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Sunday, December 24, 2017

President Trump on Friday tweeted his support for Charlie Kirk and the conservative group Turning Point USA one day after an investigation by The New Yorker that uncovered racist text messages sent by a former top official in the organization. Trump tweeted his thanks to Kirk for the activist's praise of Trump's job performance early Friday, lamenting that the mainstream media ignored his administration's achievements in 2017. ... The show of support comes just a day after The New Yorker reported that Turning Point's former national field director, Crystal Clanton, sent text messages to another staffer during the 2016 campaign expressing hatred towards African-Americans.

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Clanton held the second most powerful position in Turning Point USA for five years before her resignation.

"I hate black people. Like --- them all ... I hate blacks. End of story," Clanton wrote in texts to John Ryan O'Rourke, another former Turning Point employee.

Turning Point USA, a conservative nonprofit founded by Kirk in 2012, is a group active on college campuses that seeks to recruit and train young conservatives.

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Listen carefully to your local conservative. They know what's going on in the community. You will know what they're doing because they will accuse liberals of perpetrating it.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-22 10:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


It may be an interesting week or two with Pres Trump in Florida with little to do but tweet as he participates in his morning ablutions.

Or will he be able to restrain himself?

Time will tell....

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-22 10:21 PM | Reply

Scary, but he's getting better at the dictator game. I think his lies machine is running very very well.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-22 10:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Someone who resigned last year, not Trump.

John Ryan O'Rourke, the former Turning Point employee who received the text messages from Clanton, requested that the messages "not be used in any article or background information concerning Turning Point" and declined to comment on them. Kirk said in an e-mail that "Turning Point assessed the situation and took decisive action within 72 hours of being made aware of the issue." Soon after, Clanton left the organization.

At least report the whole story.

And you wonder why no one trusts the main stream liberal media...

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-24 01:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

yeah, they don't want their true feelings out there.

#5 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-24 02:11 PM | Reply

For me, the question is: how does someone like that rise to the position of National Field Director of your organization in the first place? They're a political organization, after all. Are they oblivious to the politics of having such people in prominent positions? Unless, of course, the organization isn't really all that offended by such attitudes.

#6 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-12-24 06:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And you wonder why no one trusts the main stream liberal media...

#4 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Yeah, they all should check with BOAZ to determine the timing of their releases. Are you aware that the pressure to publish stories as soon as possible in order to get the "scoop" on other media outlets is an example of the "free market" in journalism? You love free markets, so what's the problem? In this case, however, the dumb part is Trump tweeting his support the day after the story was published.

#7 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-12-24 06:16 PM | Reply

He didnt praise the person who said the offense. The company got rid of the person.

What are you liberals whining about and why is this even a story?

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-24 06:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What horse crud. The left takes one idiots comments and projects them to every single conservative. Does that mean that because Charlie rose and al Franklin were sexual predators all libbies are too?

Where do you get off with such nonsensical projections??

#9 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2017-12-24 09:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

10,000 examples don't make the rule
-Dave Thewave

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-25 12:09 PM | Reply

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Simpering morons aside, wow - the director probably indicates any of his hires could also be -------- ready for departure.

Boaz - your White privilege is showing. Dude, he specifically said "---- YOU" to well, you, and then you turn around and defend the organization which he was in control over without scrutiny. I highly doubt any black friends you may have would take the same approach.

#11 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2017-12-25 01:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Sorry, I thought I de-capitalized the W too. Merry Christmas!

#12 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2017-12-25 01:22 PM | Reply

Dude, he specifically said "---- YOU" to well, you, and then you turn around and defend the organization which he was in control over without scrutiny.

Um, I dont care about him. Did the organization put out a concurring message about black folk? No?

Oh, they fired him because of what he said?

What are you talking about again?

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-25 07:46 PM | Reply

So. Much. Drivel. We live in an age where someone can get up in front of a group of thousands of people and say that there is scientific research that proves kids born out of wedlock are disadvantaged...and every minority in the building can then claim discrimination if they have a kid out of wedlock.

There are so many unsubstantiated facts and hearsay in this article that it begs the question "Is the media purposefully dumbing itself down to test to see how far they can go before normal people actually understand they are being punk'd". It's quite a shame to see so many people actually falling for this type of article. I have no doubt there are racists in the organization. I also have no doubt there are racists in every organization. What I do doubt is how many claims are made in articles these days without any evidence. The fact our communities as a whole haven't risen up to demand responsible reporting is mind-boggling.

#14 | Posted by humtake at 2017-12-26 12:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What I do doubt is how many claims are made in articles these days without any evidence.

Seems to me there was plenty of evidence in the article. And links to more if you cared to follow the bread crumbs.

Here... Let me help you brother.

"It might seem like kind of a silly thing to try to take over student government associations," Mr. Kirk, 23, said
during a public appearance before a conservative group in 2015. But he noted that at large universities, student
government budgets can be as much as tens of millions of dollars. And student leaders increasingly have the bully
pulpit to champion certain causes whether progressive issues like divesting college endowments from fossil fuels,
or conservative priorities like the elimination of free speech restrictions.

"We're not going to change the professor's mind. You're not going to get teachers fired," Mr. Kirk told the group.

"But the only vulnerability there is, the only little opening, is student government association races and elections,
and we're investing a lot of time and energy and money in it."

Turning Point's student government push, he told the audience, is a "rather undercover, underground operation."
The organization has been much more outspoken in promoting its Professor Watchlist website, which lists faculty
members who the conservative group believes have a "radical" agenda. Turning Point was
founded in 2012 and says it has a presence on more than 1,000 college campuses.

futureu.education

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-26 01:42 PM | Reply

"Um, I dont care about him. Did the organization put out a concurring message about black folk? No?

Oh, they fired him because of what he said?

What are you talking about again?

#13 | Posted by boaz"

Hey Doofus... If you are going to comment on the story you really ought to read it first.

Clanton, who resigned after serving as the group's second-highest official for five years, at first declined to comment. "I'm no longer with Turning Point and wish not to be a part of the story," Clanton told me over e-mail. Later, in a second e-mail, she said, "I have no recollection of these messages and they do not reflect what I believe or who I am and the same was true when I was a teenager."

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-26 01:51 PM | Reply

Why do you think she resigned, dumbass?

Because the organization put pressure on her...

#17 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-26 06:28 PM | Reply

Impressive. You made it six paragraphs into the article finally.

Now what is your opinion of this 501(c)3 "charity" engaging in political activities on our college campuses?

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-26 06:44 PM | Reply

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