As Rice Attacks Continue, Conspiracy Theories Increase
Author:Jean Marie Brown
November 28, 2012
The tirade against Susan Rice is still trending. There’s plenty of reaction as the ethnic sites weigh in with suggestions that Republicans back off, while the mainstream sites offer conspiracies about what’s really going on and consider who will get hurt in the fallout . . .
The Grio calls on black women to stand up for the embattled U.N. ambassador.
. . . The Root features an essay questioning her opponents’ motivations.
. . . Rice is still struggling to gain GOP support even after meeting with critics about her statements concerning the Benghazi attacks
. . . Salon wonders why the GOP wasn’t outraged when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flubbed on the weapons of mass destruction.
. . . Is the GOP attacking Rice to undermine a potential nomination for Secretary of State, clearing the way for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and thereby opening a Senate seat that defeated Republican Scott Brown could win?
. . . Are the attacks on Rice only undermining the GOP’s efforts to redefine itself?
Sports and celebrity provide other common subjects for ethnic and mainstream sites . . .
Detroit Lion Ndamukong Suh talks about kicking the Houston Texans’ quarterback:
. . . Hope Solo says she’s happily married and that violence isn’t a part of her relationship with Jerramy Stevens:
. . . Nicki Minaj labeled Steven Tyler a racist for criticizing her . . . Tyler tweeted back that she took his criticism the wrong way:
. . . Beyond that, there’s more vitriol about the President’s re-election.
. . . The President’s record on Civil Rights is reviewed.
. . . Some people are wondering if Lenny Kravitz is too light to play Marvin Gaye.
. . . Andre 3000 and Big Boi have teamed up.
. . . Halle Berry’s drama is unfolding on the world stage.
. . . Bobbi Kristina’s engagement is reportedly off.
. . . Naomi Campbell is topless in Interview magazine.
. . . Denzel Washington is touted as a good celebrity husband.
Another point of view . . .
The ethnic sites have reports on the lengths some NFL players are going to improve their game, Ken Burns’s new documentary and the continuing discussion on the use of blackface. . .
NFL players talk of using Adderall and Viagra to boost game performance.
. . . The new rail line in L.A. won’t have stops in some black neighborhoods.
. . . Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are still married.
. . . British makeup company Illasmasqua is being criticized for a blackface ad that isn’t dreaming of a White Christmas.
. . . The Root reports on a new documentary by Ken Burns and his daughter Susan that examines the case of the five teens who were convicted of brutally assaulting a jogger in Central Park. They were later exonerated. (Slate links to this.)
. . . The photo of the incoming GOP House chairmen says it all.
. . . Is it fair to call the admissions test for New York’s elite public schools racist if Asian American students can pass?
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