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  • Dallas and the Leftist/Islamic Alliance -- CAIR’s (and the Left’s) chickens come home to roost.

    07/10/2016 10:11:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 11, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Nihad Awad, the Executive Director of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said it plainly at the 14th Annual MAS-ICNA (Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America) Convention in December 2015: “Black Lives Matter is our matter. Black Lives Matter is our campaign.” Khalilah Sabra, another Muslim activist, told the Muslim conference: “Basically, you are the new black people of America….We are the community that staged a revolution across the world. If we could do that, why can’t we have that revolution in America?” With the murder of five policemen in Dallas by a sniper during a...
  • Hacked Messages Discuss the Plan for a Black Lives Matter “Summer of Chaos” Leading to Martial Law

    07/10/2016 8:12:14 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 110 replies
    USA Today, Baltimore Sun, DC Clothesline via Oath Keepers Website ^ | July 6, 2016 | USA Today, Baltimore Sun, DC Clothesline via "Navy Jack"
    Is U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch coordinating with Black Lives Matter activists to disrupt the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions so that martial law will be declared and the elections suspended/indefinitely postponed? This allegation is the subject of hundreds of articles regarding a series of purported direct messages between three leading Black Lives Matter activists. The messages claim the endorsement and support of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Their alleged goal, as stated in the messages, is to cancel the Presidential election and keep Barack Obama in office, while also giving him a justification to attempt a declaration of...
  • Riveting post by black police officer confronts BLM with raw honesty.. (strong language)

    07/10/2016 6:16:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 7/10/16 | Michele Kirk
    <p>An African-American police officer from Florida has laid bare his heart in a powerful way.</p> <p>Pundits have been talking non-stop since a new wave of sensationalized stories about so-called trigger happy cops hit the news last week.</p> <p>Brutal reality hits officer Jay Stalien in the face every single day and he poured out his feelings on Facebook in a riveting post.</p>
  • Black Lives Matter Activist SHOT DEAD After Breaking Into St. Louis Police Officer’s Home

    07/10/2016 7:11:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/10/16 | Black Lives Matter Activist SHOT DEAD After Breaking Into St. Louis Police Officer’s Home Jim Hoft
    Tyler Gebhard was killed Saturday in St. Louis after trying to break into a police officer’s home. Gebhard had argued with the cop about Black Lives Matter on Facebook. The unidentified cop and Gebhard knew each other through church. Tyler Gebhard was 20 years old. He was shot after he threatened the officer’s wife after she wouldn’t let him in the home and threw a planter through the window. StL Today reported: A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook...
  • Intruder shot by off-duty St. Louis County officer after online argument about Black Lives Matter

    07/10/2016 6:42:16 PM PDT · by plain talk · 29 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 7-10-2016 | denise hollingshed
    A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook dispute over Black Lives Matter apparently boiled over late Saturday afternoon.
  • Off-duty police officer fatally shoots home intruder who had argued with him about BLM

    07/10/2016 3:43:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 149 replies
    An off-duty police officer fatally shot a man who was trying to enter his St. Louis-area home late Saturday afternoon, Missouri officials say. According to police, 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard rang the doorbell at the officer’s Lakeshire, Mo., home shortly before 6 p.m. When the officer’s wife answered the door and refused entry, police said, Gebhard, a former high school football star, threw a 50-pound concrete planter through a rear window and attempted to enter. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Gebhard was shot twice in the chest by the officer, whose name was not released. Gebhard, who was...
  • 911 Caller Did Not Describe Gates as Black

    07/27/2009 8:03:25 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 17 replies · 971+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2009 | Krissah Thompson
    The role of race in the controversial arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. became more difficult to untangle Monday with the release of the tape of the emergency call that brought Cambridge, Mass., police to his door. The tape revealed that the woman who reported seeing two men trying to break into a house did not know their race. When pressed twice by the dispatcher to identify the men by race, Lucia Whalen said: "Um, well, there were two larger men. One looked kind of Hispanic, but I'm not really sure. And the other one entered and I...
  • Evidently Professor Gates Missed These Timeless Words of Wisdom

    07/27/2009 7:20:02 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 9 replies · 828+ views
    "How Not to Get Your Ass Kicked by the Police" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-_6hYX-Cgw
  • Power, Racism Mix Toxically In Gates Arrest (Barf alert!!!)

    07/27/2009 6:53:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 844+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2009 | EUGENE ROBINSON
    If race were the only issue, there would be much less hyperventilation about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates' unpleasant run-in with the criminal justice system. After all, it would hardly be the first time a black man had unjustly been hauled to jail by a white police officer. The debate — really more of a shouting match — is also about power and entitlement. This is a new twist. Since the triumph of the civil rights movement, minorities have been moving up the ladder in politics, business, academia, just about every field. Only in the past decade, however, has a...
  • Obama, Crowley, and White Guy Politics

    07/27/2009 5:54:01 PM PDT · by skimbell · 5 replies · 516+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 26.07.2009 | Michael Crowley
    With his phone calls to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley last week, Barack Obama seems to have defused the furor over his comment that Crowley had acted "stupidly" in handcuffing Gates on his own front porch. (I agree with Obama' final verdict, which is that Crowley did overreact, even if it appears that Gates got hysterical.) It may be that Obama was admirably taking advantage of what he calls "a teachable moment," and showing America that racial disputes can lead to dialogue and not just name-calling. But Obama was also mindful of what has...
  • Must see: Cambridge cop says she won’t vote for Obama again after Gatesgate

    07/27/2009 4:59:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies · 2,213+ views
    hotair.com ^ | July 27, 2009 | Allahpundit
    An amazing clip via Verum Serum. God only knows how much heat she and Sgt. Lashley will take from the “authenticity” police for this; Crowley’s a spectacularly lucky guy to have friends like them. In fact, I’m thinking that beer date at the White House to discuss “tolerance” might not be such a bad idea if Crowley gets to bring Kelly King along. Skip Gates and The One might just learn something. If you’re looking for postracial America, you’ve found it.
  • The End Of White Guilt?

    07/27/2009 4:15:57 PM PDT · by fiodora · 47 replies · 1,855+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, July 27, 2009 | Nancy Morgan
    Something strange is happening in America. For the first time, a white man is standing up to a black man’s charge of racism. And he is being supported by his employer. In another first, the media coverage of this event is not employing the time worn premise that only whites can be racist. This incident may have gone the way of millions of others but for the fact that this professor was a friend of President Obama. Luckily for Henry Gates, the most powerful man in the world took time out [...]. The President then announced publicly that the Cambridge...
  • Harvard University Housing - 17 Ware St., Cambridge, MA -

    07/27/2009 11:53:23 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 33 replies · 2,875+ views
    17 Ware Street Cambridge, MA 02138 . . Located on a residential, tree-lined street, this completely renovated home features a new kitchen, several decorative fireplaces, and a landscaped yard. . . Constructed in 1885 and renovated in 2004, 17 Ware Street consists of one wood-framed, two-level house. It is located near Harvard's Law, Divinity, and Design Schools and is within walking distance of Harvard Square and Harvard Yard. Several small convenience stores and a small grocery store are within a five-minute walk. . . Apartment Features This house has: * A living room. * A dining room. * A study....
  • Police Called Gates Uncooperative During Arrest (AUDIO and incident report)

    07/27/2009 1:42:24 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 36 replies · 1,906+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 07-27-09 | SIMMI AUJLA
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A police sergeant who responded to a 911 call about a possible break-in at the home of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. can be heard calling Mr. Gates uncooperative during a radio communication with a police dispatcher. Cambridge police released a recording of the radio transmissions Monday after more than a week of controversy over Mr. Gates's July 16 arrest on a disorderly conduct charge.
  • Skip Gates Speaks

    07/27/2009 12:39:14 PM PDT · by RonF · 56 replies · 1,410+ views
    The Root ^ | 7/21/2009 | Prof. Gates
    Excerpted quotes: ... we fiddled with the door and it was jammed. I thought, well, maybe the door’s latched. So I walked back to the kitchen porch, unlocked the door and came into the house. And I unlatched the door, but it was still jammed. ... It looked like someone’s footprint was there. So it’s possible that the door had been jimmied, that someone had tried to get in while I was in China. But for whatever reason, the lock was damaged. My driver hit the door with his shoulder and the door popped open. But the lock was permanently...
  • Harvard Prof -- 'Yo Mama' Goes Hollywood (Gates enjoying his fifteen minutes?)

    07/27/2009 11:16:55 AM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies · 632+ views
    TMZ ^ | Jul 27th 2009
    Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. got ready for his sit down with President Obama and the Massachusetts cop who arrested him ... by hitting H-Wood last night, dining at Beso, Eva Longoria's restaurant.
  • Henry Louis Gates Explains The One N***** Syndrome (Video)

    07/27/2009 11:43:02 AM PDT · by Quaker · 9 replies · 800+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | July 27, 2009 | George
    Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and friend of Barack Hussein Obama goes on a racist rant in a 1996 speech at a church in Washington, D.C. He is not limited to using the N word during his rant. This originally broadcast on C-Span in 1996.
  • RAW DATA: Transcript of Cambridge 911 Call

    07/27/2009 11:32:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 2,907+ views
    RAW DATA: Transcript of Cambridge 911 Call The following is a transcript of the 911 call a neighbor made on July 16 reporting a possible break-in at the home of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. FOXNews.com Monday, July 27, 2009 911 OPERATOR: 9-1-1, what is the exact location of your emergency? FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: Hi, I'm actually at (inaudible) street in Cambridge, the house number is 7 Ware Street. 911 OPERATOR: OK ma'am, your cell phone cut out, what's the address again? FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: Sorry, it's 7 Ware Street. That's W-A-R-E Street. 911 OPERATOR: The emergency is at...
  • Being Black In America STILL Sucks

    07/27/2009 11:25:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies · 2,632+ views
    Official Wire ^ | July 27, 2009 | Elizabeth Boleman-Herring
    This past month, Ruminant has been uncharacteristically silent, missing at least three column deadlines—not at all like her: and this at a time when her birth-country is so noisily scandal-ridden and patently loony that her usually effortless and knee-jerk snarkiness should have been propelling her on, of its own massive momentum, to write gleefully malicious prose, paragraph upon paragraph. But to what effect, I ask? To what effect? What can commentary add to "news" that is so transparently monstrous and mad that the only sane response is either 1) silence; or 2) going postal, in DC just for starters. Instead,...
  • A Presidential Pitfall: Speaking One’s Mind

    07/27/2009 10:07:28 AM PDT · by Panzerlied · 22 replies · 583+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 26, 2009 | PETER BAKER
    There is no owner’s manual for the Oval Office, no school to learn how to be a president. Perhaps most challenging for any new president is learning how powerful that megaphone really is. Every offhand word, every spontaneous remark, every comment informed more by emotion than calculation risks profound consequences.
  • Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Watcha Gonna Do...?(Obama "acting stupidly")

    07/27/2009 10:49:13 AM PDT · by This Just In · 11 replies · 861+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | July 27, 2009 | Mark Alexander
    Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Watcha Gonna Do...? Editor's Note: Mr. Alexander leaves for Alaska today, but provided this analysis in response to Obama's accusations about police "acting stupidly" when they arrested his old friend, Henry Louis Gates Jr. "There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of...
  • 911 caller in Gates case wasn't sure it was a break-in

    07/27/2009 10:34:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 1,028+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 27, 2009 | By Martin Finucane
    <p>The caller who alerted Cambridge police to a possible break-in at the house of Henry Louis Gates Jr. earlier this month told a dispatcher that she had seen two suitcases on the porch and said she wasn't sure if it was a break-in.</p>
  • RACE NOT MENTIONED IN HARVARD PROF 911 CALL

    07/27/2009 10:46:51 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 689+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2009 | Post Wire Services
    BOSTON -- The caller who reported a possible break-in at the home of prominent black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. did not mention race in the call, according to the 911 tape that was released today by Cambridge Police. The caller, Lucia Whalen, said she saw two men pushing on the door of the house. She told police she is not sure if the men live there or not. When pressed for a description by a dispatcher, she said one of the men may have looked Hispanic. The call led to the arrest of Gates on a disorderly conduct...
  • 911 call in Gates case does not mention race

    07/27/2009 10:44:13 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 16 replies · 486+ views
    PeoplePC Online ^ | Monday, July 27, 2009 | Staff
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A woman who called 911 to report a possible break-in at the home of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. makes no mention of race.
  • CNN VIDEO Interview of Cambridge Police (Interviewed buried by MSM - MUST SEE)

    07/27/2009 10:16:43 AM PDT · by khnyny · 47 replies · 2,678+ views
    myprops.org ^ | July 26, 2009
    Cambridge cops support Crowley 2:56CNN's Don Lemon speaks with several Cambridge police officers who pledge their support for Sgt. Crowley.
  • Obama, Gates, and the Problem of Black Guilt

    07/29/2009 3:26:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 934+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2009 | Ben Shapiro
    The situation in Cambridge, Mass., surrounding Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s arrest has been analyzed and reanalyzed from nearly every angle. The character of police Sgt. James Crowley has been dragged through the mud, then polished, then dragged through the mud again. But Gates has, for the most part, escaped scrutiny. At worst, he has been described as a racialist, a man who sees every aspect of American life through the lens of ethnicity. At best, he has been described (by racialist and full-fledged polysyllable-babbling idiot Michael Eric Dyson) as the "Rosa Parks of racial profiling.” But Gates is more...
  • 911 caller in Gates case to speak publicly: Being hounded ‘relentlessly’ by the press

    07/28/2009 9:17:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 837+ views
    BOSTON - The woman whose 911 call led to the arrest of a Harvard scholar at his home and a national debate on racial profiling plans to speak publicly for the first time. A lawyer for Lucia Whalen says Whalen plans a news conference Wednesday in Cambridge because she wants to get on with her life. The attorney says Whalen has been hounded "relentlessly" by the news media.
  • Colin Powell: I’ve Been Victim of Racial Profiling ‘Many Times’ (video)

    07/28/2009 6:32:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies · 1,564+ views
    CNN ^ | July 28, 2009
    "I got mad when I, as a national security adviser to the president of the United States, I went down to meet somebody at Reagan National Airport and nobody recognized -- nobody thought I could possibly be the national security adviser to the president. I was just a black guy at Reagan National Airport. And it was only when I went up to the counter and said, 'Is my guest here who's waiting for me?' did somebody say, 'Oh, you're General Powell.' It was inconceivable to him that a black guy could be the national security adviser."
  • Colin Powell to Skip Gates: “You don’t argue with a police officer”

    07/28/2009 2:58:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 43 replies · 1,761+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 28, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Mediaite, something to start the conversational ball rolling at that not-all-awkward White House drink-up on Thursday. Mediaite has obtained a transcript from former Sec. of State Colin Powell’s interview on CNN’s Larry King Live tonight, in which Powell comments on the Professor Gates story, as well as Sarah Palin and more… “I would say, the first teaching point is when you’re faced with an officer trying to do his job and get to the bottom of something. This is not the time to get in an argument with him. I was taught that as a child. You don’t argue...
  • On 'Finding Your Roots,' Ben Affleck Missed An Opportunity For Advocacy

    06/25/2015 9:23:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Madeline Berg
    PBS revealed yesterday that it would be postponing the third season of Finding Your Roots after it was discovered that producers succumbed to pressure from Ben Affleck last year to leave out details of his slave-owning ancestors. According to emails released in the Sony hack by WikiLeaks, Affleck urged producers and host Henry Louis Gates not to include these relatives in his episode of the show, which traces back the ancestry of celebrities. While Mr. Gates claimed, after WikiLeaks, that these ancestors were only left out to make room to include more interesting ones—a Revolutionary War soldier and a mystic—most...
  • Ben Affleck's Ego Causes PBS Show Delay/Cancellation

    06/24/2015 6:19:23 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Congratulations Ben Affleck! Your bloated ego has caused the delay and very possible cancellation of the PBS show Finding Your Roots according to a Daily Variety article by Brian Steinburg. The fact that your precious ego couldn't handle the revelation that one of your ancestors of many generations in the past and over 150 years ago was a slave owner has ultimately led to a bunch of production people to be deprived of a show to work on for the near future and maybe permanently. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham revealed the initial consequences of Affleck's out of control ego in a Newsbusters column...
  • PBS: 'Finding Your Roots' Affleck episode violated standards

    06/24/2015 1:35:59 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    kvoa ^ | 6-24-2015 | ap
    PBS says an episode of "Finding Your Roots" that omitted references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated public TV standards. In a statement Wednesday, PBS said it's postponing the show's third season and delaying a commitment to a fourth year until it's satisfied with improvement in the show's editorial standards. The public TV service launched an investigation after it was reported that Affleck requested the 2014 episode not reveal his ancestor was a slaveholder. The review found that co-producers violated PBS standards by allowing improper influence on the show's editorial process and failed to inform PBS or...
  • NOW 14 KNOWN SLAVEHOLDING ANCESTORS OF BEN AFFLECK THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH

    05/01/2015 8:29:47 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/29/15 | Patrick leahy
    Hollywood movie star Ben Affleck has two additional slaveholding ancestors. S.L. Speisseger, who owned 3 slaves in Chatham County Georgia in 1840, according to 1840 U.S. Census, and Georgia A. Speissegger Cole, who owned 1 slave in 1863 and 1864, according to Savannah and Chatham County, Georgia tax digests found by the Daily Beast. This brings the total number of Affleck’s known slaveholding ancestors to 14, and the number of slaves either owned or “held” as a trustee or on behalf of an estate by these ancestors to 242.
  • BEN AFFLECK HAS ANOTHER NINE SLAVEHOLDER ANCESTORS FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH (214 slaves total)

    04/27/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015
    Movie star Ben Affleck has another nine slaveholder ancestors from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, according to publicly available Census records and genealogy research conducted by Breitbart News. Last week, Affleck admitted that he successfully pressured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to edit his Georgia slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin Cole, out of an episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” that featured his family history. This brings the number of Affleck’s known slaveholder ancestors to 12, who owned a total of 214 slaves. The relative ease with which Breitbart News was able to find these nine additional slaveholding...
  • Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

    07/24/2009 11:21:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies · 2,390+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 24, 2009 | BOB SALSBERG
    <p>A multiracial group of police officers on Friday stood with the white officer who arrested a prominent black Harvard scholar and asked President Barack Obama and Gov. Deval Patrick to apologize for comments the union leaders called insulting.</p> <p>Obama said Wednesday that Cambridge police "acted stupidly" during the disorderly conduct arrest of his friend, Henry Louis Gates Jr., in his own home near Harvard University. Gov. Deval Patrick said Gates' arrest was "every black man's nightmare."</p>
  • WaPo/Henry Louis Gates Website Wants to Write Black Conservatives Out of Black History

    02/24/2010 6:25:39 AM PST · by bocopar · 10 replies · 474+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 2/24/10 | Bob Parks
    Washington, DC: --- As Black History Month draws to a close, the web site The Root has chosen to publish a hateful article that demeans black conservatives solely for their political views -- grouping them with brutal dictators, convicted criminals and self-centered celebrities. This has drawn a stinging rebuke from Project 21 member Bob Parks. "It doesn't take much for liberals to call black conservatives 'self-hating,'" noted Parks, "but what is it called when someone decides that blacks deemed inappropriate should be wholly removed from history? What kind of egos are we talking about here?"The Root is operated by The...
  • Revealed: THREE Slave-Owning Ancestors Ben Affleck Didn't Want You To Know About

    04/23/2015 2:07:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10:45 EST, 23 April 2015 | By DANIEL BATES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Ben Affleck has at least three ancestors who owned slaves including a wealthy landowner who bought a young boy who he appears to have set to work in his tanning business. The Batman star's distant family can be traced to Connecticut and in 1728 they paid 80 pounds for a slave called Tobe who they kept until he was grown up. The bill of sale refers to Tobe as a 'negro boy' which the previous owner 'sold as my proper estate'. Tobe's owner was called Nathaniel Stanley and was known as a smart man of 'respected piety and evangelical sentiments'...
  • Ben Affleck Breaks Silence on PBS Show Controversy (Throws Skip Gates Under The Bus)

    04/21/2015 6:25:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 63 replies
    E!Online ^ | Natalie Finn
    Ben Affleck went searching for his roots and ended up finding more than he bargained for. And he admits it. "After an exhaustive search of my ancestry for Finding Your Roots, it was discovered that one of my distant relatives was an owner of slaves," Affleck wrote on Facebook Tuesday, breaking his silence on the controversy kicked up by a leaked Sony email that revealed the actor specifically requested that that limb of his family tree be left out of his episode of the PBS series Finding Your Roots. "I didn't want any television show about my family to include...
  • Ben Affleck demanded PBS program hide his slave-owning ancestor

    Ben Affleck insisted on censoring the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves from PBS show “Finding Your Roots,” the Sony email hack has revealed. In a hacked Sony email from July 22, 2014, now available on WikiLeaks, the show’s host, Henry Louis Gates Jr., writes to Sony USA chief Michael Lynton asking for advice: “One of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors–the fact that he owned slaves. Now, four or five of our guests this season descend from slave owners, including Ken Burns. We’ve never had anyone ever try to...
  • Ben Affleck suppressed slave-owning ancestry, hacked Sony emails claim

    04/19/2015 12:00:14 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 19 April 2015 | Joanna Walters
    The film star Ben Affleck asked television chiefs to hide the fact that one of his ancestors was a slave owner, according to a newly published batch of hacked emails involving the media giant Sony.
  • Ben Affleck Pressured PBS to Edit Out Slave-Owning Grandfather in Ancestry Doc

    04/17/2015 5:02:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 135 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-17 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Ben Affleck asked the producers of PBS’ Finding Your Roots television show to edit out details of an ancestor who owned slaves, according to a Sony internal email exchange leaked this week. In an email sent to Sony CEO Michael Lynton shortly before the show’s second season premiere, Harvard professor and Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote that an unnamed “megastar” had asked producers to “edit out something about one of his ancestors – the fact that he owned slaves.”
  • Ben Affleck wanted his slave owner ancestor 'censored' from Finding Your Roots PBS documentary

    04/17/2015 11:54:24 AM PDT · by Sergio · 50 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 17 April 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Ben Affleck persuaded the producers of Finding Your Roots to edit out details of how his ancestors were slave owners even though it was a breach of PBS editorial rules. The new Batman star, who supports a number of liberal causes, objected to the ancestry TV show airing how his distant relations were racist, leaked Sony emails reveal. Instead viewers were shown heartwarming stories of how his third grandfather was a mystic in the Civil War and how his sixth grandfather was a patriot who fought in the American Revolution. Daily Mail Online has reviewed a transcript of the show...
  • Harvard Prof Gates Is Half-Irish, Related to Cop Who Arrested Him

    07/28/2009 4:22:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies · 1,251+ views
    Harvard Prof Gates Is Half-Irish, Related to Cop Who Arrested Him Two Men at Center of Controversy Linked by Irish Heritage By NIALL O'DOWD IrishCentral.com Publisher July 28, 2009— Henry Louis Gates Jr., the black professor at the center of the racial story involving his arrest outside his Harvard University-owned house, has spoken proudly of his Irish roots. Strangely enough, he and the Cambridge, Mass., police officer who arrested him, Sgt. James Crowley, both trace their ancestry back to the legendary Niall of the Nine Hostages. In a PBS series on African-American ancestry that he hosted in 2008, Gates discovered...
  • Powell partly faults Gates (He's back!!!)

    07/28/2009 5:31:20 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 25 replies · 772+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 28, 2009 06:35 PM | Foon Rhee
    General Colin Powell, one of the nation's most prominent African-American leaders, put some of the blame on Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. for the confrontation that has become a raging controversy. Asked in an interview airing on CNN's "Larry King Live" tonight whether Gates was wrong to confront Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley before being arrested in his own home, Powell replied, "I'm saying that Skip, perhaps in this instance, might have waited a while, come outside, talked to the officer, and that might have been the end of it. "I think he should have reflected on whether or...
  • 'I supported him. I voted for him. I will not again'... (ON CNN)

    07/28/2009 9:04:17 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 160 replies · 10,262+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/28/09 | Don Lemon
    This is on Drudge right now at the top!! See link.
  • Juan Williams and Me on Obama, Henry Gates and Cambridge Police

    07/28/2009 1:55:15 PM PDT · by k3nn3th · 19 replies · 939+ views
    www.kennethdurden.com ^ | A Free Man, Thinking Freely
    I just heard Juan Williams on Sean Hannity and I almost wrecked my car. While Mr. Williams and I don't agree on everything (who does?), I was thrilled to hear him discuss the insanity of President Barack Obama and Professor Henry Gates attacking Cambridge police officers. It's bizarre and foolish for a black president and a black Harvard professor to lecture a white cop on how unfair life is in America. I'm so tired of the victim mentality. Black people need to stop with the excuses for . Black people need to stop acting as if they have no opportunity....
  • Congressman Thaddeus McCotter On Foxnews Calls On Obama To Apologize For Remarks (Video)

    07/28/2009 12:46:05 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 15 replies · 772+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/28/09 | talkradio03
    I don't think that Sgt. Crowley should have a beer until Obama apologizes to him, Barry is just using him as a photo op because of sliding poll numbers, here's Congressman McCotter today with Megan Kelly
  • Obama to drown police racism row in beer

    07/28/2009 10:58:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 808+ views
    AFP ^ | July 28, 2009
    US President Barack Obama will try to defuse the first race controversy of his term Thursday by sharing a beer with the other two main actors in the drama on the back lawn of the White House, officials said Tuesday. Spokesman Robert Gibbs said the gathering of Obama, Boston policeman James Crowley and black scholar Henry Louis Gates would take place around 6:00 pm (2200 GMT). "Weather permitting they'll probably sit at the picnic table, behind the Oval Office" and close to a swingset installed for Obama's two daughters, Gibbs said. Obama invited Crowley and Gates to the White House...
  • A Teachable Moment…Brought to You, Courtesy of the President of the United States

    07/28/2009 8:41:10 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies · 523+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-27-09 | Wordsmith
    U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 11, 2007. REUTERS/Molly Riley GIBBS: About an ongoing discussion racial issues in this country, I think because of who he is as president and because its obvious these issues are still very raw in our society, I think he believes that he can help bring these type of teachable moments to the forefront, allow our dialogue to take over and communicate better with each other and make society a little bit better because of it. The tape of the 911 call was released. Something I'm sure President Obama...
  • Arrested Harvard Prof Has 'Stupidly' Played the Race Card His Whole Life ( "race hustler" )

    07/28/2009 8:42:28 AM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 1,959+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 07/27/2009 | Jack Thompson
    In 1990 I served the federal court here in South Florida as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the obscenity trial that determined Miami rap group 2 Live Crew’s album As Nasty As They Wanna Be was obscene and thus not protected by the First Amendment. The verdict -- the first in world history that a sound recording was obscene -- was handed down by Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr., a liberal judge appointed by President Carter and who was hailed for his civil rights record by the ACLU and the rap group’s lawyer when the case was assigned to...