Thursday, April 12, 2012

No one cares what the New Black Panthers say except Fox News.

Fox News and many conservative talk radio show host have taken to playing audio of a New Black Panther Party ( NBBP ) member, Michelle Williams going on a racist screed against white people in an effort to defend George Zimmerman.

Williams said, "Let me tell you, the things that's about to happen, to these honkeys, these crackers, these pigs, these pink people, these ---- people. It has been long overdue. My prize right now this evening ... is gonna be the bounty, the arrest, dead or alive, for George Zimmerman. You feel me?"

Let me state that her statements were reprehensible and most African Americans would state the same.

Now most of us that are sane are wondering WTF Michelle Williams the New Black Panthers have to do with the Trayvon Martin case. The answer would be not a damned thing.

But the talking heads on Fox and in particular Sean Hannity have played the audio several times. Why? To scare the hell out of their audience. Hannity and his ilk want to throw up a smoke screen in a foolish attempt to avert attention from what George Zimmerman has done.

But as usual because Fox News and conservatives understand very little about African Americans they put the NBBP out there as if anyone listens to them. They know that their audience will take their word for it and leave it at that. There is a reason that many polls and studies show Fox News viewers as the least informed and the talking heads on Fox take full advantage of that fact.

Many still believe that African Americans all have preachers like Jeremiah Wright and spend all day on Sunday shouting, "God Damn America!"

Let me set the record straight on the NBBP and the Black Community. No one listens to them. They are a fringe group at best and that's being nice. The NBBP has about as much influence in the Black Community as Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh. They are a walking, talking, breathing, joke as far as most of us are concerned.

So Hannnity, Fox News, conservative talk radio, go find another red herring to throw into this tragic story because this one isn't holding up.

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