Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hoft and Loesch Lie While Accusing NAACP of Being Racist

Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft and right-wing radio host Dana Loesch are both upset that the NAACP didn't believe their conspiracy theories regarding the altercation between Elston McCowan and Kenneth Gladney, and are now accusing the NAACP of being "racist" and claiming that NAACP representatives said that Kenneth Gladney "wasn't black enough." Both Hoft and Loesch suggest that the NAACP literally used that expression. Here's Hoft's headline:

And here's Loesch's tweet suggesting that the NAACP used the expression "on tape":

As you can see in the headline, Hoft claims the NAACP is "racist." He goes on to say:
Has the NAACP has become a radical racist, leftist group of thugs that promotes public beatings? It looks like it.
However, Hoft and Loesch's claim that the NAACP literally said Gladney "wasn't black enough" is false. The text Hoft uses, which is not from the NAACP but rather from Zaki Baruti of the Universal African People's Organization, does not include those words. Here's what it actually says:
Back in the day, we used to call someone like that, and I want to remind you, uh, when this incident occurred, I was really struck by a front page picture of this guy, which we called, a Negro, i mean that we call him a Negro in the fact that he works for not for our people but against our people. In the old days, we call him an Uncle Tom. I just gotta say that. Here it is, the day after a young brother, a young man, I didn’t mean to call him a brother, but on the front page of the Post Dispatch, ironically, he’s sitting in a wheelchair, being kissed on the forehead, by a European. Now just imagine that as a poster child picture, not working for our people.
In fact, their claim is not even figuratively true. The NAACP issued a press release documenting problems with the Gladney/Tea Party story. Their stance on the issue has nothing to do with anybody "being black enough," as Loesch and Hoft claimed. It has to do with the fact that the tea party and Kenneth Gladney's claims are not supported by the available evidence.

By the way, Hoft also claimed that I was "cited as their legal expert." I have no idea where he got that from.

Just another day in the right-wing's reverse-psychology political circus where the NAACP, SEIU, the AFL-CIO, Health Care For America Now, the President, and anyone else who doesn't support their radical agenda are all "racist."


  1. Darn it, there you go again...fact-checking the Teabaggerz.

    I'm just jealous. How did I miss this one?

  2. Yep. Lying liars. They seem to have no shame.