This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:
As detailed here before, the NAACP has launched a campaign to smear the Tea Party movement as racist. Now the NAACP is doubling down.
In order to prove that it is all-in with left wing causes, and does not even pretend otherwise, the NAACP has teamed with Media Matters, Think Progress, and a new group called New Left Media to create Teapartytracker.org.
First reported on at The Daily Caller, the website is devoted, in the words of the NAACP, to monitoring “racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement.”
Yes, we know the model. It is the Southern Poverty Law Center’s HateWatch blog.
SPLC’s HateWatch blog serves as a vehicle by which to falsely label legitimate political opposition to the Democratic Party as racist and extremist. I have documented how SPLC has exaggerated claims as to the existence of some Klan groups and the supposed increase in hate groups, and falsely smeared a black female law professor as being an “apologist for white supremacists.” Now NAACP is getting in on the act.
By officially teaming with Media Matters and Think Progress, NAACP simply has proven that it has not interest in the truth. As documented here many times, Media Matters and Think Progress are advocacy organizations, not news sources, which try to shape the news not report on it.
Whether one thinks MSNBC or FoxNews are biased to the left or right, respectively, Media Matters and Think Progress are in a different league. The misleading anti-Tea Party video created by Think Progress now is legendary.
Andrew Breitbart was right on point on this one, as quoted in The Daily Caller:
“It’s called projection,” Breitbart said. “The alliance of the left, the Think Progress, the Media Matters and the NAACP are projecting onto the Tea Party. The accusations are a projection of who the coordinated, well-funded left is. They are manufacturing the racism. They are the ones who are fomenting the violence, the ones who are the only perpetrators of violence over the last year.”
NAACP now simply serves as a conduit for Democratic Party operatives and message makers.
The roll out of the website demonstrates that NAACP mostly just regurgitates Media Matters and Think Progress stories. Here are the most recent blog entries at the website:
What is the NAACP’s big news? A photo at the Restoring Honor Rally of a guy wearing a tee shirt that said “”Blacks own Slaves in Mauritania, Sudan Niger and Haiti.” Wow, that’s a danger to the nation.
Perhaps the NAACP should run the video of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s anti-Asian rant, instead. How about we now establish “BoxerWatch.org.”
The NAACP knows exactly what it is doing. By creating a website devoted exclusively to watching the Tea Party movement, NAACP is attempting to create the impression that the Tea Party is dangerous. Even if there is no real news to back it up, the public relations damage is done.
The NAACP has doubled down in its smear campaign. Ultimately, the NAACP will be the biggest loser because it it marginalizing itself even more than it already is.