Donald Sterling's private vs public racism
Posted in the Brattleboro Forum
#1 Apr 29, 2014
Are Oprah Winfrey''s racist impromptu back and forth with Gayle King's about, "one black,person in the polo club" on CBS This Morning (4/ 29/ 2014) any less offensive than NBA team owner Donald Sterling's private racist comments?
#2 Apr 29, 2014
Donald Sterling's private comments to a friend, while (no doubt) deeply reprehensible, are protected under Freedom of Speech. Were Oprah and Gayle merely making a public comedic observation?
#3 Apr 29, 2014
If I had business connections with Donald Sterling, I would most likely sever that relationship. But is it fair to give Oprah and Gayle a pass because they were laughing and Donald wasn't?
#4 Apr 29, 2014
Donald, Oprah and Gayle have the right to think it and they have the right to say it, but that doesn't make their comments correct. If fellow owners and teams officially force Donald to relinquish his NBA team ownership due to his free speech, We should all worry about what else in the future will fall down that slippery slope.
#5 Apr 29, 2014
First, it's only racism when white people say things. There is no such thing as a black racist. OK?
As far as Sterling goes, he said something in the privacy of his own home that his gold digger girlfriend recorded. And she was probably paid handsomely for it.
The Free Market will punish him. Sponsors are bailing like crazy, The players are already in talks with their attorneys and agents to find ways to get out of their million dollar contracts. Sales of Clipper stuff is crashing, and the network that broadcasts Clipper games wants out.
But the Constitution still guarantees freedom of speech. Even reprehensible speech.
League rules say the Commissioner cannot just remove an owner unless the team's finances are in trouble.
And the Free Market is doing its best to make that happen.
#6 Apr 29, 2014
While Donald Srerling's comments are indefensible, the Constitution guarantees that he doesn't have to.
#7 Apr 29, 2014
Donald Sterling should move to Vermont.
#8 Apr 29, 2014
You are correct about only white people can be racist. The unanswered question here is how were the recordings made, were they edited and why were they released. Could it be that the old man's "girl friend" was being seen only by black men and he did not want her to be seen with any man? There is much that we do not know about this situation. I do see a real problem here. Paul Ryan comments about the plight of the inner city black family and he is labeled a racist by the media. In the Trayvon Martin episode the Today Show edits the 911 tape in an effort to prove that George Zimmerman was a racist. In a lawsuit brought by a white employee Paula Jones admits to using the N word 20 years ago and is destroyed by the media. The cattle rancher makes a private statement and he is over heard and he is destroyed. Racism is bad and should not be tolerated. But it seems that the media will go to any extent to label with out even verifying if their information is correct and that they will intentionally alter a recording to make a point.
#9 Apr 29, 2014
Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey Are just as racist as Donald starting He said he is in private they said there's on the air for millions to hear And no one's doing anything about that Black people or more racist than white people I never heard a racist remark from Donald starting
#10 Apr 29, 2014
Gayle King should be Suspended and find for her racist remarks on air
#11 Apr 29, 2014
Anybody and everybody can be racist regardless of color Go read the definition
#12 Apr 29, 2014
I think from now on I'll use the WW's tactic too- using multiple posts to make multiple points along the same line
It does seem like a new Witch hunt is on to attack anyone in power, especially if they're of the 'right wing', who has said or done anything deemed as racist
We see the hypocrisy of the Left again and again, here with the way they cheered when Linda Tripp had the Book thrown at her with Wiretap charges for recording her own incoming phone calls from Monika Lewinski, but they say nothing about secret recordings being wrong when it's done against Mel Gibson or this NBA owner Silver
#13 Apr 29, 2014
yeah we each have freedom of speech, but a team owner can't make the players etc. all
many black folks are waking up the to the truth about how abortion has been 'ethnic cleansing' them as the Israelis have been doing to the Palestinians, the fact that a very High % of abortions are done to black babies per capita compared to white ones
I heard a lib say yesterday that Silver should sell the the team cheap to Magic Johnson
Was MJ's AIDS the result of being a stuntman in those porno films?
ppppfffffffffttt- magic JOHNSON, get it?
But seriously, the G-d govt. Created AIDS in the first place, it's proven and they even appropriated the millions to create the new incurable viral disease as shown in the friggin Congressional Record!, google HB 15090 -
It was population control by the NWO elites so their planet would have less of what they consider 'useless eaters' using up their resources and polluting their world all the more. The UN connected Club of Rome has been obsessed with culling the herd of us for decades, and way back in the late 1700s Thomas Malthus wrote about the 'need' for eugenics and/or wars or forced starvation (as Stalin did to Ukraine) etc., whatever will get it done.
As for AIDS, they made it in the lab and laced it into vaccines, the Smallpox one given to Central Africans, and right afterward it got into the 1st Hep-B vaccine that they encouraged promiscuous que er guys to take
Listen to this jew doctor explain it
#14 Apr 29, 2014
oops- Sterling is the owners name, Silver is the commissioner
"Silver says he'll use his "broad powers" to assess a "range of sanctions" against Sterling."
pppffffttt- sounds like Obama's threats to Putin/Russia
They're talking about a $2-3 million fine over this! Besides the lawsuits!
I was saying, Sterling can't make his players etc. all put up with being owned by someone like him. Freedom of speech is a right but so is activism
#15 Apr 29, 2014
Sterling is a G-d elitist jew basturd, and being racist is just one aspect of such elitists, and not just against blacks but pretty much anyone else. Look at Bibi Netanyahu and how he and his wife look down at those they consider to be impure and not 'real' jews like them-
Caretaker sues Israeli prime minister Netanyahu over wife's 'racist and physical abuse and humiliation'-sues-alleged-abus e.html
Mr Naftali also claimed that Mrs Netanyahu derided his ethnicity when he ordered food for them in a hotel, implying that his Middle Eastern background was somehow uncouth
The ugly truth behind Donald Sterling's racist comments
The L.A. Clippers' Jewish owner used an inelegant choice of words when justifying his racist remarks by saying blacks are treated like dogs in Israel, but he wasn't as far off the mark as we would like to believe.
By Rabbi Eliyahu Fink
I am doubly embarrassed by Donald Sterling’s contemptible, racist comments that surfaced this week. Once as an Angeleno and a second time as a Jew. Indeed, the world’s most racist basketball franchise owner is one of our own. Worse, in the course of his rantings, Sterling attempts to justify his racism by invoking his people and our homeland.
“DS: It's the world! You go to Israel, the blacks are just treated like dogs.
V: So do you have to treat them like that too?
DS: The white Jews, there's white Jews and black Jews, do you understand?
V: And are the black Jews less than the white Jews?
DS: A hundred percent, fifty, a hundred percent.
V: And is that right?
DS: It isn't a question - we don't evaluate what's right and wrong, we live in a society. We live in a culture. We have to live within that culture.”
My initial reaction was outrage and disgust. How dare this despicable human being lie about his fellow Jews and Israeli culture to hoodwink his girlfriend into believing that it is acceptable to mistreat black people? I was outraged. After all, black Jews are obviously not treated like dogs. White Jews do not really think that black Jews are less than white Jews. Preposterous! The nerve of that man!
Then I realized that, while Sterling’s choice of words was inelegant and imprecise, he wasn’t lying. Too often, white Jews do treat black Jews poorly. We do have a bit of a race problem in our communities.
Ashkenazi bias against Sephardic Jews is common. Examples abound.
(continued at above link to the jewish Israeli newspaper Haaretz)
from the jewish news 'Forward'...
Israel's Everyday Racism — and How American Jews Turn a Blind Eye to It
Guardian covers tabloid scandal about Bibi’s wife; ignores Gaza terror attacks
^includes 'article 'Second ex-employee alleges bullying by Israeli PM's racist biatch wife'
Racism in Israel
funny how a lot of em have names pertaining to money/treasure metals, Goldman, Goldberg, Goldstein, Silverman, Sterling, Diamondstone etc.
#16 Apr 29, 2014
I haven't listen to the whole tape but from the small parts of the conversation played on tv I get the feeling he is a jealous guy and we all have said things when provoked or in a heated argument that we didn't mean. I don't see how a guy can be a racist when he is paying millions and millions of dollars to black players.
#17 Apr 29, 2014
hey Tennesee dude, I just heard about this sh't going on down there->
Tennessee Policeman Fired After Photos Show Him Choking Student
A sheriff in Tennessee fired an officer after a British newspaper published photographs on Sunday that showed him choking a handcuffed college student until he lost consciousness.
The photographs published by online edition of the Daily Mail showed an unidentified officer appearing to throttle 21-year-old Jarod Dotson, while two fellow officers handcuffed the student’s hands behind his back, after arresting him at a party near the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville.
The student did not appear to show any sign of resistance, while the officer, later identified as 47-year-old Frank Phillips, held him by the neck until he collapsed to his knees.
so a pig cop can get away with doing what would get anyone else attempted murder charges!- he only gets fired
but then there's also some GOOD news from Tenn...
Tennessee Wants to Ban the U.N. From Monitoring Its Elections
April 9, 2014
Now, the Republican-controlled Legislature in Tennessee is fighting back against the international governing body. On Tuesday, the state Senate passed a bill banning U.N. elections monitors from overseeing state elections—unless they have express permission from the U.S. Senate to be there.
Tennessee Bill Would Shut Down NSA Spy Center
www.infowars.com/tennessee-bill-would-shut-do... Legislation would cut off water and electricity to facility involved in cracking encrypted data
The bill’s language that bars government utilities from providing water and electricity to the NSA is crucial because Tennessee is home to the Multiprogram Research Facility (MRF) located on the East Campus of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Inside this facility, NSA researchers are currently working on building supercomputers able to crack encrypted information which is set to be stored at the NSA’s newly built mammoth data center in Bluffdale, Utah.
American Public Turns Anti-War … Warmongers Desperately Reply,“But War Is GOOD for Us!”
The American people are now overwhelmingly opposed to more war in Ukraine, Syria, Iran and elsewhere
Those who get rich from war (the military-industrial complexers and big banks) and their lackeys are desperate to reverse this trend.
#18 Apr 29, 2014
scuse me I need to sneeze...
OK, so we know Sterling is jew, but what about the commissioner Silver?according to JewOrNotJew dot com, Silver is... http://www.jewornotjew.com/profile.jsp...
Anyone in media or Hollyweird or govt. or public life that is a jew, that site will tell if they are or not
The Godfather movies etc. have made many thing that the Mafia is Italian but in fact the worst murderous Mafia muthaf*ers have been jewish http://www.google.com/#q=mafia+jewish+&tb...
They admittedly run Hollyweird and a highly inordinate % of them are in high level positions in the U.S. govt. and other zionist govts
and they kilt Kennedy
watch the Excellent documentary exposing all the jews behind Obama!
#19 Apr 29, 2014
Should Herman Cain have been forced to forfeit his restaurants investments because he objectified women?
#20 Apr 29, 2014
If that were the case, Donald Trump and Bill Clinton would be on Skid Row!
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