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Al Roker Catches Flack for Dressing as White Man for Halloween. Take a Look at His Response.

Double standard much?

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Remember last week when NBC host Megyn Kelly got thoroughly destroyed on air for making comments about folks using blackface as part of their Halloween costumes? Apparently that’s a standard that only applies to white people, as an incident from “Today” show weatherman Al Roker clearly illustrates.

Roker dressed up as Back to the Future character Doc Brown, a white man, and the irony of the costume choice was not at all lost on an audience that is fresh off the Kelly incident. In fact, Roker caught significant pushback for it, but rather than apologize, like Kelly did, he’s doubling down on his costume.

Some social media users asked why it was all right for him to dress up as a Caucasian character, while NBC canceled his colleague Megyn Kelly’s show after her controversial blackface comments.

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“I’m going to say this one last time, but the folks who get it, understand and the ones who DON’T, won’t,” Roker tweeted to explain why his ‘80s-themed costume was not an example of whiteface.

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“I can be Doc Brown, and I wear the outfit and wig and not change my skin color if you’re white, you can be President Obama if you want. Just don’t color your skin!”

Accompanied by fellow meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, who dressed up as Marty McFly, Roker wore a white wig and white overalls – but didn’t alter the color of his face in his portrayal of Christopher Lloyd’s character.

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Roker himself hammered on Kelly after the incident occurred stating that she not only owed her coworkers an apology for her comment, but “folks of color around the country” too.

“The fact is, while she apologized to the (NBC) staff, she owes a bigger apology to folks of color around the country,” Roker said on the air. “This is a history going back to the 1830s minstrel shows to demean and denigrate a race. It wasn’t right.”

Despite her apology, Kelly’s show was cancelled, making her the latest of a long string of public figures who have had their careers ruined by making a simple comment that goes against the oversensitive political correctness running through America.

Source: NY Post

 

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Billionaire David Koch Dies; How Leftists Respond Is Absolutely Appalling

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Billionaire libertarian David Koch has passed away at the age of 79, and as you might expect, the liberal media had a lot to say about the man, none of it really any good. While we’re used to seeing the left trash folks on the right, especially when they die, the venom spit at Koch by liberals is appalling in every imaginable way. These people truly have no shame. via The Daily Wire: “David Koch was a villain who devoted his wealth to further enriching himself and his fellow plutocrats, while spinning us all toward environmental doom,” wrote Slate’s Jordan Weissmann. “I don’t believe in an afterlife, but if there is one, I hope his soul suffers for eternity.” “David Koch is dead. Forget the fawning obituaries: the man spent his life funding campaigns to dismantle unions, drive down wages, slash benefits and destroy the planet. He was a monument to the grotesque greed of the billionaire class — and why we need to defeat them,” wrote Tribune Magazine’s Ronan Burtenshaw. “I’m sure David Koch loved his grandkids or whatever, but the reality is that he and his greedy generation in Big Business and politics set the world on fire from Alaska to the Amazon, and now they won’t be around to watch the flames consume the rest of us,” tweeted Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch. “David Koch wanted to abolish public schools, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and rent control,” said CNN commentator Keith Boykin. “He financed groups that denied the research on climate change. He funded the Tea Party. And he used dark money to support right-wing causes and Republican candidates for office. “Seeing lots of headlines about David Koch’s death referring to ‘billionaire’, ‘industrialist’ or ‘libertarian’ Koch,” wrote Mehdi Hasan, a columnist for The Intercept and Al Jazeera…

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It Ain’t Over Yet: Special Prosecutor Appointed In Investigation Of Jussie Smollett

Let’s hope we get the truth soon.

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Just when you thought the Jussie Smollett investigation/case had completely fizzled out and nobody cared anymore, a judge from Chicago appointed a special prosecutor Friday morning to lead the investigation into how the case was handled. That’s right, y’all. It ain’t over until it’s over. Here’s The Daily Wire with details: Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb to the position to investigate the way the case was handled — specifically, why the 16 criminal charges against Smollett were dropped and to potentially reinstate the charges or even add additional charges against Smollett. “Webb gained prominence for his lead role during the Operation Greylord investigations into judicial corruption in Cook County,” Fox 32 reported. “He served as special counsel in the Iran-Contra affair and was previously appointed by Judge Toomin in the death of David Koschman.” Webb told reporters on Friday: “I don’t know where this case is going. The facts will take me where they take me.” Toomin ruled that a special prosecutor was needed in the case because “Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx had no authority to hand [the case] off to her top deputy after announcing she recused herself,” CBS News Chicago reported. Foxx had been in contact with relatives of Smollett’s and was apparently approached by former first lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff on behalf of the Smollett family. Obviously, that is a big no-no. Perhaps with this investigation we’ll all gain a little more insight into what actually happened and learn once and for all whether or not this whole attack was concocted as some sort of career boosting scheme Smollett or if it was for real. The evidence is certainly stacked against Smollett at this point in the case, but who knows what direction it could all take?

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