Some racist insults are more newsworthy than others

by Datechguy | December 17th, 2012

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Some racist insults are more newsworthy than others

Been on the road today and when I came home I found that an idiot had acted like an idiot and had received an idiots reward.

Here’s the despi­ca­ble racist tweet that got Uni­ver­sity of North Alabama player, Bradley Pat­ter­son, kicked off his team:

The tweet was brought to the University’s atten­tion after it was high­lighted by Deadspin.

Within the past sev­eral hours, Pat­ter­son deleted his Twit­ter account.

Good­bye and good riddance:

For­get­ting the stu­pid­ity, (assum­ing you have cable one could change the chan­nel to CNBC) this type of pub­lic racism deserves con­dem­na­tion and received it not just from Twitchy but from sites like Crooks and Liars:

How­ever, there was a seg­ment of the pop­u­la­tion less taken with Obama’s speeech, espe­cially since it pre-​empted NBC’s cov­er­age of the 49ers/​Patriots game. A few of them took to Twit­ter to voice their com­plaints more…er…shall we say, colorfully.

I would offer a cou­ple of screen grabs of these tweets, but they vio­late our edi­to­r­ial stan­dards for hate lan­guage. Let us just say that there is some­thing so enrag­ing about miss­ing foot­ball that brings out the racists.

and Eclectablog

Uni­ver­sity of North Alabama kicks racist foot­ball player/​tweeter off the team

There is no ques­tion that this crossed a line and he deserves all he gets, but just a week ear­lier there was a dif­fer­ent involv­ing the same word said in pub­lic by an angry largely white crowd involv­ing destroyed prop­erty belong­ing to a fel­low named Clint Taver. I looked at Crooks and Liars to see how they reacted, after all an angry white crowd destroy­ing the prop­erty of a small black busi­ness man com­bined with racist state­ments spo­ken in per­son is much more seri­ous than a sin­gle tweet:

or not.

While Crooks and Liars finds Clint Taver not news­wor­thy in the least, Eclec­tablog did a bit bet­ter but their post was…interesting here is the title

A bit of truth-​telling about the Lans­ing “Hot Dog Guy” whose “cart was destroyed by union thugs”

As you might guess it goes down hill from there:

Nonethe­less, much like, Ken­neth Glad­ney, the St. Louis guy who faked get­ting injured at the hands of union mem­bers then solicited funds for his hos­pi­tal bills even though he had health insur­ance, a col­lec­tion has been taken up on Tarver’s behalf. Accord­ing the arti­cle, they have raised over $10,000 for him (UPDATE: MIRS News reports that it’s now over $16,000.) The total value of what he lost in the scuffle?

$500.

I won­der what they’ll do with the thou­sands of extra dol­lars not needed to buy more buns, hot dogs, ketchup, mus­tard and a cou­ple of fold­ing tables and coolers?

Appar­ently there is a deductible that must be applied when white lib­eral Union mem­bers cost a black man money. It’s also a poor reflec­tion on Mr Taver that strangers gave money in excess of his base expenses. Some­how that some­how makes it illegitimate.

After 12 para­graphs along these lines from the author we finally see this:

Cer­tainly Clint Tarver didn’t deserve to be treated as shab­bily as he was by the union folks there. His wife claims he was called a “nig­ger” and jeered for work­ing for the enemy. If true, that’s rep­re­hen­si­ble and inex­cus­able. But the off-​the-​charts poutrage from the right on this is an absolute joke. Some of the same peo­ple decry­ing the ver­bal taunts that Tarver expe­ri­encde are here on this very web­site call­ing union mem­bers all sorts of hideous names. So let’s keep it real, shall we?

By this stan­dard the foot­ball player on Twit­ter shouldn’t have been kicked off the team because so many peo­ple on the left have hit Michelle Malkin with racist & sex­ist slurs.

But maybe because what hap­pened to Clint Taver is all about an evil con­ser­v­a­tive plan to dis­tract the public:

Let’s not kid our­selves about what “Tent­gate” and “Hot Dog­gate” are all about: dis­tract­ing the coun­try from notic­ing that cor­po­ratist ide­o­logues have turned the birth­place of Amer­i­can orga­nized labor into a Right to Work for Less state.

I sub­mit and sug­gest that if Mr Taver had been a demo­c­rat and the peo­ple involved Tea Party mem­bers this would not con­sider it a “distraction”.

But then again, I sus­pect the stan­dards being used are based upon the Obama/​Liberal ver­sion of the Bill of rights so I don’t expect better.

And for the record I’m sure con­ser­v­a­tives would LOVE peo­ple to see what Michi­gan had done, because as time passes the ben­e­fits for peo­ple in Michi­gan will be appar­ent for all to see.

Been on the road today and when I came home I found that an idiot had acted like an idiot and had received an idiots reward.

Here’s the despicable racist tweet that got University of North Alabama player, Bradley Patterson, kicked off his team:

The tweet was brought to the University’s attention after it was highlighted by Deadspin.

Within the past several hours, Patterson deleted his Twitter account.

Goodbye and good riddance:

Forgetting the stupidity, (assuming you have cable one could change the channel to CNBC) this type of public racism deserves condemnation and received it not just from Twitchy but from sites like Crooks and Liars:

However, there was a segment of the population less taken with Obama’s speeech, especially since it pre-empted NBC’s coverage of the 49ers/Patriots game. A few of them took to Twitter to voice their complaints more…er…shall we say, colorfully.

I would offer a couple of screen grabs of these tweets, but they violate our editorial standards for hate language. Let us just say that there is something so enraging about missing football that brings out the racists.

and Eclectablog

University of North Alabama kicks racist football player/tweeter off the team

There is no question that this crossed a line and he deserves all he gets, but just a week earlier there was a different involving the same word said in public by an angry largely white crowd involving destroyed property belonging to a fellow named Clint Taver. I looked at Crooks and Liars to see how they reacted, after all an angry white crowd destroying the property of a small black business man combined with racist statements spoken in person is much more serious than a single tweet:

or not.

While Crooks and Liars finds Clint Taver not newsworthy in the least, Eclectablog did a bit better but their post was…interesting here is the title

A bit of truth-telling about the Lansing “Hot Dog Guy” whose “cart was destroyed by union thugs”

As you might guess it goes down hill from there:

Nonetheless, much like, Kenneth Gladney, the St. Louis guy who faked getting injured at the hands of union members then solicited funds for his hospital bills even though he had health insurance, a collection has been taken up on Tarver’s behalf. According the article, they have raised over $10,000 for him (UPDATE: MIRS News reports that it’s now over $16,000.) The total value of what he lost in the scuffle?

$500.

I wonder what they’ll do with the thousands of extra dollars not needed to buy more buns, hot dogs, ketchup, mustard and a couple of folding tables and coolers?

Apparently there is a deductible that must be applied when white liberal Union members cost a black man money. It’s also a poor reflection on Mr Taver that strangers gave money in excess of his base expenses. Somehow that somehow makes it illegitimate.

After 12 paragraphs along these lines from the author we finally see this:

Certainly Clint Tarver didn’t deserve to be treated as shabbily as he was by the union folks there. His wife claims he was called a “nigger” and jeered for working for the enemy. If true, that’s reprehensible and inexcusable. But the off-the-charts poutrage from the right on this is an absolute joke. Some of the same people decrying the verbal taunts that Tarver experiencde are here on this very website calling union members all sorts of hideous names. So let’s keep it real, shall we?

By this standard the football player on Twitter shouldn’t have been kicked off the team because so many people on the left have hit Michelle Malkin with racist & sexist slurs.

But maybe because what happened to Clint Taver is all about an evil conservative plan to distract the public:

Let’s not kid ourselves about what “Tentgate” and “Hot Doggate” are all about: distracting the country from noticing that corporatist ideologues have turned the birthplace of American organized labor into a Right to Work for Less state.

I submit and suggest that if Mr Taver had been a democrat and the people involved Tea Party members this would not consider it a “distraction”.

But then again, I suspect the standards being used are based upon the Obama/Liberal version of the Bill of rights so I don’t expect better.

And for the record I’m sure conservatives would LOVE people to see what Michigan had done, because as time passes the benefits for people in Michigan will be apparent for all to see.

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