Media refuses to ID party of New Jersey Democrat caught in vile racist rant, race-baiters silent

burkeIt’s odd that liberals say they can spot racism in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but can’t spot it when it comes from one of their own.

Recently, Marie Strumolo Burke, a Democrat running for Mayor of Belleville, New Jersey, was reportedly captured on tape making a vile, racist comment.  In the recording, she allegedly expressed concerns her city was becoming a “f*****g n****r town.”

But, the Daily Caller said Wednesday, the Democrat-media complex largely refused to report the fact that she’s a Democrat.  And oddly enough, nothing has been heard from the professional race-baiters who typically jump all over comments like these.

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According to the Daily Caller (expletives, slurs edited):

In an undated recording of a voicemail left by a former council chairman, Burke’s voice can be heard in the background “discussing” proposed changes to the town’s tax rates.

“This is terrible. This is terrible,” she can be heard moaning in the background. “This is gonna be a f*****g n****r town!”

The current mayor of Belleville, fellow Democrat Raymond Kimble, claims he obtained the tape last October and sent it off to a Michigan forensics lab to determine its authenticity.

The lab said there was an 85 percent chance the voice on the recording was Burke’s.  Burke, however, claims it’s not her voice on the recording.
“I am outraged and I am ‘100% certain’ that Kimble’s fingerprints are all over this report,” she told NJ.com.

The Daily Caller said that while local media reported the story, along with some national outlets, “nearly all of the stories’ failed to mention her party affiliation.
Gee, I wonder why…
The DC added:

The New Jersey Star-Ledger didn’t mention it once. Neither did this April 29 story on NorthJersey.com, or this one from April 11. New Jersey News 12 omitted it in their write-up. In fact, The Daily Caller News Foundation couldn’t find a single local story identifying Burke as a Democrat.

Regional and national news outlets didn’t fare much better. The New York Daily News almost identified her as a Democrat — but only in the story’s final sentence, and only as cover for the Democratic National Committee. ”Earlier this week, Belleville council members voted to request a censure from the Democratic National Committee of Strumolo Burke due to the purported comments,” they wrote.

The Root, a popular African-American blog, expressed outrage at her comments, but, the DC added, failed to mention that she’s a Democrat.

No doubt, were she a Republican, it would be national news with everyone demanding she lose everything.

But it gets worse.  Even Fox News failed to report her Democratic Party ties.  Why?

“In fact, the only outlets to touch on Burke’s party affiliation were expressly conservative blogs and media organizations like The Blaze and The Washington Times. And most of those stories were only published on Wednesday,” the Daily Caller said.

Incidents like this are the reason I refer to the so-called “mainstream media” as the “Democrat-media complex.”

Burke’s comments can be heard in the video below:


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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