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April 11, 2008

Rev. Lee on His Antisemitic Outburst: I'm Sorry What I Said Was Twisted By the Jews Who Control the Media

Well, that's close enough to what he said.

In a very small part of my presentation, I referenced a meeting I had with Rabbi’s and other community leaders. A Rabbi stated in that meeting that the close relationship between the African American and Jewish communities had been disconnected after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. I further referenced in my speech that my response to the Rabbi was that the Black Power Movement emerged after the assassination of Dr. King and it was a direct response to the negative characterizations of African Americans through the silver screen, TV and the music industry, industries that are influenced by many in the Jewish community.

What about other industries influenced by the Jews, like stealing gold from Africans and financing the slave trade? He mentioned those Jewish-controlled industries as well.

As Captain Ed notes, Rev. Lee realizes the Kinsley gaffe of saying what he actually believes and then sends Simon a follow-up claiming he no longer believes Jews control the media at all. Like, two hours later.

In two hours he purges himself of one of the classic tropes of antisemitism.

Wow! Barack Obama's "open, candid" national discussion on race is really bearing fruit!


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