Correspondette Contessa Brewer made the nonstop MSNBC topic of armed people at political gatherings a racial issue in the crudest possible terms while talking with morning host Dylan Ratigan and "pop culture analyst" Toure.
BREWER: "People are talking…there are questions about whether this has racial overtone, I mean , here you have a man of color in the Presidency and white people showing up with guns."
Of course, she began this point with the ultimate weasel words, "People are talking." That's right, people on MSNBC are talking. At least take ownership for trying to stir up racial tension, Contessa.
TOURE: "It sounds simplistic when you put it that way, but it is real that there is tremendous anger in the country about government, anger about how government semes to be tying to take over the country anger about a black person being President, just several upheavals in the country…"
TOURE: "… from 9-11 to the economic tsunami—and we see these hate groups rising up and this is definitely part of that… I'm not going to be surprised if we see somebody get a chance and take a chance and really try to hurt him."
RATIGAN: "Of course."
Of course? Really? Can you people at least act like you're not hoping for this to happen so it can confim your prejudices?
But wait, there's more! Much, much more. And it's worse than you think.
If it were only the typical party line of MSNBC trying to divide the country by race – and smear anyone who's against Obama and willing to show up en masse to say so as a "hate group" — this would barely rate a mention. It's par for the MSNBC course, and as natural to them as breathing.
So, here, check out the "white" guy with the gun that Contessa Brewer was all breathless about.
That's right, MSNBC deliberately concealed the man's race in the tape that was run. The fact that he is black doesn't fit their racial profile.
Of course, this is the bastard child of the network that falsified a Dateline NBC report to make you think Food Lion grocery stores were trying to poison you; and made the shocking discovery that if you add explosive charges to Ford pickups the gas tanks will blow up!
But working overtime to make race relations in the United States blow up is worse, far far worse. Talk about hate groups…