July 15, 2010

Quote of the Day I

Weigel, on the Fox News jihad against the group they essentially created, the New Black Panther Party

One of the more jarring passages in Rick Perlstein's "Nixonland" is his recounting of a popular myth that went around Iowa in 1966, the year of the conservative backlash against the Great Society. The myth was that black gang members on motorcycles were going to head from Chicago to ransack Des Moines. Reading this in 2008, it sounded preposterous, the kind of thing that no one could believe in the country that was about to elect Barack Obama. But Kelly, under the guise of journalism, is working to create a rumor like this in 2010. Watch her broadcasts and you become convinced that the New Black Panthers are a powerful group that hate white people and operate under the protection of Eric Holder's DOJ.
How long until Fox starts talking about how the New Black Panthers are going to break into your house and rape your daughter?

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 15, 2010 08:28 PM
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