Where is the anti-Tea Party racist getting all of his ideas? A certain network (coughMSNBCcough) seems to be spreading a lot of the Tea-Party-members-hate-black-people rhetoric that was seen at LA's Tea Party rally. Glenn presented the evidence on radio this morning.
Remember this guy?
Well, Glenn decided to do some investigation into where all his nutty ideas came from - and it turns out MSNBC was partially responsible.
"Is it possible that the racist is an MSNBC fan? Maybe he heard Dylan Ratigan say this to the Tea Party express leader," Glenn said.
Ratigan said, "What confuses me about the Tea Party is the Tea Party's willingness to accept the wing nuts, as you put it, without shaming them or defining more crisply what the Tea Party's agenda is relative to those who just wanted to kill black people, for instance."
And what about Chris Matthews, who told a guest, "There's (pictures of sort) of a white-faced version of Barack Obama painted up like a minstrel or something and then you've got this other one with Hitler. You've got all the Hitler references, the racist sort of ethnic stuff, games being played with pictures. It really does get tribal and it gets weird. Why would you call Barack Obama a Nazi? He's a man. Let's face it, of the left. Just be blunt about it. Why do they teach -- what is this all about? He's a man of the right and he's a socialist and he's a rightist? And what is it they're saying? And he's black, obviously, but they're making that into a negative. What do you think is really going on in the heart of the Tea Party people?"
Ben Jealous, leader of the NAACP, even told Chris Matthews on MSNBC that the Tea Party and its leaders tolerated racists!
Could the LA anti-Tea Party guy been listening to Janeane Garofalo? She said, "Let's be very honestly about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats. It's not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea Party was about. They don't know the history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. It is nothing but a bunch of tea bagging red necks and there is no way around that."
So what did Glenn think?
"Conservatives, I think we all hear it. There are weak-minded people out there so easily influenced by this vitriolic hate speech on the left. Clearly, clearly all of those in the media that are engaging in this sort of hate speech and smear campaign, they better realize what that leads to, violence from guys like this guy, this racist on the right. They should separate themselves from him immediately. But they won't because we know what's really in their hearts, now, don't we? Gosh, that almost sounds evil, doesn't it?"