I hate even mentioning Spanky McFarlane because we’re not even on the same playing field as him. After all, we have a million times his readership. But for whatever reason this numbnuts is employed by the Telegram and Gazette – a newspaper that some people still choose to pay for, and that some advertisers still choose to literally burn their money on.
As part of the “No clicks for Clive” campaign, here’s what I propose we do with Spanky. I’ll read the articles. You don’t. If we see something that’s worth ripping apart we’ll quote it in our blogs but not link. Because I know it’s hard not to click on his columns. It’s like driving past a car wreck – you wanna see just how bad it is. You wanna read it. But unfortunately this is what he wants you to do. The Telegram only employs Clive because he gets tons of page views. Stop feeding the monster. We’ll satisfy your need to see what he wrote and rip him apart at the same time. No Clicks For Clive is a win-win for everyone.
In today’s column Spanky chimed in about the term “color-blind.” Of course we all know what his take would be on it – if you say it you’re a racist. And whereas Turtleboy actually goes and interviews North High students for their perspective, Spanky interviews white Clark and Columbia professors. After all, Clive is a learned man and a deep thinker. He doesn’t have time to ask high school students of color who are in the building every day what they think of the term. He only has time to talk to six figure salaried white women at Clark.
One woman he interviewed is named Sarah Michaels, and she is a professor and senior research scholar at the Hiatt Center for Urban Education. That’s much, much more important than “junior research scholar at the Hiatt Center for Urban Education.” This of course means that she is paid a ridiculous amount of money to “research” things that fit her insane agenda. This is what we’re dealing with:
That is the face of every person who has ever lived in Northampton ever.
And according to her, “If you don’t acknowledge that racism is still a powerful force in this society — both consciously and unconsciously, both at the individual level and at the institutional level, and if you don’t acknowledge that there is something like white privilege that many well-meaning, and so-called ‘enlightened’ or ‘anti-racist’ folks benefit from — you are missing or ignoring much of the problem, and even guilty of colluding in perpetuating the problem.”
See that right there? This is why we fight at Turtleboy Sports. Because dooshnozzles like her tell you that if you don’t agree with them that white privilege exists and that every white person has everything handed to them in life, then you are “guilty of colluding in perpetuating the problem.” Luckily for her she is one of the “good ones” who stays in the good graces of racists like Jive Clive by pretending to understand the plight of all black people.
Then Clive went and interviewed another expert on racism – Amy Stuart Wells of Teachers College, Columbia University. Guess what race she is?
Oh look, another learned honky who has literally drowned herself in books. She must be smarter than everyone else. Because she read all those books.
Here’s what she had to say – “Even when education policies are colorblind on the surface, they interact with school systems and residential patterns in which race is a central factor in deciding where students go to school, what resources and curricula they have access to, whether they are understood and appreciated by their teachers and classmates and how they are categorized across academic programs.”
Huh? See that right there? That is nothing more than a run-on sentence of nonsense. She uses words and phrases like “curricula,” “categorized across academic programs,” and “interact with school systems and residential patterns,” to mask the fact that she has nothing of substance to say. This is what these people are paid to do. They are paid to take nothing and turn it into something. But don’t be fooled – everything she just said is meaningless.
These tenured college professors have nothing productive to add to society, kind of like ol’ Spanky McFarlane. So instead of getting a real job they are essentially paid money by the schools to do “research.” Then they make tons of money selling books and teaching the next generation how racist white people are. But hey, more power to em I guess. They make more money than most of you, and apparently in this state it will help you get elected to the United States Senate.
Here’s why they’re frauds though. These are the same people who rail against banks and scream about the cost of college tuition. Yet the first place to look at if you wanted to reduce the cost of college, is paying these idiots to do “research.” These are the same muffs who tell white people everywhere that they’re racist. Yet they teach in schools where the student population is overwhelmingly white, and they live in neighborhoods that are overwhelmingly white.
And this is who Spanky is using to justify his beliefs that “color-blind” is an inapprorpiate, racist term. Upper middle-class white women from the burbs. In other words Jive Clive values the opinions of elitist white women over the opinions of children of color.
Just a reminder that if your business advertises in the Telegram you are paying Clive to write this nonsense. And you’re paying an insane amount of money too. You’d have to be an idiot to pay these type of prices for digital ads:
So let me get this straight. If you want your ad to be seen 445,000 times in a month (package #1), and you wanna keep that ad on the Telegram for a minimum of 2-4 months, it would cost you $3,501 per month? Sounds like a great value!! Where do I sign up? What small business in Worcester doesn’t have an extra $3,501 per month to spend on an ad that less than half a million people will see?
Meanwhile, we charge a fraction of that, and for that your ad will be seen on every single blog we write. Guess how many page views we had last month?
Let me get this straight. Turtleboy will give you 200,000 more views per month, and charge a fraction of the price? So you’d have to literally get a thrill out of burning money to continue to advertise with them. That’s the bottom line. I genuinely feel bad for anyone who continues to do business with them.
Why do they charge this much? And how do they get away with it? Simple. It’s what local business have been trained to do. Allocate X amount of money for marketing and then blindly throw it at the local newspaper. The Telegram has no choice but to rip them off like this. That’s because newspapers are a dying industry. No one buys them anymore so they have to raise revenue through digital ads. After all, someone has to pay for Clive’s new convertible.
But if people stop clicking on Clive’s columns their page views will go down and they won’t be able to sell as much ad space. No Clicks For Clive.