Friday, March 23, 2012

MSNBC Blames Rush Limbaugh For Murder?

For a death that has not even been classified as a murder yet?
MSNBC analyst and Democratic strategist Karen Finney disgustingly smeared Rush Limbaugh and several Republican presidential candidates on Thursday, charging that the racist hate of these conservatives had "lethal consequences" in the case of Trayvon Martin, an African American teen shot in Florida.

After decrying "bigotry and stereotypes tak[ing] over our better judgment," Finney sneeringly insisted that when
"Rush Limbaugh calls a presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama, a magic negro...In the case of Trayvon, those festering stereotypes had lethal consequences."
Since MSNBC chose a Democratic operative to guest host the Martin Bashir show, it shouldn't be surprising that Finney completely misrepresented the facts. Limbaugh did not create the term "magic negro." David Ehrenstein did in the Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2007. He wrote of the then-candidate:
But it's clear that Obama also is running for an equally important unelected office, in the province of the popular imagination — the "Magic Negro."
Limbaugh repeated the words and used the phrase in a skit on his radio show.

Finney also blamed Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney for the shooting:

So, when Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that, quote, "really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works. They have no habit of I do this and you give me cash, unless it's illegal," or Rick Santorum says, "I don't want to make black people's lives easier," or Rush Limbaugh calls a presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama a magic negro, or Mitt Romney says nothing at all, the effect is dangerous.
This isn't the first time the Martin Bashir show linked horrible acts of violence to conservatives. On January 6, 2012, Bashir highlighted the story of a murdered British teen and ordered Gingrich to "cut out the food stamps rhetoric right now before things get any worse."

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