TPM: Breitbart, Adams Respond To Criticism Of Their Role In New Black Panther Case
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From a January 29 article at Talking Points Memo:
Two Democrats on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights say the J. Christian Adams, the former Justice Department lawyer at the heart of the scandal over the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case, isn't credible because he contributes to a "race-baiting" website run by conservative pundit Andrew Breitbart.
Adams told TPM that "thought leaders, all sorts of people write for Big Government" and said he had two blog posts up on his website and on Pajamas Media responding to what he said were errors in the statement issued by the Commission's two Democrats.
In a telephone interview on Friday, Breitbart told me he thought the Commission's report -- though highly critical of the Obama administration -- was a "Caucasian wash."
"I mean white wash, I'm sorry, I get confused over the proper terminology that we are supposed to use in America," Breitbart told TPM.
"People can see the video, people can see the actions themselves," Breitbart said. "We are now living in an Orwellian time in which somehow these commissions and political activist judges are now the final word. No, the American people are going to be the final word. They see this for what it is. This is a white wash of an incredibly troubling trend in Obama's America."
"My site is a home for more conservative and libertarians and African-Americans than any site on the internet and fights the perception that there's only one way of thinking for African-Americans," Breitbart said.
"These people don't do their research. Tell them they shall be hearing more from me on issues of race in America because people who are black who don't think like them are under constant attack by the racial grievance industry. Shame on them," he said.
Breitbart said that the attacks on Adams, who was hired during the Bush administration by Bradley Schlozman (who was found to have illegally considered ideology and politics when making career hires), were bullying tactics.
"This line of inquiry of a whistleblower -- you saw the video, now you're trying to put it on us, you're trying to put it on me like you did with the ACORN video," Breitbart said.
He said he's met Adams once or twice, and they'll both be speaking at the True the Vote national summit.