Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

cross-posted from Alegre's Corner
Today Drudge Report ran the headline "'Black national anthem' stirs controversy in Denver..." Drudge linked to a video hosted a Breitbart.tv, that has received intensely racist feedback. Companies, including Microsoft advertise on that site and should be made aware.

What's even more sickening is that all comments are screened and approved by a moderator. They are so distasteful that I will not repeat them here. Naturally, they dragged Senator Obama and guns into the dialog as if there was some sort of connection.

People on this site know that I'm not exactly in the Obama fan club, but that type of racist BS must be addressed forcefully.

Sure, those bigots can say what they please, but companies like Microsoft should not be associated with hatred. I contacted some of the people that I work with at Microsoft already, and ask that you all do the same to rightly inform advertisers about what is on that site.

Update:
-Feel free to republish the text of this diary elsewhere.

-Another article with racist comments http://comments.breitbart.com/080702170725c8gbhoky/

Tags: Barack Obama, guns, microsoft, racism (all tags)

Comments

70 Comments

Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

I saw that today and did not know how to take it.  I think that it should be ignored.  Racist like to be noticed.

by Spanky 2008-07-02 04:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

cross-posted from Alegre's Corner

I'm sure you'll have some thoughtful comments over there.

by Can I Haz Moar Snark 2008-07-02 04:55PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

In fact, there were. Alegre said this:

Well Said Owl!  (0.00 / 0) [delete comment]
IP Address: 70.108.12.220
Might be handy if we could dig up some contact info (advertising department) for the advertisers on that hateful site, and post it in this diary as an update.  Like Microsoft for instance.

Are you insinuating that we are racists?

by owl06 2008-07-02 04:56PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

No, I was talking about the racist comments on breitbart.com.  The lady was just trying to be artistic and to get attention to get people to buy her song. I think she was very egotistical.

by Spanky 2008-07-02 05:04PM | 0 recs
It isn't

her song.

by kevin22262 2008-07-02 05:21PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

There would have been no problem if she said what song she was going to sing in advance. People are very sentimental and well... nationalistic about the anthem. It's one of those tinderbox issues like flag burning.

But there is no excuse for the racism. None at all.

by owl06 2008-07-02 05:35PM | 0 recs
You may not be

but you would be in the minority.

by Is This Snark 2008-07-02 06:15PM | 0 recs
Re: You may not be

then name who is. alegre certainly is not.

by owl06 2008-07-02 06:23PM | 0 recs
Name one?

OK

NewHampster.

Go ahead and defend that fuckhead.

by Is This Snark 2008-07-02 07:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Name one?

In fact I will. I know him well.

by owl06 2008-07-02 07:16PM | 0 recs
Re: Name one?

So then you know of his comments that he LOVES pornography and that he has no problem supporting feminists and at the same time supporting an industry that objectifies women? And you are O.K. with those views??????????????????

by venician 2008-07-02 10:01PM | 0 recs
Re: Name one?

who doesn't love pornography? ;-)

by owl06 2008-07-02 10:04PM | 0 recs
Re: Name one?

Notice how owl, who supported the feminist candidaate, doesn't even respond to fact of how pornography OBJECTIFIES women. And yet she was outraged over sexist treatment of Hillary. So since hampster couldn't square this circle, why don't you????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????

by venician 2008-07-03 06:29AM | 0 recs
Re: Name one?

you are ASSuming that everyone holds that view. Very much in the style of the swiftboaters and other repuke hit-men...

by zerosumgame 2008-07-03 01:12PM | 0 recs
Re: You may not be

If you don't have anything credible to say, just being quiet is better than pulling something out of your ass.

by Scotch 2008-07-02 06:35PM | 0 recs
DITO

by Is This Snark 2008-07-02 07:01PM | 0 recs
Re: DITO

you do realize he was replying to you don't you? indentations really are not all that hard...

by zerosumgame 2008-07-03 01:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

Hey, they gotta get that McCain advertising money back somehow!

by vcalzone 2008-07-02 10:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

Ugh. I feel dirty now, I'm sorry. It was unexpected and very good to see. It makes me think that perhaps we haven't gone too far to be brethren again once this whole mess is over.

by vcalzone 2008-07-02 10:24PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

I refuse to give them the web hits, but maybe if we work together and find out exactly which advertisers are there, we can create letters sent to each advertisers with those quotes, something along the lines of "hey, now that I know you pay money to sponsor this type of moderated dialogue, I now know who I won't advertise with."

by Dog Chains 2008-07-02 04:56PM | 0 recs
oh my god...

it is SICK over there! Absolutely SICK!

Here are a few brief hits:

mary right   July 2nd, 2008 - 7:06 am

Let's see here. Blacks can sing the black national anthem but whites can't fly a Confederate Flag.

The answer:

All Whites need to get a Legal Concealed Carry Permit. We can stop racism on our own!

Dttp:/DELETED/NNN-Black-on-White.html
...

(mary right seems to be one of the worst!)
...
mary right   July 2nd, 2008 - 9:04 am

It is like this, any white person who would vote for a black to run the U.S. needs their head examined.

Dttp:/DELETED/Obama_more_family_picture s.htm

Are you starting to understand the old southern term, Uppity Blacks?

owl06 is right! If there are legit advertisers on this site, they NEED to be TOLD of this NOW!

by kevin22262 2008-07-02 05:10PM | 0 recs
Re: oh my god...

The gun permit comment is the first one that I read. It's a borderline provocation to violence.

by owl06 2008-07-02 05:36PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

This is just more race-card playing by Obama's minions!!  I bet Obama ordered a bunch of MyDD bloggers to go to that site and post racist stuffs just so's they could blame it on Bill and call him racist!!!  0MG!

by OMG LOLZZ 2008-07-02 05:10PM | 0 recs
troll

by kevin22262 2008-07-02 05:14PM | 0 recs
Re: troll

yup.. do not feed the troll. the race card has been used, but in this case, it is nothing but flat out racism. and am I paid for by obama? hell no. I am not even certain that I will vote (except for down ticket) in November.

by owl06 2008-07-02 05:37PM | 0 recs
Re: troll

just a run-of-the-mill moran ;p

by zerosumgame 2008-07-02 06:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

you, you're kinda funny.

by Hollede 2008-07-02 08:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

OMG LOLZZ I mean.

by Hollede 2008-07-02 08:16PM | 0 recs
Also...

I heard this "anthem" earlier. I was stunned but it was done beautifully.

I do think it was wrong to do it then, especially now because it just draws MORE attention to the whole race crap which Obama has to keep fighting.

Now we need a good "inartful" Wes Clark comment to blunt this in the media.  ;)

by kevin22262 2008-07-02 05:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Also...

No. NO NO NO NO.

No.

Anyone having an issue with the "black national anthem" truly needs their heads examined -- for lack of education.

Seriously. This song is more than 100 years old. When the country was clearly segregated between blacks and whites it made sense to call it a "national anthem" but it's not like there's a competition going on, or that one negates the others.

From wikipedia


"Lift Every Voice and Sing" was first performed in public in Jacksonville, Florida as part of a celebration of Lincoln's Birthday on February 12, 1900 by a choir of 500 schoolchildren at the segregated Stanton School, where James Weldon Johnson was principal.

Singing this song quickly became a way for African Americans to demonstrate their patriotism and hope for the future. In calling for earth and heaven to "ring with the harmonies of Liberty," they could speak out subtly against racism and Jim Crow laws--and especially the huge number of lynchings accompanying the rise of the Ku Klux Klan at the turn of the century. In 1919, the NAACP adopted the song as "The Negro National Anthem." By the 1920s, copies of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" could be found in black churches across the country, often pasted into the hymnals.

Wingers may go nuts, but by going nuts are showing their ignorance. They should be mocked, disdained, educated and so forth, but not obliged.

There is nothing wrong with this song. This isn't black nationalism, this is American black history. Anyone saying otherwise might as well don the white hood and be done with it.

by Lettuce 2008-07-02 07:16PM | 0 recs
seems

like that whole site is about "shock and awe". I don't know why any legit advertiser would let their ads run on that site.

by kevin22262 2008-07-02 05:19PM | 0 recs
Re: seems

I'm thinking that it is through some ad service... not Microsoft et al directly.

by owl06 2008-07-02 05:38PM | 0 recs
Re: seems

they need to know where it is going, I am pretty sure no M/S person would let that "service" connect them with that crap-fest

by zerosumgame 2008-07-02 06:31PM | 0 recs
Re: seems

well.. I told their rapid response team.

by owl06 2008-07-02 06:44PM | 0 recs
Re: seems

probably some red faces there tonight :)

by zerosumgame 2008-07-02 06:45PM | 0 recs
I need to leave

but I had to ask. Are you at MS? In Redmond? Contractor or "Blue Badge"?

Sorry for being so nosey.  :)

by kevin22262 2008-07-02 06:51PM | 0 recs
Re: I need to leave

newp.. press

by owl06 2008-07-02 07:01PM | 0 recs
OMFG.
"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest."
Elie Weisel
by canadian gal 2008-07-02 05:25PM | 0 recs
It's Drudge's News Source of Choice

Drudge routinely links to them because they are supposedly unbiased, unlike the AP and Reuters.

If we could drag this out in the open, it might end the perception that they are as legitimate a news feed.

by iohs2008 2008-07-02 05:36PM | 0 recs
Re: It's Drudge's News Source of Choice

they are very selective about what wire stories that they carry and what videos they post. Breitbart is also funded by a right winger.

Their staff actually APPROVED those comments.

by owl06 2008-07-02 05:39PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

Good God. I know these people exist but getting them all together like that is really horrifying. Couldn't somebody just decorate the site with burning crosses and white sheets.

Let it come out. Let the bright light of day shine on those things that run into cracks and crevises when the dark is lifted.

by Hollede 2008-07-02 05:53PM | 0 recs
No different

than NoQuarter.

We have xenophobic, racist NoQuarter scum posting filth here and the admins don't do shit.

by Is This Snark 2008-07-02 06:19PM | 0 recs
Re: No different

Bullshit.  There has never been a thread here that comes even close to what is being said on that thread.  Making stupid accusations like that just plays into the division.

by Scotch 2008-07-02 06:31PM | 0 recs
Re: No different

wow.. I did not expect defenders here. thanks for being reasonable.

by owl06 2008-07-02 06:43PM | 0 recs
Fuck you

Your racist scum friends called Senator Obama a SPADE on the front page of no quarter and defend the shit here.

by Is This Snark 2008-07-02 07:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Fuck you

I have to stick for ITS? right now.

There has been alot of racism on NoQuarter.

From the whole Spade blog, which you clowns gleefully ignore to the loving embrace of the racist Hariet Christian who defecated on our parties reputation as being non-racist and fairly intelligent.

NoQuarter embraces racism and xenophobia whole heartedly, and seeing the keyboard-felatio given to the biggots by 98% of the commenters here, I call bullshit on this diary.

No one can ever trust the Puma/NoQuarter crowd anymore.

Dont you realize you guys are now right wingers, I personally would end my life if I woke up in a republican body tommorow.
I don't know how you all can take it, take a look at Karl Rove, that is who you bow to now.

by DemsLandslide2008 2008-07-02 08:00PM | 0 recs
Re: Fuck you

if that helps you sleep better at night.. the PUMAS that I know are lifelong democrats and activists that continue to believe strongly in progress causes.

by owl06 2008-07-02 08:19PM | 0 recs
Re: Re

my apologies for not changing the subject.

by owl06 2008-07-02 08:31PM | 0 recs
Re: Fuck you

You use a broad brush when you decide that everyone posting here, goes to noquarter.  I personally don't, nor do I consider myself to have a label of PUMA.  Many others here, are not visitors to no quarter.  On the other hand, Is This Snark has demonstrated exactly what he is right here in this thread.  He is a hate filled person, who can't control himself, and does not know yet that he is not able to control the way everyone in the world thinks.  How is your condoning the attacks he has made here, make you or he any better than those he hates so much?

by Scotch 2008-07-02 08:23PM | 0 recs
I do not

like or visit NQ but this comment is BS.

by kevin22262 2008-07-02 06:38PM | 0 recs
Re: I do not

really how so?

by Is This Snark 2008-07-02 07:00PM | 0 recs
Re: I do not

You're a liar?

by rankles 2008-07-03 01:01AM | 0 recs
Re: No different

ummm no. and as someone who knows some of the writers, I'm calling bullshit.

by owl06 2008-07-02 06:42PM | 0 recs
Call whatever you like

NoQuarter is fucking vile filth. That you fuckwads defend it is YOUR problem.

You want to associate with a blog that called Senator Obama a SPADE be my fucking guest.

But when I call you a piece of shit, don't be surprised.

Oh yea, Catfish2 if you are reading this....

You are a racist CUNT.

by Is This Snark 2008-07-02 06:58PM | 0 recs
Re: Call whatever you like

Dude, why are you so filled with hate?

by Hollede 2008-07-02 08:10PM | 0 recs
Amazing that

DemsLandSlide2008 would rate this up.  There is all kinds of hatred visiting here tonight.

by Scotch 2008-07-02 08:31PM | 0 recs
Re: No different

oh boo hoo my comment was deleted.

Next I guess I'll get banned for calling a racist cunt a racist cunt.

Maybe I'll get banned for swearing and name calling from a website whose owner coddles fucking racist whores.

The owner of the blog urinates on us all by allowing the scum of the earth post here.

haha fuck you too jerome.

You are a piece of shit too for keeping these cretins around.

by Is This Snark 2008-07-02 07:21PM | 0 recs
Re: No different

Look I am not trying to be an annoying here, but maybe you should look at yourself for a moment. Yeah the other guy is being an asshole too, but chill out please, because you seem really out of control.

by Hollede 2008-07-02 08:13PM | 0 recs
Re: No different

I really don't see how "the other guy" is being an asshole.  No, ITs is in this alone.

by Scotch 2008-07-02 08:27PM | 0 recs
Re: No different

You played with him. He was an ass and you went to the opposite corner and came out swinging. To me, that make you a bit of an ass as well.

Hey, I am not any better. I was just reading some of the crap at a I hate Obama site, and read something I posted a couple of times around here. I hope they didn't get from me, but the fact that I even used it as one of my reasons I was angry at Obama...I was fucking mortified.

by Hollede 2008-07-02 08:53PM | 0 recs
Re: No different

I am happy to see you looked in the mirror.

by Scotch 2008-07-02 09:06PM | 0 recs
Re: No different

maybe we all need to once in a while.

by Hollede 2008-07-02 09:56PM | 0 recs
Re: No different

H'rate (not that you care).

Dude, chill out you're out of control.

You've actually posted reasonable arguments and I've enjoyed reading many of your past posts but you are way over the line.

For what it's worth though, I don't care much for the deadenders who got you all in tizzy either.

Peace.

by spacemanspiff 2008-07-02 10:26PM | 0 recs
Re: No different

Here is local article..The title of the article says it all..
read the comments..

http://www.denverpost.com/commented/ci_9 756253#248790

by nogo postal 2008-07-02 11:25PM | 0 recs
Re: No different
This sounds like one of those posts I just read over at BreitBart.com.
Pot, meet kettle.
by skohayes 2008-07-03 03:14AM | 0 recs
Re: No different

TRd for slander

by rankles 2008-07-03 01:02AM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

post back with link info to their advertisers and info on email suggestions...

by NY Writer 2008-07-02 07:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com
The woman who sang this here in Denver is someone I have seen maybe a dozen times.
I have heard her sing it. Was it a political message? You bet.
Our Mayor condemned it(Welcome to Denver)..She is not backing down..but many Here are responding with a yawn...and the backlash to the backlash is giving me whiplash..
 
by nogo postal 2008-07-02 11:20PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com
Here is the Local article...read the comments
http://www.denverpost.com/commented/ci_9 756253#248790
by nogo postal 2008-07-02 11:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbingly Intense Racism at Breitbart.com

Sorry for the double post...never comment when you wake up in the middle of the night..

by nogo postal 2008-07-02 11:28PM | 0 recs

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