On Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-N.Y.), sat for a discussion with author Ta-Nehisi Coates. She dropped a number of shocking statements -- statements that elicited nothing but murmurs of agreement from Coates. AOC claimed: “No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars.” How, pray tell, are American billionaires responsible for such massive theft? According to AOC, the very mechanisms of capitalism mandate such theft.
On Friday's Amanpour and Company show on PBS, host Christiane Amanpour joined guest Ta-Nehisi Coates in linking the legacy of slavery in America to illegal immigrant children being held in cage-like detention centers as Coates promoted his new book, The Water Dancer. Amanpour even commented that it was "hard" to hear her guest say the words "kids in cages," even though these detention centers were built by the Barack Obama administration and designed that way to make it easier for Border Patrol agents to watch out for the wellbeing of detainees as they are held typically for a short period (less than 72 hours) after apprehension until they can be transferred to longer-term facilities.
Media sensation Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. says billionaires are not a “moral outcome” in society.
Far-left author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates interviewed Ocasio-Cortez on Jan. 21, and asked, “Do we live in a moral world that allows for billionaires? Is that a moral outcome in and of itself?”
The journalists at CBS This Morning could not find enough praise to heap on the “public intellectual” and one of the “best writers on race,” Ta-Nehisi Coates. The author blames, in part, white supremacy for the election of Donald Trump as a reaction to Barack Obama.
Radical black author Ta-Nehisi Coates, who regularly calls President Trump a white supremacist and has displayed a callous attitude toward 9-11 first responders, was rewarded with prominent placement on the front of Saturday’s New York Times arts page in a laudatory interview with Books section staff writer Concepcion De Leon: “An Intellectual’s Journey.” The subhead gave no hint of any controversy around Coates: “With a new book on the Obama presidency and its aftermath, Ta-Nehisi Coates learns to accept the fame he never sought.”
Race relations and identity politics are what drive some people to make some unbelievable judgments on the United States. Long before the Charlottesville incident in August, the left has slimed the right at racists and white supremacists. In The Atlantic, an essay by National Correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates, with the headline, “The First White President,” was published this week. Coates, of course, is a man so blinded by his own rage-addled racism that he declared the cops and firemen who died in the 9-11 attacks “were not human to me.” An excerpt from his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power, the essay detailed the sins of white folk in politics since 1776.
When a lib turns on their movement’s idol, something must be very wrong indeed. So when Ta-Nehisi Coates blamed the Obama administration for allowing white supremacy to happen, one has to wonder if their common sense left them completely.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, the race-obsessed National Correspondent for The Atlantic, gave an interview on August 15 to taxpayer-subsidized Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now, where he offered his opinion on Trump, racism (of course), Charlottesville, and white supremacy, as a plug for his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. And, while Republicans of course are the biggest culprits for allowing racism to continue, Coates stated that even former President Obama was in some way responsible.
Late Thursday afternoon, the Media Research Center’s Tim Graham appeared on the Fox Business Network (FBN) program After the Bell to slam the media for their double standard in reacting to President Barack Obama’s media criticism versus whenever President-elect Donald Trump does the same. FBN host David Asman set the scene with a quote from an Atlantic interview in which President Obama’s offered his latest attack on conservative media, Fox News, and Rush Limbaugh.
The hosts at CBS This morning on Tuesday brought on a fawning, pro-Barack Obama journalist to cement the legacy of the President. Atlantic national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates identified racism as a key reason for Republican resistance to Obama.
Liberal MSNBC host Chris Hayes made a surprising admission on his All In show during a discussion of the controversy around Hillary Clinton labeling half of Republican candidate Donald Trump's supporters as "deplorables," as she cited racism as one of their alleged faults. After he and guest Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic suggested that her claim against Trump voters had "merit," Hayes then conceded that, according to a Reuters poll from earlier in the year, a large percentage of Clinton supporters also hold views on race that by his standards would be considered "racist."
In a Monday-night blog post, the writer for The Atlantic argued that calls for non-violence in response to the rioting in Baltimore are essentially “a ruse” and “a con,” given the city’s recent history of police brutality.
“When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out,” wrote Coates, “it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is ‘correct’ or ‘wise,’ any more than a forest fire can be ‘correct’ or ‘wise.’ Wisdom isn't the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the community.”
The Washington Post might lament the rise of extremism in politics, of bitterness and incivility, that our politics are “broken.” If they really meant that, then why promote Ta-Nehisi Coates?
There he is, on the front of Thursday’s Style section, being honored for a huge article in The Atlantic magazine demanding black Americans get reparations from white Americans for ancient sins that happened long before today’s Americans of all colors were born. He’s bitter, he’s extreme, and he has a racial animus. And the Post loves him for it.