South Florida Times: THE POLITICS OF BLACKNESS: Are black media fair to black Republicans?

South Florida Times (9/20/08)

THE POLITICS OF BLACKNESS: Are black media fair to black Republicans?

And now, since the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee is a black man, not only does the black media totally concentrate their time and space on that candidate, but also viciously demean those black folk who are not in lock-step.

All one has to do is listen to nationally-syndicated black radio and TV hosts to hear the vitriol launched at the Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates, not to mention the hate-filled comments hurled toward black Republicans during this campaign season.

If black Republicans want to get any positive news about Sen. John McCain or Gov. Sarah Palin, they have to look at FOX News, listen to WIOD or read articles on websites like Townhall.com or RealClearPolitics.com.

Not only can they not read anything positive in the black newspapers or on the black websites, they can’t even call in to black radio programs without getting vehemently attacked or blasted as being traitors or Uncle Toms.

What’s worse is that the black community never gets any good news about black Republicans.  They don’t know that there are some great black commentators like Star Parker, Larry Elder, Harry R. Jackson Jr., Ken Blackwell, Michael Steele, Angela McGlowan, Thomas Sowell, Walter E. Williams, Armstrong Williams, etc.
Gregory Kane is one of the only black conservatives you can read on Black-AmericaWeb.com.

And if you want to hear black conservatives on black radio, for the most part you can’t.  Radio hosts like Michael Baisden, Warren Ballentine, Tom Joyner, etc. are anti-conservatives.  According to The New York Times, black radio is the Liberal Left’s answer to Rush Limbaugh.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: