Wednesday, August 29, 2012

MSNBC Silences Minority Voices

Obama’s only real hope in the upcoming election is high turnout by minority voters.

For reasons that escape me the African-Americans who have arguably suffered the most under the Obama administration are going to vote for him, as a monolith.

Recent polls have Mitt Romney at 0% of the black vote.

Obama is leading among Hispanic-Americans by a massive margin, more than thirty percentage points.

Without these two voting blocs, Barack Obama would not be in the game.

Clearly, this groupthink pleases the mainstream media. People who think that all virtue and rightness resides on their side of the political spectrum do not feel any need to address or engage opposing arguments.

The mediocrities on MSNBC prefer to tar Republicans as racists, thus telling the lemmings who follow their lead that, if they are white a vote for Romney means they are a racist, and that, if they are black or Hispanic, a vote for Romney is a betrayal of their race.

It isn’t a sophisticated argument, but, clearly, it is working.

Speaking of racism, last night the Republican National Convention featured a number of minority speakers. The party was clearly trying to do some outreach, so it showcased some of its minority stars, like Mia Love, Ted Cruz and Artur Davis.

This morning the Daily Caller reports that MSNBC did not show their speeches.

The Daily Caller reported:

One of the left’s favorite attacks on the Republican Party is that it is the party of old white people, devoid of diversity and probably racist.

If you were watching MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday night, you might believe those assertions, since missing from the coverage was nearly every ethnic minority that spoke during Tuesday’s festivities.

In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.

What does it all mean?

Minority group members who do not toe the party line are consigned to oblivion. If you think differently, even to the point of weighing a different opinion, you will be expelled from Liberal-land.

It also means that MSNBC is willing to silence speakers solely on the grounds of race and ethnicity.

Of course, the liberal media is selling a narrative. But it is using the narrative to control minds. As a political exercise, it is beyond ignoble; it is disgraceful, manipulative and disrespectful.

Clearly, these liberal thinkers have no use for deliberative democracy or a debate about the issues. If you belong to a minority group and you do not think the way they want you to think, then you had best just shut up. If you don't, they will shut you down.

For those who were watching MSNBC, here is what they missed:

Mia Love:

Artur Davis:

Ted Cruz:

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Shows how scared they are. How invested in their "narrative". Can't admit evidence to the contrary.