By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve long been a fan of scholar Mordechai Kedar, as was my late father, who introduced me to his work. Dr. Kedar, who speaks fluent Arabic, Hebrew, and English, is professor of Arabic Studies at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University and has written a great deal on Islam, Syria, and Arabic history–he is an expert on all of them. I’ve cited his work on this site, and he is very learned on Jerusalem and its true history as the eternal Jewish capitol versus its unimportance in Islam until recently. He is also a scholar at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.
Dr. Kedar was recently on Al-Jazeera, and I can say–without qualification–that it’s the best few moments I’ve ever watched on the Terrorist News Network. I don’t agree with his statement that “G-d-willing, there will be a Palestinian State in the West Bank.” (They have a state there–it’s called Jordan.) But other than that, this is a broadcasting masterpiece (thanks to reader Herb for the tip):
We were here when your forefathers were drinking wine, burying their daughters alive, and worshipping idols.
Hey, Al-Jazeera, he just ate you for lunch. Moumtaz [Arabic]-Metzuyan [Hebrew]-Excellent!
One other thing, if anything, the so-called “West Bank” was not and is not “no man’s land,” as Ma’arat HaMachpelah–the cave tombs of the Jewish forefathers–is there, as was Joseph’s Tomb (until it was destroyed by Palestinian Muslim savages, a redundant phrase).
As Herb notes:
If only our “leaders” were smart enough to speak as plain as Kedar does it would ultimately save lives.
But instead we’re pandering to our enemies, and they’re laughing. So more lies will be lost.
This video should be must-viewing for Condi Clueless, who could learn a thing or two from Dr. Kedar. E-mail Dr. Kedar and congratulate him on his magnificent Al-Jazeera performance.
Much of the attention at the FCC over the next few weeks will focus on the issue of satellite channels that are set aside for noncommercial programming and minority-owned programming. FCC Chairman Martin suggested 8% of the combined company’s lineup be devoted to noncommercial and minority-owned stations, or 24 channels total.
That could mean seriously expanded space for religious broadcasters and public-radio broadcasters, such as American Public Media, which already provides programs such as “A Prairie Home Companion” to both satellite radio services.
Interesting. What the heck do they think the multiple rap and hip-hop stations on both Sirius and XM are? What do they think Snoop Dogg’s XM station and 50 Cent’s “G Unit Radio,” which dominates Eminem’s Shade 45 Sirius channel, are?
What does XM call the Oprah Channel? She’s not a minority? What do they call the channels that run Al Sharpton’s radio show? The XM women’s channel, “Take Five”–which begged me for an audition, then dissed me as being too intelligent of a conservative and for not repeating her left-wing orthodoxy, etc. (read the details here)–runs the audio of the syndicated “Tyra Banks” minstrel show. She’s not a minority? Amy Reyer–an intellectually-challenged uber-liberal, who has pro-choice, pro-Jane Fonda, and anti-John Roberts (S. Ct. Chief Justice) material hanging in her cubicle–programs the station. She wanted to run audio of the Fonda/Cindy Sheehan bus tour that never happened, telling me that women want to hear it. Right.
XM is dominated by PC liberal airhead programmers like Reyer. And yet they need more of the “public radio” BS she’s already pushing, to get FCC approval? Absurd.
And, of course, since far-left National Palestinian Radio a/k/a NPR can’t make it without mooching off of taxpayers on the terrestrial radio airwaves, XM and Sirius must give ’em more free airtime on satellite, despite the fact that public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” already runs on both satellite services. Yup, the FCC’s version of “public affairs” radio is more liberal public radio crap that you subsidize.
24 stations of this–8% of the total channels on both services–to minorities and libs. Where is the conservative share? Both satellite radio stations have only one conservative channel, each, plus FOX News Radio. And despite a rare good, true conservative program, like The Michael Reagan Show and The Mike Church Show (on which I do movie reviews every Friday at 10:30 or 11 am Eastern), it’s the same old GOP talking points BS, including Sean Vannity (on ABC Radio) .
Don’t look for that to change in our favor. Instead, upon the merger, both satellite services will drop some conservative programming, not expand it. Let’s hope they drop some of the dead weight, like Vannity (whom we can hear to our mind’s discontent on terrestrial radio) and Wilkow (who regurgitates a la his friend Vannity and adds nothing).
And get ready for a whole lotta minority and lib programming. I have some suggestions:
* The X Channel–Louis Farrakhan’s loony followers get to rant on about the mothership coming to take them from this cracker (or is that cracka’?) earth and those dirty, gutter religionists, the JOOOOOS. Sample show: “Why We Hate Hockey: White Men with Sticks.”
* The PETA Channel–Vegan lifestyle shows (How to wear synthetic shoes without getting blisters; New dishes with Soylent Green, “To All The Animals I’ve Loved Before”)
* The Alec Baldwin/Babs Streisand Channel–Sean Vannity and Baldwin have a wrestling match in Canada (Alec’s new country), and I’m not sure whom to root for. I pray for both of them to lose. Streisand cancels yet another appearance in Israel and tells us how if McCain is elected, the Holocaust will happen again and Blacks will be slaves (which she said in 2000 regarding the Bush candidacy).
* “The View” Channel–More annoying anti-male talk from five of the dumbest yentas on the planet. The pseudo-est of pseudo-conservatives on earth, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, is also dumbest conservative on the globe. Hear more of her whines and praise of affirmative action, Al Sharpton, and Snoop Dogg. Covers the minority requirement, too. Sample show: “How to train men like dogs and other pets.” That was a repeated topic on “The View.” **** UPDATE: If anything, I low-balled the number of lib and minority channels Sirius has. Here’s the lowdown:
Sirius has TWO NPR channels, two BBC channels, two CNN channels, Jamie Fox’s channel (he likes Muslim b/c his dad was one), the Cosmo channel (for chicks), the Playboy channel (all female hosts), the Gay channel (OutQ), Sirius Left, Indie Talk (supposed to be independent, but is left), FOUR hip hop stations, TWO Soul stations.
And they need MORE of these?! How ’bout less?
By Debbie Schlussel
Readers know how I feel about Mr. Moms. But as American society unfortunately blurs the gender roles and more American Moms selfishly refuse to give up their jobs while also having kids, we hear more and more whining from them about how men allegedly don’t share enough in child care. But my view is, if you are a woman who chooses to have kids and a full-time job, tough luck on the predictable consequences.
In the closest look yet at how mothers’ behavior may shape dads’ involvement in parenting, a study of 97 couples with infants links both encouragement and criticism from mothers to fathers’ level of engagement.
Encouragement from mothers seems to have the most powerful impact, says Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, lead author of the study, which appears in the June issue of the Journal of Family Psychology. Complimenting a man’s parenting, setting aside time for him alone with the baby, asking his opinion and praising his fathering in the presence of others, were strongly linked to greater paternal engagement and nurturing.
On the other hand, even dads who were determined to be involved, and who believed mothers and fathers should be equal co-parents, hit the sidelines when faced with a critical, judgmental mother. Among father-toxic behaviors by moms: looking exasperated at dads’ attempts to tend the baby; rolling their eyes; re-doing tasks he’d already done, or “talking through the baby” by saying things like, “Daddy made your bath too hot, didn’t he?” says Dr. Schoppe-Sullivan, an assistant professor of human development at Ohio State University.
The behaviors are “enough to send a message to the dad that he’s incompetent.” In probing this phenomenon, labeled “maternal gatekeeping,” researchers asked couples to fill out various questionnaires and dress their babies together while being videotaped.
Talk about whipped. No wonder men don’t want to help. Who would in the face of this obnoxious behavior?
Several readers of the Wall Street Journal’s “The Juggle” Work and Family Blog agree, including this one:
[My wife’s] efforts to dictate exactly how I should take care of the children and house and to monopolize direct interactions with the children are a trying and constant obstacle to building a good relationship with the kids and their mother alike.
Working women with kids, take note. And stop micro-managing like Jimmy Carter with the White House tennis courts and alien sightings.
By Debbie Schlussel
Before the racist idiots start sending hate mail, when I say “Black Arts,” it’s not a race thing. It means “magic,” which apparently Al Gore believes that Barack Obama can perform. and no-one’s called him on it.
Here’s a direct quote from Al Gore’s intro and endorsement of Barack Hussein Obama in Michigan, yesterday (TRANSCRIPT HERE):
If you care about food safety, if you like a “T” on your BLT, you know elections matter.
Huh? Who knew this election was about restoring dignity to fast food? I’ve criticized President Bush on many things, for which he is responsible. But he ain’t responsible for salmonella in certain tomatoes. This election won’t change how tomatoes are handled and whether or not toxins infest them.
Knights of the Realm of the Toxic Tomato (& Chinese Stuff)
And Barack Obama can’t magically get rid of salmonella. He’s fooled a lot of people with many tricks. But he really isn’t much of a magician. He won’t restore the “T” to your “BLT,” which for the clueless means “Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato” and is a popular sandwich.
Gore went on saying that if you care about how, “If you’re struggling with your mortgage, you know that elections matter.” Really? ‘Cuz I think the Bush mortgage bail-out is way too generous. He’s even bailing out Palestinians’ mortgages, while the American economy suffers.
Barack will out do that?
Oh, and don’t look for Barack Obama to cast a spell to instantly restore the consumable status of tomatoes. Even St. Barack isn’t that good.
More absurdity from Gore about what Bush is allegedly responsible for, which Obama will magically cure:
If you bought poisoned lead-filled toys from China or adulterated medicine made in China, if you bought tainted pet food made in China, you know that elections matter. After the last eight years, even our dogs and cats have learned that elections matter.
What? Dogs and cats? Now Bush is responsible for toxic toys and pet food from China?! And Obama’s wand will magically cure it?
Incredible. Even more incredible: the thousands of dummies in Michigan who cheered this BS on.
That old quote about a sucker born every minute? The utterer was being conservative in their estimates.
Barack Obama . . . The Toxic Tomato Avenger.
I’ve called ICE, but they’re not talking. Carl Rusnok, an ICE Public Affairs Officer, says that due to the Privacy Act, ICE cannot comment on whether or not Ms. Sedgebeer is back on the job. But, again, my sources tell me she is, indeed, back at work. If you work with Ms. Sedgebeer and can comment on the veracity of this report–which appears to be true–please e-mail me. As always, anonymity is guaranteed. (If Sedgebeer was no longer with the agency, they’d be allowed to tell me.)
Incredible. ICE and its incompetent chieftess, Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess,” claim to be fighting sexual predators and keeping them off the street, when they have this one working for them and have refused to discipline her or others–like Special Agent in Charge Frank Figueroa a/k/a “Frankie the Fig”–for their illicit sexual exploits.
This casts a giant pall on ICE agents–the majority of whom are dedicated, hard-working, and patriotic–when they have a “colleague” who handcuffed another woman to a hot tub because she refused to perform a sex act. That is criminal, it is depraved, and it is the behavior of a person completely unworthy of carrying a badge and a gun. It vastly dilutes the value of that badge.
As I noted back in 2005, a senior ICE agent whom I greatly respect noted that the following language had been dropped from the badges of the U.S. Customs Service for the new ICE credentials: THIS OFFICER POSSESSES INTEGRITY AND IS WORTHY OF TRUST AND CONFIDENCE.
Minus INTEGRITY, TRUST =
The Jennifer Sedgebeer ICE Badge: Integrity, Trust Missing
With even a few agents like Jennifer Sedgebeer–whose behavior is deviant, outrageous, and criminal–still on the job, the language omission, unfortunately, seems appropriate.
Sedgebeer’s boyfriend, Ron Dooley–who also participated in the handcuffing of this woman and trying to force her to perform sex acts–rightfully lost his job as an assistant chief of police and is now on probation.
Both of them should be behind bars. I wonder how Julie Myers would feel if she were the handcuffed woman in question. If an illegal alien did this, he/she would be in deep trouble. Ditto if a guard at Guantanamo Bay had done this to one of the terrorist detainees. Not so, I guess, if you’re an ICE agent and your victim is an average American.
This is a complete disgrace. Disgusting.
By Debbie Schlussel **** SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES ****
I’m not sure why everyone is so surprised that the media elevates one of their own–who did an okay job, but nothing heroic–to hero status. The minute I heard, on Friday, that “Meet The Press” host Tim Russert died, I knew that we would be in for non-stop, around-the-clock, overboard coverage. The media’s sense of priorities on who is important has always been out of whack and his death is yet another notch on that ill-advised priority list.
We saw this with Princess Diana. But what did she ever do? She was a glorified high school drop-out who whined about her husband’s true love (which she knew at the time of her marriage wasn’t her, but dove in anyway because, hey, she’d be a Princess, get cool dresses and party invites, and possibly give birth to England’s next spoiled figurehead king). Then, she slept with everyone, too. That was her “achievement.” Yet, she was beatified with non-stop around-the-clock coverage on TV. It nauseated me. And it’s still nauseating because more than eleven years, later, we still can’t hear the end of it from the Fayed clan (who see an anti-Islamic conspiracy amidst a British Royal family which can’t stop kissing the butts of Muslims).
We saw it with John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Caroline. But what did they ever do? He was the vastly over-glorified playboy son of a vastly over-glorified adulterous President who risked our national security to sleep around with Russian spy and mob chicks. She was a wannabe-model who became a publicist for Calvin Klein and married him and dug the gold. Wall to wall coverage about this fortunate son of fraudulent Camelot who did nothing of note but live the good life. Not heroic.
We saw it with so many others who died earlier than we expected, but right on time in G-d’s plan. And none of these people–while not necessarily bad people–were heroes. None were saints. None really did anything to make America a better place.
Yet, they met the obsession of the people in Washington and New York bureaus who decide what you will watch . . . if you choose to populate your mind with this mindless garbage, instead of opting out to a DVD, the Internet, helping people in some way, or–horror of horrors–fresh air and the outdoors.
And that’s what we got with Tim Russert. Yes, he possibly gave slightly more in his interviews than anything JFK, Jr. or Princess Diana ever did. And he was semi-decent at what he did, hardly the greatest or even one of “the greats.” But he is one of “them“–one of the elite media, so he is far more important than anyone. Far more important than our heroic soldiers who’ve given their lives in battle, far more important than scientists who’ve discovered cures for fatal diseases. In hosting a Sunday talk show, he somehow contributed more to this country than they did? In the media’s eyes, yup.
Not a bad guy, but if anything, he was over-rated, and he certainly was far tougher on Israeli leaders in his interviews than he was on Arab Muslim ones. And he had his blatant guffaws and foot-in-mouth incidents, something no-one seems to remember. There really needs to be some balance in the sycophantic coverage, and there wasn’t. Just like with Peter Jennings, when he–St. Peter of “Palestine”–died. The mindless groupthink gushing is annoying.
And if NBC thought so highly of this man, then why–one wonders–did the network prominently include known plagiarist, Mike Barnicle, on Sunday’s non-stop, gushing tribute? Not sure what the message of that was.
Did you forget the clip of when Russert used a metaphor with Senator Bob Kerrey, asking him, “Aren’t you concerned that if you cut a deal with Republicans, President Clinton will saw your limb off?” Kerrey is already an amputee, having lost one leg in the Vietnam War, something everyone–and presumably Saint Tim of Russert–knew. It was remarkably obtuse and insensitive. Anyone right of center would never have gotten away with that.
And, of course, there is that time that Russert–supposedly an “impartial” journalist (who formerly worked exclusively for liberal Democrats)–took $20,000 from the American Banking Association to do an interview with Bob Dole, and yet didn’t want to answer “Meet the Press”-esque questions about it. Watch the video of that below.
Another Russert interview that comes to mind was his interview with former CIA Bin Laden analyst Michael Scheuer. Russert threw Scheuer–a regular on the Islamist, anti-Israel speaking circuit–repeated softballs, without even one critical question. While Scheuer went on to criticize our policy toward Israel, and parrot the Bin Laden line that we wouldn’t have been attacked if only we’d changed our Mid-East foreign policy, Russert never once challenged that absurdity. Nor did he point out that Scheuer was fired from the Bin Laden unit and failed to take seriously the Bin Laden threat, while he now claims otherwise. It was yet another example of how Tim Russert was very selective in when he chose to be incisive in his interviews and when he chose to let propaganda go forth without challenge.
The fact is that Tim Russert was an okay and decent journalist, which is very rare these days. But it’s still an expected benchmark, the reaching of which is not heroic. Far from it. A basically good interviewer, but he wasn’t a saint, and he certainly wasn’t on the list of great journalists. Yes, he was above average. But above average for his profession, which is like being above average in the used car salesman industry (which is rated about the same as journalists). And certainly not round-the-clock coverage-worthy.
And the coverage continues today.
Nice guy, I’m sure. And I’m sorry he died such an untimely, sudden death. I feel bad for his immediate family. But he was a talk show host. Not Patton or Albert Schweitzer. Enough, already.
Perspective is important. But in this case, it was thrown out the window.
Please don’t send me e-mail or post comments about how I haven’t even waited until Russert’s body was cold. The story is in the news NOW. Not a month from now, when it will be old, or a year from now. My apologies for not having read the official “Hands off people until [x amount of time] after they die” memo. **** UPDATE: Read The Cassandra Page’s excellent commentary on this. Cassandra Page has a long list of Tim Russert’s displays of “objectivity” that weren’t so “objective.” **** UPDATE #2: A reader from Ireland writes that he is sick of the coverage even on the Emerald Isle, the land of Russert’s heritage:
God Bless you,
I live in Ireland and was sick and tired of hearing about this human–by way of FOX. Any death is sad, but this was not Mother Theresa. While talking to friends in the US, we all agreed: how much B.S can we put up with?
This man was nice and professional, but pray tell us why all this adulation? Why more important than the death of a Police Officer or your Great Military Men and Women?
Good question. The answer is that they–the liberal media–are more important than any of the true great ones in history . . . in their minds (and reflective coverage).
What ever happened to supply and demand? Well, if you run an ice rink, you can’t worry about that any longer when divvying up ice time.
Unless you want the ACLU on your tail.
The Michigan ACLU is investigating an ice rink owned and operated by the Detroit suburb of Plymouth, claiming that when it cut a skating program to accommodate hockey teams, it discriminated against girls in favor of boys.
Yes, this–in addition to fighting on behalf of Islamic terrorists–is what parades as “civil rights,” these days. New ACLU “Civil Rights”: Them . . .
Versus Them . . .
The fact is that more people–men and women–are interested in playing hockey than are interested in figure skating. Yes, there was a blip of higher interest in the gaudy-costumed, gliding form of boredom, a decade ago, when Tonya and Nancy were feuding. But that’s dissipated.
And I’m just not sure what these liberals want. When far fewer girls were interested in masculine sports like hockey, they pushed girls to don the pads and hold the sticks and play (even though it hasn’t changed that no-one cares who wins the Olympic Women’s Hockey event). Now that more women are acting like men and playing hockey, they suddenly think there should be more of the feminine figure skating (maybe so they can encourage more effeminate guys to take part).
Now, the ACLU wants to impose artificial constraints, rather than economics and level of interest, to pick winners and losers in sports. Hardly the American way.
In the struggling Michigan economy, canceling the figure skating program and giving more ice time to hockey will generate more than double the $32,200 revenue the skating rink generates for the city. Hockey teams can afford it. Figure skating programs can’t.
In a free market, parents who want their daughters (and girlie-boys) to learn to figure skate can surely find another rink which caters to that interest and provides the ice time. I’m not exactly worried about America losing the chintz-on-ice race to Bin Laden. Are you?
But who cares about economics, when finding a non-existent discrimination issue is more important?
And since they’re so interested about alleged gender discrimination, where is the ACLU and its lawyers when it comes to college and grad school admissions, overwhelmingly female? Strictly crickets chirping.
The ACLU–protecting Islamic terrorists and female figure skaters. Great service to America. **** UPDATE, 06/17/08: Reader/Blogger Howard of Oraculations writes:
Two kids involved in kids hockey. The owners of ice rinks around here were all throwing in the towel because they had no revenue. “Somebody??” did a financial analysis and came to the conclusion that without hockey no ice rink could remain solvent, much less make a profit. Result? At least around here, the hockey ice time is sold out on a 24-7 basis.
The resulting time for the rich only white girls (every lesson is individual one on one and when you put in ice time plus instruction it comes to huge money per individual) while sold out, the number of girls on the ice at any one time is four and sometimes less. Recreational ice time for everyone to skate is now crowded but open only three hours per day per two rink facility, and even this time is expensive as hell.
This is typical ACLU posturing for rich liberals, and rich liberals only.
Yesterday, our nation’s top foreign diplomat announced that she is angry and that this land is disputed, and we need only White people to live there. Anything else is detrimental to our peace talks with illegal aliens and criminal thugs, to whom we must hand over those sections of the nation’s capitol where Blacks were planning to build. And come to think of it, screw the Jews, Italians, Irish, Germans, and Asians, too. If they even think of buying so much as an anthill in Adams Morgan or anywhere near M Street, it will be the reason for new terrorist attacks on the Mall. No Baptists allowed, either. Religious Catholics, go away. They will have a “negative effect” and “undermine” things.
Of course, Condi Clueless never endorsed racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination in housing in OUR nation’s capital. Nope. She said the same thing about Jerusalem, ISRAEL’s capital. According to this expert on the former Soviet Union (and not much else), Jews are now not allowed to build homes in Jerusalem, where there has been a Jewish presence for thousands of years; where the holiest Jewish sites, including the Temple, are; the city that is mentioned in the Jewish Bible almost 700 times.
No Jews Allowed, says Condi. No new Jewish homes in Jerusalem. Mosques, and bedouin tents, and ugly bigfoot Muslim homes with a gazillion satellites to get Al-Jazeera and As-Sahab A-OK. But NO JEWS. No Heeb Homes, ya get it?
Who needs to remember the Judeinrein of 1938, when we have the Condi/Bush Judenrein of 2008 right before our eyes, with the same silence as we saw in 1938?
How would Condi Clueless like it if she was turned away at the Ferragamo store (where she was shopping on 9/11) because no Blacks are allowed? Or if she was told she’d have to move out of her Washington-area abode because it was “disputed land”?
Nauseating. T-Minus Six Months. Sadly, the next administration will be just as bad, if not worse. Still, I can’t wait until the Clueless One says bye-bye. It can’t be soon enough. I just hope that when she moves back to California to Stanford that she doesn’t build on “disputed land” that’s off limits to Blacks and “detrimental to peace negotiations” with terrorists.
My cousin Sylvia lives in a bungalow on a lake in suburban Detroit. It used to be a summer vacation enclave. She tells me the story of how, back in the 40s and 50s, her father had to buy the bungalow through a gentile because the neighborhood had a sign up:
No Dogs or Jews Allowed.
Beware! There Are Jews In This Town!
Sad that she didn’t save the sign. She could have given it to Condi Clueless to put up in Jerusalem.
Jim Crow comes to Israel, and he’s now a Black woman.
This photoshop by Esbiem Photorium was from the fraudulent Annapolis “peace” conference, but it still applies here:
Anheuser-Busch gave him six figures, Colgate-Palmolive shelled out $50,000 and Macy’s and Pfizer have contributed thousands to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s charity. Almost 50 companies – including PepsiCo, General Motors, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Continental Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Chase – and some labor unions sponsored Sharpton’s National Action Network annual conference in April.
Weird Al Shakedown Sharpton:
Race Merchant, Coke Dealer & Rapist Defender
Terrified of negative publicity, fearful of a consumer boycott or eager to make nice with the civil-rights activist, CEOs write checks, critics say, to NAN and Sharpton – who brandishes the buying power of African-American consumers. In some cases, they hire him as a consultant.
The cash flows even as the US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn has been conducting a grand-jury investigation of NAN’s finances.
A General Motors spokesman told The Post that NAN had repeatedly – and unsuccessfully – asked for contributions for six years, beginning in August 2000.
Then, in December 2006, Sharpton threatened to call a boycott of the carmaker over the closing of an African-American-owned GM dealership in The Bronx, and he picketed outside GM headquarters on Fifth Avenue.
Last year, General Motors gave NAN a $5,000 donation. It gave $5,000 more this year, a spokesman said, calling NAN a ‘worthy’ organization.
In November 2003, Sharpton picketed DaimlerChrysler’s Chicago car show and threatened a boycott over alleged racial bias in car loans.
‘This is institutional racism,’ he bellowed.
In May 2004, Chrysler began supporting NAN’s conferences, which include panels on corporate responsibility and civil rights and a black-tie awards dinner to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Last year, Sharpton gave Chrysler an award for corporate excellence.
In 2003, Sharpton targeted American Honda for not hiring enough African-Americans in management.
‘We support those that support us,’ wrote Sharpton and the Rev. Horace Sheffield III, president of NAN’s Michigan chapter, in a letter to American Honda. ‘We cannot be silent while African-Americans spend hard-earned dollars with a company that does not hire, promote or do business with us in a statistically significant manner.’
Two months after American Honda execs met with Sharpton, the carmaker began to sponsor NAN’s events – and continues to pay ‘a modest amount’ each year, a spokesman said.
So, to sum up, write letters to and don’t buy the products of these sponsors of Al Sharpton’s racism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry:
* General Motors
* Continental Airlines
* Johnson & Johnson
If you buy products from these companies, you are the financier of Al Sharpton’s thuggery.
Write these companies and let them know you’ll be voting with your wallet against their alliance with this race merchant. Can you imagine any of these companies sponsoring a neo-Nazi group’s annual convention or giving in to skinhead shakedowns?
So, why are they doing it when the skinhead happens to be Black?
Birds of Feather: Hos and Demagogues Come in All Colors
In 1941, would Sean Vannity appear at the German-American Bund’s annual convention to debate Hitler’s biggest defender? He probably would. And Bill O’Reilly and Vannity would both give him airtime, as he ran over them with his mouth. Why have they remained silent as Sharpton defended the thugs who made the mother have sex with her son under threat of death? These companies and these FOX News personalities lend him legitimacy.