Media Bends Over Backwards to Help Dems Peddle ‘Racist Tea Partier’ Stereotype With Little Supporting Evidence

In a story about the vote on Obamacare that is scheduled to take place tonight, the Washington Post joins the rest of the MSM in going out of their way to push a tea-partier stereotype:

Black lawmakers said some protesters hurled racial epithets at them, and in one instance, spit upon them.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said that he was walking into the Capitol to vote when a protester spat on him. Police quickly responded and detained the protester, Cleaver said in a statement, but the lawmaker declined to press charges.

Others hurled epithets at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a former civil rights leader, and Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) as they left the Capitol after Obama’s speech.

“They were shouting the N-word,” Carson told reporters. “It was like a page out of a time machine.”

Observers also said that Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was heckled with anti-gay epithets inside the Longworth House Office Building.

“I have heard things today that I have not heard since March 15, 1960, when I was marching to get off the back of the bus,” said House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), the highest-ranking black official in Congress.

Other media outlets are reporting it as fact as well, but at this time, oddly enough, even though there were hundreds of cameras and microphones in the area, not one media outlet reporting this story as fact has been able to produce any video/audio evidence.

I did find this video featuring black members of Congress walking through the crowd of protesters. I hear lots of boos and people shouting “kill the bill,” but no slurs:

The black woman in the crowd of protesters at about the :32 second mark might not have appreciated anybody yelling the n-word if that had happened, so why didn’t the media just ask her if she heard anything? Because the answer might not have fit in with the conclusion of their pre-written story.

Have you noticed that the MSM refuses to talk to black tea partiers (or any other minority tea partiers for that matter)? I imagine it’s because it would blow the tea partier stereotype out of the water — or maybe it’s just because the MSM is racist.

Fox News also reported this same story, again, with no video evidence whatsoever:

Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., told a reporter that as he left the Cannon House Office Building with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a leader of the civil rights era, some among the crowd chanted “the N-word, the N-word, 15 times.” Both Carson and Lewis are black, and Lewis spokeswoman Brenda Jones also said that it occurred.

Pardon me if I don’t take politicians completely at their word. John Lewis once said that sharks still swim the old slave ship routes in the Atlantic waiting for bodies to be thrown overboard, so it’s safe to say that the guy is prone to shoveling BS with the best of them.

The Huffington Post reported this as fact — again, with no video evidence. Ditto for CNN, as well as CBS and NBC. Come on, guys — thousands of cameras in the area and you can’t come up with one bit of video/audio evidence?

CNN did a “he said/racist said” sort of report, but, again, offered nothing but hearsay.

If something like that was said, I’d bet my last nickel (unless the Dems have spent it already) that whoever said it was on the Democrats’ payroll.

It’s funny how the left spends a good portion of their lives trying to get rid of stereotypes in one area, and perpetuate them in another.

Painting the entire opposition to Obamacare with the same racist brush and somehow offering that as evidence that the health care bill is a good idea is an ad hominem argument of the highest order.

The only thing that’s being shoved to the back of the bus these days is the US Constitution.

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