Bag’s Take-Away:
Dinesh Souza has an anti-Obama film coming out in June.  Here’s the trailer.
One of the most memorable shots? A black family fighting over a Monopoly board. On some levels, somewhat perplexing; on all other levels: racist. Because you know his re-election means blacks are going to rule the United States. Just like they have for the past three years. 
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Dinesh Souza has an anti-Obama film coming out in June. Here’s the trailer.

One of the most memorable shots? A black family fighting over a Monopoly board. On some levels, somewhat perplexing; on all other levels: racist. Because you know his re-election means blacks are going to rule the United States. Just like they have for the past three years.

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On a day that was “all about Trayvon,” this is a wonderful example of how much America, and the media, lives off of celebrity politics. Today’s feature post at BagNews  explores the same issue.
via The Charlotte Observer
(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images caption: SANFORD, FL: Rev. Al Sharpton departs as media are reflected in a vehicle window at a rally for slain teenager Trayvon Martin on March 22, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Sanford Police Department Chief Bill Lee announced today he will temporarily step down following the killing of the black unarmed teenager by a white and Hispanic neighborhood watch captain. Sharpton organized today’s rally.) 
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On a day that was “all about Trayvon,” this is a wonderful example of how much America, and the media, lives off of celebrity politics. Today’s feature post at BagNews explores the same issue.

via The Charlotte Observer

(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images caption: SANFORD, FL: Rev. Al Sharpton departs as media are reflected in a vehicle window at a rally for slain teenager Trayvon Martin on March 22, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Sanford Police Department Chief Bill Lee announced today he will temporarily step down following the killing of the black unarmed teenager by a white and Hispanic neighborhood watch captain. Sharpton organized today’s rally.)

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McNaughton telegraphs the Tea Party’s own burning hatred, projecting that vitriol in the ugly racial stereotype of “Obama the Angry Negro.” 
For McNaughton’s last “masterpiece,” see Drudge, Tea Party Impressionism and the “Fine Art” of Obama Bashing. 
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McNaughton telegraphs the Tea Party’s own burning hatred, projecting that vitriol in the ugly racial stereotype of “Obama the Angry Negro.”

For McNaughton’s last “masterpiece,” see Drudge, Tea Party Impressionism and the “Fine Art” of Obama Bashing.

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Newt taking no parishioners. 

The issue of race seeps into this photo caption as African-American church equated to a prison. This is original AP photo and caption. Reported by Gawker.

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Newt taking no parishioners. The issue of race seeps into this photo caption as African-American church equated to a prison. This is original AP photo and caption. Reported by Gawker.

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Well, Gingrich might as well have the South tattooed on his face.

The what: At last night debate, Newt received a standing ovation as he reiterated his belief that poor kids should work as janitors in response to Juan Williams’ question asking him if he understood that black people felt such employment would be aimed at them. He’s not going much further, everyone knows that, and to make sure, he’s branded himself with racism. The emblem is the Tea Party of South Carolina logo. Newt addressed the group Monday night.


(photo: XXXXXX caption: Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich walks past the projected Tea Party of South Carolina logo as he arrives to speak at the South Carolina Tea Party Convention on Monday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
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Well, Gingrich might as well have the South tattooed on his face.

The what: At last night debate, Newt received a standing ovation as he reiterated his belief that poor kids should work as janitors in response to Juan Williams’ question asking him if he understood that black people felt such employment would be aimed at them. He’s not going much further, everyone knows that, and to make sure, he’s branded himself with racism. The emblem is the Tea Party of South Carolina logo. Newt addressed the group Monday night.

(photo: XXXXXX caption: Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich walks past the projected Tea Party of South Carolina logo as he arrives to speak at the South Carolina Tea Party Convention on Monday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

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Bag’s Protest Poster(s) of the Day:

Ah, the sweet music of America in campaign season. First off, don’t you love it when the Middle Class — those folks in the “bottom 95” — get duped into fronting for the rich? And then, let’s not get started (yet) on the racism. Obviously, these people are doubly threatened that their Black Muslim president is also an intellectual.


(photo: Getty Images caption: Protesters hold up signs against US President Barack Obama prior to Obama holding a Democratic National Committee fundraiser across the street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 30, 2011.)
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Ah, the sweet music of America in campaign season. First off, don’t you love it when the Middle Class — those folks in the “bottom 95” — get duped into fronting for the rich? And then, let’s not get started (yet) on the racism. Obviously, these people are doubly threatened that their Black Muslim president is also an intellectual.

(photo: Getty Images caption: Protesters hold up signs against US President Barack Obama prior to Obama holding a Democratic National Committee fundraiser across the street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 30, 2011.)

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Tags #Obama    #protest    #racism    #race    #campaign    #news    #Philadelphia    #politics    #photojournalism   

Bag’s Take-Away:

I find this Times Square display pathetically gratuitous and jingoistic, especially knowing it was produced and distributed by NASDAQ’s media arm! How else does one interpret this, given the sponsorship, than Wall St. retribution, topped off with the use of windows — after bin Laden’s already been terminated — to poke his eyes out. 

Plain and simple, this is the kind of image — twisting the body in the wind, three days later, Madison Avenue-style in the heart of America’s entertain and tourist center — that “makes them” hate us (and our tall buildings, and and our power).


(photo: (AP Photo/
NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.) caption: 
This Monday, May 2, 2011 photo, provided by NASDAQ OMX Group, shows the cover of a special issue of Time magazine on the death of Osama bin Laden displayed on the Nasdaq screen in New York’s Times Square. The issue, featuring a red �X� over bin Laden�s face, will hit newsstands on Thursday, May 5, 2011. The magazine says it is the fourth cover in TIME�s history to feature the red �X.� Other covers showed Adolf Hitler on May 7, 1945, Saddam Hussein on April 21, 2003, and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on June 19, 2006.)
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I find this Times Square display pathetically gratuitous and jingoistic, especially knowing it was produced and distributed by NASDAQ’s media arm! How else does one interpret this, given the sponsorship, than Wall St. retribution, topped off with the use of windows — after bin Laden’s already been terminated — to poke his eyes out. Plain and simple, this is the kind of image — twisting the body in the wind, three days later, Madison Avenue-style in the heart of America’s entertain and tourist center — that “makes them” hate us (and our tall buildings, and and our power).

(photo: (AP Photo/ NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.) caption: This Monday, May 2, 2011 photo, provided by NASDAQ OMX Group, shows the cover of a special issue of Time magazine on the death of Osama bin Laden displayed on the Nasdaq screen in New York’s Times Square. The issue, featuring a red �X� over bin Laden�s face, will hit newsstands on Thursday, May 5, 2011. The magazine says it is the fourth cover in TIME�s history to feature the red �X.� Other covers showed Adolf Hitler on May 7, 1945, Saddam Hussein on April 21, 2003, and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on June 19, 2006.)

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Tags #Osama bin Laden    #Osama bin Laden dead    #NASDAQ    #Jingoism    #News    #Media    #Wall Street    #Racism    #TIME    #Times Square   

Bag’s Take-Away:

"Oh, come on! Everybody who knows me knows that I am not a racist. It was a joke. I have friends who are black. Besides, I only sent it to a few people—mostly people I didn’t think would be upset by it."  — Marilyn Davenport

Well, Orange County Tea Party leader shows her true colors. The fact the local GOP stood by her also speaks volumes. Regarding the pic, if it wasn’t so blazingly offensive to read into it at all, you’d almost think those chimps had gotten hammered by the recession.

(photo: Marilyn Davenport (via OC Weekly) caption: The image attached to an email distributed among Orange County Republicans and Tea Baggers.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

"Oh, come on! Everybody who knows me knows that I am not a racist. It was a joke. I have friends who are black. Besides, I only sent it to a few people—mostly people I didn’t think would be upset by it." — Marilyn Davenport

Well, Orange County Tea Party leader shows her true colors. The fact the local GOP stood by her also speaks volumes. Regarding the pic, if it wasn’t so blazingly offensive to read into it at all, you’d almost think those chimps had gotten hammered by the recession.

(photo: Marilyn Davenport (via OC Weekly) caption: The image attached to an email distributed among Orange County Republicans and Tea Baggers.)

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Tags #Obama    #Racism    #Orange County    #Obama race    #Tea Party    #News