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As CNN did a birthday puff piece on a 103-year old Coatesville,
Pennsylvania woman, Gladys Flamer, who was still driving as she
was about to celebrate her 104th birthday a month after the footage
ran on CNN on May 27, 2010, someone screwed up and put a racist,
uncensored, profanity-laced rap song by Coolio instead of a birth-
day wish song for Gladys
an African American woman. The CNN
anchor that morning was Kyra Phillips who learned what happened
and apologized for the embarrassing error after the break.

Were you shocked to hear the N-bomb exploding over and over again on liberal TV? I'm pretty hard to shock, but my jaw dropped. I was actually speechless—and those who know me well know I'm never speechless. More shocking than the racist rant posing as lyrics to a Coolio "song" was the lack of protest by the NAACP, the ACLU, and from leftwing racial opportunists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Now, if that "mistake" happened on Fox News, Jackson, Sharpton, the NAACP—and CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and MSNBC—would have been demanding that the FCC revoke their broadcast license. And, the faux paus would have made banner headlines in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun.

When Kyra Phillips learned, during a commercial break, that a racist gangster rap song aired instead of something more appropriate for a birthday, she apologized for what she said was a "terrible mistake," adding "We aired some music a few minutes ago. We apologize for that. It was a terrible mistake. And, we're working hard to make up for it." Had Fox News made that blunder, not even an apology would have stopped a vitriol assault on them from the left. The leftwing media would have been haranguing about it for weeks, and major advertisers would have canceled their advertising

The harshest words about the faux paus came from "Blacks For Barack More News" (b4bmorenews.blogspot). The blogspot argued that "CNN should be held accountable for this atrocity. They should apologize to the woman and her family...should apologize to CNN viewers...and should explain to the public what exactly led them to use profane gangster rap as part of the imagery of this wonderful black woman." What the blogspot did not ask, and should have, is what an uncensored, profane, rap CD was doing in a CNN sound booth; and why the person who brought the CD into the sound booth was not immediately fired? Because the rules of racism that apply to Whites do not apply to Blacks, and the rules that apply to conservatives in America do not apply to the liberals who wrote the rulebook.


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