Whenever Faux News wants to lob a race bomb out there, Jesse Lee Peterson is happy to oblige and provide cover. Sean Hannity, who sits on the advisory board of Peterson’s Brothers of a New Destiny (BOND) welcomes him to play pathologically self-loathing House Negro on the air. (NewsHounds, video via Media Matters):
As soon as Peterson had a chance to speak, he launched his racial attack against Obama: “I think we all agree that Barack Obama was elected by, mostly by black racists and white guilty people. Most black Americans, 96 percent of them, are racists who (unintelligible) white Americans. And white folks feel guilty and they are afraid of being called racists,” Peterson said.
This was too much even for Hannity, who usually tacitly approves Peterson’s bigoted rants. This time, Hannity said, “Do you really believe 96% of black America is racist? You don’t believe that.”
“Yes, sir,” Peterson answered.
“No, you don’t believe that,” Hannity repeated.
OK, so maybe Hannity thinks Peterson believes only 90% of blacks are racist. Because that is exactly the kind of thing that Peterson has been saying for years on Hannity & Colmes, without a peep of objection from Hannity.
Peterson’s “colorful” history saying stupid sh*t like this in the MSM goes way back. Some highlights:
“If whites were to just leave the United States and let blacks run the country, they would turn America into a ghetto within 10 years. The audience, shall we say, disagreed with me strongly. Now I have to disagree with me. I gave blacks too much credit. It took a mere three days for blacks to turn the Superdome and the convention center into ghettos, rampant with theft, rape and murder.”
– his 9/21/2005 WND column, “Moral poverty cost blacks in New Orleans“
“If black folks want to blame someone for this tragedy they only need to look in the mirror.”
– More Peterson “it’s the poor darkies’ fault” for Katrina tragedy, in The Washington Times.
“Most blacks, not all but most in Tennessee, especially in the Memphis, Tennessee area, are still living in the 50’s and 60’s. They are so racist that they don’t even realize that white Americans have moved on. And so whenever there’s a campaign like this, such as this, they always use racism in order to intimidate white America.”
– Jesse’s analysis of the congressional primary between Nikki Tinker, a black woman who used bigoted tactics, and incumbent, Steve Cohen. Cohen swept all demos with a landslide 80% of the vote.
And Rev. Peterson’s versatile – check out his views about women and gays:
“Most women themselves don’t understand why they provoke and agitate their spouse to lash out or run away. They don’t understand the subtle control they have over weak men….In a relationship the man often has an unnatural need for his wife or girlfriend. He’s addicted to her approval and to her sex. The woman senses this wrong need the man has and she begins to test him. Often times, men find themselves giving in more and more in order to a receive her favor. Sometimes the demands of the woman become unbearable to the point that the man may lash out — I’m not saying this is right, but this is the reality. ”
– Peterson on man-woman relations in his WND column, “Why fathers leave“
“The so-called ‘Hate Crimes’ bill is an attempt to take away the rights of Christians to speak out and express their freedom of speech. This is unjust and Americans deserve better than this from their elected officials.”
– the wisdom of Peterson in WND article opposing hate crimes legislation.