Human Events Editor: Obama Voters ‘Thought They Were Supporting Will Smith’
October 3, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—CNN kicked off its documentary of right-wing activists last night. The program, “Right on the Edge,” showed scenes of the vitriolic Jason Mattera, promoting his book, “Obama Zombies” that is chock full of racially tinged falsehoods and smears about President Obama, our first black president. And during the documentary, Mattera is shown talking to a group of young conservatives, wherein he attacks Obama supporters, as a group of wild-eyed radicals who mistook Barack Obama for the black movie actor Will Smith.
Mattera, known for his race-baiting, described the legion of “Obama Zombies” as confused supporters who voted for Barack Obama, not because of his policies, but because they associated him with a black entertainer.
“What is an Obama zombie? Style over substance. It’s all about feelings not facts. I think many Obama supporters forget for a moment they were electing a president. And instead, thought they were supporting Will Smith,” said Mattera.
During the segment, CNN helpfully flashed an image of Will Smith on the screen, after showing President Obama.
This sort of offensive racially tinged remark is nothing new for Mattera. As editor in chief of Human Events, a right-wing newspaper known for its extreme neo-conservatism and anti-immigration bigotry, Mattera pens a steady stream of sexism and racial and homophobic slurs, while also advancing falsehoods about President Obama.
Mattera once said, a “feminist new black man” is “a crossover between RuPaul and Barney Frank,” while mocking college women’s studies classes.
And he once ambushed the openly gay Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), asking for tips on how to run a “brothel.”
Not content with just race-baiting and gay-bashing, Mattera is also an odious misogynist. He decided that it’s fair game to attack the looks of high profile Democratic women, to belittle their accomplishments. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, were all attacked by Mattera, based solely on their looks.
They all “look like linebackers for the New York JETS,” said Mattera.
In Mattera’s warped mind, President Obama is no different from famous black entertainers and athletes, which perpetuates the derogatory stereotype that African Americans can only become successful in the sports or entertainment industries.