Comments: Think Progress Ripped Content From Tea Party Video To Create Fraudulent Racism Vid

Faiz Shakir?

Wasn't he one of President Obama's roommates at Columbia?

Posted by JAL at July 16, 2010 07:23 AM

Here's why: because they don't give the tiniest imaginable d*mn about accuracy or anything else that goes against their agenda.

Posted by Brian Jones at July 16, 2010 07:33 AM

ThinkProgress wrote about that video before:

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/04/17/bloggers-nazi-racist-tea-partier/

Posted by Jack at July 16, 2010 07:43 AM

You answered your own question when you described the people at Think Progress as progressive propagandists. That was a pretty nice description compared to the one that comes to my mind: fascist enablers.

Posted by templar knight at July 16, 2010 08:17 AM

ThinkProgress does have an earlier piece on the subject, but it's typically clueless. It correctly quotes the "gentleman": Im with the Knights of the Klu Klux Klan. We are a white unit. But fails to note that's an incorrect pronunciation (it's "Ku Klux Klan" ). The guy may be a dumb racist, but more likely he's a Moby.

The piece also makes a big deal out of Sharp never accusing the guy of being a leftist, which unfortunately ignores the large sign in the background (with "Soros-paid stooge" among other unflattering labels).

So in order to defend TP from the fraud charge, we'd have to believe they're stupid enough to believe their own propaganda. OK, fair enough, maybe they are.

Posted by Cecil Turner at July 16, 2010 08:53 AM

Im with the Knights of the Klu Klux Klan. We are a white unit.

Perhaps he's a former Cincinnati Reds follower, and was a big fan of Ted Kluzewski.

Posted by Bruce Lagasse at July 16, 2010 11:52 AM

Im with the Knights of the Klu Klux Klan. We are a white unit.

Oh yeah! Wow, that's great man. The white units are the best units, very much in the old school mold of Robert Byrd.

Why didn't that guy show up at Byrd's nice little funeral? He coulda hung out and talking about those people one last tahm!

these morons are stuck in high school hell.

Posted by Rev Dr E Buzz at July 17, 2010 07:45 AM

Are you kidding about terminating TP staffers for this? They'll get a pat on the back for it. Soros and his minions embrace the lie, the bigger and bolder the better.

Posted by Yrral Dleifsarb at July 17, 2010 01:34 PM