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BuzzFeed: Conservative media stoking ‘race war’; Mocked, debunked

http://twitter.com/#!/jimmiebjr/status/238446579663663106

According to ‘real journalists’ at BuzzFeed, conservative media are totally pushing a “race war.” Because Romney did an accurate ad on Obama’s gutting of welfare reform. Or something; it’s kind of hard to translate “partisan hackery.” Never mind that Democrats are obsessed with race and see only color.

@brodigan Here you go. Race. War. http://t.co/aj5mlaja

— Jimmie (@jimmiebjr) August 23, 2012

More from the article titled “Welfare Attacks Raise The Politics Of Race”:

The Romney campaign’s assault on President Obama’s welfare policy drew direct charges from Democrats and leading media organizations Wednesday that Romney is playing racial politics, the latest sign that race, always simmering beneath the surface of American electoral politics, may be moving to the forefront of the presidential election.

HAHAHA. Oh, our sides! “Moving to the forefront”? Oh, isn’t that just precious? Good grief, that is all the Democrats ever blather on about. Disagree with President Obama? Racist, natch. They now even call the term “kitchen cabinet” racist, for cripes sake!

The article then goes on to insanely say the following:

Romney’s point appeared to be a nod toward a narrative that has been percolating in conservative media for years, which suggests there’s widespread “race war” going on in America — one the mainstream media is covering up, and which Obama is happily exploiting.

See, it’s conservative media that is forcing Democrats to use and abuse minorities. It’s all a nefarious plot! Probably instigated by Karl Rove and his wizard wand of evil. And Romney is “nodding” to it.

“Just bloggers” and citizens quickly begin to mock, and debunk, the amazingly ridiculous claims.

my cobloggers are in stitches over buzzfeed's latest http://t.co/DKP1XLfS hysterical. Best comedy site on the web.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew oh nothing, nothing at all. Just RACEWAR. That's all. Racewar coming to the forefront of American politics, pushed by GOP

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew Other than that it's fine, fine. Excellent.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@AceofSpadesHQ I have $5 that says Buzzfeed attempts to get out from RACEWAR stupidity by spinning it, instead, as a "war on race." #HACKAGE

— Jack's Tweet Show (@jackmcoldcuts) August 23, 2012

And the spin begins!

@AceofSpadesHQ What's your issue with the piece?

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 23, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew so that's my only real problem, the COMING RACIAL WAR. Apart from that, we're on No Problemo Avenue.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@nycsouthpaw @BuzzFeedAndrew @collegepolitico @mckaycoppins oh, he cited himself, writing on GAWKER. Well then. Gold standard. I retract.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew So we have your statement, on behalf of @buzzfeed, that the "race war narrative" claim is true and accurate? Up to snuff?

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew wow, a lot of very plain English is being misunderstood today. I'm asking: So the race war line is okay by you?

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@verumserum after I pointed it out to @buzzfeedandrew, he decided to keep the "percolating race war" language, so it's cool.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

Totally cool. Or, he had nothing else to say after this epic thumping.

I love the Konstant Koncern Trolling by this Mary Kay Whoeverthehell. I love the tone of each of her articles. In sadness, not anger.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

the limpid tears of infinite butthurt.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@AceofSpadesHQ That bit about how race is going to finally come to the political forefront THIS election…priceless. I sharted. Not ashamed

— laura w (@laurww) August 23, 2012

@AceofSpadesHQ I think @McKayCoppins is implying in any way the attacks have merits.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 23, 2012

"Romney's point appeared to be a nod toward a narrative that has been percolating in conservative media for years…"

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

" which suggests there's widespread "race war" going on in America." I have no problem with this at all, @buzzfeedandrew. Except, RACEWAR

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

shorter buzzfeed: They gon' put y'all back in chains.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

Citation: RACEWAR!

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew @collegepolitico @mckaycoppins I was too bewitched by the assertion of the growing conservative narrative of race war

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew @collegepolitico @mckaycoppins I know, we have to cover this growing narrative of a conservative racewar Romney's nodding to

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

What was the citation on that "growing narrative of a 'race war' pushed by conservative media," by the way?

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew @robtr2 oh my god do not fucking play coy. That is standard bullshit: "Conservatives insinuate welfare cases are black…"

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew @robtr2 "…but they're really majority white! So they're racist AND innumerate." Tell me more about the "race war."

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

I think a made-up, glib mention of a "race war" being created by a conservative narrative is what some professional media outlets call…

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

… "a bit of an eyebrow-raiser."

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

I'm trying to imagine an editor reading that story, hitting the bit about conservative media stoking up a "race war" narrative, and saying..

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

…"Meh, looks okay to me! In box, meet out box!"

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

.@AceofSpadesHQ I found the Race War cite. Looks like they caught us red handed on this one. http://t.co/e0BPAhV9

— TheH2 (@TheH2) August 23, 2012

@BuzzFeedAndrew do you not see the quote I'm talking about? 3rd paragraph from last. Add into it the whole slant of the piece.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

Oh, my! And, some facts for the “real journalists.”

Here are some points McKay Cloppenstein forgot to mention:

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

1. The ad is actually TRUE, in case that matters. The point of the directive is precisely to allow states to end the work/welfare linkage.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

2. This "race war" narrative he/she advances comes a week after Biden's "they gon' put ya'll in chains." Sort of bears mention.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

No, it's all "Republicans making up shit about welfare just like with poor Walter Mondale." Plus, as a bonus: Racewar.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

There's not a single quote from a Republican pushing back against the Obamabot's claim it's "nonsensical." Just lets that stand.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

But do instruct me that Mary Kay Cloggenstein, lately of Gawker, is fair and unbiased.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 23, 2012

Facts are hard. Response from BuzzFeed?

@verumserum @AceofSpadesHQ All Quiet on the Western Front… of the RAAAACEWAR!

— Arthur Kimes (@ComradeArthur) August 23, 2012

Of course it’s quiet. It’s hard to type when one’s hands are far too busy carrying water for The One.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/23/buzzfeed-conservative-media-totally-stoking-race-war-just-bloggers-mock-debunk/

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