The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Economics

January 22nd, 2020 1:51 PM
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?…
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Amanpour Links Immigrant 'Kids in Cages' to Slavery Legacy

September 29th, 2019 6:18 PM
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…
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‘A System That Allows Billionaires’ is Immoral, Says Ocasio-Cortez

Business
January 23rd, 2019 11:20 AM
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?”
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Pick Your Superlative! CBS Cheers Writer Who Hit U.S ‘White Supremacy’

October 4th, 2017 1:22 PM
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 Author, Trump-Hater Ta-Nehisi Coates Lauded in NY Times

September 30th, 2017 7:14 PM
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…

‘The Atlantic’s’ Litany of Sins: Being White Is a ‘Bloody Heirloom'

Culture
September 7th, 2017 11:20 AM
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.…
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Ta-Nehisi Coates Blames Obama for 'Helping to Feed White Supremacy'

Culture
August 15th, 2017 12:50 PM
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…
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Graham Blasts Media Double Standard on Presidents Criticizing Press

December 22nd, 2016 6:55 PM
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…
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Journalist on CBS: ‘Racialized’ GOP Opposed Obama From the Start

December 13th, 2016 2:27 PM
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. 
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Hayes Admits Many Clinton Voters Fit Liberal Definition of 'Racist'

September 14th, 2016 8:15 AM
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 "…

Ta-Nehisi Coates: ‘Disrespect’ For Baltimore Cops Warranted

April 28th, 2015 1:08 PM
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…

WashPost Celebrates Leftist Author of 'Provocative Argument for Repara

June 19th, 2014 11:17 PM
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…

Comedy Gold: Senior Editor at The Atlantic Calls Melissa Harris-Perry

January 8th, 2014 12:35 AM
I kept looking for any sign that Ta-Nehisi Coates, described as "a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues," was kidding in his Monday afternoon column about Melissa Harris-Perry when he called her "The Smartest Nerd in the Room." He wasn't. When last seen here at NewsBusters, Coates was pretending that the wealth gap…

NYT Op-ed Writer Asserts That White-Black Wealth Gap Has Increased in

March 11th, 2013 1:57 PM
In a New York Times op-ed which has been receiving deserved criticism from other quarters concerning other matters (e.g., here and here), Ta-Nehisi Coates ("The Good, Racist People") repeated one of those establishment press-induced "everybody knows" mantras which doesn't stand up to scrutiny after considering the available evidence: "New York is a city, like most…