5/5/07

Obama Draws Racist Attacks

Just as almost any story at the Danbury NewsTimes might have comment threads laced with bigotry, it seems that articles on Barrack Obama have a tendency to draw comments from the worst that America has to offer:

Via CBSNews.com :

Today CBSNews.com informed its staff via email that they should no longer enable comments on stories about presidential candidate Barack Obama. The reason for the new policy, according to the email, is that stories about Obama have been attracting too many racist comments.

"It's very simple," Mike Sims, director of News and Operations for CBSNews.com, told me. "We have our Rules of Engagement. They prohibit personal attacks, especially racist attacks. Stories about Obama have been problematic, and we won't tolerate it."

CBSNews.com does sometimes delete comments on an individual basis, but Sims said that was not sufficient in the case of Obama stories due to "the volume and the persistence" of the objectionable comments.

There is no racism in America...
As long as you continue to ignore it.


3 comments:

sptmck said...

I dig the video element you're doing!!!!

Winged Hussar 1683 said...

There is NO excuse for applying racist slurs to Obama, but Obama is not guilt-free himself. Note that he has appeared arm in arm with a prominent racist and anti-Semite (Al Sharpton) at a meeting of what is arguably a violent* hate organization, Sharpton's National Action Network.

Prior to the fatal arson of Freddy's Fashion Mart in Harlem, the National Action Network marched around the store (often with Sharpton) screaming racial and anti-Semitic epithets while threatening to burn the building down. One of Sharpton's followers then did burn the building down, and killed seven people in the process. Hence the National Action Network is not only a hate group, but arguably a violent hate group.

Another of Sharpton's mobs rampaged through Crown Heights while screaming "Kill the Jews," and did in fact murder Yankel Rosenbaum. This is the individual with whom a grinning Barack Obama appears arm in arm at the National Action Network. Bigots of a feather...

Connecticut Man 1 said...

This post wasn't about Sharpton, so all of that stuff is not really relavent.

This post is more relavent to what is going on in comment sections of our local online papers.

SPTMCK: I try not to put too many videos on a page at once because it really slows down the download, and people with dial-up can't really watch them anyways.