Democracy Now! Fires Hateful Antisemitic Rant at Donald Sterling - by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)
“Jew me, sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kike me”
From Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us,” at 33:27 of this video:
In an uncharacteristic display of hideous Racial Hatred and a reckless flaunting of journalistic ethics, Democracy Now! attacked Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling today with antisemitic slurs, calling him a “‘kike.’” The show aired Michael Jackson’s disturbing and disgusting Racist diatribe, ironically enough, to introduce a segment accusing Sterling of Racism.
Jackson’s song is “They Don’t Care About Us;” it pushes Racial bigotry: “They [Jews] don’t care about us [African Americans].” Democracy Now! used the song to insult Sterling’s Jewish ancestry.
The National Basketball Association today banned Sterling for life, for saying on tape that his girlfriend shouldn’t bring Black people to “his” games, and for similar comments, and – according to DN!‘s guest today, sports journalist Dave Zirin – for decades of apparent Racism against African Americans.
The NBA in its action did not criticize Sterling for being Jewish. In fact, as far as I can tell, other venues reporting the story ignored Sterling’s ancestry completely, as it’s completely irrelevant. So, it’s difficult to discern why Democracy Now! chose to sleaze Sterling over his Judaic roots. I’ll look into it a little deeper below.
But I first must issue my strongest possible condemnation of Democracy Now! for this uncalled-for Racist attack; and more rebuke for the sloppy editing that let it air … how many times? Amy Goodman and staff: You are obligated to apologize to Mr. Sterling.
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Christopher Miller, an editor at the Kiev Post, was DN!‘s guest during the program’s Ukraine segment. This is significant because Miller is a published apologist for the Nazi icon, World War II Ukrainian Anti-Jewish Hatemonger Stepan Bandera. MIller claimed Propagandistically that Bandera may be a national hero, but that “Soviet propaganda vilified him as a Nazi supporter.” https://www.kyivpost.com/content/politics/svobodas-rise-inspires-some-frightens-many-others-335107.html
Another guest in the Ukraine segment was George H.W. Bush’s Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Jack Matlock, who pointed out that President Obama’s actions in the Ukraine affair have been consistently stupid. Then, Goodman led Matlock into partisan politicking:
President Obama had staged a fake-news Propaganda kabuki event earlier in the Philippines with an intelligence asset who’s a Fox News reporter. Democracy Now! aired it early in tonight’s broadcast, as if it were legitimate news. The BS is like this: Fox is pushing for war, but heroic President Reagan Obama is stronger than Fox, and he fights for peace.
Amy Goodman acted like this was legitimate, then asked the Ambassador what he thought. He said how great President Reagan Obama is to beat the bad Fox, by being more peaceful.
(Obama has spent his recent Presidency lying to try to start a war with Iran in hopes of raising Oil prices; then lying to start a war with Syria, which continues, as his forces deploy Genocidal poisonous gas attacks against civilians.) Democracy Now!, drop the bullshit.
The President pretended to be trying to keep us at peace, and Amy Goodman failed to mention the Billions of dollars that the Obama Administration spent to overthrow the elected Ukrainian Government and install the Nazi coup regime, initiating the current crisis.
Host Goodman, DN! reporter Aaron Mate, Bush Ambassador Jack Matlock, and Kiev Post editor Christopher Miller all failed to mention that the US is backing the coalition of the self-named Nazi Party (now called the Freedom Party, Svoboda), whose mission statement calls for cracking down on Jews.
The segment’s other guest, Nina Khrushcheva, adopted granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, did call US-backed coup leaders “Fascists,” but played it down, saying that Russia shouldn’t make such a big thing of their Nazi affiliation.
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With a straight face, Amy Goodman reported horrifying Fascist developments in Egypt (the official banning of the Muslim Brotherhood Party – which overwhelmingly won the Election there – and the Execution of more than 600 of its members).
She didn’t mention that the Obama Administration is behind the Executions [Assassinations] and the banning of the Party. She didn’t mention that Obama controls the Egyptian Military and that he cracked down on the press and dissent there, including causing Medea Benjamin’s arrest. Egypt is a puppet of the United States.
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I guess Democracy Now! is the new MSNBC. Here it was today, shamelessly campaigning for the 2014 Democratic Congressional slate, and pushing Racial Hatred. It made me sick. Man! This Democratic Party coalition with the Nazis has really got me down!