Fox News and the right wing media are losing their minds today over voter intimidation. But it’s not over the 7 hours Floridians had to wait in line to vote over the weekend, or the attempt by Ohio’s Secretary of State to reduce voting rights.
What is scaring Fox News is what always scares the right wing – black people, or, according to Fox, one lone member of the New Black Panther Party.
Fox ran a story Tuesday on what it says is voter intimidation in Philadelphia. Problem is, the video didn’t show any voter intimidation. It was just video of one black guy pacing.
Here’s the thing; maybe the guy pacing is a member of the New Black Panther Party, maybe he’s not. The only thing I see is a black dude, dressed in all black, standing outside a polling place. Is that something that strikes fear into the hearts of white people? Do big black men just alert white voters that it’s time to call the Department of Justice.. or 911?
Here are just a few of today’s comments from right wingers about the supposed New Black Panther threat:
“Perhaps one of the ex navy seals will stop by that are supposedly watching polling sites….perhaps arrange the baton so it is a bit difficult for the intimidator to walk…”
“I would love to show up there in my hunting camo and stand next to that nagger with my empty shotgun over my shoulder.”
“Help is there a conservative with lots of money that can hire about 6 enormous guys to go over and intimidate that FREAK!”
Do those sound like the comments of people who are afraid? Nope. Someone must have confused afraid with racist. They’re plenty racist, but not at all intimidated.
Watch the full Fox video here.