Kilpatrick and CBC Institute Still Loves Fox News
If someone insults, consistently insults and hurts you, and does not repent/apologize/beg for forgiveness/something, you probably would not want to do busines with them.
Apparently the Congressional Black Caucus Institute (CBCI) doesn’t think this is how one conducts business. That is why they are still going ahead with these debates that they are airing with Fox News. What’s interesting is that the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) itself is split on the issue.
Let’s be clear here, the CBC and the CBCI are different organizations. But, there are 4 members of the CBC that sit on the CBCI‘s board. One of those people is Representative Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Democrat from Detroit. She wants the debates to happen, and here’s what she said (my emphasis added):
“First of all, all the networks have a certain bias,” said Kilpatrick, who emphasized that the CBC Institute and not the CBC itself is sponsoring the debate.
Wow, where do I start?
Let’s just say this: that is B.S. Yes, “…all the networks have a certain bias.” That is not the point here. There is a difference between having a “certain bias” and a deliberate, specific bias against those that the CBCI wishes to reach & represent, and the CBC advocates for. If I had to choose to partner with someone that had a bias, I probably wouldn’t choose the blatant racist.
If you agree with me, please call Kilpatrick’s office and politely ask for a retraction. The phone number is 202-225-2261.
We’ve talked about this a lot because it is important be conscious of who is broadcasting the things we see and hear. We all understand that the same message from different messengers are not the same. One example is how friends talk with one another. If Steve or Brandon tell me, “G, you’re crazy,” it’s a whole lot different than if someone that I do not know at all says, “Garlin, you’re crazy.”
The messenger and the message both matter.
One Love. One II.