This is as unprofessional as a newspaper gets. Columnist Leonard Pitts, printed in the Tulsa World has decided to take as gospel the claims of members of the Black Congressional Caucus that Tea Partiers called the Caucus the "n" word, and someone even spat on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO-5th). Pitts carries the lies like a badge of honor and doesn't even bother to the us "alleged" word.
Before printing an incendiary piece like this, I would think there should be some proof - some confirmation, before you begin labeling people racists. This is a low as a newspaper and/or a columnist gets. There are many, many videos of the Congressmen walking through the protesters and in not a single one of can you hear the "N" word. The group was videoed up close and personal. You can tell the camera was very close to the protesters. Really, it is just vile to do what Leonard Pitts has done.
One of Pitts' opening snippets:
So it turns out that, contrary to what I argued in this space a few weeks back, racism is not "a major component" of the so-called tea party movement. I am informed of this by dozens of tea party activists indignant and insulted that I would even suggest such a thing.
In other news tea party protesters called John Lewis a "nigger" the other day in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol. For the record, Lewis wasn't their only target.Pitts just thinks it is a shame that Black Caucus member, and civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) had to hear these terrible words. After all, Lewis "faced it in Nashville in 1960," "he faced it on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma."
"Never did I hear any type of racial slur," said William Owens, a black Tea Party activist from Nevada who joined in the D.C. protests Saturday.
Mr. Pitts, meet your Congressional Black Caucus, the CBC, that fawned and swooned all over Raul and Fidel Castro in their 2009 visit to Cuba.
From Human Events' Humberto Fontova
Last week, the Stalinist regime that jailed and tortured the longest suffering black political prisoner in modern history (Eusebio Penalver) rolled out the red carpet for six gullible members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus. All of these U.S. legislators met with “President” Raul Castro while a lucky three secured back-stage passes to meet Fidel himself.
“He looked directly into my eyes!” gasped Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) “and then he asked: how can we help President Obama? Fidel Castro really wants President Obama to succeed."
"It was quite a moment to behold!" hyperventilated Rep. Barbara Lee. (D-Calif.) “Fidel Castro was very engaging and very energetic."
“He’s one of the most amazing human beings I’ve ever met!” gushed Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.)
“Raul Castro was a very engaging, down-to-earth and kind man,” according to Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) “someone who I would favor as a neighbor. It was almost like visiting an old friend," (A Freudian slip, perhaps? Bobby Rush, after all, was a card-carrying Black Panther who did prison time.)
[HUMBERTO FONTOVA] Racism is one of the cornerstones of the Castro regime. As Fidel's close friend and ally, the murderous Ernesto "Che" Guevara, once said, "The Negro is indolent and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent...We're going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the Cuban revolution.
The Portland Civil Rights Examiner pointed out that many of the 42 members of the CBC ended up in Congress courtesy of the disgraced ACORN facing multiple charges of voter fraud.
To further the hypocrisy of this group, a very high percentage of these people got into their offices through what is now a Taxpayer funded partisan Democrat group. ACORN, which according to its own manifesto reads like The 25 Points of Hitler's Nazi Party - which they mildly name “ACORN People's Platform” the only difference being that ACORN’s Manifesto is written in less threatening language, the better to be consumed by those who refuse to disseminate what their words and goals actually mean! The icing on this cake of hypocrisy is they claim to be Non-Partisan…. If this is their definition of “Non-Partisan” then indeed, pigs are flying. (Or is that Swine Flu?)These claims are likely a battle cry for Tea Partys. The Temple of Mut reports that their Tea Partys will now do their own videography of their events to guard against charges from those following in the footsteps of the Congressional Black Caucus. Isn't that sobering? The American people must defend themselves from Congress.
Our Tea Party group is now actively seeking videographers for our events. We are planning ahead, as it has become obvious that when the media want to promote a template, they are willing to buy any statement outright to promote that world-view. No investigation needed — move right along people and accept Obamacare as a done deal. Therefore, we intend to capture and release as much videotape as we can get of our future rallies, including our April 15th events. THIS is how true Americans respond under the pressure of lying, tyrannical representation.Caucus member Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) said he heard ni**er at least 15 times - yet not another soul heard it. Cleaver said it was a "chorus." No one other than the Caucus heard it - in fact no other Caucus member is claiming to have heard it. Watch the videos. If this epitaphet was uttered 15 times you would hear it on at least one of the videos all over the Internet. We will see how this fleshes out as Andrew Breitbart has offered $10,000 to be donated to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for proof of just 1, not 15, audible utterance of the "N" word coming from the crowd around the Caucus that day.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said he was spat upon. There are stories of arrests - but the Capitol police said they arrested no one. That story proved to be that Cleaver was accidentally "sprayed upon," not "spat upon." A Capitol Hill policewoman was standing right next to Cleaver and there were no arrests. It was an accident and not a significant one. Cleaver magnanimously said he would not press charges. I would think not, and besides, Cleaver couldn't i.d. the man, or he probably would have stooped that low.
However, U.S. Capitol Police said the protester was never arrested. He was only detained and put in handcuffs, then released.
Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, spokeswoman for the Capitol Police, told FoxNews.com the individual was released because Cleaver couldn't identify him.
"There were no elements of a crime, and the individual wasn't able to be positively identified," she said. "(Cleaver) was unable to positively identify."Mr. Pitts, need we remind you that the CBC shot their own video footage - and it proved nothing. There weren't even any cell phone photos from staffers. What you have done is inexcusable, and it is a disappointment that my own paper, The Tulsa World, stooped to print it. It is a terrible, terrible thing to label a group of Whites, or any group, racist with no proof...no proof except the word of the Black Caucus which has never hesitated to label anyone and everyone a racist if it benefitted them.
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