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Fox's Hume On Possible Holder Contempt Charge: "Everybody Will Be Saying They Wouldn't Do This To Him If He Were White"

June 11, 2012 10:38 pm ET

From the June 11 edition of Fox's The O'Reilly Factor:

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    • Author by Bongo Fury (June 11, 2012 10:42 pm ET)
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      Gonzales wasn't white and he sure got a free pass for shunning the Geneva Convention. Funny how dems are the ones usually accused of playing the race deck.
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      • Author by Bad News (June 12, 2012 4:56 am ET)
        "Race Deck?"
        More like a stacked deck.
        Brit Hume & Billo the Clown?
        When i was a child we got excited when the circus was in town.

        Speak truth to power.

        Mr. News
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    • Author by Jimijams (June 11, 2012 10:57 pm ET)
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      Yawn. Hume is a robot, and his circuits will explode if his robot friend doesn't get elected in November.
      My dad used to say,"He talks like he's got marbles in his mouth."
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      • Author by Bongo Fury (June 11, 2012 11:07 pm ET)
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        Speaking of robots Jimi..Try the band Automatic Man. They mention a person that "moves like a computer". It might have been an early Hume or Romney sighting.
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      • Author by mjh (June 12, 2012 2:29 am ET)
        My dad used to say,"He talks like he's got marbles in his mouth."

        My guess is he has something else in his mouth -- and it's a considerably looser substance than marbles . . .

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    • Author by bailorgana (June 11, 2012 11:05 pm ET)
      I'm I the only one that thinks Hume was born with one motionless expression?
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    • Author by Dem02020 (June 11, 2012 11:32 pm ET)
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      A conversation, involving the powers of Congress and Contempt (not the legal charge, but the whining foot-stamping kind), complete with historical perspective concerning former AG Reno, and the conclusion seemed to be that it's nothing, whether just the Judiciary Committee or the whole House, they have no real power or authority over the Attorney General short of Impeachment, and so we learn a little more about the Congress and the AG, and it was almost interesting and almost enlightening, and right about the time I thought we were talking about the Attorney General of the United States, and then BANG!

      The absolutely unnecessary invoking of race!

      I would wonder why that was done, why out of the blue this Fox hack had to bring that up, completely unprompted and off-topic and irrelevant, but I don't wonder, because I know exactly why he did that.

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      • Author by aturingtest (June 12, 2012 10:16 am ET)
        Brit Hume: "Everybody Will Be Saying They Wouldn't Do This To Him If He Were White"
        C'mon, Brit- couldn't you wait to say this until somebody actually said such a thing, instead of just assuming they will? I won't say "everybody" or "always", but...it does seem like the people who most often say "everybody will say" are the people who need that as a pre-emptive defense against what some folks might say. IOW- the first ones playing the race card are often the ones who need a defense for racism.
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        • Author by chazmanr (June 12, 2012 11:25 am ET)
          Never trust anyone who uses the adverbs:

          Oh wait...
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      • Author by Egbert Sousť (June 12, 2012 11:50 am ET)
        "The absolutely unnecessary invoking of race!"
        It is necessary ... for the executives at FauxNews; in this instance Holder is their surrogate for Obama. Fox (Frank Luntz) wants to stir up resentment among white voters.

        Hume's statememt is just a Fox variation of the old "blacks have gotten too many privileges" mantra, one which in the 1980s created "Reagan Democrats" among blue collar (work shirt) white males in the Industrial North.

        But there ain't no more big Industrial North. So who is Fox trying to rile up? It can't be the Teabaggers. Fox already has them in its oily pocket. Could it be what's left of those who call themselves Republicans? At this stage they'd vote for Romney even if he ate live baby chicks for breakfast and hocked on the grave of Howard Dirksen.

        No, it's an appeal to latent racism. (Face it; we all have it. But our better angels are usually able to whisper in our ear, "Dude. That's being small and so extremely crazy.") Specifically, the latent racism of white male independents is the target. Crazy-making (aka schizophrenigenia) often trumps (pun intended) rationality.

        But I doubt that this appeal make up the mind of independents. It's the economy, Bret.

        Or how it's painted.

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        • Author by Egbert Sousť (June 12, 2012 12:32 pm ET)
          "But I doubt that this appeal will make up the mind of independents."
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    • Author by pete592 (June 11, 2012 11:37 pm ET)
      Eeyore got cut from the cast of Winnie the Pooh and scored a news channel gig.
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    • Author by mjh (June 12, 2012 2:26 am ET)
      Fox's Hume On Possible Holder Contempt Charge: "Everybody Will Be Saying They Wouldn't Do This To Him If He Were White"

      Yes, "they'd" say that, Britton.

      And, you know what? "They'd" be right.

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    • Author by Maimonides 03 (June 12, 2012 5:41 am ET)
      Oivay, this is the worst news station EVER. The story is secondary to false meme of " they are going to play the race card". That is the story in their minds.

      How this became a news station is beyond me. How people tune in and think " I feel I am better informed than I was 10 minute ago" is incomprehensible.

      No wonder we have so many sheople in America.
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      • Author by minniemooch (June 12, 2012 6:04 am ET)
        I don't think they tune in to be better informed. They tune to have their fears and prejudices affirmed. Some of us watch purely for the'entertainment'.
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        • Author by aturingtest (June 12, 2012 3:10 pm ET)
          They tune to have their fears and prejudices affirmed. Some of us watch purely for the'entertainment'.

          I think, for a lot of the foxbots, having "their fears and prejudices affirmed" is the same thing as entertainment. It certainly, for them, doesn't require any higher a level of thought.
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      • Author by David2012 (June 12, 2012 6:56 am ET)
        Hume is supposed to be "straight news", right?

        What I actually would say is that "They wouldn't be doing this to Holder if they weren't rabid partisans out to score points in any way they can as often as they can, the facts be damned and truth be ignored. And they wouldn't be doing this if they hadn't put a literally felonious clown like Darryl Issa in charge of their only legislative agenda, which is endless, baseless, entirely political, supposed 'investigations'".

        That's what I would say.
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    • Author by bintx (June 12, 2012 8:48 am ET)
      Actually, most people will probably say it wouldn't happen to him if he weren't in the Obama administration. I don't think his skin color has anything to do with it.
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    • Author by everettbme (June 12, 2012 10:24 am ET)
      "Everybody Will Be Saying They Wouldn't Do This To Him If He Were White or republican"
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    • Author by NiceguyEddie (June 12, 2012 10:55 am ET)
      "Everybody Will Be Saying They Wouldn't Do This To Him If He Were White"

      Or a Democrat.

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    • Author by drtomdotcom (June 12, 2012 2:58 pm ET)
      "They" being Issa.
      I think he has been itching to charge any administration official for anything he possibly could.
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      • Author by MsYellowDog (June 12, 2012 10:42 pm ET)
        Putting power in the hands of Darrell Issa can only lead to horrid events happening. He's the second coming of Joe McCarthy.
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    • Author by cugagcmu805031 (June 12, 2012 10:14 pm ET)
      I'm black, and I think they wouldn't be doing it to him if he was a member of the Republican Party. Why these guys are usually the first to talk race and are always the first to respond that they're not racists when someone challenges them on what they said, I'll never understand. It appears that only on the far right can a person start sh** and get angry when someone else asks them about it. Hume seems to think that all Black Americans think in terms of black, white, Hispanic, etc. We don't, but it sure seems that the Fox news entertainers and foxbots do. I don't like underhanded, lying, hypocrites no matter what race they belong to. I can't stand Herman Cain, but he is someone many on the far right think I'd like. I don't like him, Larry Elder, Michael Steele, Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Alan Keyes, "Bishop" Harry Jackson, Ron Christie, Alveda King, and some other black folks that show up on my TV because they, like Hume, are underhanded, lying hypocrites who are only out to create more fame and wealth for themselves, and they couldn't care less that there are folks in America living on the streets, dying from lack of health care, and going to bed hungry. IMHO, they can scream from now til the end of time about how Christian they are, they won't convince me to believe it.
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      • Author by aturingtest (June 13, 2012 11:56 am ET)
        Hume seems to think that all Black Americans think in terms of black, white, Hispanic, etc.

        That is a damn good point. It's all a part of their "othering" mechanism, to assume that all folks of a given group think only in terms of what concerns that group- they wouldn't know empathy, or impartiality, if either one bit them on the butt, so, of course, they can't recognize it, or give credit for it, in anyone else.
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    • Author by MsYellowDog (June 12, 2012 10:39 pm ET)
      Does Hume's face look like it's melting off of his skull? Like one of those Nazis in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"? Or perhaps more like Droopy the Dog from the cartoons...anyway,his face is so distracting that I hardly have time to get angry over the drivel that escapes from his pie hole.
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