RNC chair to Ebony magazine: Apologize; Update: Ebony apologizes

posted at 12:01 pm on March 28, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday, a Twitter fight exploded when Ebony senior editor Jamilah Lemieux dismissed RNC deputy press secretary Raffi Williams as “a white dude trying to tell me how to do this Black thing.” However, Raffi is not a “white dude,” as those of us who know him can attest, but is African-American. Lemieux later offered an apology of sorts for not checking his Twitter profile more closely, but as Twitchy noted, that was hardly the salient issue at hand.

Today, the RNC decided to escalate the situation. RNC chair Reince Priebus wants an apology from Ebony, and has published an open letter to editor-in-chief Amy Barnett to demand one:

Over the years, the writers and editors at EBONY have done great work in promoting civil rights and diligently covering issues of race and politics in America. That’s why I was shocked to learn that one of your senior editors, Jamilah Lemieux, repeatedly attacked black conservatives on Twitter yesterday for their political views.

When one of the Republican National Committee’s staff members challenged her assumptions and attempted to engage in a dialogue, she dismissively referred to him as “a white dude.” That staffer, our Deputy Press Secretary Raffi Williams, is black. She went on to deride those who were criticizing her as “a house full of roaches.”

Attacking someone for his or her race, heritage or political views is the very thing EBONY has worked to discourage, and actions like those of Ms. Lemieux are far below the basic standards of journalism. She did not even attempt to show journalistic objectivity. And I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it’s unacceptable to refer to those who disagree with you as “roaches.”

Raffi deserves an apology from Ms. Lemieux and from EBONY—not just for making assumptions about his race but more importantly for dismissing black Republicans and the validity of their opinions in public discourse.

In their Twitter exchange, Ms. Lemieux said she had “no interest” in a conversation about encouraging diversity of thought. I’m hopeful, however, that she does not speak for the entire magazine and that we can use this unfortunate episode as a catalyst for greater engagement and understanding between the Republican Party and the black community.

Some might wonder how wise it is for the RNC to escalate a fight with Ebony, but there are a couple of points in Priebus’ favor. First, as Lemieux’s outburst shows, the risk of alienating Ebony readers is probably minimal. Second, it’s a good idea to defend African-American conservatives and to make a point of doing so now, rather than slog through an entire election cycle having media outlets demonize and degrade them. It may not win Priebus and Raffi an apology, but it draws attention to the marginalization and demagoguery that these conservatives experience. If nothing else, it demonstrates in  public manner that any failure in engagement of African-American media and voters does not entirely originate within the GOP.

Yesterday, I interviewed Raffi (a friend of mine) onto The Ed Morrissey Show to discuss the kerfuffle. Rather than focus on the issue of racial authenticity as Lemieux attempted to frame it, for which I have no particular expertise, we chose instead to talk about the impulse to demonize rather than engage. Raffi, whose father Juan Williams serves as a frequently dissenting voice on Fox News, has plenty of experience engaging those with differing political perspectives, at home and at work — as does his father, for that matter. That’s the greater issue in this sterling example of “ignorant demonization,” as I described it on Twitter yesterday, more so than just the basis for this particular ignorance. Here’s the segment in its entirety:

 

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Update: Give Ebony credit for responding positively:

Yesterday, the spirit of this mission was disregarded by EBONY.com Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux in a personal Twitter exchange between herself and RNC Deputy Press Secretary Raffi Williams. In part of the exchange, Lemieux responded to an attempt at discourse from Williams with words that curtly dismissed him and his suggestion that she be interested in the “diversity of thought.” She also misidentified him, unintentionally, as White. Williams is Black.

EBONY strongly believes in the marketplace of ideas. As the magazine of record for the African American community, Lemieux’s tweets in question do not represent our journalistic standard, tradition or practice of celebrating diverse Black thought. …

EBONY acknowledges Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux’s lack of judgment on her personal Twitter account and apologizes to Raffi Williams and the Black Republican community.


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Racist Magazine is never going to apologize for it’s racism.

ConstantineXI on March 28, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Falls into the “ventriloquist” territory I reckon.

Bmore on March 28, 2014 at 12:07 PM

When you are ready to dismiss someone right off because of the color of their skin, that’s racism.

thebrokenrattle on March 28, 2014 at 12:07 PM

And Rome is burning…

MustLoveBlogs on March 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Sister Toldja

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Good for Reince and Raffi.

dforston on March 28, 2014 at 12:09 PM

I’m glad they spoke up and are stepping up. The Rs continue to not fight back and at least this is a start.

CoffeeLover on March 28, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Raffi, just another “white black”…that is all they have.

It won’t take long for his father to realize, he (Juan) is part of the most divisive, bigoted, group in the U.S…democrats.

right2bright on March 28, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Go for the jugular EVERY SINGLE TIME.

John the Libertarian on March 28, 2014 at 12:10 PM

The Racist card will always be the lowest card in the deck.
But unlike the Joker, it will never be removed before the game is played! Never.

LeftCoastRight on March 28, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Second, it’s a good idea to defend African-American conservatives (of all colors, creeds, etc.)

Hyphenated-Americans are not Americans in their heart, soul and brain.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:12 PM

A magazine devoted to race is racist? Well color me shocked.

Flange on March 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Now here is where it gets tricky…if they don’t apologize, or makes some concession, Juan goes on the attack…and he does carry some weight in the media.

I can’t imagine Juan allowing anyone to take down his son that way, without stepping in and voicing an opinion.

A black liberal, going after Ebony, they can’t have that.

Ebony right now is reeling, trying to figure a way out of this mess…

right2bright on March 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Raffi, whose father Juan Williams

Woah… Mind. Blown.

drewwerd on March 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM

It won’t take long for his father to realize, he (Juan) is part of the most divisive, bigoted, group in the U.S…democrats.

right2bright on March 28, 2014 at 12:10 PM

You have more confidence in Juan than I do. I think it’s just as likely that Juan will call his son a racist as to come to a rational conclusion.

Flange on March 28, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Some might wonder how wise it is for the RNC to escalate a fight with Ebony, but there are a couple of points in Priebus’ favor

Call the Left out on its racism each and every time. Do not let them get away with it.

rbj on March 28, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Raffi is the sane one in the family. Maybe his mom is saner than his dad.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Leftists are the biggest hypocrites, bigots and racists in the world.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Ebony magazine?
How about Aryan Magazine?

What’s the difference?

The racist part about the RNC is that they wouldn’t be asking for an apology if Raffi Williams had in fact been white.

sharrukin on March 28, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Raffi is the sane one in the family. Maybe his mom is saner than his dad.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM

OR (and I strongly suspect this to be the case) Juan isn’t as crazy as the role he plays on Television.

oscarwilde on March 28, 2014 at 12:21 PM

When you are ready to dismiss someone right off because of the color of their skin, that’s racism.

thebrokenrattle on March 28, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Bingo! It sounds simplistic, but it’s so true and bares repeating.

Minnfidel on March 28, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Some might wonder how wise it is for the RNC to escalate a fight with Ebony

Pushback. It’s what’s for dinner.

CurtZHP on March 28, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Sister Toldja

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:09 PM

“She’s a strong black woman who doesn’t back down from expressing her opinions trying to stop other people from expressing different opinions…”

rrpjr on March 28, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Raffi’s naivete is a bit disconcerting. This is a supposed political professional engaged in the ideological conflicts of our time and he was “surprised” at the attacks from Ebony? Give me a break.

rrpjr on March 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM

I could launch a magazine “White Cracker” and still be less racist than Ebony.

No fan of the RNC, but it’s ’bout damn time to stop rolling over.

SteveInRTP on March 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Some might wonder how wise it is for the RNC to escalate a fight with Ebony

NOT challenging the left has led to the R’s being labeled racist, sexist, etc. It may be too late to change the narrative but I’m glad they’re finally pushing back.

SheVee on March 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Smart politics. I like Reince.

ramesees on March 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

I’ll bet a beer Ms. Lemieux did indeed check her Twitter profile and knew exactly who she was talking to/about. In her mind, Black Conservative = Uncle Tom = White Dude. Therefore, no apology necessary!

ColBubba on March 28, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Some might wonder how wise it is for the RNC to escalate a fight with Ebony

Because of their profile, it’s exactly the fight to engage.

rrpjr on March 28, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Some might wonder how wise it is for the RNC to escalate a fight with Ebony

Yeah, why don’t you just let them keep on bullying you. I can’t understand why Juan Williams stays with the Dems when they have treated him snd now his son so bsdly.

crankyoldlady on March 28, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Woah… Mind. Blown.

drewwerd on March 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Mine as well. I didn’t even know of this existence of Raffi (I don’t follow at all the inner workings of the RNC) until I read about this story on Twitchy yesterday. And then I saw he is Williams son! Looks like Juan got at least one thing right in his life. :P

NotCoach on March 28, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Ebony magazine?
How about Aryan Magazine?

What’s the difference?

The racist part about the RNC is that they wouldn’t be asking for an apology if Raffi Williams had in fact been white.

sharrukin

Am I missing something in your post?
I thought that was the whole point. Why ask for an apology from someone for be racist if there were no racism to begin with.

LeftCoastRight on March 28, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Ebony is the New Politically Correct, Politically acceptable and Mainstream Media approved Klu Klux Klan.

oscarwilde on March 28, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Juan’s son

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:36 PM

By the way, this “demanding an apology” sh*t is stupid. Who cares if they apologize? Pound their faces into the dirt and don’t let up.

rrpjr on March 28, 2014 at 12:39 PM

I’m a proud Republican

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:39 PM

OR (and I strongly suspect this to be the case) Juan isn’t as crazy as the role he plays on Television.

oscarwilde on March 28, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Agreed. Juan and Bob Beckel are playing the roles of liberals on Fox. I don’t think they actually believe half of the liberal crap they spew on air.

Trafalgar on March 28, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Real story… In my non public job, if I dismiss someone as “a black dude”… My career and life are over.

No discussion. No letters. No apologies.

The fact that this has to be discussed is telling.

mankai on March 28, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Go for the jugular EVERY SINGLE TIME.

John the Libertarian on March 28, 2014 at 12:10 PM

THIS is what is needed.

My number one criteria for voting for R’s now….

If you’re not willing to fight, I’m not willing to vote for you.
Simple as that.

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 12:42 PM

As a late 40′s “white dude”, I’m way past becoming mildly upset at these frequent attacks against my race and my gender by Progressives, Democrats and their ilk. I’m glad to see someone and everyone take them to the woodshed whenever possible. Kudos to the RNC.

HoosierStateofMind on March 28, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Racist Magazine is never going to apologize for it’s racism.

ConstantineXI on March 28, 2014 at 12:07 PM

I can’t wait to see what White magazine has to say about this. Oh wait, there is no White magazine. I wonder why?

slickwillie2001 on March 28, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Why ask for an apology from someone for be racist if there were no racism to begin with.

LeftCoastRight on March 28, 2014 at 12:33 PM

The RNC wouldn’t be asking for an apology if Raffi was white. They are asking only because they think they have the upper hand because Raffi turned out to be black which Ebony magazine apparently didn’t know.

sharrukin on March 28, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Ivory Magazine very upset at this development.

mankai on March 28, 2014 at 12:49 PM

because Raffi turned out to be black which Ebony magazine apparently didn’t know.

sharrukin on March 28, 2014 at 12:49 PM

They know.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:51 PM

They know.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:51 PM

The tweet would suggest they did not. Or are you saying you think they were simply calling him an Oreo? Wouldn’t surprise me.

sharrukin on March 28, 2014 at 12:54 PM

sharrukin on March 28, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Yes – they consider all blacks who leave the modern day plantation traitors.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Smart politics. I like Reince.

ramesees on March 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

I don’t, but I’ll give him credit on this one – right thing to do.

Midas on March 28, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Real story… In my non public job, if I dismiss someone as “a black dude”… My career and life are over.

No discussion. No letters. No apologies.

The fact that this has to be discussed is telling.

mankai on March 28, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Indeed.

Midas on March 28, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Apology from leftist black woman? Bwahahahahaha

Don’t hold your damn breath.

Doomsday on March 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Yes – they consider all blacks who leave the modern day plantation traitors.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM

But they of course aren’t the party of racists despite having a KKK member for decades in their party. /sarc

sharrukin on March 28, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Maybe Obama will invite Lemieux and Williams to the White House for a beer to settle this matter.

edrebber on March 28, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Good on Ebony! An attack by any African-American on the White GOP can never be labeled racism (how can a black man be “racist” towards a white man? Duh).

Republicans have thoroughly earned their racist labels. They fought continuously to block the Civil Rights Act, but thanks to great Democrats like Al Gore Sr and Robert Byrd the racist GOP was defeated. The Republican Party was created to solely to prevent the abolition of slavery, so it’s only natural they continue their dreams of putting all African-Americans back in chains.

Frank Lib on March 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

This morning on FOX Geraldo Rivera said that the reason corrupt Democratic politicians who get arrested for stealing money are not identified as Democrats by the media is because they are usually black or Asian. WOW! If Rush said this would he still have a job?

NYCMike on March 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM

How bone deep racism lies in black culture…

But what bothers me is the racist “kerfluffle” was not because Miz I-B-Blackest dismissed any discussion with Raffi because he was white (this is apparently ok with blacks as well as whites and does not fall under the offensive racism umbrella)

but because she accused him of being white.

Reince wants an apology because she couldn’t get Raffi’s race correct? Pathetic. Why not call her out for the outrageous assertion that she won’t converse with a white boy?

I swear, all they think about day and night is how all the failures of their lives are the fault of their complexions.

Skin color über alles!

Pless1foEngrish on March 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Good on Ebony! An attack by any African-American on the White GOP can never be labeled racism (how can a black man be “racist” towards a white man? Duh).

Republicans have thoroughly earned their racist labels. They fought continuously to block the Civil Rights Act, but thanks to great Democrats like Al Gore Sr and Robert Byrd the racist GOP was defeated. The Republican Party was created to solely to prevent the abolition of slavery, so it’s only natural they continue their dreams of putting all African-Americans back in chains.

Frank Lib on March 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Wow… If that isn’t sarcasm, then you have just won the stupidest troll in HotAir History Award.

oscarwilde on March 28, 2014 at 1:07 PM

instead of demanding and apology conservatives need to start insisting these wacked out liberals need to attend sensitivity training on how they should be accepting of all points of view. Maybe certain Tea Party groups and run these sensitivity training classes

dmeyers1 on March 28, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Good on Ebony! An attack by any African-American on the White GOP can never be labeled racism (how can a black man be “racist” towards a white man? Duh).

Republicans have thoroughly earned their racist labels. They fought continuously to block the Civil Rights Act, but thanks to great Democrats like Al Gore Sr and Robert Byrd the racist GOP was defeated. The Republican Party was created to solely to prevent the abolition of slavery, so it’s only natural they continue their dreams of putting all African-Americans back in chains.

Frank Lib Elena Kagen on March 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Good one Frank!!

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Ebony is a racist publication.

rplat on March 28, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Juan had that problem with NPR. Now this.
And he still hasn’t learned.
But apparently Raffi has it figured out.

vityas on March 28, 2014 at 1:12 PM

…Reince wants an apology because she couldn’t get Raffi’s race correct? Pathetic. Why not call her out for the outrageous assertion that she won’t converse with a white boy?

Pless1foEngrish on March 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM

That is also a good point (won’t converse with a white boy), but your criticism of his point is misplaced. Priebus criticizes her for trying to keep him on the Democrat plantation precisely because he is black. Even the “making assumptions about his race” is saying that if he is a Republican, then she just assumes he must be white. That’s not criticizing her for innocuously mistaking his skin color.

Raffi deserves an apology from Ms. Lemieux and from EBONY—not just for making assumptions about his race but more importantly for dismissing black Republicans and the validity of their opinions in public discourse.

Fenris on March 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Frank Lib on March 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Pretty lame effort as performance art. Work out in that batting cage a bit more.

butch on March 28, 2014 at 1:14 PM

RNC chair Reince Priebus wants an apology from Ebony, and has published an open letter to editor-in-chief Amy Barnett to demand one:…

Sounds like that white dude is telling her what to do. Bossy!

KS Rex on March 28, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Raffi works for the RNC Ed. He isn’t conservative.

Wigglesworth on March 28, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Frank Lib on March 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Pretty lame effort as performance art. Work out in that batting cage a bit more.

butch on March 28, 2014 at 1:14 PM

HAHAHAHHAHA!!

Oh Wait, Frank is a “talent on loan from God” to MSNBC!

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Republicans have thoroughly earned their racist labels. They fought continuously to block the Civil Rights Act, but thanks to great Democrats like Al Gore Sr and Robert Byrd the racist GOP was defeated. The Republican Party was created to solely to prevent the abolition of slavery, so it’s only natural they continue their dreams of putting all African-Americans back in chains.

Frank Lib on March 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

wiki

Founded in the Northern states in 1854 by anti-slavery activists, modernizers, ex-Whigs, and ex-Free Soilers, the Republican Party quickly became the principal opposition to the dominant Southern Democratic Party.

(Sniff. Sniff.)

Smells like Hot Gas Open Reg Teen Spirit in here.

Welcome, bridge dweller.

Oh, and

F-

Del Dolemonte on March 28, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Lemieux later offered an apology of sorts for not checking his Twitter profile more closely

Reading through that Twichy thread shows just how sick a racist this Jamilah Lemieux critter is. She truly never understood why people were upset. Maybe her boss will tell her while they are waiting for security to escort her out of the building.

In the meantime- Tweet that takes the prize IMO:

I want to live in a nation where I will not be judged by the content of my character, but by the pic in my avi.

Happy Nomad on March 28, 2014 at 1:21 PM

If this is the sort of thing that an Ebony staffer will feel free to put out publically, can you imagine what kinds of things they say among themselves? I bet it would seem racist.

Blaise on March 28, 2014 at 1:24 PM

The Republican Party was created to solely to prevent the abolition of slavery, so it’s only natural they continue their dreams of putting all African-Americans back in chains.

Frank Lib on March 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Are you nuts? The Republican party was started by abolitionists. The Southern Democrats of the time were the ones to set up the Jim Crow Laws and started the KKK.

crankyoldlady on March 28, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Frank Lib on March 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

To quote Col. Blake:

“Frank, Frank, Frank, Frank”

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Gawd.

Today in Twitter pansy news.

_______ said _______. BE OUTRAGED.

Moesart on March 28, 2014 at 1:27 PM

I hope the kid rubs off on the old man. Juan needs to quit defending the liberals. Lay off the kool aid.

crosshugger on March 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM

If you’re not willing to fight, I’m not willing to vote for you.
Simple as that.

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 12:42 PM

That’s it.

rrpjr on March 28, 2014 at 1:29 PM

C’mon, guys. Frank was clearly jerking your chains.

CurtZHP on March 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM

There is no bigotry quite so hard to overcome than the bigotry of the left.

They work in stereotypes… they assume skin color or religion tells you everything you need to know about a person.

It is disgusting and there is presently no hope to overcome.

petunia on March 28, 2014 at 1:32 PM

C’mon, guys. Frank was clearly jerking your chains.

CurtZHP on March 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Perhaps, or, he was quoting the typical Liberal talking points…

oscarwilde on March 28, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Del Dolemonte on March 28, 2014 at 1:20 PM

crankyoldlady on March 28, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Dude & dudette, your sarc detectors are on the blink.

GWB on March 28, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Frank Lib was being snarky I believe. The great Sen. Gore and Byrd fighting FOR civil rights is the big clue. At least that’s how I took it.

Flange on March 28, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Way back when I was much younger I went to barbershops in DC and PG Co, MD (and Baltimore when visiting my grandparents). There was always an Ebony magazine to read in every one of them, so of course I would read them while waiting. So I’m familiar with the kind of writings and opinions it has, and it’s probably gotten worse over the years. I’m not surprised at all by what’s going on here- it’s always been “demoncrats and their fellow travelers good/GOP bad.” They’ll never change- despite their slavish (pun intended) devotion to demagogues and leftist policies that do far more harm than any perceived good.

Royal Fizzbin on March 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Frank the Liar, lied in every word.

Revisionist history is NOT history.

History is what happened, not what you claim that happened.

MLK died for nothing, schmuck. You diminish real racism, for shame.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Today, the RNC decided to escalate the situation. RNC chair Reince Priebus wants an apology from Ebony, and has published an open letter to editor-in-chief Amy Barnett to demand one:

About time the GOP surrender weasels started challenging the enemy on this kind of stuff. Mitt Romney missed a golden opportunity when he didn’t challenge the slut Fluke’s claim of needing contraception by defending religious freedom.

Happy Nomad on March 28, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Frank Lib was being snarky I believe. The great Sen. Gore and Byrd fighting FOR civil rights is the big clue. At least that’s how I took it.

Flange on March 28, 2014 at 1:34 PM

That was the dead giveaway.

CurtZHP on March 28, 2014 at 1:37 PM

as a black conservative myself, i am so happy that priebus is making a big deal out of this. good for him. make a fuss. expose liberal racism to everyone.

people think liberals aren’t racist. time to destroy that myth. liberals are more racist than conservatives. liberals are obsessed with race, all the time. they don’t see people as people, just part of a racial group.

Sachiko on March 28, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Frank Lib is a sock for someone you know very well…

He trails the bait through the water, some just can’t help snapping at it. A touch too jerky this time, though- you scared a few off.

Pless1foEngrish on March 28, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Frank Lib was being snarky I believe. The great Sen. Gore and Byrd fighting FOR civil rights is the big clue. At least that’s how I took it.

Flange on March 28, 2014 at 1:34 PM

I took it that way also….but he has the word Lib in
his screen name….couldn’t resist ading some snark…

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 1:41 PM

So I’m familiar with the kind of writings and opinions it has, and it’s probably gotten worse over the years. I’m not surprised at all by what’s going on here- it’s always been “demoncrats and their fellow travelers good/GOP bad.”

Royal Fizzbin on March 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Face it, Ebony and other black-oriented magazines and newspapers date back to a different time and place. Where Ebony used to reflect the black community when the races were segregated either by laws or cultural norms, it is now an archaic publication.

Jamilah Lemieux is indicitave of the angry racist group of blacks that live in a perpetual state of victimhood and discrimination. As if nothing has happened to racial relations since Bloody Sunday on the Edumund Pettis Bridge in Selma.

Happy Nomad on March 28, 2014 at 1:43 PM

I hope the kid rubs off on the old man. Juan needs to quit defending the liberals. Lay off the kool aid.

crosshugger on March 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Juan is doing his job for Fox. I’m not sure he still actually defends libs.

And I don’t care if Frank was just trying to create controversy. He was saying the dumb things uneducated liberals say and sould be refuted.

crankyoldlady on March 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Frank Lib is a sock for someone you know very well…

He trails the bait through the water, some just can’t help snapping at it. A touch too jerky this time, though- you scared a few off.

Pless1foEngrish on March 28, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Yeah, I figured this to be BISHOP’S work….HA!

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM

You can’t win if you don’t fight.

faraway on March 28, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Frank Lib on March 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I got it on the first try.

Apologies that otherwise well-informed Hot Airians didn’t recognize Al Gore Sr. and Robert Byrd appearing in the same sentence with the Civil Rights Act was world-class sarcasm.

Might want to use the /sarc tag going forward, just to be on the safe side.

Maddie on March 28, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Welcome back. You were missed, RWM.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Leftists are the biggest hypocrites, bigots and racists in the world.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM

So true. That is why it is important to keep reminding people that Lincoln and MLK were both Republicans, that the KKK was the Demcrat party militia and that segregation was a Democrat institution. And there is so much more.

earlgrey on March 28, 2014 at 1:55 PM

‘Toons of the Day: The Stark-Raving Mad, Madder, Maddest, Madness of March!

Resist We Much on March 28, 2014 at 1:47 PM

The 4th one down is superb, and sadly so true.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 1:56 PM

I saw Raffi on F&F this morning. Juan can be proud (as surely he is). He’s got himself a winner in that young man.

petefrt on March 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Happy Nomad on March 28, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Trust me, I know those publications (Ebony, Jet and the like) have outlived their usefulness. But they ain’t going away anytime soon, unless their advertisers bolt.

Royal Fizzbin on March 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Any organization or entity that is “Black” is inherently racist by its nature and no amount of name calling or threats will ever change that. The mere fact that they claim blackness as their avatar shows where they stand on any issue whether it is on the right or wrong side. Their constituents will be 99.9% black and their empathies will reflect the black mindset of “Us against them”. Save your breath and find a new windmill to tilt at.

inspectorudy on March 28, 2014 at 2:04 PM

I saw Raffi on F&F this morning. Juan can be proud (as surely he is). He’s got himself a winner in that young man.

petefrt on March 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Hope Reince doesn’t hold his breath..

melle1228 on March 28, 2014 at 2:06 PM

The Ebony scumhag should get a Thank You note.

She’s promoting Juan’s wonderful son. Must make the leftist rats spit fire.

Schadenfreude on March 28, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Schadenfreude

Bmore on March 28, 2014 at 2:09 PM

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