Fox News Psychological Warfare: ‘all blacks look alike’

Josh Marshall, of Talking Points Memo, covers the Fox News video fumble where they were discussing the federal indictment of Rep. Bill Jefferson but rolling video footage of senior African American congressional rep. and chairman of the powerful Judicial Committee, John Conyers.

I applaud Marshall for covering this. If only Marshall went further in his analysis to explain that Fox News doesn’t do any of this by mistake. They know who John Conyers is and Fox News knows what he looks like. This is purposeful. The purpose is:

1) Racist insult and psychological reinforcement of existing racism (i.e. it’s okay to do this kind of thing to black people.)
2) To create a situation where Conyers can’t speak in defense of Jefferson as he’s too busy clearing the air as having been tagged as actually being Jefferson.
3) As in all racist psychological warfare operations, those offended will react and there will be a subsequent reaction from whites in the general population who have been told again and again that blacks and other minorities are too sensitive or are using race to some social/political advantage.

I applaud Marshall for covering this and the Brad Blog for picking it up. Too bad the analysis of those websites doesn’t go deeper to help their readership (mostly white) to understand what and how the MSM operates when it comes to race to divide and conquer the working class and political middle class. That analysis is sorely lacking and as a result, while most liberal whites see Fox News as a biased information source, they don’t have a deep understanding of what it’s doing and can’t erect adequate mental and psychological defense.

John Conyers issued a public statement about the incident. Watch his language (emphasis mine):

“Fox News has a history of inappropriate on-air mistakes that are neither fair, nor balanced. This type of disrespect for people of color should no longer be tolerated. I am personally offended by the network’s complete disregard for accuracy in reporting and lackluster on-air apology.” – House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)

Conyers isn’t stupid. He knows that it wasn’t a mistake. But he uses that word and the word accuracy, the implication again being that it was a mistake. If he knows it wasn’t a mistake, why does he talk this way? Because white liberals, so bad on understanding racist psychology, will join the Republican rightwingers in attacking him as playing a race card (whatever the hell that is) if he tells the truth and calls it not a mistake but racism.

This is why it is so important for Marshall and Brad Friedman of BradBlog to educate themselves and their readership not only on what happened, but why. White liberals need to understand the racist psychology of the MSM and how they are being subtly attacked with it so that they can resist and then support their would-be social/political allies, blacks who vocally resist the racism. Instead, liberal whites are tricked into attacking public figures like Barry Bonds, Cynthia McKinney and Harry Belafonte when they vocally resist racism. The MSM racist psychological maneuvers aren’t going to stop so until we step up our game, the Left will be in for a long, hard ride.

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