New Coalition Targets Limbaugh, Beck, Dobbs, Buchanan and Brown
A new coalition was launched Thursday to specifically target conservatives Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs, Pat Buchanan, and Paul Brown.
Called StopTheWitchHunt.org, their goal is "to give voice to the millions of Americans who believe it is time for talk-show hosts and elected officials to stop stoking the racial anxieties of the fringes of America."
They accuse the quintet of spewing "lies and hate speech...in a nationwide witch hunt" against President Obama.
They even call Limbaugh's "I hope he fails" remark "the verbal equivalent of putting a razor blade in a candy apple."
Their press release is even more hysterical, especially the misspelling of one of the objects of their disaffection:
This Halloween, take action against the lies and hate speech that Glen [sic] Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs, Paul Brown, and Pat Buchanan have been spewing in a nationwide witch hunt.
Echo Justice, a coalition of national and local organizations launched a multi-media counter to the right-wing's echo chamber. StopTheWitchHunt.org is a newly formed multimedia watch dog portal that will use social media and mobile communications to take a grassroots stand and "call out" the mischaracterizations and hate speech that has been going on for too long.
"History has taught that bad things happen when good people are silent," says Makani Themba- Nixon, Executive Director of The Praxis Project and a member of the Echo Justice coalition. "StoptheWitchHunt.org allows us to confront these scare tactics and make our voices heard."
The website is designed to give voice to the millions of Americans who believe it is time for talk-show hosts and elected officials to stop stoking the racial anxieties of the fringes of America.
Beck and his fellow band of hooligans have been telling scary stories about President Obama whom Limbaugh has disrespectfully referred to as "the little black man child." Beck recently accused the biracial President of having "a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture." And he has attacked a number of key Administration officials accusing them of being socialist and anti-American. Limbaugh, who has a history of making racially charged remarks about Obama, has called the mixed-race president "a halfrican American." Days before the President's inauguration in January, Limbaugh said, "I hope he fails" - the verbal equivalent of putting a razor blade in a candy apple.
StoptheWitchHunt.org is just the beginning of a multi-media campaign to support a new resistance to these Halloween Goons.
Readers who aren't sufficiently frightened will want to take a gander at their logo (PDF here) which is a cartoon picture of the five gentlemen dressed in what appears to be Pilgrim attire carrying pitchforks and torches in front of the White House.
*****Update: Our friend Michelle Malkin has more on this story.