August 11, 2008

Quote of the Day II

Adam Serwer of the American Prospect, on that congressional race in Tennessee in which one of Rep. Steve Cohen's opponents ran anti-white and anti-Semitic TV ads against him:

Fox's Hannity and Colmes invited the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson onto the show to say what white right-wing pundits would feel less comfortable saying. Peterson blamed the entire black community of the 9th District, declaring that “most blacks” in Memphis are “so racist that they don't even realize that white Americans have moved on, and so whenever there is a campaign like this, such as this, they always use racism in order to intimidate white Americans.” Hours later, the virulently racist black community of Memphis strapped on their black berets and, clutching copies of Soul on Ice, handed Cohen a landslide win with 79 percent of the vote to Tinker’s 19 percent. She got a larger share of the vote in 2006, running against 13 other people.
"Hannity and Colmes," of course, only talks about "racism" when it's white people who are the victim. Damn those double standards.

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 11, 2008 04:51 PM
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