Monday, June 23, 2008

Hate-mongers crawl out of the woodwork

The hate-mongers have been hard at work since Barack Obama’s historic victory in the Democratic primaries.
According to the Washington Post, white supremacists report an increase in visits to their Web sites.
Meanwhile, the Obama campaign has launched an effort called Fight the Smears to defuse false rumors spread on the internet by hate-mongers.
Was it too much to hope this kind of ugliness would not crawl out of the woodwork?


MeckDeck said...

Ahem. Check out the hate much closer to home.

The Wilmington Journal dares to report the details of powerful state Sen. Julie Boseman's domestic dispute -- details mainstream outlets in Wilmington and much of the state have ignored -- and the paper's Web site immediately gets profanely hacked.

Let's see -- Powerful, no visible means of support state legislator. Check. Legal dispute. Check. Cone of silence from the "official" Fourth Estate. Check.

The woodwork? Try broad daylight in NC.


Jeff said...

Bzzt. The WP report was, shall we say, mistaken. Which is usually the case when reporters write a story to reinforce a theme for a campaign rather than write a story based on data. And when the usually-skeptical press reports claims of hate groups as fact in order to further their agenda.

Nice try, though.

Anonymous said...

Senator Obama is NOT a Dirty Muslim!

"What you won't hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge," says Mr. Obama, while denouncing statements of him being a Muslim as a smear. Why is the presidential candidate who claims to be religiously inclusive is treating the word "Muslim" as an insult? Apparently, it is OK for Mr. Obama to be associated with terrorists like William Ayers or racists like Jeremiah Wright, but God forbid somebody would call him a Muslim! No, he won't stand for that kind of smear! We admit that most terrorists are Muslims, but most Muslims are not terrorists and the statement on Mr. Obama's website is insulting to hundreds of millions of people.

How could a man who discards his family heritage in favor of political expediency be even considered for presidency of the United States? Where are all the so-called "Islamic civil rights groups" like CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, MAS, etc. who are quick to defend every Islamic terrorist, but are silent when Muslims in general are being denigrated? Would Mr. Obama have the same reaction if someone claimed that he was raised as a Jew? We sincerely doubt that.

"In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." Barack Obama, "The Audacity of Hope", page 261.

Well, the political winds did shift in an ugly direction. Is equating "Muslim" with "smear" Obama's idea of "stand[ing] with [Muslims]?

Muslims Against Sharia demand immediate removal of "SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim" statement from the official Barack Obama's website as well as an apology for giving the word "Muslim" a negative connotation.

Truth Detector said...

Talk about hate...we wouldnt even know about rev. wright if we waited on you drive by "journalist" to report it. how stupid do you think we are out here? well...think again!!