If you haven’t yet heard, the so-called “liberal media” is out to get Herman Cain.
To believe conservatives, members of a “liberal media” cabal began conspiring to take down the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza more than a decade ago when he was head lobbyist at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s knowing he’d seek the 2012 Republican nomination.
It was then that two women were planted deep inside Cain’s organization with the expressed purpose of accusing their boss of sexual harassment. Adding to the devious plot, these women were then told to accept large cash settlements in exchange for silence that was only to be broken years later when the women would come forward as anonymous sources to the “liberal media.”
The only thing more ridiculous with that theory is the racially charged, political hysterics with which the right wing responded to the brewing scandal.
Brent Bozell, head of the conservative Media Research Center, wrote in a blog post: “In the eyes of the liberal media, Herman Cain is just another uppity black American who has had the audacity to leave the liberal plantation.”
Not to be outdone, right-wing author Ann Coulter attempted to defended Cain against attacks from the left saying they hate black conservatives and that “our blacks are so much better than their blacks.” How that line of thinking proves Cain’s innocence is anyone’s guess.
If the fact that Herman Cain is African-American was going to be lost on anyone, it wasn’t going to be Rush Limbaugh. Cain’s race made this a perfect story for El Rushbo. After all, this is a guy who sees race everywhere. Among other things, he’s called Obama a “Halfrican-American” and said the President’s “entire economic program is reparations.”
So what did the king of conservative talk radio have to say?
He attacked the messenger saying Politico, which initially reported the scandal, had made an “unconscionable, racially stereotypical attack” and engaged in “the politics of minority conservative personal destruction.” He then zeroed in, saying, “It really is about blacks and Hispanics getting too uppity.”
Putting their absurd attempts to deflect attention from the story aside, let’s look at the facts. And yes, I realize conservatives assume facts have an intrinsic liberal bias just like the media, science, weather, letters, numbers, and shapes.
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