Posted by: Puma1 | January 21, 2009

One Year Later, NY Times Echoes Hillary’s Once “Racist” MLK/LBJ Quotehow

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In a world of hypocrites, Bob Herbert of the New York Times is one of the most transparent.

Last year in a FOX interview with Major Garrett on January 7, 2008 Hillary Clinton said:

“I would point to the fact that that Dr. King’s dream began to be realized when President Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, when he was able to get through Congress something that President Kennedy was hopeful to do, the President before had not even tried, but it took a president to get it done. That dream became a reality, the power of that dream became a real in people’s lives because we had a president who said we are going to do it, and actually got it accomplished.”

The New York Times and other media outlets responded by helping the Obama campaign twist these statements and others to successfully portray the Clintons as racists. Bob Herbert wrote in the Times on January 12, 2008: “And there was Mrs. Clinton telling the country we don’t need ‘false hopes,’ and taking cheap shots at, of all people, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Now, over one year later, Herbert wrote on January 19, 2009:

“Johnson’s contributions to the betterment of American life were nothing short of monumental. For blacks, he opened the door to the American mainstream with a herculean effort that resulted in the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He followed up that bit of mastery with the Voting Rights Act of 1965…Without Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama and so many others would have traveled a much more circumscribed path. I wish Johnson could be there, his commitment to civil rights so publicly vindicated, his eyes no doubt misting as the oath of office is administered.”

Oh really? So was Herbert, the Times, and the rest of the media wrong last year for castigating Mrs. Clinton when she acknowledged Johnson’s indelible role in the civil rights movement? Incredibly, Herbert does not even acknowledge Mrs. Clintons sentiments from last year, which appalled him.

If Herbert were a person of integrity, he would write a column apologizing to Mrs. Clinton. I don’t know how so-called ‘journalists’ sleep at night knowing how they wrongly tried to assassinate the Clintons’ character with abuse of the race card, but I do know why New York Times stock is now worth less than a roll of toilet paper.

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Responses

  1. Is Michele Obama racist? You be the judge. Here is an article about her (poorly written, yet accepted by Princeton) thesis!

    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/if-michelle-obama-isnt-racist-what-is-she/

  2. […] If Herbert were a person of integrity, he would write a column apologizing to Mrs. Clinton. I don’t know how so-called ‘journalists’ sleep at night knowing how they wrongly tried to assassinate the Clintons’ character with abuse of the race card, but I do know why New York Times stock is now worth less than a roll of toilet paper. Reposted from DONE (Democrats Over Nominating Elitists) article One Year Later, NY Times Echoes Hillary’s Once “Racist” MLK/LBJ Quote  […]

  3. Nice. the NYT is such a pos. I hope everyone can get someone they know to cancel their sub.

  4. Anybody have posting privileges at the NYT? Maybe this should be pointed out in the comments for that article.

  5. Anna Belle is right: That’s an amazing catch! That’s what happens when people do not “think” but instead just let their emtions take over for objectivity.

  6. Great catch!


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