3/3/09 1:21 PM

Newshounds: Keep Those Racial Slurs Coming!

What happens when you strike a nerve? Usually there's a shout of pain. That must be what we heard today from the newshounds (another fine product of the Outfoxed cabal). Aside from the name calling, personal attacks, and other standard weapons of the intellectually stunted, we have our favorite fabulist, Priscilla, trying to do damage control over the latest wave of racial slurs sprouting up in the Fox haters' kennel.

Prissy has apparently been tasked with the responsibility of proving that loathsome racial stereotypes (like "Happy Negro") are not demeaning, as long as they're used against Juan Williams. You will recall that just a few weeks ago, Prissy was apopleptic over the "offensively racist" phrase "Magic Negro". According to Priscilla, yeah the phrase was applied to Barack Obama by a distinguished, respected African-American writer, but that doesn't matter because Rush Limbaugh is white and an "oxy addict" and...well she goes on for two long paragraphs explaining why the source of the phrase is irrelevant.

Now as to the phrase "Happy Negro"...well, that phrase was also first used by a distinguished, respected African-American writer, but for Priscilla now the rules are suddenly 180 degrees opposite:

The phrase was first used by Dr. Boyce Watkins. End of story.
All of a sudden the source of the phrase is no longer irrelevant. In fact, it's the only thing that matters! "End of story!" And with that preposterous bit of rhetorical hypocrisy, Priscilla gives a green light to the kennel dwellers, who bring us a whole new assortment of vile, degrading slurs, all welcomed and approved by the newspoodles:
  • Juan Williams plays the role as 'happy negro'(or more aptly, "house negro") very well.
  • And to boot, he's not African American
  • "Juan" Williams? Is he one of those Halfrecains Fox and Rush likes to talk about?
  • Having betrayed his people and his integrity for money, Williams can't be all that happy.
  • Juan Williams is a sellout: house n---er,lawn jockey, raghead, etc...."Yassuh, Boss, anything you says, boss."
  • Williams is a lawn jockey to aging Roger Ailes.
  • Juan Williams is the Fox Noise House Negro. When Massa Bildo or Massa Klannity want it, Juan will join in the verbal bashing of any "uppity Negro" who doesn't know his/her proper place.
  • Juan Williams is not a Happy Negro, Juan Williams is an "UNCLE TOM"
  • House Nigga,1st thing comes to my mind whenEVER i see ANY person of color who's getting PAID on fox
Stay classy, haters.

Tyler Brehm
Just wanted to say I find your website quite interesting. I'm going to link to it. You linked to a friend of mine by the name of Judel Morrforus Foir's blog and was hoping you'd do the same for me.
January 30, 2009, 6:09:24 PM EST – Like – Reply

Johnny, these News Hounds just hate to be proven wrong. Tey lie a lot and when caught they resort to name calling.
January 30, 2009, 6:25:32 PM EST – Like – Reply

I know that they banned me over there because I had the nerve to disagree with them, but I enjoy reading their posts (to a degree) I feel a combination of humor and pitty as I read. If you ever think that you are having a bad day, go read their posts. You will never find another group of people who have that much hate and misery. It makes me realize how lucky I am. Thanks NH!
January 30, 2009, 6:27:17 PM EST – Like – Reply

Awww liddle Mark doesn't like Juan getting bad-mouthed because he's silly little shill for the propogandists.
Poor Juan, he's such a standup guy, such a trooper to be so brave to speak for African-Americans on the collection of gas known as FOX News.
Don't worry little buddy, Juan is a tough guy (he works for FOX, amirite, and that station is full of tough guys like Hannity and Gutfeld and Malkin, although not a guy, her ignorance and strident ridiculousness get her a nod anyway).  
Oh, wait, you're referring to NewsHounds who generates how much more site traffic then your Tiger Beat FOX fans yearbook?
January 30, 2009, 6:27:59 PM EST – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
HumboldtBlue | 01.30.09 - 6:32 pm | #  
No proof? Shocker!
January 30, 2009, 9:00:17 PM EST – Like – Reply

i dont know if your aware but the newshounds have a post about you-in one they claim that their traffic demolishes yours-now the reason i bring this up-if their site is so far ahead-why bring u up at all? are they getting scared and worried your making a impact, a threat that needs to be dealt with??-the name of the poster is mark koldys aka johnny dollar by... ellen-the serial liar!! hopefully if/when you have time you will destroy NH post!!
January 30, 2009, 9:12:06 PM EST – Like – Reply

one other note-the comments towards you arent good-the other day i pointed out the rude/hate comments toward the president from the right-now here i am pointing out to rude/hate comments from the left towards you!!
January 30, 2009, 9:15:41 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Ellen is quick to bring up numbers of visitors on the two sites, but I don't see cable news ratings over there very often.
What gives?
January 30, 2009, 10:22:10 PM EST – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
Juan Williams is not a Happy Negro, Juan Williams is an "UNCLE TOM"...
Clifford E. Elisary | 01.30.09 - 8:09 pm | #  
Right on cue from a roozhound sock puppet. It even got prissy's stamp of approval. Nice.
January 30, 2009, 10:44:59 PM EST – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
but I don't see cable news ratings over there very often.
What gives?
Fox Fan | Homepage | 01.30.09 - 10:27 pm | #  
Ratings "don't matter" to the sp's when olbermann gets dead last, but, blog hits mean everything. Roozhound logic.
January 30, 2009, 10:46:37 PM EST – Like – Reply

ellen doest want her readers to know fox heavily dominates the cable news ratings-but i do believe that if it was the other way around-she would be quick to point it out/gloat
January 30, 2009, 10:49:08 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
chris | 01.30.09 - 10:54 pm | #
Oh, they know FNC handily dominates. And it drives them crazy! :lol:
January 30, 2009, 11:22:06 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Well, the hounds do gloat when some show or other beats Fox. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen very often. So to make up for that, they simply invent their own ratings. There was the time a while ago when they claimed Olbermann was regularly beating O'Reilly!
Of course it was fiction. But then that applies to much of what you read on that site.
January 31, 2009, 1:10:55 AM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan # 1
I read in the Paris Business Review that Fox is fair and balanced.
January 31, 2009, 7:13:39 AM EST – Like – Reply

Poor Juan, he's such a standup guy, such a trooper to be so brave to speak for African-Americans on the collection of gas known as FOX News.
HumboldtBlue | 01.30.09 - 6:32 pm | #  
Actually, I doubt Juan would claim that he speaks "for African-Americans" any more than Malkin would claim to speak for Filipino-Americans or O'Reilly would say he speaks for all Irish-Americans.
They speak for themselves. DNA determines the amount of melanin in one's skin, it does not determine a person's opinions based upon such a factor.
Experience certainly shapes opinions, but people perceive experiences differly and take from them different lessons no matter their gender or race.  
You should move beyond your desire to type-cast and buttonhole people based upon their external characteristics.  
That is the essence of racist thinking.
January 31, 2009, 8:03:45 AM EST – Like – Reply

JD, just dripping with sarcasm. No wonder people don't like you. But never mind that.
"Happy negro" a racial stereotype when applied to one person? I think you need to look up the meaning of stereotype.
Was "Magic Negro" used in the same context by Rush as by the " respected African-American writer" (I can't remember his name either) who was defing it as an image from American cultural iconography. Or was Rush (and Mr Saltman of Tennessee) using it as a generic slur of blacks, playing to an audience who had no idea of it's cultural meaning, and only saw "Magic Negro" as a clever pairing of words to disparage and laugh at Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, urban black culture and "liberals".  
I know academics who use the word "n*****" while discussing 19th and 20th century American history. Outside the classroom, and removed from it's context, can the word be used the same way?
But if you are going to suddenly embrace sensitivity about racially loaded terms, can I assume that you also had a strong negative reaction to 'magic negro' and 'halfrican' as used by Rush?
And speaking of "vile degrading slurs", are you still standing pat in your defence of O'Rielly in spite of his use of 'vile degrading slurs' including, irony of ironies, calling people Nazis. If you are not also condenming him (and Rush et al) then I think your outrage is quite selective.
As for the language deployed against Mr Williams, I find it crude and pointless. However, the meaning is quite clear. It is stating that Mr Williams is a "Quisling" or (and this is an odd one) a "Vichy Negro". "House negro" or "happy negro' has a quite clear meaning based in historical context. I do not agree with the word usage or the verdict, but I understand the meaning. And it is not the same intent as Rush's usage of "Magic Negro".
Though I must say that I am quite disappointed in Mr Williams. I am listening to him right now on NPR. He knows how to be a "reporter". It is disappointing to me that he does not do it on Fox.
January 31, 2009, 8:23:48 AM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
"using it as a generic slur of blacks"
I believe Rush went out of his way to explain the context of the phrase as laid out in the LA Times article. So that would seem to contradict your suggesiton.
More to the point, what RUSH intended is irrelevant. Just like his term 'halfrican' is irrelevant (as is Jon Stewart's similar use of 'half black', which doesn't seem to bother you at all). Neither Rush nor Jon Stewart is cable news, and quite beside the point of my post.
Also, are you suggesting that the comments I quoted from newshounds are not used as a "slur of blacks"? "Uncle Tom"? "House Negro"? "Lawn jockey"? You rush here to defend a site that routinely permits and encourages such comments to be made? Perhaps you should ask yourself why.
"No wonder people don't like you."
Of course. The ignorant, personal attack. Very nice. It really does set the tone for the intellectual level of your argument. Make sure always to do that when discussing an issue. That way the other side knows exactly what you are all about.
January 31, 2009, 10:38:10 AM EST – Like – Reply

While I don't always agree with alot of the things you say, I have the upmost respect for how you handle the "trolls" that have came in here recently.
It makes me sad that as a Democrat that some have such an extreme and almost psychotic way of spinning either a misquote or a small sound bite and making it issue.  
While I am an advocate of free speech and freedom of expression some people need to realize that there is a fine line between being a supporter and acting lie a total idiot.
January 31, 2009, 10:51:26 AM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Thanks Bababooey.
January 31, 2009, 11:01:44 AM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
People don't like who, nvh?  
January 31, 2009, 11:54:03 AM EST – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
Sometimes the truth is impolite, but Juan Williams is a sellout: house n---er,lawn jockey, raghead, etc....
It's sad to see a black man in 2009 act
like an Old Uncle Tom: "Yassuh, Boss,
anything you says, boss."
William N Trent | 01.31.09 - 4:05 am | #  
Nice to know "nvh" condones stuff like this. Newshounds are such nice folks.....
January 31, 2009, 11:56:56 AM EST – Like – Reply

If only you weren't sarcastic, Johnny. The News Hounders would simply love you.
The same way they love the erudite and civilized Juan Williams...
January 31, 2009, 1:06:39 PM EST – Like – Reply

There are no worse bigots/racists than they have at News Hounds.
January 31, 2009, 1:11:23 PM EST – Like – Reply

Actually, the Rush Limbaugh song lyrics about the archetype Magic Negro make fun of the LA Times writer who inspired the ditty and Al Sharpton and others who wish to assign the "proper" values, opinions, and experiences, they deem to be authentic to the black experience.
The Magic Negro designation was used in the opinion piece to illustrate the complaints some civil rights leaders had against Obama. They attributed Obama's popularity to the fact that he was a light skinned bourgeois black male who was "safe" enough for whites to turn into the Magic Negro archetype in order to assuage their guilt.
The Limbaugh song made fun of the squabbling among civil rights leaders who had traditionally backed Hillary Clinton and were arguing among themselves over newcomer Obama's bona fides.
It's the height of irony to watch the News Hounders bemoan an archetype that essentially bespeaks white dominance, while defending archetypes that are essentially racial slurs against people of color.
It's just part and parcel of the hyperbole they use, in NVH's suggestion that the appellation "Uncle Tom" is compariable to those who abetted their Nazis occupiers. As though working for FNC was the same as supporting Hitler and Jim Crow!
A hallmark of cultural freedom (as opposed to rights/freedoms encoded in law) is a cultural assent that you may hold VALID ideas and politics irrelative of your immutable characteristics.
Perhaps one day liberals will allow this freedom for people of color.
January 31, 2009, 1:41:13 PM EST – Like – Reply

"No wonder people don't like you."
Of course. The ignorant, personal attack.
No better at taking a joke, are you? Was your article sarcastic? Was it intended to offend? Then where is the attack.
January 31, 2009, 2:24:30 PM EST – Like – Reply

Perhaps one day liberals will allow this freedom for people of color.
Cecelia | 01.31.09 - 1:46 pm | #  
Cece, liberals need for blacks to stay on the plantation inorder to promote victimhood. People like Juan Williams and Bill Cosby are like a bad rash to them.
January 31, 2009, 2:39:18 PM EST – Like – Reply

juan Williams is just the last whipping boy for our oh so non racist liberal friends.
There is one consolation I should think for him. He is in a long list of very capable and high acheiving people, who also happen to be black, that have and still are denigrated by the left.
Dr Thomas Sowell, Dr Walter Williams, Justice Clarence Thomas, Dr Ward Connally, Representative J C Watts, Secretary Colin Powell,Secretary Condileeza Rice, RNC Chairman Michael Steele to name a few. It is astounding that thee are not enough degrees, titles and achievements in the world for the rascist lefties to consider them all anything more than a symbolic Aunt Jemima or Uncle Tom.
Talk about litmus tests. What a burden to impose on people that they must mold their ideas and values to suit the whims demands of white liberals and a select few of black brothers.
January 31, 2009, 3:35:29 PM EST – Like – Reply

Blackflon, when talking about people and their individual desires and ideas, it would be good if we could get away from racially charged analogies, and just forget about the level of melanin in someone's skin.
January 31, 2009, 3:36:08 PM EST – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
FOX News sent reporter Catherine Herridge to report on "Life Inside Gitmo." And there was absolutely no discussion of water boarding or "enhanced interrogations"
by ellen
Uh, maybe because they don't do that?
February 1, 2009, 12:20:52 PM EST – Like – Reply