This was featured on the front page today.
It took just a handful of nuts to pry wide open discussion about the GOP’s so-called problem with race at this week’s Republican National Convention.
Outrage, mainly from Democrats and liberal-leaning media outlets, flowed forth after two unruly convention goers tossed peanuts at a black CNN camerawoman during the pageantry and jeered, “This is how we feed animals.”
Mitt Romney’s team took pains to vehemently denounce it telling the National Post, “The incident was extremely inappropriate, it was ugly and despicable and has no place whatsoever within the Republican party and should not be a part of our political discourse.”
So cut-and pasteth our journalette, who finds it slots neatly into her world view. And where did it come from?
Two incidents happened yesterday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida:
1. Mia Love, an African-American Republican woman, gave a speech and received loud cheers and a standing ovation from almost every single one of the thousands of white Republicans in attendance.
2. Two bozos, of unknown identity, “threw peanuts” at an African-American woman camera operator for CNN, while purportedly saying “This is how we feed animals,” and were ejected from the convention.
Furthermore, there is video proof that the first incident (the standing ovation) happened; while the only evidence we have for the damning details of the second purported incident (at least as of the time of this writing) is the word of a partisan left-wing blog.
Just think of it: Thousands of people there, with thousands of cameras and smart phones, and nobody thought to record it for posterity, not even the alleged "camera operator." What are the odds?
Andrew Breitbart offered to donate $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund for anyone who could provide video or audio evidence of similar slurs directed at members of the Congressional Black Caucus who decided to crash a (Tea Party?) demonstation in Washington about a year and a half ago. The offer still stands, as far as I know.
Shame on the National Post for printing this. Even the CBC had the sense to leave it to one of their bloggers (about midway down the page.)