Fox & Friends: Dems Making Up Racism to Con Black Voters
April 21, 2010
(ChattahBox)—-Another day and another dim-witted discussion from the crew at Fox News’ Fox & Friends. And this one is a doozy folks. During Wednesday’s program, Steve Doocy declared that racism no longer exists in our country, because a “black African-American guy” was elected “as president of the United States.” But black voters are apparently too stupid to have noticed this great societal transformation and are therefore, susceptible to Democrats using non-existant racism, as a “tool” to ensure they remain in the Democratic Party.
Doocy was commenting on a recent offensive editorial in the Wall Street Journal penned by James Taranto, in which he makes the claim that Democrats have resorted to trickery to make black Americans believe racism exists, to “keep blacks voting Democratic.” To retain the black vote wrote Taranto, who is white, “it is necessary for the party and its supporters to keep alive the idea that racism is prevalent in America and to portray the Republican Party … as racist.”
Taranto took his strange ideas to Bill O’Reilly’s show, with the Fox New anchor paraphrasing Taranto’s claims, as “keep[ing] African Americans in the fold.” During his appearance on The O’Reilly Factor, Taranto claimed that the election of President Obama only intensified the Democrats’ need to trick black voters into believing racism exists in America. Obama’s election makes it “all the more necessary to keep alive this idea that the Republican Party is a racist party said Taranto.”
Doocy said Taranto’s ideas were a “great thing” and he made a “great case.” And Doocy also found Taranto’s claims “provocative.” “The fact that we have elected a black, African-American guy as president of the United States proves that we are not a racist nation,” gushed Doocy. Although co-host Gretchen Carlson and Doocy agreed that individual cases of racism may exist, they proclaimed institutional racism abolished. Oh, that’s probably why claims of racism are being lodged against the tea party, opined Carlson.
Doocy added that liberal commentators are also part of the great racial trickery scheme, by constantly “hammering home” instances of racism to “perpetuate” it.
As pointed out by Media Matters, not only is this argument mind-boggling dumb, but it’s insulting to black Americans:
“The implication of Taranto’s theory is that African-Americans aren’t sophisticated or observant or intelligent enough to know real racism when they see it, and are thus continuously duped en masse into voting for Democrats. It couldn’t be the case that black voters actually care about issues and have real reasons for voting Democratic, they’re just puppets who are motivated by racial sentiments that Democrats prey upon. Taranto and his pals at Fox & Friends might think they’re attacking the Democrats, but they’re actually demeaning black voters.”
Additionally, Democrats don’t have to resort to making up racism, when it comes to Republicans and tea party rallies. There are numerous instances of Republican bigotry, racism and race-baiting here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.