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American Racism, Kent State Cover-up, Israel Propaganda | Breaking The Set

Breaking the Set: Abby calls out the corporate media for blaming everything that happens in the Middle East on Al-Qaeda, and goes into the case of Gitmo prisoner Omar Khadr. Abby talks to the director of the NAACP about the pervasive racism that still exists in American society. BTS talks to Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, about the Kent State massacre and subsequent cover-up. Abby wraps up the show by dissecting America’s love affair with Israel.

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Who’s A Racist Now?

Deb Nicklay/Globe Gazette, via Associated Press. The North Iowa Tea Party’s short-lived billboard in Mason City, Iowa.

Deb Nicklay/Globe Gazette, via Associated Press. The North Iowa Tea Party’s short-lived billboard in Mason City, Iowa.

Commentary by Tobin Harshaw  in the New York Times:

On Tuesday, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People released this statement: “Over 2,000 N.A.A.C.P. delegates today unanimously passed a resolution—as amended—called ‘The Tea Party Movement,’ asking for the repudiation of racist Tea Party leaders.”

That same day, a White House official told ABC News’s Jake Tapper that “al Qaeda is a racist organization that treats black Africans like cannon fodder and does not value human life.” (It was a followup to President Obama’s statement that “these terrorist organizations … do not regard African life as valuable in and of itself.”)

A day later, an Iowa Tea Party group “replaced a billboard comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin, calling the sign a bad decision that reflected poorly on the organization.”

For some observers, the sign wasn’t just in poor taste, but also racist.

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