U.S. Representative Keith Ellison has been a target of Fox News since 2006. But now that Ellison is in the running to become the next head of the DNC, Fox has Ellison squarely in its sites. This week, Fox used a favorite African-American racist, Kevin Jackson, to smear Ellison as a - drum roll please - racist!
As I reported Thursday, whenever Fox has a racist message, it often outsources it to extremist African-Americans like Kevin Jackson, who thinks that black women are "raising thugs." Jackson has also publicly stated that "America needs a white, Republican president." On Monday morning, he burnished his Fox cred by helping Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy craft an unsubstantiated attack on Keith Ellison.
Doocy began with the question of whether the DNC is looking "too far to the left" in their search for a new leader. The banner framed the VERY IMPORTANT FOX MESSAGE: "Far Left Frontrunner, Top DNC Contender Hindered by Controversy." He reported that Ellison is "taking extreme heat" (yeah, from the right wing) for having made comments in which he called for a separate country for blacks.
Doocy asked Jackson to explain why Ellison advocated for a "separate black state." Doocy did not explain that Ellison articulated this point in a 1990 article written when he was in law school.
Rather than address the question, Jackson expressed his indignation that Donald Trump is being called a racist when "This is a person that Democrats want to lead their party." Jackson informed us that Ellison, who wants to "peel black people" out of America, is endorsed and supported by top Democrats. He provided another gem with the comment that Africans who immigrate to the U.S. are coming to be Americans and not to be black.
Doocy said, "Sure."
Jackson accused the Democrats of condoning "these types of racist policies" and snarked that he hoped that Jackson will become the next leader of the party "because he certainly represents them very well." He also trashed Ellison as "an ethnocentric racist."
Jackson continued his screed: "Everything about him has nothing to do with making America greater, making the Democrat party greater. It has to do with catering to blacks." He praised Trump and the GOP for advocating policies that will "raise all the boats in the ocean."
He accused Ellison of "pretending that blacks have some unique problems in America, which we don't."(How about voter suppression which "targets blacks with surgical precision" and a biased criminal justice system for starters?) He blamed liberals and Democrats for problems experienced by the African American community and claimed Ellison wants to "pretend that it's something different."
He suggested that if Trump had said the same things that Ellison has said, the GOP wouldn't be "touting this person as a leader."
Never mind that President-elect Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women. Doocy said, "That is such a good point."
When the conversation turned to the presidential recount effort, Jackson once again called Ellison "an ethnocentric, black racist."
Minneapolis Rabbi Michael Latz has said that Ellison "represents the best of our constitutional democracy and the best of America." But you didn't hear that on Fox & Friends where the VERY IMPORTANT FOX MESSAGE is that Ellis is a racist. Remind me of who is being a racist?
In case you can't guess, here's more on Ellison: He (seriously) blamed liberals for the Charlestown shooting because (seriously) "if liberals weren't so anti-white, the Charleston shooter wouldn't have hated blacks so much." He blamed Obama for shootings of police. for He defended police brutality against black teens. He used the shooting of a policeman to justify shutting down Black Lives Matter. He opined that if Baltimore had a white mayor, the black community, rather than the police, would be held accountable for police brutality.
Watch Jackson's attack on Ellison, above, from the November 28th, 2016 Fox & Friends.
Crossposted at Newshounds.us