Posted by Curt on 25 March, 2015 at 6:47 pm. 2 comments already!


Deroy Murdock:

Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart stopped toeing the liberal policy line for just a moment. That was long enough for the Left to denounce this black man as a race traitor.

“Sellout,” carping online critics called him. “House Negro,” snarled others.

Capehart’s crime? In a March 16 op-ed headlined ‘“Hands up, don’t shoot’ was built on a lie,” he explained that he wrongly advanced the narrative that exploded after the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old cigar thief, at the hands of former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson. Capehart cited the Department of Justice’s final report on Ferguson. DOJ says that eyewitnesses that day

all establish that Brown was moving toward Wilson when Wilson shot him. Although some witnesses state that Brown held his hands up at shoulder level with his palms facing outward for a brief moment, these same witnesses describe Brown then dropping his hands and “charging” at Wilson.

For this, Capehart got slammed on Facebook and elsewhere online. As he explained, some “said I did it because I wanted ‘white people to like me’ or that I ‘did it for the money.’ No, I didn’t. I did it because it was the right thing to do.”

By the ignorant, twisted logic of the anti-Capehart crowd, Attorney General Eric Holder also is a “house Negro.” After all, his department wrote the report that debunked the “hands up” myth and declared that the physical, forensic, and eyewitness evidence “corroborates Wilson’s account of the struggle.”

And, for that matter, Holder works for Obama. Therefore, as I observed on Sunday’s Fox & Friends, these critics also should label Obama a “house Negro.” The Obama administration prepared and released the study that exposed this compelling story as a fascinating fiction.

The Justice Department, in a separate report, chronicled aggressive police behavior elsewhere in Ferguson. DOJ also detailed how the Ferguson cops acted as de facto tax collectors, slapping all manner of tickets, mainly on black residents, in order to raise revenue.

Big government? Yes.

Bigotry? Maybe.

Racist killer cops? No.

The increasingly furious Left launched an entire movement on an incident that never took place. A St. Louis County grand jury reached this conclusion, as did the DOJ’s second opinion.

Whatever one thinks about the police and race relations, Americans need to live within reality. Otherwise, we inhabit Fantasyland.

Alas, too many liberals can’t handle the truth. Rather than intellectual engagement, leftists foam at their mouths and resort to the racist name-calling of which they accuse the Right. This ugliness has a disparate impact on black conservatives and even honest black liberals who stop reading the collectivist cue cards and think for themselves.

White liberals call white conservatives wrong, mistaken, cold-hearted, and mean. But whites on the right never are accused of being bad white people or betraying their fellow Caucasians.

Black conservatives and libertarians should be so lucky.

Black liberal attorney Leo Terrell appeared opposite yours truly on Hannity last March 9. After I answered Sean Hannity’s question about the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma, Terrell erupted and screamed like a caged animal. He was enraged that I did not mention that day’s news about members of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter singing a truly deplorable song about lynching blacks.

Hannity and I switched topics, denounced the fraternity, and applauded the school’s immediate decision to padlock this house of hate. But that was not enough for Terrell, who hollered even more loudly. Indeed, the more that Hannity and I agreed with him, the more unhinged Terrell became. This was one of my most otherworldly experiences in three decades on television.

But the fun wasn’t over.

Behold a few of the racist and often ungrammatical comments left by some who watched this surreal encounter on TalkingPoints and YouTube.

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