Ten Mainstream Media Stars More Bigoted Than George Zimmerman
My headline is a little deceiving because it makes it sound as though there is something in George Zimmerman's past, or in the events that led to the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin, that indicates that he is in any way bigoted. On the contrary, from what we have learned about the 29 year-old Hispanic man, he exemplifies the American ideal of color blindness.
A thorough FBI investigation not only found that race had nothing to do with the shooting, but that there was no history of racism in Zimmerman's past. Moreover, contrary to the media's lies and evidence fabrication, Zimmerman has dated black women, has black relatives, tutored black children, stood up for a black homeless man against the police, and voted for Barack Obama.
Unfortunately, the same "no evidence of bigotry" statement cannot be said for a number of America's top mainstream media stars. And so, in no particular order, here are the top media stars provably more bigoted than the man they have shamelessly and falsely attempted to destroy and defame as racist.
Please note that these are individuals who remain respected, and in some cases revered, among their media colleagues...
1. NBC's David "Food Stamps Are Black People" Gregory
During a now-infamous May of 2011 interview with Newt Gingrich, "Meet the Press" host David Gregory not only once again revealed his left-wing bias but also a troubling bigotry that automatically associates food stamps with black Americans.
Gregory's willingness to further this stereotype on national television was especially disappointing.
This, despite the fact that a majority of the people on food stamps are white.
2. Salon's Joan "Food Stamps Are Black People" Walsh
Upon hearing the term "food stamps," Ms. Walsh automatically thinks of black people. Despite this kind of stereotypical and bigoted thinking, Walsh remains a leftist-in-good-standing.
3. New York Times' Jonathan "Cracker" Martin
Though he was with the left-wing Politico at the time, back in February of 2012, the New York Times' Jonathan Martin (picture above with his arm around David Axelrod) used the racially derogatory term "cracker" to describe Florida Republican voters during the 2012 presidential primary.
4. NBC's Al "Crackers, Homos, Faggots, N**gers, Diamond Merchants,. and Chinamen" Sharpton
From my column yesterday:
Reverend Al is on tape in 1994 saying, "White folks was in caves while we was building empires…. We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”
Sharpton also uses the N-word to describe David Dinkins.
Here is video of Al Sharpton physically threatening a "punk faggot" sometime in the eighties.
In 1991, Sharpton ginned up a mob during the Crown Height riots, attacking Jews as "diamond merchants" and saying, " All we want to say is what Jesus said: If you offend one of these little ones, you got to pay for it. No compromise, no meetings, no coffee klatsch, no skinnin' and grinnin'."
That same night a mob murdered an innocent Jewish tourist.
And I probably missed a few things.
5 . Nancy "Taco Bell and Churros" Grace
In what is easily the most indefensible moment of open racism broadcast on a national cable news network, in early July of this year, CNN's Nancy Grace -- the face and star of HLN -- described the Hispanic George Zimmerman as someone who spends his days "Driving through Taco Bell every night … having a churro."
6. Politico's Lois "Tar Baby" Romano
At a time when the Orwellian media lash out at Republicans as bigots for using the words "basketball," "Chicago," and "food stamps," the left-wing Politico's Lois Romano not only used the racially-offensive term "tar baby" on national cable television, she used it in reference to a subject involving America's black president.
What is especially interesting about this is that on three occasions, Romano's employer hammered Republicans for using the phrase "tar baby."
This was not the first time Roman used racially-loaded language. Back in March, while shilling for gun control on -- where else -- MSNBC, Romano attacked National Rifle Association spokesman Wayne LaPierre as a "tired old white guy."
7. NBC's Chris "I Hope You Evolve" Matthews
In May of 2012, on his MSNBC show "Hardball," host Chris Matthews told black Bishop Harry Jackson, "I hope you evolve."
Two years earlier, after President Obama's State of the Union address, Matthews told America that during the speech he had "forgotten" Obama "was black" -- as though forgetting such a thing is a positive because black is bad, or something.
8. Helen "Jews Need to Get the Hell Out of Palestine" Thomas
At 92, Helen Thomas, the "dean" of the White House Press Corps, died over the weekend. Were it not for that, she would not have made this list. But the endless gusher of media tributes directed at someone so venomously anti-Semitic, made every decent person watching a little queasy.
9. Los Angeles Times' Ted "Condi the House N*gga" Rall
Left-wing cartoonist Ted Rall is still widely syndicated in numerous mainstream newspapers despite his racist attacks on former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He has not only described her as a "house n*gga," he's racially vilified her as a slave and racial sell-out.
Despite all of this, Rall apparently remains a member in good standing with NBC and until last year was still syndicated by none other than the Washington Post. The most prominent newspaper still publishing his work is the left-wing Los Angeles Times.
10. NBC's Tou… "Minstrel Herman Cain" …Re'
One of the mainstream media's most despicable, accepted, and effective racist tactics is to strip their enemies of a racial identity. The most recent example of this is the Hispanic George Zimmerman, who was repeatedly described by CNN, the AP, and others, as a "white Hispanic" or some variation of a "self-described Hispanic." This, despite the fact that Zimmerman is every bit as Hispanic as Obama is black (both have one white parent).
During the 2012 GOP primary, as Herman Cain took his turn surging in the polls, NBC's Toure took to the MSNBC airwaves to accuse Cain of being a racial sellout due to his "moments of minstrelsy" to appeal to white Republican voters.
So there you have it… Ten mainstream media stars more provably bigoted than the man they have spent 15 months attempt to frame as a racist.
Who did I forget?
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