Thursday, March 14, 2013

The "smear merchants".


Man this right wing smear machine is relentless. Poor Uncle Joe can't catch a break. I mean we all know that the guy is prone to gaffes (Forget that last link, it was from the Onion) and that he tends to shoot off at the mouth from time to time, but editing his words to fit a wingnut narrative is not cool.

"On Wednesday morning, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to a crowd in Rockville, Maryland, to highlight the urgent need to reduce domestic violence homicides. The conservative website National Review Online clipped a portion of the Vice President’s remarks to make it seem as though he was saying that a slap in the face is no big deal, when in fact, he was drawing a distinction between unacceptable forms of abuse. The site later added the crucial bit of context, without apology or correction, but simply a note saying the post was “amended.”

National Review Online’s Nathaniel Botwinick seems to have keyed in on Biden’s use of the clumsy phrase “garden-variety slap across the face” as a way to make the VP seem indifferent to women who are merely slapped. Here’s how their post originally appeared:
Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a new domestic-violence-reduction initiative in Maryland this morning. Unfortunately, Biden’s choice of words seemed to downplay certain forms of domestic abuse:
We’ve learned that certain behaviors on the part of an abuser portend much more danger than other behaviors. For example, if an abuser has attempted to strangle his victim, if he has threatened to shoot her, if he has sexually assaulted her, and there’s a number of other signs, about eight others. These are tell-tale signs to say this isn’t your garden-variety slap across the face.
The post was accompanied by this video featuring an obvious mid-sentence edit at the end. The video was uploaded to the NRO YouTube account, so it’s not as though they were “taken in” by some other user:" [Source]
 
Of course the National Review was not alone. Other conservative sites jumped on the Biden smear bandwagon and it got so bad that one of their own brethren had to call them on it.

All of this, of course, is not new. It seems that the right wing media has been functioning in a parallel universe that has yet to be visited by the rest of us here on planet earth of late.

This is why the wingnuts who only tune in to the right wing press were so devastated after the last election. In the right wing world Obama was going to lose by a landslide and the GOP would be the party in power for years to come.

Those of us in the real world knew better. We understood that there are facts, and then there is the right wing media.  

You would think that after the last presidential election they would have learned their lesson. But sadly, (or maybe not) they are back, and they have become even more isolated in that wingnut bubble.  

Finally, you have to feel bad for guys like Marco Rubio. There he was at CPAC today declaring to the world that he is not a bigot or a chauvinist.

Marco, here is something to consider: If you belong to a political party that has you having to declare that you are not a "bigot" or a "chauvinist" to the world, then you might want to reconsider who you choose to associate with.













 
 

 

20 comments:

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

I see that little tucker carlson is involved with the misquote, so I assume that the whole thing is crooked as a dog's leg.

nicole brown simpson said...

What a laugh. Biden the buffoon and Holder, the seller of guns to Mexican drug cartels, are advising people about domestic abuse.

How did they manage to give a complete picture without mentioning the extraordinary proportion of beatings and murders of girlfriends and babies committed by angry black and hispanic boyfriends?

It'll never end.

Dan Rather said...

What's this Field? A new found concern with journalistic integrity? Some conservatives have some fun implying Joe Biden thinks slapping women is fine, and you are apalled. But back when ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN/NYT and PBS were selectively editing 911 tpes to make it look like George Zimmerman was racist, you were down with that.

I look forward to the new, ethically consistent Field Negro Blog.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Field and FN fans,

IMHO, Tucker Carlson gives credence to what was said about VP Biden. I say this because I don't think anybody can 'honestly' say that Tucker has ever lied.

However, we all KNOW Obama has lied. In any case, I don't know what all the FN screaming is about. What was said about Biden is no big deal. Nobody is losing any sleep over such a trivial matter.

The trouble with you Relative Lefties is you can NEVER take a joke. Unlike Conservatives, you have no sense of humor.

Sam Gintas said...

"If you belong to a political party that has you having to declare that you are not a "bigot" or a "chauvinist" to the world, then you might want to reconsider who you choose to associate with."

If you belong to political party that stays in power by calling its opponents "bigots" or "chauvinists", then maybe it's you who should be reconsidering who you associate with.

Both parties are incentivized to increase the proportion of the electorate that is composed of the demographics that vote for them. This is why Democrats want to import 50 million Mexicans, and why Republicans do not.

Leaving aside the racial considerations and sticking to social demographics, for Republicans, there best numbers come from married, employed, home owning families.

Where does the democrat party get the highest share of the vote? The “urban ghettos”, such as Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Detroit and Flint, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and Tallahassee, Florida; and in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that deliver close to 100% of their votes to the democrat party.

In general, the democrats do best among single females who are unmemployed, living in subsidized housing, and raising kids with no fathers.

Which party has the incentive to expand these urban ghettos as much as possible, to increase the misery and despair of as many people as possible?

150 years after the Civil War, blacks are still living on plantations run by democrats.

Some things never change, I guess.

Wesley R said...

I saw a little bit of Nutty Allen West's speech. Now I understand why the good people of Florida didn't re-elect him.

Bob said...

You took note of Maurice Gattison. His city, Irvington, has a lot of gang-related violence & a very tough high school. Doesn't he get sick of arresting kids? There are cops in Newark who coach sports & pay for the equipment out of their own pockets when needed.

PilotX said...

You at CPAC? Or should I say the conservative comedy week?

field negro said...


"I look forward to the new, ethically consistent Field Negro Blog."

It's not "new", that has always been our standards here. :)

Black Sage said...

Marco, here is something to consider: If you belong to a political party that has you having to declare that you are not a "bigot" or a "chauvinist" to the world, then you might want to reconsider who you choose to associate with. - Field Negro

Well stated Field Negro, the vast majority of these so-called conservatives have lost their darn minds!

Henny said...

PilotX said...
You at CPAC? Or should I say the conservative comedy week?
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Don't quit your day job (stewardess).

Anonymous said...

Field You have jumped the shark.
What a partisan hack you are.

Remember Uncle Joe says open your balcony door and shoot two blasts in the air or shoot through the door.

Hack!!

Kersey said...

50 years after the March on Selma, and how have things worked out for Alabama? Once prosperous Birmingham is now broke and in ruins. That the Birmingham City Schools are perhaps the worst in the nation is entirely due to it being a school system with an almost 100 percent black enrollment. Wherever black families try and have their children educated, eventually that school system will be overwhelmed as the community watches property value drop and crime rise. A school system with lower tax revenue to support has to deal with black children posting lower test scores and engaging in more discipline problems. That drives away white parents out of concern for their kids education and safety.

But wherever they go, black people will always follow, because the conditions found in a white community are preferable to the conditions found in a black community (even in a black-run city like Birmingham, the city that was so important to overturning white morality in not only Alabama, not only America, but the entire world).

White people can create thriving cities and school systems, but if black people can't do the same in their communities, then they must move to (and eventually overwhelm) the white communities. Once there, Blacks will vote as a monolith and as their numbers rise will elect into power black candidates with a black-first agenda. At that point the community will decline and white people will be forced to flee again.

This is the future for Birmingham's white suburbs. This is the future for everywhere.

Maybe Bull Connor had a point. Today in Selma you are more likely to get hit with a round from a Glock than you are a fire hose.

Anonymous said...

What a complete idiot you are. There is more violence done by white men to their women & children than any other group. And let's not forget that white men raped and murdered women of color in the US for centuries! Get a book and read some history.

Incomplete Idiot said...

"What a complete idiot you are. There is more violence done by white men to their women & children than any other group. And let's not forget that white men raped and murdered women of color in the US for centuries! Get a book and read some history."


The Tuskegee Institute has recorded 3,446 blacks (and 1,297 whites) were lynched between 1882 and 1968.

The 3,466 blacks that were lynched over these 86 years is a horrible statistic. However, blacks kill that many whites every two years.

From the FBI crime statistics (link below):

1.More than 1,600 Whites are murdered by blacks each year, which means that blacks murder Whites at 18 times the rate that Whites murder blacks.

2.About 1 million Whites were murdered robbed, raped, or assaulted by blacks in 1992 alone.

3.In the last 30 years, 170 million violent and non-violent crimes were committed by blacks against Whites in the U.S.

4.In crimes of Racial bias, otherwise known as "hate-crimes," over 90% of the victims are Whites.

5.Although they only comprise one-seventh of the population, blacks commit 7.5 times more violent interracial crimes than Whites.

6.On a per-capita basis, blacks commit 50 times more violent crimes than Whites.

7.In the past 20 years, violent crimes increased four times faster than the population.

8.Between 1964 and 1994, more than 45,000 people were killed in interracial murders (of which blacks commit 18 times more than Whites - see item #1.) Compare this to the death toll of the Vietnam War (58,000 Americans killed) and the Korean War (38,000 Americans killed).

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded/expandhomicidemain

MatanzasGV said...

And they love House Negros and Uncle Thoms like my homie Allen West

MatanzasGV said...

http://www.amazon.com/Buried-Bitter-Waters-History-Cleansing/dp/0465036376

MatanzasGV said...

The FBI lead the charge under J Hoover
Lets be clear I am not a whoosy or a butt bandit lover. I dislike noone I dislike perverts which Jedgar was

My/our civil rights are not for sale you have to be burned by FIRE to join this club all fakes MOVE over and get out of the way

The FBI led the charge against free men and free humans anything quoted is BS, they lie and nothing the espouse if fact.

I lived it and have a brother who was a part of the BPP.BLA and who is still in prison

Cointelpro and those bredren still in jail make my case Esp Mumia. So do not think that leaving URLS here supporting thier BS impresses anyone
Also I am as dissapointed with Barak as anyone and more, I am from CUBA
However had it not been for him an JEWS my family and many others would be starving ITS THE EMBARGO STUPID, and he is still my brother

Most of you good bredren were not even born when i was kicking butt Sit back and learn, you have NO idea!

There is a book and DVD called Slavery by another name get it

MatanzasGV said...

incomplete idiot here are some thoughts

What you failed to research was the following and the lies which the oppressor has told for eons of time
YOUNG WHITE MEN: SCARED, ENTITLED, AND CYNICAL -- A DEADLY COMBINATION

WE HAVE A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM in this country. No, it's not welfare mothers, it's not recent immigrants, it's not African-American or Latino men, it's not Arab terrorists—it is young white men.

Nearly 70% of the devastating violence we experience in our communities is committed by white men and nearly 50% of that is committed by young white men between the ages of fifteen and thirty.

1 What kind of violence am I referring to? Take your pick. Domestic violence, rape, acquaintance rape, incest, male on male fights, serial killings, racist hate crimes, gay-bashing, arson, campus riots such as recently occurred at Michigan State University, and barroom brawls.

2 Estimates are that 95% of all violence in our society is committed by males, and although women, men of color, and white men of all ages certainly can be violent, the overwhelming majority of acts of violence can be traced to young white men.

3 The violence of young white men maintains a society in which some older white men have most of the social, political, and economic power and benefits, and the majority of us have to fight for the left-overs.

.4 Many of their parents reinforce this by telling them that they are special, they are leaders, they can be anything they want, and that it is up to them to achieve and be successful.

5 They often end up feeling entitled to special attention, to time devoted to their interests, to resources put into their activities, and to money invested in their future. The messages of entitlement leads them to expect sex and caretaking from women, service and deference from people of color, and gratitude, sacrifice, and self-abasement from recent immigrants, from homosexuals, and from people with disabilities.
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Now this beats any stories myth and pretense

MatanzasGV said...

http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/pkivel3.html
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/19/living/men-guns-violence


For all who want more facts about the mythical white boy I dare ya