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Networks, Newspapers Ignore Partisan, Racially-motivated Obama DOJ Action Against Kinston, NC | NewsBusters.org

Well, this is nice.  The DOJ claim that no black Republican could ever be elected.  Even though almost all the predominately black areas voted in favor of this, the DOJ still reversed them.

So is the DOJ saying that a black man could not get elected unless he was a Dem or that blacks only vote Dem or that a black person could never win on their name and reputation without being identified as a Dem?

All the options are highly racist.  

The Obama ascendency, the president’s acolytes have been keen on telling us, is the dawn of a new post-partisan era. But a development that undercuts that fiction — the Obama Justice Department’s recent move to scuttle non-partisan local elections in Kinston, North Carolina, on the basis of racial and partisan considerations — has escaped the interest of the mainstream media.

Both the Washington Times (in a Tuesday front-pager) and NewsBusters sister site CNSNews.com have reported the story, but a Nexis search today yielded no stories from print outlets such as the Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, or Los Angeles Times. Broadcast news programs on ABC, CBS, and NBC have also failed to touch the story. Fox News Channel’s "Fox & Friends" briefly discussed the story shortly before 7:00 a.m. EDT on the October 21 edition with Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund.

A search for news stories about the controversy on Google News this morning yielded only 14 hits, most of them from conservative organizations or blogs.

Below is an excerpt from CNSNews.com reporter Adam Brickley’s October 21 story:

The U.S. Department of Justice is refusing to allow the town of Kinston, N.C., to hold nonpartisan local elections on the grounds that African Americans cannot win election without being listed as Democrats on the ballot.

In a letter sent Saturday by to Kinston City Attorney James P. Cauley III, the Justice Department stated: “Removing the partisan cue in municipal elections will, in all likelihood, eliminate the single factor that allows black candidates to be elected to office.”

The department Tuesday also refused to answer questions from CNSNews.com about the letter.

Kinston voters last year approved changing city council elections to a nonpartisan basis, similar to thousands of other towns in the U.S. – without mention of party affiliation.

Networks, Newspapers Ignore Partisan, Racially-motivated Obama DOJ Action Against Kinston, NC | NewsBusters.org

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