08 Aug 2005 Harry Belafonte Attacks Black Conservatives Again
Marc Morano’s CNSNews.com story about singer Harry Belafonte’s name-calling (again!) has to be read to be believed.
A sample paragraph:
When asked specifically who was a “black tyrant” in the Bush administration, Belafonte responded to this reporter, “You.” When this reporter noted that he was a Caucasian and attempted to ask another question, Belafonte abruptly ended the interview by saying, “That’s it.”
Harry Belafonte strikes me as a man with a great deal of anger, but not much intellectual depth.Addendum: Apparently, Belafonte’s hate speech was par for the course at this event. Read this second CNSNews.com piece by Marc Morano to see reality-show “judge” Greg Mathis attack conservatives, Republicans, the Supreme Court, Congress and the Bush Administration in worse terms than Belafonte, and singer Stevie Wonder fret about “mother earth.”
The event was sponsored, CNSNews.com reports, by Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. Participants included the National Urban League, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the NAACP, and the AFL-CIO.
Several Members of Congress shared the podium, including House Democrat leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Charlie Rangel, Rep. John Conyers and Rep, Maxine Waters. Lee, in her speech, called the war in iraq “immoral” and claimed the last two presidential elections were stolen. The quotes of other Members of Congress, as quoted by Morano, were only slightly less inflammatory.
An irony: The rally supposedly was called to support an extension of the Voting Rights Act, which requires certain states to get approval from the U.S. Department of Justice before making certain election law changes. The speakers, however, spared little in their vitriol for President Bush and his Administration — which includes, of course, the U.S. Justice Department. If the Bush Administration is so bad, why are these activists spending their time and money promoting an extension of the Administration’s power?