Media help Left push narrative that probing executive privilege, Fast and Furious is racist


Attorney General Holder grossly tried to push that narrative himself today, during the first part of the contempt hearing being held over Operation Fast and Furious. Morally bankrupt Democrats don’t seem to understand that people dying due to a government operation that put guns into the hands of Mexican criminals is serious.

No, no. It’s racist!

Also racist is questioning why the President would invoke executive privilege on something about which he claimed to know nothing.

And his fellow travelers were at the ready to run with it.

No, honey. Predictable is the tiresome and offensive throwing out of the race card.

Also predictable? The media helping to push that reprehensible false narrative.

Heh. The media really is a parody waiting to happen!

Satire, yes, but that kind of remark would not be surprising from Don Lemon, who has a habit of race-baiting. And then blaming icky conservative blogs and Twitter users.

Facts are hard. Mr. Lemon never learned that lesson, evidently.

Bigot, heal thyself. Let’s see what he will say about this. Will he call racism the “elephant in the Rose Garden” like he did when President Obama was interrupted?

Chris “leg tingles” Matthews actually does whip out the race card immediately.

Brian Terry’s family would like to know why you are revoltingly using his death to play the race card, Mr. Matthews.

More from the Washington Examiner:

MSNBC host Chris Matthews, a former Jimmy Carter aide, suggested that the congressional investigation into Attorney General Eric Holder’s handling of Operation Fast and Furious is motivated by racism.

“I don’t want to start too much forest fire here but it is my instinct: is this ethnic?” Matthews asked San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown last night. “It smells like it to me and I think there is a disdain on the part of some Republicans . . . that do talk down to the president and his friends,” Matthews added.

Brown, earlier in the segment, had already accused Issa of “leading a lynch-like mob” against Holder.

Holder made the same accusation in December. “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” Holder told the New York Times, “both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”

And earlier today, a CNN article treated the assertion that the contempt hearing was just to “embarrass the President” as fact.

Disgusting. Once again, Leftists are using minorities for a political end. While doing so, they are grossly diminishing true acts of racism by crying racist-wolf incessantly and tossing out the race card willy-nilly. If everything is racist, then nothing is. Members of the media are not just complicit; they are active perpetrators.

Post-racial doesn’t mean that everything in the entire world should be about race. People have died. This government operation was deadly. The investigation of Operation Fast and Furious is about truth and justice. Try a little of that sometime, Leftists and your buddies in the media.

Update: Roland Martin weighs in as well.

As did MSNBC’s Al “blood on his hands” Sharpton.

  • Kevin Alderman

    How soon they forget. Obama claimed “Executive Privilege” for Desiree Rogers and “Crashergate”. It pays to be a POTUS BFF.

  • BwBarrnone

    You know you are close when the guilty starts using the Race Card to try to stop you from uncovering the truth.

  • ss396

    The President has to be involved in the discussions and policy development in order for the claim of executive privilege to apply. Therefore, we are faced with one of the following:

    (a) a false claim of executive privilege
    (b) the President bypassing Holder in DoJ policy discussions
    (c) Eric Holder perjured himself to Congress
    (d) all of the above.

    • TomJB

      To apply, revealing the documents would have to compromise national security or some sort of diplomatic or national secrecy.

      Policy development in which the President is involved is *not* enough for executive privilege to apply.

  • Marty Luther

    A REAL THINKER>> Matthews: “I don’t want to start TOO MUCH forest fire here but it is MY INSTINCT
    is this ethnic? It SMELLS like it to me”

  • cscape

    This is starting to look like “National Security” with Martin Lawrence (LOL)

  • SuperstionQueen

    I think the politicos of the U.S. and their lapdog pundits better take notice and NOW. The race card cannot be invoked to shut you up anymore. They are aggravated because we don’t stop questioning just because they pulled their “I am not to be questioned” privelege card. I know right now they are wishing they had managed to ram through more “hate crimes” legislation so they could handcuff you for merely questioning them in any setting. Enough is enough.


    I called it on Twitter this morning…

    Victim Card would be played in the form of “Witch Hunt”

    Tonight, ABC and CBS both referred to the “witch hunt”

    Cos, u know, RAAAACIIISSSSTTT!!


    The President, ANY PRESIDENT,
    is ONLY able to claim executive privilege in matters “WHICH HE CANNOT DELEGATE”

    Clearly, as Holder has been lying and claiming Obama knew nothing, it IS possible to delegate this responsibility.
    Therefore, executive privilege is NOT available to Obama.

  • pairadimes

    If CSPAN somehow happened to live broadcast video of Obama strangling a Girl Scout on the floor of Congress, these drones would be trying to tell us he was just straightening her collar.

    “Crime once exposed has no refuge but in audacity.” – Tacitus

  • Dominic Macchio

    A typical liberal move, when all else fails take out the race card. Those people are the real racists.

  • DorothyGrissom

    Ah hum….guess what all you Liberals? I don’t like what the white half of Obama is doing either.