Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Just when Tim Russert couldn't get any lower ...

... he had to bring up this canard: Louis Farrakhan's endorsement of Barack Obama.


Some may remember the 1995 referendum in Québec, when the Non got an endorsement from an unlikely source -- the Hells Angels. Every vote counts, naturally, but Jean Charest and Daniel Johnston Jr. would both have been raked over the coals if they openly accepted such a seal of approval.

When Obama attempted to disassociate himself from Farrakhan, a vile anti-Semite ranking alongside Hutton Gibson (Mel's father), Russert kept pushing the point and even entered the "Reverend"'s own comments on the record. Anyone -- Jew, Christian or Muslim -- should be appalled that someone like Big Russ' son would even dignify the leader of the Nation of Islam.

Publicity is what feeds hate-mongers. Russert managed single-handedly to extend Farrakhan's fame by another fifteen weeks. Tim should be ashamed of himself.

Vote for this post at Progressive Bloggers.

No comments: