Andrew Sullivan: Tucker Carlson A 'Degenerate, Disgusting Racist Demagogue'

Andrew Sullivan is spitting mad at Tucker Carlson.  Writing at The Daily Beast today, Sullivan vilifies the editor-in-chief of the Daily Caller as a "degenerate, disgusting, racist demagogue."

Sullivan is infuriated by Carlson's Daily Caller having recently called attention to a 2007 speech, largely ignored by the MSM, by then presidential candidate Barack Obama.  Addressing an audience of black ministers, Obama lavishly praised Rev. Jeremiah Wright, blamed the LA riots and the response to Hurricane Katrina on racism and made, in the words of the Daily Caller, "repeated and all-but-explicit appeals to racial solidarity, referring to 'our' people and 'our neighborhoods.'”  More after the jump.



Imagine it being discovered that Mitt Romney had made a speech that even began to approach that of Obama's in its angry racial overtones. Now try to imagine the 24/7 MSM coverage and the calls for Romney to withdraw from the race.  But let Carlson quote Obama accurately, and share the unedited video, and Sullivan resorts to low slander.  
 

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.