The same NAACP official who called South Carolina Republican senator Tim Scott a ventriloquist’s “dummy” is at it again. On Tuesday, Reverend William Barber, director of the North Carolina NAACP, described minorities who support conservative causes “mouthpieces.”
“They frantically seek out people of color to become mouthpieces for their particular agenda,” Barber said on a conference call.
He also addressed the Scott comments, which he had previously defended. He said his remarks had “nothing to do with color,” because they were intended to apply to anyone who supported Republican platforms, such as South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and North Carolina governor Pat McCrory: “The issue is: Who are you a mouthpiece for when you fight the implementation of the Affordable Care Act?” he said.
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President Obama extended his criticism of Fox News during the second part of his interview with host Bill O’Reilly, suggesting the network has profited by unfairly covering such stories as the Benghazi terror attacks and the IRS targeting of conservative groups.
“Absolutely, of course you have,” the president said when O’Reilly asked whether he was unfair in his coverage of the Obama White House. “Here’s what I would say: I think regardless of whether it’s fair or not, it has made Fox News very successful,” adding: “What are you going to do when I’m gone?”
Obama made the comments Monday, following part one of the interview, which aired on Super Bowl Sunday and focused on ObamaCare and the IRS targeting scandal.
“Folks have, again, had multiple hearings on [the IRS.] I mean these kinds of things keep on surfacing, in part because you and your TV station will promote them,” the president told O’Reilly in the Sunday segment.
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In an interview with Vulture.com, Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels concedes that mocking Republicans is easier than going after Democrats.
“Republicans are easier for us than Democrats,” says Michaels. “Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it’s funny.”
Are there any basic rules for what works and what doesn’t politically? Republicans are easier for us than Democrats. Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it’s funny. But we’re not sitting here every week going, “We’ve really got to do the First Family.” This week, our cold open is about three big stories. We have Piers Morgan interviewing A-Rod, Chris Christie, and Justin Bieber. We’re doing more of that kind of thing than stuff about Benghazi or the new budget agreement. The country has lost interest in it. I can’t tell you why. It’s no less important, but in some way you can’t do health care more than twice, at which point there’s just nothing left. But Jay Pharoah does a really good Obama.
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Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans.
“They said they didn’t want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants,” a 16-year-old member of the student council told me. “They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”
The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having a day to celebrate the United States during next week’s Winter Spirit Week. The young people pitched “’Merica Monday” – and invited their classmates to dress in patriotic colors. Their proposal was promptly shot down by administrators.
“They said they didn’t want to be exclusive to any other country,” a 17-year-old member of the student council told me.
The students and parents who talked to the media about this incident have asked to remain anonymous. The parents feared their children might face reprisals from liberal educators.
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