Surely there's a book in her future or a paid for TMZ feature.
How do you think she can cash in?
Edited by rnoldh - 6/15/15 at 4:33pm
"Treating blacks like special-needs children, liberals bury them in ludicrously gushy praise. In a field where the competition is brisk, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow stands out. When not spinning conspiracy theories, Maddow can usually be found patronizing her very, very special black guest, Melissa Harris-Lacewell with fulsome, flowery praise.
Harris-Lacewell (who became Melissa Harris-Perry toward the end of 2010) is professor of being a black woman, which is one of the most demanding, hardest-to-qualify-for positions at any university (you have to be a black woman). She is never treated like some regular nerd guest. Maddow is compelled to tell her she’s “amazing,” “wicked smart” and “one of the smartest people I’ve ever talked to about anything, anytime, anywhere.” (Then again, the smartest person at MSNBC is the guy who replaces the toner, so that last one might not be false praise[/B].)"
Excerpted from MUGGED: RACIAL DEMAGOGUERY FROM THE SEVENTIES TO OBAMA by Ann Coulter
- See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ann-coulter/2012/09/25/excerpt-ann-coulters-mugged-racial-double-standards-msnbc#sthash.MHBIulBk.dpuf
Here's the entire section of Maddow's fawning:
7/29/09: Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University, I think that's tremendous insight. That sort of insight is the whole reason I sought you out in the first place and had you back on the show so many times. It's really invaluable. Thanks, Melissa.
10/8/09: Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University. You're wicked smart. Thanks for joining us, Melissa. It's great to see you.
1/8/10: Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University, the perfect person to talk to about this. I knew you'd have the academic rigor of the pretesting down.
2/22/10: Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Princeton professor, MSNBC contributor of which we are very proud.
4/7/10: Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Princeton professor, MSNBC contributor, and one of the smartest people I've ever talked to about anything, anytime, anywhere.
8/3/10: Every Tuesday, you've been doing this to me, Melissa, every Tuesday my whole adult life. Princeton professor, MSNBC contributor - always a very, very welcome guest here.
8/5/10: Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Princeton professor, columnist for the Nation, MSNBC contributor and somebody who is very, very smart, who I always enjoy talking to.
9/16/10: Princeton University professor and MSNBC contributor, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, who didn't write what she just said right there. She just said it because she can do that. You're amazing, Melissa.
10/19/10: Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Princeton professor and MSNBC contributor and person from whom I most regularly learn the most by talking to on TV. Thank you so much for your insight, I really appreciate it.
Those are not the words of someone who is comfortable around black people. For comparison, here's Maddow describing a white male guest: "Chris Hayes, Washington editor of the Nation, it's always good to see you."
Interesting back-story to the Dolezal headlines: http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/rachel-dolezal-the-story-behind-the-story/33608002
A law enforcement source spoke those words to me more than five years ago and they've always stuck with me. That source was referring to Rachel Dolezal, who had just reported for the second time that someone had placed a noose on her porch.
TL;DR: Pretty much everyone knew for at least the last five years that she was full of shit but no one wanted to be the guy or gal that came out and said it.
Edited by upthewazzu - 6/16/15 at 11:27am
I don't want to discount the value of fairness here, but one side has to have the upper hand on the reality of the situation. I wouldn't call Coulter and Maddow equivalents. The truth is not always in the middle.
The reality of the situation? The posts in question point out Rachel Maddow is over the top, tongue on her clit, enthused to have this person on her show. I do not think it takes any great grasp on the "reality of the situation" by Coulter to determine this. Coulter is quite correct that Maddow is annoyingly over the top in love with this guest. The thing is it just doesn't mean anything. Coulter is not coming up with some Grand Unified Theory of the implication of super liberal talk show babble and how it's ruining society for god fearing white people she's just cataloging a bunch of Maddow being stupid and annoying.
Don't get wrapped up in being annoyed such that you ascribe meaning to it other than stupid people being stupid.