Thursday, March 20, 2008

DOO-DOO Principle

Different Standards for Black and White Preachers

by Cenk Uygur

Rudy Giuliani's priest has been accused in grand jury proceedings of molesting several children and covering up the molestation of others. Giuliani would not disavow him on the campaign trail and still works with him.

Mitt Romney was part of a church that did not view black Americans as equals and actively discriminated against them. He stayed with that church all the way into his early thirties, until they were finally forced to change their policies to come into compliance with civil rights legislation. Romney never disavowed his church back then or now. He said he was proud of the faith of his fathers.

Jerry Falwell said America had 9/11 coming because we tolerated gays, feminists and liberals. It was our fault. Our chickens had come home to roost, if you will. John McCain proudly received his support and even spoke at his university's commencement.

Reverend John Hagee has called the Catholic Church the "Great Whore." He has said that the Anti-Christ will rise out of the European Union (of course, the Anti-Christ will also be Jewish). He has said all Muslims are trained to kill and will be part of the devil's army when Armageddon comes (which he hopes is soon). John McCain continues to say he is proud of Reverend Hagee's endorsement.

Reverend Rod Parsley believes America was founded to destroy Islam. Since this is such an outlandish claim, I have to add for the record, that he is not kidding. Reverend Parsley says Islam is an "anti-Christ religion" brought down from a "demon spirit." Of course, we are in a war against all Muslims, including presumably Muslim-Americans. Buts since Parsley believes this is a Christian nation and that it should be run as a theocracy, he is not very concerned what Muslim-Americans think.

John McCain says Reverend Rod Parsley is his "spiritual guide."

What separates all of these outrageous preachers from Barack Obama's? You guessed it. They're white and Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not. If it's not racism that's causing the disparity in media treatment of these preachers, then what is it?

I'm willing to listen to other possible explanations. And I am inclined to believe that the people these preachers go after are more important than the race of the preacher. It's one thing to go after gays, liberals and Muslims -- that seems to be perfectly acceptable in America -- it's another to accuse white folks of not living up to their ideals.

I think there is another factor at play as well. The media is deathly afraid of calling out preachers of any stripe for insane propaganda from the pulpits for fear that they will be labeled as anti-Christian. But criticism of Rev. Wright falls into their comfort zone. It's easy to blame him for being anti-American because he criticizes American foreign and domestic policy.

If Rev. Wright had preached about discriminating against gay Americans or Muslims, there probably would not have been any outcry at all. That falls into the category of "respect their hateful opinions because they cloak themselves in the church."

But one thing is indisputable -- the enormous disparity in how the media has covered these white preachers as opposed to Rev. Wright. Have you ever even heard of Rod Parsley? As you can see from what I listed above, all of these white preachers have said and done the most outlandish and offensive things you can imagine -- and hardly a peep.

If the disparity in coverage isn't racist, then what is it?

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Bagged this at Smirking Chimp because it highlights the double standard applied to Obama.

Religion is scary stuff for the intelligent non-sheeple. Just recently OBL issued a warning to the Europeans to beware because of published cartoons depicting Allah in a comedic light.
Get over it OBL! and the rest of you hard-assed zealots, Allah obviously has a sense of humor or he would not leave you on the planet-DUH!

You funny boy OBL! Stoopid but funny. Lucky for you you have relatives in SA willing to stand between you and American justice and keep your seemingly worthless butt alive, STFU!

Any religion that professes violence against non-believers deserves no quarter here on Earth, or anywhere else in the Universe!




Confucius said...

When in the melon patch, do not bend down and tie your shoes. When under a plum tree, do not adjust your hat.

In other words, don't do anything that looks suspicious even when it's not.

"Common wisdom" from one group (culture) is perplexing to another. It's reported that Obama rejected the endorsement of The New Black Panther Party. Why?

Alan said...

My favorite Confucius saying is...
Man who go sideways through airport turnstile going to Bangkok.

Alan said...

Wait wait. I bet this one's Gerald's fav...

Man who farts in church sits in own pew.

Alan said...

I haven't really been checking, but it must be a slow news day. All my political emails were asking for money instead of pushing issues.

David B. Benson said...

High water:

Widespread Flooding Forecast

David B. Benson said...

Please go signup at

after reading Bill McKibben's letter there (or before) [or ask me more about it].

It's about the most important issue.

tytandanmar said...

My take on the Obama/Wright issue:

This is the Clinton Inc. Gotcha!
Hannity interviewed the Reverend Wright on TV back in March 2007 about these very comments. Obama was pretty much a non-factor then and it wasn't picked up anywhere else. How did Hannity know about Reverend Wright? Hannity has never been shy about admitting that he gets e-mails from Clinton insiders. Now that Hillary is facing elimination, the rachet had to be turned up so to speak. If it were the Clinton campaign that broke it, they would lose major Obama support in the fall should she be the nominee. So who do they choose to bring it up again. Hannity of course. Notice how the Clinton's are remaining silent throughout all of this? This is the very bombshell that the Clintons had all along but obviously were not in a position to "out" it.

Re the double standard. Right now the MSM is ignoring McCain as I predicted. They do not want to give him any free publicity. Just wait until the general election begins. You can bet they will be all over it and over it big time.

firm believer in this, at least said...

Bill McKibben, WaPo, December, 28 2007 -- Remember this: 350 parts per million


fact checker said...

Obama was not a non-factor in March, 2007. He had already announced his run for the presidency on February 19, 2007, in Springfield, IL.

Furthermore, Jeremiah Wright was a known entity long before Obama announced his candidacy. He's been known to the news media, and "religious" circles for decades.

Michael Eric Dyson wrote the following review of Wright’s contributions in The Chicago Sun-Times in September 2001. Last Saturday, Trinity United Church of Christ pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., turned 60. That milestone is an opportune time to reflect on the life and career of an acknowledged master of sacred speech still at his height. In a 1993 poll conducted by Ebony magazine naming the nation’s 15 greatest black preachers, Wright was second only to legendary pulpiteer the Rev. Gardner Taylor. Wright’s preaching genius derives from a mix of numerous strengths.

I think Hannity and his ilk were knowledgeable about Wright without any assistance from the Clintons.

DEN said...


Someone accessed Obama's passport file at the State Dept that was unauthorized to do so.

KO said two contract hires were shown the door and a State employee disciplined.

KO was saying it had been accessed several times.

Funny, chimpies daddy did the same thing to Clinton back in the 80s.

The talking heads are on it on the TeeVee.

DEN said...

FC, I stand behind what Rev. Wright said, many have said much worse and not received the attention he has.

If he was not connected to Obama, he would probably make the 'Religion' section of the Sunday paper at best.

This story is lame, get a life MSM, Interrogate mcPain!

Oh yea I forgot you guys work for him.

tytandanmar said...


Wrong! Obama was a non-factor in the eyes of the Clintons. Look at the polls at that time and there was no serious contender for the Democrat nomination other than Queen Hillary. Everybody was a non-factor to the Queen until somebody started to challenge her "rightful ascendence" to the throne.

Of course Pastor Wright was known prior to 2007. But had he ever had such a tight relationship with a serious presidential candidate? I think not. Thank Clinton Inc. for pointing this out.

Re McCain. He will get his baptism by fire by the MSM but not until the time is right. Again, it is all about treating him as insignificant until it really matters.

Carey said...

Curiouser and curiouser, this passport brouhaha is.

Did someone mention Rev. Wright? I haven't heard his name all night on MSNBC.

Why? Passport poopie-doo took over all news cycles. Love it, just love it.

I rather believe Rev. Wright just took on less importance.

Great timing.

tytandanmar said...

On Drudge there is a picture of Pastor Wright shaking hands with Bill Clinton at a 1998 Forgive me for sinning meeting with clergy. Sent in by the Obama campaign. Where do you think the Wright issue originated now FC? I don't see Hannity in this picture? Clinton Inc. Remember it well.

Before you think I am anti Clinton, I am actually impressed by them. They will do anything and everything to win and they do it well. Actually better than anyone.

DEN said...

Non-stop yakking on the MSM drives me nutz, take a breath dammit!

Salivating news dogs feeding off the scraps they pick out of the trash.

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DEN said...

ty, oh boy what lofty goals!

World domination next?

tytandanmar said...


After 12 years of Bush's and 8 years of Clinton and the potential for another 8 years of Clinton, what could possibly come next? Chelsea and Barbara 2016?

God better bless America again and fast.

Carey said...

Tytandanmar, I hear you about the dynasty thing. And you know, all that was crap in the Clinton presidency will be revisited, stalling the progressive movement yet again.

ยบ¿carol said...

Electoral Vote Map

They changed the site to the primary/delegate site. I'm happy I thought to visit there tonight.

That's where I got the map to make the poster of where the Corn bloggers live I sent to a few of you.

Alan said...

~ not good news for Paul supporters ~

The young folks, or at least this one, don't care for him much.
*checking again* Yeah, this guy is a senior at Georgetown.

Paul’s Fall

Ron Paul’s supporters can rationalize his failure however they want, but his ideas simply aren’t popular enough to spark a revolution.

Alan said...

Who dat talking 'bout Bellingham?

Bellingham war dead billboard brings praise, threats

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Nearly five years after putting up a controversial billboard that keeps a running tally of U.S. soldier deaths in Iraq, the owner says it's staying up despite vandalism and threats.

Hajji said...

Richardson endorses Obama.

Good news!


New Mexico's Richardson endorses Obama

Bill Richardson, America's only Hispanic governor, is endorsing Sen. Barack Obama for president, calling him a "once-in-a- lifetime leader."

Mr.Edwards? Mr.Gore? Please pick up the white courtesy phone...


micki said...

Alan -- yeah, those folks on Lakeway Drive are heroes to most of us in town.

However, the King5-TV story kinda pissed me off with this:

"I just disagree with it greatly," said Chet Dow, who doesn’t condone the threats or vandalism, but does believe the sign is in poor taste.

King5 failed to identify CHET DOW as the Whatcom County Republican Committee Chairman. Not good journalism!