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Jussie Smollett Thought His Lie Would Work, Because He Thought Nothing Of Dehumanizing Trump Supporters

Jussie Smollett has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report in connection to an alleged attack against him. As the story has played out, Smollett coordinated and paid (by check!) for two Nigerian men to attack him so he could garner sympathy and increase his TV salary.

[Tony Katz](http://twitter.com/tonykatz) gets to the heart of the matter. Why would Jussie Smollett do this, the MSM asks and laments? Simple: he wanted “Reputation Capital,” and he thought nothing of attacking, demeaning, lying about and dehumanizing Trump supporters to get it.

The real story is that Jussie Smollet, and those who think like him, have so dehmanized the Trump supporter and others who disagree with them that they were willing to accuse them of crimes and let them be found guilty for them when they did nothing wrong. And they did it for cultural advancement – for Reputation Capital – and for a paycheck.

Will the Rams Allow The Big Ferguson Lie to Pass?

This article originally posted on wibc.com

As the St Louis Rams exited the tunnel during the team introduction in their football game against the Oakland Raiders, five Rams – led by Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin – put their hands up in the air in an homage to the Ferguson protesters slogan of, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”

They should be suspended.

What these Rams players – as I now call them, The Rams Five – did Sunday night was disgusting. They perpetuated a meme that has been proven false. Michael Brown did not have his hands in the air. Michael Brown was not giving up. Michael Brown charged officer Darren Wilson after he physically assaulted him in his car.

In the simplest of terms, The Rams Five lied on national television in support of an ideological obedience to race.

Britt, a receiver on the Rams, said about the move, “Taking sides? We wanted to show that we were there for a cause that something positive comes out of it.”

What good comes from a maneuver, on the biggest stage you can find, that further divides Ferguson, and the nation? This was not about political speech. This was the very worst of racial politics.

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot is a myth, and should hold no place in America as a symbol for justice. This is not Muhammed Ali refusing to serve in the military. This is not the 1968 Olympics; Tommie Smith and John Carlos each raising one arm, their hands encased in black gloves.

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot is not a call to justice (not like the other examples are either, honestly.) It is a call to allow looters and rioters and law breakers to engage in such activities without repercussions.

This is what five professional football players agreed with Sunday afternoon; looting, rioting and law breaking. What they said is,  “Yes, we agree. It’s about evil White cops attacking unarmed Black teens. It is not about the facts of the case in any way.”

They showed an ideological obedience to race. They chose race over facts. They chose race over the rule of law. They chose race over decency. They chose race over Natalie’s Bakery and Sam’s Meat Market, both of which were destroyed in the aftermath of the grand jury decision. They value destroyed businesses over rational protests and honest discussion.

The Rams Five did more to hurt race relations in that moment than Al Sharpton has all year.

It’s disgusting. And it’s wrong.

The NFL should fine them, and I assume they will. However, the Rams ownership needs to sit them down. Not for tea, and not to hold hands and understand their feelings. But suspend them without pay for one game, or two.

The Rams Five would be well within their rights to join in protests on their own time any time. However, to do so on the field is to say that the St. Louis Rams, and the NFL, condone such activities. In a league that wouldn’t allow former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon to wear a headband that read “Rozelle” on it, one must assume that proactive, bigoted, fear mongering political speech (as well as lying) will not be tolerated.

The Rams Five chose the “black” race over the “human” race, and did so at the expense of the truth, and every paying fan and advertiser. The Rams organization, and the NFL, must respond.

Ferguson is not about race, it’s about facts

WIBC morning host Tony Katz spoke with Reverend Charles Harrison of the Ten Point Coalition of Indianapolis about the rioting in Ferguson and the possible overflow in Indy.

Tony then followed up with a moment of clarity about the decision of the grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. To fulfill their narrative, many need this to be about race. As Tony points out, this was never about race. This has always been about the facts.

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Tony Katz Tonight Radio – 3/12/14 – Race, Work Ethic and Open Phones

Tony talks about a website claiming that Rep. Paul Ryan called people in the inner cities lazy in a radio interview. Never mind that the left-leaning RawStory.com article makes no quote from Rep. Ryan calling people lazy, why is it wrong to notice that there is a cultural shift in America towards the importance of work? Not just in the inner cities, but across the country?

While others want to just scream racism, Tony talks about the issue of work ethic, and those in social media who would rather stick their heads in the sand to protect their ideology.

Producer Paige weighs in on the concept of work ethic and the younger generation. And she’s not too happy about being told she’s a slacker.

Then, how desperate is the Obama administration when they turn to NSYNC member Lance Bass to promote Obamacare? And, how bad is it when Bass then deletes his own Tweet about going to the White House to discuss it?

Finally, is America being controlled by an oligarchy? It’s Open Phones….and you asked.

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Tony Katz Tonight Radio – 1/30/14 – More MSNBC Apologies

It’s a shortened show because of station commitments, but that doesn’t stop MSNBC from issuing another apology for their racist behavior. One day earlier, they tweeted that “rightwingers” would be upset by seeing a biracial family in an ad for Cheerios. The Right spoke back, and MSNBC was forced to listen.

Tony explains the reality behind MSNBC’s message, and their mission. The network was emphatic to say that the tweet did not represent their position. No, their history does, and its a long one. Tony details all of it on air, and in his article on WIBC.com.

Plus, who will win the Super Bowl and a music lesson with Producer Paige.

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President Obama – A Coward On The Subject Of Race

This article was originally posted on TownHall.com:

Back in 2009, newly-installed Attorney General Eric Holder called America “a nation of cowards” on matters of race. Based on the President’s unannounced remarks on the Zimmerman case (the absence of a Teleprompter doesn’t mean the speech was impromptu, despite Jay Carney’s insistence that it was), Holder had it right, at least with regard to Barack Obama.

After announcing through his press secretary that he would make no statement about the Zimmerman’s trial (or, as MSNBC and Media Matters describe it, how the angry, fat, disgusting white guy stalked, hunted and killed the angelic child Trayvon, then used his white privilege power to get the all-white jury to find him not guilty, even though he’s not white), Obama spoke about the Zimmerman trial. He spoke in the Press briefing room, surrounded by sycophants. And to ensure that no one exposed him, the President took no questions.

With studied sincerity, the President claimed that he had experienced discrimination because of the color of his skin. That he had seen women clutch their purses in his presence. That he had seen them hold their breath in the elevator. That 35 years ago, he had been Trayvon (fact: 35 years ago, Obama attended an elite Hawaiian prep school). The President delivered the story his (bought-and-paid-for) base wanted to hear.

The President spoke of how important it is to have a dialog about race in America. Fine. But race wasn’t a factor in the case. The FBI said race was not a part of it. The jury said race was not a part of it. Trayvon’s mother said race was not a part of it. The Martin family lawyer said race was not a part of it. So essentially the President exploited the case for his own political purposes (see 2014).

Nor was Florida’s Stand Your Ground statute a part of the trial in any way. Zimmerman in fact waived his right to make that claim.

Presidents have used the bully pulpit to explain the case for war, to heal a nation after national disaster and to rally Americans (of all races!) to find and engage their life’s purpose. For those who have never seen it under Obama, these are examples of leadership and courage.

Checking the temperature of the nation before making a statement, mis-characterizing the case entirely, claiming to have been the object of racial discrimination, and doing all of it in the womb of White House press briefing room; is there anything more cowardly than that?

The Rush To Race Is Ridiculous

Over the weekend, businessman and presidential candidate Herman Cain won the Florida Straw Poll with a very convincing 37% of the vote.  He more than doubled his nearest challenger, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and third place finisher, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

Quickly, blog posts and opinion makers took to social media and blogs, pushing their view of what this victory means.  Among much of the commentary, the idea of race has come in to play.  That the victory of Cain in the straw poll shows that the GOP, and the Tea Party, are not the racists that the hard-core Leftist Progressives claim those groups to be.

Wrong.  Is the establishment GOP really that interested in proving to a hate-filled Progressive minority that they are good people who should be liked?  Are there members of the Tea Party who actually believe that Sen. Boxer, Sen. Schumer, Michael Moore, Janeane Garofalo, Rep. Frank or others will like them because they voted for a black man?

Does anyone except the most virulent liberal think that Cain won the straw poll because of race?

Cain’s strong win in the straw poll is not about race, it’s about Cain!  His “999” Plan has taken hold. People now know that Cain is serious about reducing taxes. They see this in the shadow of President Obama’s $1.5 Trillion tax increase, and see that there is another option.  People have been leery – disgusted! – with Obamacare.  They have heard all the talk about the need to repeal, or at the very least, to defund.  But, with Cain, they have heard what could be their fate under Obamacare.  The personal story of Cain’s fight with Stage 4 colon cancer hit home with voters. They now have a clear picture of the life that their family will have under socialized medicine.  Cain is alive because of an unencumbured health care system, where patients and doctors work towards success.  Cain would be dead under Obamacare.  That message has also taken hold with the American electorate.

There have been some who have used Cain’s victory to combat the ignorant words of actor Morgan Freeman.  On Piers Morgan’s show on CNN, Morgan stated:

FREEMAN: Look at, look, the Tea Partiers…Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What’s, what does that, what underlines that? “Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here”

(PIERS) MORGAN: But is that necessarily a racist thing?

FREEMAN: It is a racist thing.

Why would anyone think it necessary to vindicate themselves from the words of Freeman, who did nothing more than reiterate the tired Racer meme popularized by Garofalo and Keith Olbermann? When Cain was asked for his response to Freeman, Cain didn’t point to himself.  He pointed to the problem with Morgan’s statement:

“Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Partiers about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party…Name calling is something that is going to continue in this because they don’t know how to stop this movement and this movement is making a big difference in politics…”

Cain didn’t mention his race.  He didn’t mention being black.  He didn’t mention his skin color.  Cain did what Cain does: He focused on the statement, gave the much needed, honest answer and moved on.

It is this approach that is attracting more and more people to Cain.  He’s not giving excuses, he’s presenting a plan.  He admits his mistakes, talks about what he is learning and focuses on giving America a clear set of rules, policies and procedures.  Cain does what Obama can not; walking the walk after talking the talk.

If there is anything to take from Cain’s impressive victory in the Florida Straw Poll, its that the mainstream media will not be deciding who the GOP candidate is.  The idea that America’s choices are reduced to Mitt Romney or Rick Perry are over.  Herman Cain has joined the top tier, and he got there with hard work, an engaging personality and a great message.  How long he stays there is up to Cain and America, not the MSM.

Race-ers exposed on MSNBC

Recently, I appeared on MSNBC with Contessa Brewer to discuss President Obama, Donald Trump, the birth certificate and the political fall-out.  In the conversation, the leftist meme came forth about those who question the President, on anything, are actually racists.  My response was simple – if those who are consumed with Obama’s birthplace are “birthers,” then those consumed with unfounded and uninspired conspiracy theories that all Obama opponents are racists should be called “Race-ers.”

Watch the video for yourself:

This term, whether spelled “Race-ers,” “racers,” “raceer,” or “raceers” is being embraced in all corners. John Nolte of Big Hollywood is now using it in his posts, Newsbusters highlighted it while saying “Bravo, Tony. Bravo!”  Lucianne.com has posted it, and Pajamas Media has released articles here, here and here on the subject. (Full Disclosure – I host a weekly show on PJTV.com and my articles have been published by Pajamas Media.)

The leftist, Progressive narrative of race is over.  Feel free to speak freely about Obama’s policies, and his results.