Posted on August 20, 2009

MSNBC: ObamaCare Protesters ‘Racist,’ Including Black Gun-Owner

Kyle Drennen, NewsBusters, August 18, 2009

On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer fretted over health care reform protesters legally carrying guns: “A man at a pro-health care reform rally . . . wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip. . . . there are questions about whether this has racial overtones . . . white people showing up with guns.” Brewer failed to mention the man she described was black.

Following Brewer’s report, which occurred on the Morning Meeting program, host Dylan Ratigan and MSNBC pop culture analyst Toure discussed the supposed racism involved in the protests. {snip} Ratigan agreed: “. . . then they get the variable of a black president on top of all these other things and that’s the move–the cherry on top, if you will, to the accumulated frustration for folks.”

Not only did Brewer, Ratigan, and Toure fail to point out the fact that the gun-toting protester that sparked the discussion was black, but the video footage shown of that protester was so edited, that it was impossible to see that he was black. {snip}