Mainstream media outlets like CNN and the Washington Post are encouraging racism, and racist attacks on President Obama, by falsely reporting that Ted Nugent’s latest hate speech was an apology to the president.
Audio via Media Matters:
Nugent was asked by conservative radio host Ben Ferguson if he crossed the line by calling President Obama a subhuman mongrel, and if he saw Obama would he apologize to him.
Yes, I would. I do apologize-not necessarily to the President-but on behalf of much better men than myself, like the best governor in America, Gov. Rick Perry. The best attorney general in America, God, just think of America had an attorney general as great as Greg Abbott, like we do here in Texas.
So on behalf of those professional politicians, and those who put their heart and soul into representing We The People so actively like
The gentlemen I just mentioned, and people like Louie Gohmert, and Sid Miller, and Ted Cruz. There’s so many great, great constitutionally driven we the people representatives out there that I do, Ben, live on your show, Ted Nugent, I apologize for using the street fighter terminology of subhuman mongrel instead of just using more understandable language such as violator of his oath of the Constitution. The liar that he is. The president lied when he said we can keep our doctors, and retain our healthcare period, and that he his Department of Defense and Department of Justice called the Ala Akbar terrorism at Fort Hood workplace violence. Those are the real offensive occurrences in America. So yes, Ben, I apologize for using the term. I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I’m learning from in the world of politics.
Nugent later claimed that the left wants to dismantle the entire system of government, and transform the country into something dramatically less than it is today.
If you read CNN’s story on Nugent’s “apology,” you will find that none of these comments had been included. The Washington Post picked up CNN’s bogus story about Nugent’s comments. This wasn’t an apology to the president. Nugent was trying to explain his comments while taking the heat off of his Republican buddies.
The media appear to be more than happy to let Ted Nugent’s Nazi derived comments slide. In fact, the mainstream press seems happy to let Nugent engage in his unabashed racism with no consequences. If Wolf Blitzer had not called attention to where the term subhuman mongrel comes from, the corporate run media would not have said a peep.
Obama hate is not only accepted by most of our media, but the lack of accountability only encourages Republicans to up the ante, and get more extreme.
Any media outlet that reports Nugent’s comments as an apology should be ashamed of themselves because they are encouraging racism and hate while lying to the American people.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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