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Live Stream – Carney Briefing – April 5, 2012

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30 Responses to Live Stream – Carney Briefing – April 5, 2012

  1. Why does he keep trying to convince us that Obami is a Professor of Law? If he says it over and over again, we will be hypotized into believing???

  2. LOL
    See how they’ve yanked all the Con Law profs out of the dusty cabinets to scribble some notes historically supporting the President’s Freudian Slip.
    It’s all so Hysterical
    “It’s kinda ridiculous to believe…”
    You’re so right, Jay

  3. Instead of “To Kill A Mockingbird” ( a marvelou s book and movie that launched many careers in Law, btw), they should have a viewing of the Gregory Peck film “Pork Chop Hill”
    It’s one of the best treatments of unflinching Leadership on film.
    Plus, Norman Fell gets killed by the Chinese

      • ‘struth!
        If I recall, he was Peck’s radioman
        We’re old kb…me for making the reference and you for getting it. But that also means we are properly educated in 20th Century Pop Culture.
        These kids today…

        (he says before adjusting the thermostat)

  4. See the article below – this is the race warfare that Obama and the media is inciting in the US with LIES…

    OVER the past month, we have seen the Trayvon Martin controversy mushroom from a local story to a national controversy of Rodney King-like proportion.

    Seemingly everyone from the water cooler to the White House has offered their opinion on what “really happened” that night. Unlike most controversies, however, nearly all Americans seemed to land on the same side of the Trayvon issue.

    At least in the beginning.

    Nearly everyone expressed despair for Trayvon and disgust for shooter George Zimmerman. Here in Philadelphia, a diverse array of citizens filled LOVE Park three times to express outrage. Even Mayor Nutter weighed in, going so far as to call the killing an “assassination” on MSNBC. For the first time since 9/11, it seemed that the whole country shared the same sense of sadness and anger.

    Then reality set in.

    Over the past two weeks, our country has gone from a refreshing state of collective compassion to our sadly familiar pattern of racial and political tribalism.

    This is evidenced by the latest poll from the Pew Research Center, which shows that 56 percent of Republicans believe that the media have offered “too much” coverage of the shooting, as opposed to only 25 percent of Democrats. Also, 43 percent of white Americans said that there has been too much Trayvon coverage as opposed to just 16 percent of blacks.

    Even more disturbing is the pattern of victim-blaming that has emerged in the past couple of weeks. The first shot was fired by celebrity journalist Geraldo Rivera, who said that we must hold Martin partially responsible for his death, given his decision to wear a “hoodie” on the night of the shooting.

    According to him, the hoodie represents “thug fashion,” and is an invitation to violence and suspicion. Although Rivera eventually apologized for the ridiculous and insensitive remark, it nonetheless opened the floodgates for the “blame the victim” discourse that suddenly has become central to the conversation.

    More recently, many have also started to pooh-pooh our collective outrage at the killing by pointing to black-on-black violence around the country.

    Of course, such criticisms are largely unfounded. I have yet to meet a civil-rights leader, politician or pundit who doesn’t publicly bemoan, criticize and work to fight black-on-black crime.

    I don’t know anyone who isn’t saddened by the fact that most of the country’s Trayvon Martins, especially here in Philadelphia, are killed by other Trayvon Martins.

    The fact that the past five years have produced more black-male think tanks, anti-violence programs and legislative bills (even flawed ones) is evidence that the world is very much concerned with everyday forms of violence in the black community. Contrary to the dominant narrative, black people care very much about black-on-black violence.

    So what’s really going on here?

    The truth is that we live in a nation that desperately wants to deny its most painful truths. We find no problem with 12 months of Casey Anthony media coverage but can’t stand three weeks of Trayvon Martin coverage because the latter forces us to come to terms with white supremacy and police misconduct.

    We would rather criminalize a hoodie than deal with the fact that our system criminalizes black and brown people. We’d rather concoct fantastic stories of Trayvon as a lawless aggressor so that we don’t have to explain why his confessed killer continues to walk the streets.

    And we’d rather turn everyone’s attention to black-on-black violence so that we don’t have to deal with the fact that black lives remain unwelcome in public space and disposable in the public imagination.


    Daily News editor-at-large Marc Lamont Hill is an associate professor of education at Columbia University and host of “Our World With Black Enterprise,” which airs at 6 a.m. Sundays on TV-One. Contact him at

    • No man…I can dig it.
      It’s just that there’s a lot worse out there
      Dr. Hill can actually be quite gentle about his Racism

          • black lives remain unwelcome in public space and disposable in the public imagination

            This seems like such a…stupid…statement from a guy with a PhD. What on earth is that based on–how he failed to get into college because of his skin color, failed to rise, failed to get an advanced degree, failed to get on O’Reilly all the time (where he does sound pretty smart, even though I don’t agree a lot of the time), based on his friends in the hood if he has any, on the existence of hoods in the first place,what is this ridiculous blanket statement based on? I have a good imagination–I make a living with it–I can imagine a black president, I don’t imagine no black people existing.

        • His reference to CRT exposes him but he seems to be nice about it in other venues – as opposed to Derrick Bell for example

        • “Gentle Racism”
          I was using Comparison/Contrast humour like they taught us in Comedy College

          (I spelled ‘humor’ that way to be highfalutin’)

    • “A refreshing state of collective compassion”

      Collective compassion always involves riots and beating up old white men, right? Where is the compassion for Zimmerman? If we’re not feeling compassion for the “right” people than we’re just not really being compassionate? Where’s Mrs. Martin’s compassion? Is the money she collects from her trademarks going to a good cause, or her next vacation? Maybe she can continue the work Zimmerman was doing to tutor black kids.

      Sorry, rant over. I really shouldn’t read this stuff. :)

      • No Silly Comrade
        He means showing Compassion while farming for the Collective on your new state-built tractor…or something

  5. Obama thinks women should be allowed to join Augusta National Golf Club. Is that because if he plays there, he needs to tee-off from the women’s tee?

    • Why is he even weighing in on this? Must he comment on every solitary issue that goes on in this country? I haven’t heard him mention his opinion of the school in Massachusetts that changed the lyrics to “God Bless the USA”. Must not see any votes in it.

      • And still no word to the tornado victims in the mid west. How about the tornados in Texas recently, have we heard any kind words to those sufferers? But golf, yeah, that’s important.