August 31, 2011
WaPo repeats fiction about Tea Party
Felicia Sonmez, in a report about loathsome Indiana Rep. Andre Carson's (D) remarks about the Tea Party "view[ing] African Americans as 'second-class citizens'" and wanting "to see them 'hanging on a tree'” repeats the never-proven canard that members of the Congressional Black Caucus were the victims of racial epithets during the 2010 healthcare debate at the Capitol.
In March 2010, tea party members protesting the health care reform legislation uttered racial epithets at Carson and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) outside the Capitol.
Both lawmakers told reporters that the protesters used the N-word toward them.
Well of course they did! It's part of the strategy and The NARRATIVETM! Nevertheless, since Sonmez writes that the lawmakers reported that the protesters "used the N-word," why does she state as a fact beforehand that the protesters definitively did spew the epithets? Andrew Breitbart still has never had to pay the $10,000 he offered for proof that this actually happened.
Posted by Hube at August 31, 2011 04:04 PM
Of course it never happened, but why let the truth get in the way of smearing non-liberals? The Left has outright disdain for truth.
$10,000? Try $100,000. And still no takers. I continue to be amazed and disgusted that these people still drag out that unproven libel and state it as fact. The other night on O'Reilly, the detestable Alan Colmes couldn't even get his lies straight. He said that John Lewis was spat upon, but that was actually Emanuel Cleaver from Missouri, who later backed down from his allegations when video surfaced showing that the errant spittle was unintentional and Cleaver's reaction was overly dramatized.
Update: I just read the article at your link, and it appears the line in question has been changed. It now reads:
"In March 2010, Carson alleged that tea party members protesting the health care reform legislation uttered racial epithets at him and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) outside the Capitol.
Both lawmakers told reporters that the protesters used the N-word toward them."
I am assuming that the writer was getting some flak for her original wording.
On behalf on my fellow Hoosiers, I apologize for Carson's blatant show of dingbattery.