We haven't yet written anything about the Washington Post's story on the New Black Panthers case. The Post's account, which highlights a schism in the Justice Department over whether enforcement of the civil rights laws should be race-neutral, is certainly interesting, but unless I am missing something it contains little that has not been widely reported and discussed in the conservative press. So if the Post's account is significant, it is mostly because it ran in a liberal newspaper. But this shouldn't be a big surprise, as the Post is much less slavish in toeing the liberal line than the New York Times and many other newspapers.
First, Obama s reputation as a racial healer was largely the creation of the media. In fact, the Obama campaign had a number of racially polarizing incidents that probably would have disqualified any other presidential candidate of the past 30 years.
My name is Greg Farrell. I was at the Tea Party gathering on March 20 and I was also outside the Cannon Building when the black congressmen who claim to have heard racial epithets walked down the stairs and out of the building and across the street to the Capitol. I was also there when they returned and went back inside of the Capitol Building.
At The New Republic, John B. Judis argues that the Tea Party movement is many things, but not necessarily racist: Once upon a time, leftwing thinkers used to blame the opposition to liberalism on capitalist rapaciousness. But since the Sixties, it has become more common to depict conservative movements, which invariably include some [...]
McClatchy News was responsible for the single worst story reporting the allegations of Reps. Andre Carson, John Lewis. Emanuel Cleaver and James Clyburn that Tea Party protesters abused black congressmen with racial epithets while demonstrating against Obamacare on Capitol Hill on March 20. The story is "Tea party protesters scream 'nigger' at black congressmen."
Opponents of the popular expression of conservative opposition to big government the tea-party movement regularly note that tea partiers are overwhelmingly white. This is intended to disqualify the tea parties from serious moral consideration.
Federal officials in Dallas have found that a group of black employees at a Paris, Texas, pipe factory were harassed with nooses, Confederate flags and death threats while white employees who refused to participate in the abuse were fired. "I've been called colored boy, coon, monkey," said Dontrail Mathis, 33, a painter's helper at the plant in Paris who began highlighting racist conditions in December 2006. "When Obama won, they went off. My superiors said 'If he ain't white, it ain't right.' "I saw nooses, swastikas on the wall," said Mathis, a father of three. "It was horrible."
My friend Jason Mattera, Young America’s Foundation spokesman and conservative gadfly, is never afraid to speak his mind. Even if you don’t totally embrace his style, he’s thoroughly entertaining and a really great, energetic guy. What he’s not, however, is a racist. But that’s exactly what New York Times reporter Kate Zernike concludedafter attending a CPAC panel discussion [...]