By Eric Odom 113305:47 pm December 9, 2014
MSNBC talk show rabble rouser Al Sharpton essentially delivered an ultimatum from African Americans to the government on Sunday: give us more federal benefits or we won’t stop rioting and will never take responsibility for our families.
Sharpton, who has been crisscrossing the country for months leading riots from coast to coast, visited the Sunday political show Meet the Press where he insisted that the only thing that keeps blacks from acting irresponsibly is government freebies.
As Ben Shapiro notes, Sharpton insisted that new gov’t welfare laws need to be passed or else.
“You can’t kill a jobs bill and infrastructure and then tell men to take care of their families. You can’t have it both ways,” Sharpton insisted.
This whole idea rings hollow, though. After all, the rate of illegitimate births in the African American community is now well over 70 percent but in 1965 it was only 24 percent (as Daniel Patrick Moynihan reported). Why does that matter? Because in the early 60s, while the illegitimacy rate and divorce rates were low and the marriage rates high back then, there were almost no government programs to speak of then.
The far left-wing had not fully installed the “Great Society” that gives freebies to everyone in 1960, yet black men in America had by magnitudes less trouble taking care of their families… and that was even in a day when Jim Crow was still ruling the day in many parts of the country!
Since that time the liberal mindset of constantly giving welfare for every little reason has won the day and now we have the disintegration of the black family, a woefully high illegitimacy rate, and an attitude of entitlement pervading the community.
And now we get threats that if the freebies aren’t increased, riots will continue and blacks will refuse to take responsibility for themselves? Like I said. It rings hollow. African Americans are more than capable to look after themselves and take responsibilities. But with huckster and charlatans like Sharpton and Obama training them for dependency, they are not doing their best.
In one example, CNN reporter Sara Sidner was hit in the head with a rock while broadcasting outside of a burning building on West Florissant avenue.
“Mainstream” reporters pelted with rocks and trash
Members of the establishment media did not fare well in Ferguson, Missouri Monday night as rioters targeted reporters with a multitude of items.
“Sorry, I just got hit by a rock,” Sidner said. “I’m OK, I’m OK, I’ve been hit by much worse in my day.”
Stephanie Elam, another reporter with CNN, was struck as well despite being surrounded by two security guards.
“People are throwing stuff at me right now,” said Elam. “It’s that kind of scene.”
Elam was eventually pulled away by her bodyguard as the situation continued to deteriorate.
Rioters also knocked down the camera of Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan as he reported on the looting of a liquor store.
“Hey man, f*ck you!” the unknown assailant said as he knocked the camera to the ground.
Interestingly, members of the alternative media, who ran towards gunshots as so-called mainstream reporters fled, were mostly left alone.
The apparent disdain for reporters has been seen since the protests first began.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was pelted with rocks and forced off camera last August as protesters accused the media outlet of lying.
Although the offensive violence should absolutely be shunned, the attacks are not entirely surprising given the coverage seen by such outlets.
CNN reporters, so used to repeating government talking points without question, denied that tear gas was being used last August despite multiple people clearly being affected by the gas. CNN instead waited until police finally confirmed the use of the chemical agent to alert their dwindling audience.
The targeting of these reporters may very well be a visual representation of their failing credibility, most easily noted in their plummeting ratings.
Infowars reporters stayed and reported while MSNBC ran in fear
While mainstream reporters from MSNBC and others ran away from gunfire in Ferguson, Mo., Infowars reporters Jakari Jackson and Joe Biggs stood their ground instead and continued reporting.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes in particular stopped his broadcast and ran for cover after hearing gun shots last night, but in complete contrast, Biggs and Jackson reported on the scene near the gunfire and even counted the shots.
“At one point in a five minute span, I counted about 100 shots,” Biggs reported.
In general, mainstream media reported on the protests from designated “media zones” in relative safety far away from the protests whereas independent journalists were livestreaming straight from the front lines.
Revealed: Obama Met Secretly With Ferguson Protesters And Told Them Something Unbelievable
“A number of the high-profile protesters met secretly with President Obama…”
Tensions in and around the troubled town of Ferguson, Missouri, are rising sharply in anticipation of the release any day now of the grand jury report on the police shooting that left Michael Brown dead of multiple gunshot wounds.
Responding to calls from protest organizers, many outsiders have been gathering in the St. Louis area, planning their response to what some believe is the likely outcome of the grand jury’s lengthy investigation — no indictment of police officer Darren Wilson.
Now it’s been revealed that on November 5th — the day that Democrats fully realized the midterm elections were a blowout of their party — a number of the high-profile protesters met secretly with President Obama and MSNBC host Al Sharpton. From The Daily Mail:
“It was a meeting the Gateway Pundit notes was not included on the president’s daily schedule.
“Sharpton told the [New York] Times that Obama urged the group to ‘stay on course.’”
While that previously undisclosed meeting may have been the first time Obama himself met with protest organizers — in a role reminiscent of his community organizer days — it certainly wasn’t the only time a top-level Obama official made a point of getting together with those demanding an indictment of white cop Darren Wilson.
In August, Attorney General Eric Holder personally went to Ferguson with top Justice Department officials to talk with community leaders protesting the Brown shooting. As reported on time.com:
“Holder, who was joined in Ferguson by Acting Assistant Attorney General Molly Moran and other Justice Department officials, expressed gratitude to those working in the area to keep tensions cool amid the daily protests.
“During brief statements on Wednesday, Holder said he understands the mistrust for law enforcement the people of Ferguson have expressed while also sharing personal interactions he has had with officers throughout his life.”
The county seat of Clayton, Missouri, where the grand jury is considering the case, has been targeted by protestors who vow to shut down the city should Wilson not be indicted on criminal charges for the Brown killing.
“Many residents and officials in the region fear another wave of rioting similar to the one in August that led to the burning out of multiple businesses if the grand jury decides not to charge Wilson.
“‘We are bracing for that possibility. That is what many people are expecting. The entire community is going to be upset,’ if Wilson is not indicted, said Jose Chavez, 46, a leader of the local Latinos en Axion group.
And as noted at thegatewaypundit.com, agitators getting ready to take to the streets once again are not ruling out more violence and looting of the kind that followed Michael Brown’s shooting death.
MIT professor was “the guru on health care”
On the same morning that the New York Times published an editorial claiming that Jonathan Gruber’s role in crafting Obamacare was “limited,” former Obama administration advisor Steven Rattner told MSNBC that Gruber was in fact “the guru” in putting together the Affordable Care Act.
In running defense for Obama, the Old Gray Lady claimed that Gruber’s role in Obamacare was “limited” and that he was not a “major architect of the health reform law,” dismissing assertions that “the reform law was hatched in secrecy and foisted on the public by trickery.”
This was swiftly contradicted by Steven Rattner, a former Obama administration adviser, who told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that Gruber was “the guru on health care” and that he “was certainly viewed as an important figure in helping to put Obamacare together.”
“I think if you go back and look at the Washington Post or the New York Times or anything from that period, you will find Jonathan Gruber’s name all over it, as both someone who’s the leading expert on health care quoted by everybody, and as someone who the White House was using,” added Rattner.
Gruber, who stoked controversy after numerous videos emerged of him from before the passage of ACA acknowledging that the “stupidity” of American voters was a key factor in getting the legislation through, was a frequent visitor to the White House, holding “a series of high-level meetings with administration officials beginning in 2009 and extending through June of this year,” according to The Hill.
The MIT economics professor, who also met directly with President Obama, was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for his work on Obamacare, while his firm secured millions in federal and state contracts.
This represents just one of a series of clumsy attempts on behalf of both the administration and Obama-aligned media outlets to downplay the significance of Gruber’s role in helping to mastermind Obamacare.
On Sunday, Obama himself attempted to diffuse the controversy by claiming that he barely knew Gruber and that the MIT professor was “some adviser who never worked on our staff.”
However, a clip surfaced yesterday of Obama giving a presentation at the Brookings Institute during which the president acknowledged that he had “stolen ideas liberally” from “Jon Gruber”.