AP to Breitbart – Prove the TEA Party is not racist

Today’s WTF Moment of the Day is brought to you by state-run media tool, the Associated Press. In response to Breitbart’s reward for proof that TEA Party “mobs” shouted racial epithets at members of the Congressional Black Caucus (more here), AP political staffer Michael Blood writes that Breitbart has yet to offer proof that the TEA Party is not racist. HUH? Maybe Breitbart should also offer evidence that the world is not flat. (story here via BigJournalism.com)

This is what it has come to.  In this “news” column from the AP on the Tea Party rally in Harry Reid’s hometown of Searchlight, Nev., yesterday, the AP puts the burden of proof on Andrew Breitbart to prove that no one yelled the N-word at the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington last Sunday:

“Conservative columnist Andrew Breitbart disputed accounts that tea party activists in Washington shouted racial epithets at black members of Congress amid the health care debate, although he didn’t provide any evidence.” – AP, 12/27/10

Let’s first put aside the absence of basic logic dwelling within the idea that one can prove that something did not get said.

Exactly – just how can someone prove something was not said? Shouldn’t the burden of proof be on the Congressional Black Caucus to prove that there were racial epithets hurled at their members? After all they had not one, but two video cameras rolling during this incident and there were dozens of others recording with cameras and cell phones nearby.

In response, Breitbart has upped the ante:

He is now offering a “ransom” of $100,000 to be donated to the United Negro College Fund for anyone who can provide evidence that racial epithets were, in fact used toward the CBC that day on the mall.

Now, I wonder if Blood or the rest of the writers at the AP will demand evidence from the CBC for the accusations they have made?  Or, at the very least will they answer this question:  How does an editor let an article like this get published?

Indeed. Yet the state-run media continues to perpetuate this ugly lie.

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One Response to “AP to Breitbart – Prove the TEA Party is not racist”

  1. […] confirm the CBC accusations. He initially offered $10,000 (more here) then bumped it to $100K (more here) when no one came forward.  Again, despite the reward offers, no evidence has been […]

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