Tuesday, September 16, 2008

VIDEO: CNN Lou Dobbs Caught In Racist Scandal

CNN's Lou Dobbs stopped by the booth and exclaimed, "My wife will love this!"

Hmmm...why would the page on the Obama Waffles site linked above suddenly get pulled? After all, Lou Dobbs, a speaker at the Values Voter Summit, stopped by the vendor table to give a slamming endorsement of the product; it depicts Barack Obama as a Muslim bug-eyed Aunt Jemima. The photo, as you can see, shows an approving Dobbs with a box of the mix in his hand.

For those of you who may have missed yesterday's post, Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, two aspiring Klansmen writers from Tennessee set up a booth sponsored by Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council to sell the Obama Waffles, asserting it was "political satire."

After Think Progress covered this story, the page was yanked from the ObamaWaffles web site, and FRC issued a feeble press release trying to distance itself from the product, claiming it didn't vet the vendor's product and didn't realize the boxes on display were "offensive material."
Below the fold is video of the vendors smiling and enjoying brisk sales before FRC realized this was bad PR for the professional "Christian" organization.

Gee, with a big banner at the display table, it's odd that no one affiliated with the pious womb-controlling, anti-gay FRC noticed something amiss with the Muslim Minstrel party going on over there and thought about ringing the big boys about a potential PR problem.

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Jesse at Pandagon also noted this bit of business

Looking into the gentlemen a bit more, I ended up fixating on Bob DeMoss, the swea...the one with the awful...the one on the left.  Bob, you see, isn't just a "freelance writer".  He's written a series of Christian teen literature with Tim LaHaye.  Yes, Left Behind Tim LaHaye.  Meaning, of course, that this wasn't just some guy shilling his flash-in-a-pan election year product, but he's a full-on foot soldier who has the full faith and credit of the fundamentalist movement.  Let's look at what DeMoss would have been selling had he not stumbled on the idea of Nigger Jim's Magic Mix.

...In light of this output, what's surprising isn't that DeMoss made racist waffle mix.  What's surprising is that he isn't also selling black licorice nooses to go along with them.  That's funny!

If you want to tell CNN how you feel, here are some emails to a few of the higher ups at the network:

# Jim.Walton@turner.com (Jim Walton is the president of CNN Worldwide)

# Susan.Grant@turner.com (Susan Grant is executive vice president of CNN News Services)

# Jon.Klein@turner.com (Jonathan Klein is president of CNN/US

# Rena.Golden@turner.com (senior vice president and executive producer of CNN.com)

# David.Payne@turner.com (senior vice president and general manager of CNN.com)

# Mitch.Gelman@turner.com (senior vice president and senior executive producer of CNN.com)
Source: PamsHouseBlend.Com

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