What if a white man refused to shake a black woman’s hand, saying, “I’m scared because some of that blackness might rub off on me”????
Decent people would be rightly appalled. If that white man were a media figure, he would almost certainly lose his job, whether he “apologized” or not. If he were a conservative, all the more so. His true racist bigot heart has been revealed, people would say. And there’s no place for that kind of vile crap on America’s airwaves.
Thank despicability - you sure can’t thank goodness - for Thaddeus Matthews that liberals and particularly liberals in the Democrat Party and the mainstream media are anything but “decent” people.
Outrage subdued after DJ goes on racially charged rant on GOP congressional candidate
By Judson Berger
Published February 03, 2012 | FoxNews.com
In a profanity-laced tirade, a Memphis DJ last week used an on-air interview to berate a local Republican congressional candidate — calling her a “token negro” who is doing the bidding of “white folk.”
DJ Thaddeus Matthews called Charlotte Bergmann, who is black, “stupid.” He referred to her as a “curly-haired nigga.” When she walked out of the interview, he refused to shake her hand, saying he didn’t want to get her “whiteness” on him.
The outrage? The fury? In Memphis, you can hear the crickets.
Bergmann told FoxNews.com that, while the web video of the interview has gotten a lot of attention on blogs, local media are largely ignoring it. She said she hasn’t gotten any calls from politicians about it. “No organization has spoken out,” Bergmann said.
“The anger has been expressed throughout the nation, but not in my local … area,” she said.
As for her treatment on air, which she described as “racist” and abusive, she said it stems from the notion that black politicians should uniformly be Democrats.
Bergmann is running in Tennessee’s 9th District, which is mostly black. The seat is currently held by Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen, whose office so far has not returned a request for comment on the radio interview.
Matthews has stood by the bulk of his comments. He told MyFoxMemphis.com on Thursday that he’s apologized on air for the “whiteness” comment, but he defended the rest.
“I do not regret the content of what I said. In the anger of having another politician in my studio that knows absolutely nothing about nothing and gives me stupid answers, I don’t regret that,” he said. “Now the context of the whiteness rubbing off … that part I do regret, that particular portion of the show. But the rest of everything I said, I meant exactly what I said.”
It’s unclear how the radio station management, at WPLX-AM 1180, is handling the incident, but the owner of the broadcasting company apparently has issued an apology. Bergmann said the owner, William Pollack, called her Wednesday to apologize. She also provided a written apology under Pollack’s name, which expressed regret for the “ill treatment” on air.
“I was unaware of the horrific treatment of you until today. I have personally met with Matthews and will assure you this situation is receiving our complete attention,” the statement said, adding that he “personally supported” Bergmann in 2010 and will do so again.
Bergmann eventually walked out of the interview, which was conducted last Tuesday.
But for the first 12 minutes, Matthews repeatedly challenged her loyalty to black people.
Matthews started by asking about her affiliation with the Tea Party.
He accused her of evading the question, later asking, “Are you a token of white folk? And white folk using you to come against black folk?”
After she started to respond, Matthews interrupted, saying: “Damn, Ms. Bergmann, shut up for a moment. OK, shut up for a moment, because you shucking and jiving.”
The confrontational interview continued as he challenged her on plans to help the black community. “All I see in you is another token negro,” he said, likening her to former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.
After several minutes, the DJ threatened to cut off her microphone and throw her out of the studio. “I’m so sick of your sh-, yourself, and I’m about to put your ass up outta here,” he said. “You are a token negro that white folk have control over.”
Eventually, Bergmann said “we have a failure to communicate” and left the studio.
Matthews continued to berate the congressional candidate.
“Get up and get your ass up outta here. Get your stupid, ignorant ass up outta my studio,” he said.
As she left, Bergmann held out her hand to the DJ.
“I don’t need to shake your hand,” he told her. “I’m scared because some of that whiteness might rub off on me.”
Bergmann told FoxNews.com that she’s trying to get the video of the confrontation shown at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference — an annual meet-up in Washington of prominent conservatives.
She said her campaign has reached out to two Republican lawmakers about that possibility.
She also said donations to her campaign have spiked since the incident.
Matthews has a reputation in Memphis as a controversial blogger and radio host. According to MyFoxMemphis.com, he was booted from another AM station in 2010 — he claimed white Republicans pressured the bosses to remove him, according to the report.
Matthews went on to launch his show on WPLX, which was billed as a mostly blues music program.
This is what Democrats being “civil” looks like. It’s also what “Republican obstructionism” looks like.
The Democrat Party has ALWAYS been the official party of racism in America. It was the party of racism when it literally fought our nation’s most brutal war to continue black slavery. It was racist when its members created the Ku Klux Klan as the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party to intimidate or even kill black people and Republicans:
Klan groups spread throughout the South as an insurgent movement during the Reconstruction era in the United States. As a secret vigilante group, the Klan targeted freedmen and their allies; it sought to restore white supremacy by threats and violence, including murder, against black and white Republicans. In 1870 and 1871 the federal government passed the Force Acts, which were used to prosecute Klan crimes. Prosecution of Klan crimes and enforcement of the Force Acts suppressed Klan activity. In 1874 and later, however, newly organized and openly active paramilitary organizations, such as the White League and the Red Shirts, started a fresh round of violence aimed at suppressing blacks’ voting and running Republicans out of office. These contributed to segregationist white Democrats regaining political power in all the Southern states by 1877.
Dressed in robes and sheets, intended to prevent identification by the occupying federal troops (and supposedly designed to frighten blacks), the Klan quickly became a terrorist organization in service of the Democratic Party and white supremacy. Between 1869 and 1871 its goal was to destroy Congressional Reconstruction by murdering blacks — and some whites — who were either active in Republican politics or educating black children.
History shows that the Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democrat Party.
The Democrat Party was bitterly racist throughout the entire period during and after the Civil War.
The Democrat Party was racist when Woodrow Wilson resegregated the military and the federal government.
The Democrat Party was still racist to the core sixty years after it waged the Civil War to fight for black slavery when its 1924 National Convention was so filled with Ku Klux Klan members it was called “Klanbake.”
The Democrat Party was racist when Franklin Delano Roosevelt put Japanese-Americans in camps. Oh, and for the record, FDR’s New Deal policies also attacked black people by keeping them from being able to work (and see also here).
When Martin Luther King, Jr. marched for Civil Rights, he marched in Democrat-controlled areas and encountered his most vicious opposition from Democrats. As an example, look at Montgomery Alabama when Martin Luther King organized his bus boycott in 1955 or his Bloody Sunday March from Selma To Montgomery in 1965. And then check which party was totally in control over Alabama.
Martin Luther King, Jr. marched on Washington D.C. in 1963. It was the most liberal city then and it is still the most liberal city now.
Oh, and it was after that march that the FBI began to attempt to discredit and undermine Martin Luther King, Jr., under the authority of a Democrat administration.
This of course brings us into to the Civil Rights era.
Here is something interesting about the Civil Rights act and which party supported it:
What is the breakdown by party of who voted for and against the Civil
Rights act of 1964?
House of Representatives:
Democrats for: 152
Democrats against: 96
Republicans for: 138
Republicans against: 34
Democrats for: 46
Democrats against: 21
Republicans for: 27
Republicans against: 6
39% of House Democrats were opposed to Civil Rights versus 20% of Republicans. Which is to say that twice as many Democrats in the House opposed Civil Rights as Republicans.
31% of Senate Democrats were opposed to Civil Rights versus 19 percent of Republicans.
Liberals are treacherous and pathologically dishonest; they want to keep people ignorant that Republicans were at the epicenter of the Civil Rights movement from DAY ONE in the 1850s and CONTINUED to be at the epicenter of the Civil Rights movement. Until that movement was hijacked by a movement that pissed on everything Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for as epitomized by his famous words, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
And we find that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a registered Republican. Just as his father who was first to bear the name “Martin Luther King” before him was a lifelong Republican.
Liberals continued to document their gross racism when they openly acknowledged that their white SEIU members were “f-ing rabidly racist” and also in their vicious racist attacks against Clarence Thomas when they said, “Send him back to the fields!” and “String him up!”
The same Democrat Party that had been racist for 150 years didn’t just suddenly turn on a dime; they discovered a new way to “own” black people. Just as the drug dealer wants to get kids addicted to crack cocaine in a neighborhood he wants to control, so also the Democrat Party found that it could get desperate blacks addicted to the welfare agenda and OWN their vote for life.
And the Democrat Party continues to be the party that oppresses and undermines black people. I document as a FACT that the minimum wage law that you so praise as helping blacks actually has created a tragic and awful situation in which more than HALF of young blacks are not able to get a job. We conservatives predicted that exactly what has happened would happen.
But who is to blame for a Democrat policy that we rightly predicted would fail and which then failed just as we predicted? Bush.
Thaddeus Matthews is a racist bigot. But that’s okay: he’s got an entire political party and nearly the entire media propaganda behind him because they’re just like him.
There’s a fitting sentence in the article above that the black victim of the racist attack provides: “As for her treatment on air, which she described as “racist” and abusive, she said it stems from the notion that black politicians should uniformly be Democrats.”
It’s fitting because Democrats feel that THEY SHOULD OWN BLACKS now. And if they can’t own a black person, if a black person is off the Democrat plantation, then Democrats should be able to hunt that fugitive slave down and punish him/her.
There’s an incredibly racist theory that black liberal ”intellectuals” hold; namely, that black people cannot be racist, because racism is not an attitude that any and all people of any and all colors can have, but rather it is a power relationship. And even though black people currently have a black person sitting in the White House and even though black people have a black attorney general running America’s law enforcement, they have no power and so can’t be “racist.” Whereas white people are institutionally racist by the same definition.
But isn’t Charlotte Bergmann black???
So this is the twisted, perverted and frankly morally evil metric that black liberals have to define “black people”: being “black” has nothing whatsoever to do with ancestry or skin color or genetics and everything to do with whether or not one is sufficiently owned by the Democrat Party machine.
You go ahead and call me a “racist” for writing this article. I will consider your attack to be a badge of honor knowing that it is coming from a genuine racist bigot who is a true enemy of the dream that Martin Luther King, Jr. shared with America. And I know that the Democrat Party must be defeated today for that dream to be made manifest every bit as much as the same Democrat Party that fought for black slavery had to be defeated at all costs in 1865.