MSNBC's Michael Eric Dyson: Virginia GOP Lieutenant Governor Nominee's a 'Black Puppet'

MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson on Saturday called Virginia Republican lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson a "black puppet...His mouth is moving but white supremacist ideology is floating through it."

Such occurred on the Ed Show (video follows with transcript and commentary):

ED SCHULTZ, HOST: Our next topic, Bishop E.W. Jackson, Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia. Jackson has no experience as an elected official, but he does have a history of making factually incorrect, inflammatory, anti-gay, anti-Obama statements. He could fit right in with the right-wing. Take a look at this video message he posted last year.

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BISHOP E.W. JACKSON: The message to Christians in the black community: it is time to end the slavish devotion to the Democrat Party…The Democrat Party has created an unholy alliance between certain so-called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions. Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was.

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SCHULTZ: Dr. Dyson, what’s going on here? Is this an attempt to make this Ken Cuccinelli, this year's Republican nominee for governor, look less extreme, because he’s a hard righty too? What about this?

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON: Yeah, the philosopher Jay-Z had it right. We don't believe you, you need more people. We don't even know you. You pop out of nowhere. The Republicans seem incapable of making any kind of planning. You're talking about Oklahoma where they won't even have $12.9 billion for disaster mitigation because they didn't want to study.

Planned Parenthood is not about abortions. It's about cervical cancer screenings. It’s about breast cancer screenings. And it's about planned, teaching people how to be parents. Now here you got E.W. Jackson puffing up, and here’s a guy who’s a black puppet. He’s a vent, he’s being ventriloquized. His mouth is moving but white supremacist ideology is floating through it, and the most repressive sorts of ideas that we can imagine are being evoked here. Black people are not dumb. Just because you put a black face on buffoonery, we still know the color of ignorance.


You want to talk about ignorance? Let’s talk about ignorance.

For example, does Dyson know that the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a eugenicist who advocated the sterilization of those she deemed “unfit?”

Are Dyson and Schultz willing to present statistics to MSNBC viewers indicating that since 1973, as many as 16 million black babies have been aborted?

Or that in the past three years alone, Planned Parenthood is responsible for at least 1 million black abortions?

Exactly who is exhibiting buffoonery and adding to the ignorance of the population?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.