Americans for Limited Government to MSNBC: Fire Brewer, Ratigan, Toure

Wow! :eek: Looks like MSNBC has invoked the rage of a major Conservative group…

This a follow up to the posting I made late last night about MSNBC wanting to start a race war; by showing carefully edited footage of a man, who was black, carrying an assault rifle and then implying that the man was white.

The politico is now reporting that MSNBC is trying to walk that little cat backward:

But by raising the racial issue in this context, bloggers claimed that MSNBC was purposely misleading viewers by not showing that at least one African-American man has also carried a gun to an event.

An MSNBC spokesperson responded to POLITICO: “Contessa was speaking generally and not about that specific person with the automatic weapon.

Yeah, sure she was. Lying asshole. :roll:

The Americans for Limited Government is not buying it at all. They are calling for the firing of ALL involved:

Mr. Steve Capus

NBC News

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, N.Y. 10112

Dear Mr. Capus:

On Tuesday, August 18, at 10:45 AM, your network — with a blatantly racist broadcast — took the falsification of the news to a dangerous new low. I am writing to you today on behalf of the 400,000 members of Americans for Limited Government nationwide to ask that all involved in this nefarious assault on decency be immediately fired from their jobs.

I am referring, of course, to the MSNBC “news” cast on that morning in which your anchors hysterically raised the specter of impending racial violence — while carefully cropping the very video upon which they based their duplicitous charges. Leading audiences nationwide to believe that militant whites were mounting violence against a black President, they deliberately covered up the fact that the individual they were framing was himself African-American.

I could go on with a graphic description of the horrendous misrepresentation foisted on the American people by your anchors and those who worked with them on your distorted reportage, but by now, I am sure that you are well aware of the despicable fraud they perpetrated. Even if you, like most Americans, were not watching MSNBC at the time, you undoubtedly have been apprised of the transgression by now.

Therefore, I will not waste your time or mine regurgitating the facts of the blatant abuse of the public trust. Instead, let me simply get to the vital thrust of this letter:

On behalf of the nearly half million members of Americans for Limited Government — and tens of millions of other equally appalled Americans of all races nationwide — I hereby demand the immediate termination of Contessa Brewer, Toure, Dylan Ratigan and any and all others involved in any way with the fraudulent “news” that ran in the 10:45AM segment of your August 18 broadcast.

You network has besmirched the dignity and honor of American people. You have endangered the life of the President of the United States. You have purposely fanned racial tensions. And you have deliberately lied to your own audience.

Failure on your part to act will be proof positive that you, your corporation and the corporation that owns you intended this deception. As such, you can no longer claim to be “press” in any sense of the word but will have crossed the line, becoming a political advocacy organization. That, then, becomes a matter for the FCC and the courts to consider the proper punishment for this gross transgression of the rules of a civil society.

Thank you.

William Wilson

President

Americans for Limited Government

cc: Jeffrey Immelt, President and Chairman, General Electric

Phil Griffin, President MSNBC News

Will this result in any sort of action? Probably not. But if we sit idly by and allow these people to do this, we will committing the highest form of treason ever.  The media serves the people and not corporate interests and we must hold them them accountable. Let’s turn the tables a bit, had this been former President Bush and this man been a liberal carrying a gun and Fox News had done this, the outrage would be deafening.  But yet, when a liberal owned, operated and funded network does it; it is fine. Can you say double standard?

We must hold them accountable and force them, one way or another to admit this lapse in judgment. So, As I wrote last night, burn the damn phones up!

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