Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Was Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Truthful?


Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who was accused by a United Airlines passenger of bumping her from a first-class seat, said in a Twitter screed on Tuesday that she believes the incident is all about race.

United Airlines was deceptive, falsely blaming the customer but later apologized.  

Teacher, Jean-Marie Simon, 63, said she was tossed out of her first-class seat on a Houston to Washington, DC, flight on Dec. 18 to make way for Jackson Lee.

The teacher from Washington, DC, said in a Facebook post two days later that she saw a uniformed United employee pull Jackson Lee from the priority boarding line and escort her to a first-class seat before any other passengers got on the plane.

When Simon went to board with her first-class ticket, an agent said it wasn’t in the system. Another United attendant told her that united.com had changed her reservation an hour earlier and upgraded another passenger to her seat. Later, they changed this again to "she canceled" it.  

Simon later learned the congresswoman ended up in her seat.
But Jackson Lee, in her Tweets, said she did “nothing wrong.”

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee first 
 denied being given preferential treatment. 

“I asked for nothing exceptional or out of the ordinary and received nothing exceptional or out of the ordinary. I proceeded to take my seat and work on legislative issues on my way to Washington,”

                                     "I did nothing wrong."

She asked for and received preferential treatment, as is her norm with United Airlines.  
"Proceeded" is to lengthen time and show step by step processing. This is said due to the involvement she had in obtaining the school teacher's seat.    

Note the need to associate "nothing" with her "work on legislative issues."

This is to attempt to cover special privilege as her work and life is more important than the teacher who saved up airline miles to travel first class. 

She has issued another statement.  

Next:  what do we know about her from the following statement?

We look for four elements in language:

1.  Background
2.  Experiences
3.  Priority 
4.  Personality Traits 

“Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target along with the African American flight attendant who was very, very nice. This saddens me, especially at this time of year given all of the things we have to work on to help people. But in the spirit of this season and out of the sincerity of my heart, if it is perceived that I had anything to do with this, I am kind enough to simply say sorry. But as an African American, I know there are too many examples like this all over the nation .

Note she reduces the other passenger (school teacher) to one without a name or occupation.  This is to depersonalize  her.  The teacher has no "work", no race and no sex.  

She then identifies herself by both race and sex.  

Note she identifies the "very very nice" flight attendant by race.  

Next, note what saddens her:  she works "for" a purpose.  

Was there collusion between herself and United?

Was it due to race and not just politics?

Note the use of "we" in her statement reveals the answer. 

Who is "we" here?  She unites herself with the specific race of the flight attendant.  

 Next note her embedded admission:  But in the spirit of this season and out of the sincerity of my heart, if it is perceived that I had anything to do with this,

Next note the narcissistic self view with how "great" she is; great enough to say sorry. 

Note that she does not apologize nor say "I am sorry" to the one who she reduced to "individual" who is then accused of being a racist (with hint of mysogyny.  If the customer had been a male, she would have continued her them as a "African American woman."

She does not say "I am sorry" but that she is kind enough to do this, yet she then refutes it with the word "but" and tells us why she refuses to apologize:  because her accuser is a racist.  She knows this because the accuser took her photo.  
“I noted that this individual came toward me and took a picture. I heard later that she might have said ‘I know who she is,’ ”


Jackson Lee said she "heard"  that the woman had “canceled her own flight.”



Analysis Conclusion:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is deceptive about the change of seats. 
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is an exploiter. 
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is a racist. 

The subject got United Airlines to deliberately bump a passenger to give her the first class seat. It was not happenstance but orchestrated by her.  

She revealed that this is not only what she expects, but what she normally receives. 

When caught, she revealed her own narcissistic entitlement and superiority.  

When challenged, she revealed her own racism.  

Our words reveal us.  

This is a politician who used her office, race and sex to exploit for others, but in doing so, she revealed how deep her lack of self awareness is, and how readily she will trample the rights and dignity of others.  She reduced the school teacher to a non-entity, no name, gender, race or employment.  This is done in comparison to herself.  This is the view of the narcissist. 

She does not apologize but asserts her own personal greatness possessing the ability to do so.  She cannot bring herself to say it:  we shall not say it for her.  

The self importance is acute and likely far deeper than just that which arose from reaching the political office. This is a dominant personality trait that those close to her can confirm.  

She holds the teacher (and other passengers, given the context of "normal") in contempt.  

This is the language of an "elitist." 

She lies with impunity, adding insult to the lies, and thinking she is portraying herself as magnanimous, she only reveals the contempt she holds the world in.  This is the language and profile of a pathological liar. 

This is someone of whom constituency should expect will always do what she has done her entire life:  put her own interests before that of others.  

It is who she is.  

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23 comments:

General P. Malaise said...

on top of that she doesn't even pay for her seat. the displaced passenger paid for her seat (whether it is with points or cash makes no difference). United is complicit as they go into their database to find a person they will displace. they actively chose who, not first come first serve. they can probably see the flight history of the passenger with their airline and then pick the one they will single out. the last thing they want is to displace someone who will retaliate by either being a frequentflyer and going to the competition or someone who may have money to sue. they apparently thought this person would go quietly and even issued implied threats against the displaced passenger.

this congress critter would never get elected without the gerrymandering of districts. same goes for many other "elected" servants of the people.

BOSTON LADY said...

Racist snob. Jackson seems to think that she has the right to push others out to get what she wants AND expected. The "really really" nice flight attendant had a piece of this.

No regard for the paying passenger, whether in miles or cash. If Jackson works for the people, she should be willing to sit with them in coach. Might be interesting to review her flight history to see if she ever sat in coach.

Trigger said...

"Elitist' is a good description of Ms. Lee's attitude. She won't apologize.

I have seen this type of preferential treatment in business transactions before. I agree that it took careful consideration on the part of the airlines before they picked the person to bump from first class.

I hope this teacher receives compensation for her humiliation, inconvenience, and demeaning treatment. What a bad public relations incident for United Airlines. I will avoid flying with United.

Pak31 said...

On another site I read that passengers were telling the teacher that this isn’t the first time this congresswoman has done this. She sounds like a snob who thinks she is above all others because of her job. She also has proven that she’s not a caring or generous person otherwise she would have apologized and felt bad. She also seems to side with members of her own race which is why she had to tell everyone the color of the flight attendant who helped her when her color has nothing to do with it. For her to pull the race card without any proof that the teacher was upset due to her ethnicity is embarrassing. Racial divide in this country will never end. I don’t think some people want it to go away. They would have nothing to use as an excuse any
Longer. The congresswoman is the true racist here and no one needs to point it out. She’s shown us all by herself. If I were the teacher I would be upset but I’d just take the high road and move on knowing I’m a good person and did nothing wrong.

Hey Jude said...

I looked the teacher up - she has a Harvard Law degree, and she is a Gold Elite customer of the airline - she wasn't a good pick for an involuntary downgrade.

There were many empty seats in economy on that flight where the congresswoman could have sat - I read it was less than half full.

It's 'nothing exceptional or out of the ordinary' for the congresswoman to expect an upgrade, regardless of whether there is a better empty seat available, or not. If she had simply been offered an upgrade, and was unaware she would be taking another person's seat, she would not have felt it necessary to say 'I did nothing wrong', or 'since this was not any fault of mine'. She acknowledges there is a fault, but implies it is of the airline rather that any of hers. The airline facilitated it, but it is most likely she asked for an upgrade and persisted in the request after learning the better seats were all reserved. 'Nothing wrong' and 'not any fault of mine' are sensitive - nobody had asked her if she had done anything wrong, or if it was her fault that she took that seat.

I think she said she worked on 'legislative issues' during the flight in order to make an association with her actions as 'lawful'.

'This saddens me, especially at this time of year given all of the things we have to work on to help people. But in the spirit of this season and out of the sincerity of my heart, if it is perceived that I had anything to do with this, I am kind enough to simply say sorry.'

So condescending, and she's not 'kind enough to say sorry' - she doesn't say she is sorry. It's disingenuous - 'sorry' as a kindness rather than as an acknowledgement that she was in the wrong would not have been to have been sorry, even if she had said it.

'Given all the things we have to work on' - as if to say the complainant is wasting the congresswoman's time, which is needed to 'help people', with selfish, unhelpful, concerns about being downgraded from her reserved seat. It is to distract from the issue that she took a seat which had been reserved, and to make the wronged passenger appear a petty time waster.

'In the spirit of the season' - is that to say that any other time of the year she wouldn't bother to pretend to apologise?
'and out of the sincerity of my heart' - sounds insincere, as 'sincerity' often does.

She took the other person's seat, then, only 'upon reflection' - decided to accuse her of racism for taking an interest in who had been occupying her seat. Strange that only occurred to her 'upon reflection', as if to attempt to close down the subject.

Shameful, of her and of the airline.

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The 'my seat' - does she possibly have a preference for sitting in the same place/seat on any aircraft? IDK, but I tend to say the window seat or an aisle seat. I say 'my seat' in the car as that's where I usually sit. Do people generally take ownership of seats on aircraft, coaches, buses?

'Easy target' - - is that a deflection? Was the target not the ousted passenger's seat? Is it that there was actual collusion to free up that particular seat, because the congresswoman prefers to sit in the same particular place?

Anonymous said...

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[Rose’s] sexualization of white women was a manifestation of gendered power dynamics in the same way that his not sexualizing me was an expression of racialized power dynamics.

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Lucia D said...

The lack of empathy for other passengers seems more than mere entitlement to me. And the need to portray herself as the victim in the situation is lauggable! Narcissism thy name is Sheila Jackson Lee.

Peter Hyatt said...

Lucia and others, you will appreciate this as you consider the short profile that emerged:


http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/27/sheila-jackson-lees-long-history-of-being-an-entitled-queen/

Lars Bak said...

"...APPEARED to be, UPON REFLECTION, because..."

My, oh my - does she believe it herself? What does she take us for - her voters?

Nic said...

Hey Jude said:
So condescending, and she's not 'kind enough to say sorry' - she doesn't say she is sorry. It's disingenuous - 'sorry' as a kindness rather than as an acknowledgement that she was in the wrong would not have been to have been sorry, even if she had said it.

It is interesting how she attaches "sincerity" of her heart (so not "her" being sincere, but the sincerity of her heart (which is not defined,) with the word sorry. "Sorry" has no pronoun attached to it rendering the action inactive; ergo, making her insincere and NOT sorry.



Nic said...

Lucia D said...
The lack of empathy for other passengers seems more than mere entitlement to me. And the need to portray herself as the victim in the situation is lauggable! Narcissism thy name is Sheila Jackson Lee.


I agree Lucia. It's a culture of entitlement.

A couple of summers ago, my self-entitled, supremely narcissistic brother-in-law announced he was "nice" (his word) to us because he gave up "his" first class seat to my sister-in-law who had fainted in economy. Long story short, after a year of working for an American company she finally got her Green Card and was able to join her husband in the US. IMO, he could have signed the paperwork and sponsored her when he relocated back to the US. But I guess he thought it better to make her work for it herself. He "joined" her for a week vacation up in Alaska (where she had been working in isolation,) prior to bringing her "home", and I guess she spent the whole vacation crying because she had to be IV'd/re-hydrated, on the plane ride out of Alaska. So he wanted her to be comfortable while she was being tended to.

It's one thing to be "seen" as a nice guy. It's another thing TO BE a nice guy. (This is a guy who gifts my s-i-l expensive jewelry in nice restaurants in front of patrons imo, so he looks like an indulging husband, prompting me to think: "What did you do.")

My in-laws are messed up.

Anonymous said...

Has ANYONE on the left reprimanded jackson yet?

Hey Jude said...

Nic - And also not kind. 'Kind enough to say sorry' is like saying that while she does not consider herself to be wrong, she'll say sorry because others might perceive her to have been in the wrong, so she's only going along with that to make them feel better, not because she is sorry, or believes she did wrong. A kind person would not want anyone downgraded for him or her - she's not 'kind enough' to ask for whatever seat is available - what she said is absurd.

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Peter, if that writer in the link is correct, she did want, and had targeted, that particular seat.

Lucia D said...

Agree, she showed Kindness is not one of her virtues. That sentence was so fake and condescending. Amazing lack of insight that she couldn’t see that made her look like the jerk.

tania cadogan said...

Several decades worth of coverage of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee suggests she's behaved badly on planes – and on automobiles – before this week's incident.

The latest airplane drama came this week when a United Airlines passenger said she was booted from her first class seat to accommodate the Texas Democrat, who shot back by saying the only reason the woman complained was because Jackson Lee is black.

But previous reports show the House member, who was elected in 1994, has had a history of transportation drama, including berating flight attendants on first class flights and making her Congressional staff drive her one block, while waiting on her for hours and disrupting traffic.

She's been documented calling her employees 'you stupid motherf***er,' while referring to herself as Congressional royalty.

'You don't understand. I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen,' she was quoted saying in 1998, three years into her nearly 23-year tenure on Capitol Hill.

In 2002, the Weekly Standard did a deep dive into her travel demands.

The congresswoman, the article noted, lived about '200 paces' from her Cannon Building Capitol Hill office, though still insisted on a ride.

On December 6, 2001, a blue Ford Contour with government plates pulled up to her apartment building where it idled for 23 minutes, blocking rush hour traffic in the meantime on one of Capitol Hill's busiest streets, the Weekly Standard said.

When the congresswoman appeared an aide opened the car's doors for her and waited while Jackson Lee stood outside the automobile to take a phone call.

Then an awkward moment ensued when Jackson Lee stared her staffer down until the congresswoman's jacket and shawl were removed.

In a 2011 article in the Daily Caller drivers for the lawmaker said she demanded that they run red lights and on highway shoulders – antics that caused one accident.

Jackson Lee was screaming at a staffer to drive faster when the aide turned too sharply and ran the car into a wall, the Daily Caller reported.

While her time was precious, staffers' testified theirs was not.

'Whatever time she told me to be there, I would always show up at least 20 minutes later, and expect to wait at least 45 minutes,' one of Jackson Lee's drivers told the Daily Caller. 'She was making me wait in the car, sometimes upwards of five to seven hours per day.'

Idling the car so much started to damage its engine.

'My mechanic friend said, "you know, your car looks like you've driven it twice the miles you have,"' the staffer said.

Before this week's United debacle, Jackson Lee had a tense relationship with Continental, the Houston-based carrier that merged with United in 2010.

Jackson Lee's staff would book seats on multiple flights for her week-end trips back to Houston, allowing the congresswoman to pick the trip that would best fit her schedule.

This, however, would leave the airline in a bind, the Weekly Standard noted, as Continental wouldn't be able to sell off the premier seats she didn't use.

And while Jackson Lee would book coach tickets, the congresswoman was often bumped to first class.

In February 1998, while sitting in first class, Jackson Lee famously berated a flight attendant over her meal choice not being available on the particular plane she chose to fly home on.

'Don't you know who I am?' the congresswoman reportedly said. 'I'm Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Where is my seafood meal? I know it was ordered!'

After this incident, the vice president of Continental's government affairs office called Jackson Lee and warned her that her behavior needed to improve or she would not be flying the airline again, sources told the Weekly Standard.

tania cadogan said...

cont.

A year later, in May 1999, Jackson Lee had boarded a Continental flight out of Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National only to find that she had misplaced her purse.

The congresswoman proceeded to get off the flight to look for the bag back in the terminal, meanwhile the plane had left the gate – with the missing purse on board.

According to aviation lobbyists that the Weekly Standard talked to, Jackson Lee demanded she be let back on the plane and didn't believe it was against Federal Aviation Administration regulation.

'She accused the gate staff of racism and demanded to see their supervisor, who was a black woman,' the Weekly Standard wrote. 'Her purse, meanwhile, was unceremoniously dropped out of the cockpit window and ferried back to her.'

Eighteen years later, many of the themes remain the same as Jackson Lee pointed to racism as the crux of the problem, protesting she did nothing wrong when she was bumped to a white woman's seat on December 18 on a flight from Houston to Washington, D.C.

Jackson Lee was put in seat 1A, which was originally paid for by a Jean-Marie Simon, a schoolteacher from Washington DC, who has accused the airline of evicting her from the seat so they could give it to a member of congress.

The congresswoman said in a statement Tuesday that she is upset she has to respond to allegations that she demanded special treatment.

'Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target along with the African American flight attendant who was very, very nice,' the 67-year-old Democrat tweeted Tuesday.

'But in the spirit of this season and out of the sincerity of my heart, if it is perceived that I had anything to do with this, I am kind enough to simply say sorry. But as an African American, I know there are too many examples like this all over the nation.'

Simon claims that after an hour-long weather delay United carelessly tossed her out of her first-class seat to make way for Jackson Lee, saying in a Facebook post that she saw a uniformed airline employee pull the congresswoman from the boarding line and escort her to a first-class seat.

Then Simon, who was on the second leg of her return flight from Guatemala, said she went to the gate to board and was told her ticket wasn't in the system.

When the attendant asked her if she had canceled her ticket, Simon replied: 'No. I just want to go home.'

After she was seated, she claims she was told by another passenger that her original seat was occupied by a congresswoman and that he had seen her do it twice before.

The airline compensated her with a $500 voucher and another ticket for that flight in Economy Plus.

And on Monday United again apologized to her and said they would reimburse her with a second $500 voucher.

'I am disappointed in having to respond to this accusation, but I believe transparency is very important. Unfortunately, it looks like Grinch is trying to steal the spirit of the holiday.

Last Monday, I arrived at the airport to catch my flight to Washington to continue my fight to get Hurricane Harvey funds back to Texas and other hard hit areas, along with funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and of course, trying to stop a tax bill that was going to cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance.

After receiving my boarding pass, I boarded the plane in the normal process. I did nothing wrong. I asked for nothing exceptional or out of the ordinary and received nothing exceptional or out of the ordinary. I proceeded to take my seat and work on legislative issues on my way to Washington.



tania cadogan said...

cont.

Although I was not involved, I observed a disruption by an individual walking back and forth in the cabin. I could overhear her speaking with a flight attendant (an African American woman).

I saw the gate agent go to the seat of the individual who was walking back and forth before we took off.

I later came to understand that the individual had canceled her own flight. However I had nothing to do with that.

I noted that this individual came toward me and took a picture. I heard later that she might have said “I know who she is.” Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target along with the African American flight attendant who was very, very nice.

This saddens me, especially at this time of year given all of the things we have to work on to help people. But in the spirit of this season and out of the sincerity of my heart, if it is perceived that I had anything to do with this, I am kind enough to simply say sorry.

I understand the airline is working to address the passenger’s concerns. I am glad of that. But as an African American, I know there are too many examples like this all over the nation.

I hope one day, we will accept our collective diversity. Happy Holidays.'

Immediately after the incident the airline denied Simon's claims.


'After thoroughly examining our electronic records, we found that upon receiving a notification that Flight 788 was delayed due to weather, the customer appears to have canceled her flight from Houston to Washington, DC within the United mobile app,' United said in a statement.

'As part of the normal pre-boarding process, gate agents began clearing standby and upgrade customers, including the first customer on the waitlist for an upgrade.'

Simon denies the airline's claim that she canceled her ticket and claims United staff threatened to remove her from the flight for complaining and for taking a photo of Lee in her seat.

The teacher said she has screenshots of her United app that shows a canceled flight to Houston in August during Hurricane Harvey when she was supposed to visit her daughter, according to the Houston Chronicle.

United says the screenshot wouldn't show the December 18 flight as canceled because Simon did eventually end up taking the flight.

And regardless of the turnout - Representative Jackson Lee said she did 'nothing wrong.'

'I asked for nothing exceptional or out of the ordinary and received nothing exceptional or out of the ordinary. I proceeded to take my seat and work on legislative issues on my way to Washington,' she wrote.

She said she overheard someone say the woman 'cancelled her own flight,' and that she 'noted that this individual came toward me and took a picture. I heard later that she might have said "I know who she is."'

Simon also said she hopes the airline makes everything right with Simon.

But other people on the flight claim they have witnessed the congresswoman carry out similar behavior at least three times before.

'I've seen Lee and IAH cutting in line and rudely taking advantage of her status before. United knows she will play the race card if she isn't treated like royalty so they just give in. They don't care about a hard working teacher vs a privileged idiot,' one person tweeted.

tania cadogan said...

cont.

Simon has denied all claims that her anger and frustration with United had to do with race.

'I had no idea who was in my seat when I complained at the gate that my seat had been given to someone else,' she said.

'There is no way you can see who is in a seat from inside the terminal.'

Simon said that five minutes after she snapped the photo of Jackson Lee, another flight attendant sat next to her and asked her if she 'was going to be a problem.'

The teacher said she was so distraught by how the airline treated her that after she arrived home she wrote a letter to the CEO, Oscar Munoz, and posted it on social media.

An airline representative contacted her last Saturday morning and repeatedly apologized.

Simon has asked for a formal, written apology.

'It's just impossible to suspend disbelief and swallow that story that I cancelled my flight,' she said said.

United Airlines has experienced a number of public relations headaches in the past year related to its customer service.

The most notorious case was that of Dr David Dao.

On April 9, just before a United flight was set to take off from Chicago to Louisville, security personnel forcibly dragged Dao off a plane to make room for United crew members.

Dao refused to give up his seat and was left bloodied by the experience, which was filmed on cellphone video and posted to social media.

The viral backlash was a black eye for United, which apologized. The airline and Dao reached a financial settlement for an undisclosed sum of money.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5216023/Rep-United-flight-fight-history-bad-behavior.html

Hey Jude said...
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Hey Jude said...

^ posted on wrong thread, so deleted.

habundia said...

Tania....you always have great and large articles where do you get them from?
Most articles i see have little information. Or do you get them from multiple sources?

tania cadogan said...

Hi Habundia. Most i get from the daily mail i do though search for an article with the best information regarding a story so a post could be the the sun, daily express, daily mirror or even the daily star as well as news sites like sky news or the bbc.
I love bingoogling.

Have a happy new year honey xx

Anonymous said...

Actress Debra Messing actively showed support for this Congresswoman - and also for her 12-year old son to protest during the National Anthem at a sporting event.