In her new book, “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery From the Seventies to Obama,” Ann Coulter takes MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to task for his double standard on race, according to an interview published by Newsbusters on Thursday.
“He is just the biggest racial bean counter on MSNBC always counting up the number of black people at a Tea Party event,” she told the media watchdog. “As if the Tea Party can control who shows up.”
Coulter said that “quite a few” blacks show up at Tea Party events, but added that “[b]lacks are overwhelmingly Democratic,” although she hopes to change many minds with her new book.
“But for pasty white Chris Matthews to act like he’s the spokesman for all black people as he condemns every young Republican as if they were with Bull Connor. No, no, no, no. A, Bull Connor was a Democrat, and B, that was a really long time ago before most young Republicans were born. And C, any Republican saddled with the facts of Chris Matthews life would be convicted of racism in a heartbeat,” she added.
According to Coulter, Matthews “lives cheek by jowl next to a majority black city, and yet he lives in a white suburb in Maryland. His kids go to fancy private schools that are about probably two percent black.”
Coulter said she “even included the New York Times article of his son’s wedding in my book. It included a panoramic picture of the church, and you could see about one hundred people, and I did not see a black face among them. So I included the URL to the New York Times article, and you can see for yourself.”
On Sunday, we reported that Matthews claimed that blacks around the world have personally thanked him for constantly playing the race card.
“Everybody I’ve met who’s African-American has come up to me, about six inches away from me and very personally said, ‘thank you,’” he said during the online-only “Overtime” segment of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. “I met some people in Mozambique. I met some people in Jamaica. It is an international reality, and everybody feels it on that side of the racial divide, and it’s disgusting that white people to whom the dog whistle is aimed, refuse to acknowledge it, is there. It’s been part of our politics. We thought it was gone. It’s back and it’s being used to get votes.”
Thanks in part to Matthews and other liberals, Coulter says that America is “right back to the ’70s and ’80s again where people feel that they should be walking on eggshells about anything they say about Obama.”
Worse yet, Coulter told Newsbusters that liberal Democrats are stirring “racial fires” in order “to get Obama reelected.”
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