Only in a white racist society would a black President bear the brunt of blowback caused by the racist stunt of a political movement of racists, nativists, and ignorant yahoos – a stunt coordinated with their dedicated cable channel. Certainly, everyone knows by now that a Tea Party bigot edited a black woman’s speech and made her appear to be hateful toward whites.
She was talking about her transformation from anger toward whites to understanding how poor people of all color were oppressed – it was about being poor, not about being black or white. The edited tape didn’t include any of this marvelous woman’s thoughts about reconciliation.
It was a lie! Yes, the Obama Administration did a stupid thing by firing the woman without fully investigating the matter. Dumb, dumb, dumb – but, given the “white press” and its fear of the Tea Party movement, understandable. President Obama is accused of racism at the drop of a hat. Remember the Reverend Wright thing?
But every news outlet from NBC to PBS made the Obama Administration the story. This tells me that the so-called professionals in the media are treating the Tea Party just like they treated Joe McCarthy during the 1950s. Members of the racist, white, right wing – and that is what the Tea Party represents – is attempting to destroy the NAACP just like they destroyed ACORN.
Everyone is jumping all over the NAACP and the Obama Administration without taking into account the aggressive and vicious – perhaps even violent – reaction that comes from the far right whenever they think they have uncovered some perceived racist behavior by African Americans or other minorities. Let’s just be honest. The media is either enamored with, or afraid of, these Tea Party idiots.
What I don’t understand is the wailing and gnashing of teeth by the liberal and progressive media on MSNBC. Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell have really been laying it on the President. It never fails to amaze me how good the left is at beating itself over the head.