And the race baiting on Fox continues unabated. It doesn't matter how many times this story has been debunked, they're going to continue the fearmongering over the New Black Panthers Party. Now they've brought in one of Breitbart's lackeys who is doing his best to try to tie this into the Zimmerman trial as well.
Fox News promoted a conspiracy theory that the racist fringe group known as the New Black Panthers is the secret driving force behind legal action taken against George Zimmerman, the man who killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin.
Conservative race-baiting activist J. Christian Adams, who gained conservative fame after Fox adopted his false smear that the Justice Department dropped charges against a black defendant accused of voter intimidation due to racial bias, appeared on Fox & Friends on July 15 to comment on Zimmerman's not guilty verdict.
Adams quickly demonstrated his New Black Panther fabulist tendencies. He baselessly claimed that the NAACP has "teamed up with" the New Black Panthers after the NAACP urged the Justice Department to pursue civil rights charges against Zimmerman. Adams then claimed that the New Black Panthers "were the spark behind" the investigation into Trayvon Martin's death after local police failed to arrest Zimmerman for weeks, adding that "the Justice Department responded to their demands." After Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy asked why it seems that "the Department of Justice is taking their marching orders from the New Black Panther Party," Adams recited a litany of cases in which the Justice Department intervened where minorities may have been adversely affected and claimed that they demonstrate "a radical racial agenda" from Attorney General Eric Holder. Adams concluded by asking if Holder "will listen to the New Black Panthers" when deciding whether to file civil rights charges against Zimmerman.
As they noted, the NBPP is nothing but a very small, racist fringe group. We all know that isn't going to stop Fox from using them to play the scary black man card at every opportunity.
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