What’s With All the Shuck and Jive?

The Washington Post was founded in 1877 and led the investigation into the “Watergate” scandal in the 1970’s.  At one time, the newspaper prided itself on its standards of holding government officials accountable on behalf of the American people.

But instead of holding President Obama accountable for the lies and cover-ups of the Benghazi attacks, they’d rather use their influence to distract from the facts by hurling false charges at Governor Palin which aren’t even consistent with their lacking responses to other individuals in recent history.

Proving that we can no longer count on news organizations like the Washington Post to tell Americans the truth they deserve (let alone the family members of the victims), and in response to an e-mail which has surfaced proving that the Obama administration knew that the Benghazi attacks were an act of terror as they were occurring, Governor Palin took to Facebook to deliver the inconvenient truth on the matter where she summed it up by saying:

Why the lies? Why the cover up? Why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil? We deserve answers to this. President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end.

Governor Palin hit the nail on the head.  This administration’s last attempt to apologize for America has proven catastrophic and deadly to Americans and our interests.

In response, the media is now trying to distract from the administration’s lies by categorizing Governor Palin’s use of the term “shuck and jive” as “racially freighted.”

Alexandra Petri at the Post said the following:

Palin is turning into Ann Coulter, who is professionally obligated to name-call the president in a way that would embarrass many of today’s middle schoolers in order for anyone to pay attention.


And this phrase is not just racially freighted: it’s vintage! It’s like she imported the talking point, and the tone, from the 1880s sometime, carefully wrapped in a mural of The Lost Cause.

Petri was referencing an earlier article written by Erik Wemple saying:

The phrase “shuck and jive” popped up in the last presidential election cycle too, when New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said, “You can’t shuck and jive at a press conference. All those moves you can make with the press don’t work when you’re in someone’s living room.” At the time, Cuomo was supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton in her primary race against Barack Obama and others.

Wemple cites an article written by Roland Martin at CNN who defended Barack Obama against the use of the term by one of his main primary opponent’s supporters.

Therein lays the consistency of the mainstream media my friends.  It doesn’t matter if they’re protecting President Obama and his far left policies as a candidate for president in 2008, or if they’re using it in 2012 to distract from Americans who know those very policies have failed our nation under his presidency, they will do anything they can to portray his opponents or critics as racially charged.

Further, as my friend and colleague Adrienne Ross has pointed out, Roland Martin was falsely attacked by GLADD for saying something they claimed was “homophobic” even though he contends it was not his intention.  Karma?

But with “shuck and jive,” truth lies within the fact that similar mouthpieces have failed to take others to task for using the same phrase.  More consistency!  You see, the following individuals who used it are either strong supporters of the president or work in his administration.

As Chuck Heath, Jr. has already noted, White House press secretary, Jay Carney has used the phrase.  Chuck writes:

It seems that there are many people flying off the handle and accusing Sarah of being a racist for using the term “shuck and jive” in a recent Facebook post. For the record, we’ve heard that term most of our lives and to us it always referred to someone who was skirting the truth.


I think the media demonstrates their hypocrisy on this issue when you look at the way they handled Jay Carney saying the same thing (total silence) on a national stage.

(h/t Thomas)

In addition to Carney, ultra-liberal sycophant, Chris Matthews (who’s already attacked Governor Palin for using the phrase) has used the phrase himself.  Via NewsBusters:

 “Liberal cable anchor Chris Matthews, who in 2010 used the phrase “shuck and jive,” on Wednesday assailed Sarah Palin as racist for using the phrase “shuck and jive.”

So where were the Washington Post and Roland Martin on the horrible racist intent of Jay Carney and Chris Matthews?

Further, the definition of the phrase mentions nothing about race or racism.

And poor Waylon Jennings…(h/t Stacy)

The stench of desperation and ridiculous display of the left this time seems to have finally hit the wall.  This implies that MSNBC will be a treat to DVR on election night.

But no matter how comical it may be to watch the liberal media scramble, it’s sad to witness their abuse of the Freedom of the Press handed to them by our brave men and women overseas who sacrifice for it all.

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