As NewsBusters previously reported, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin on Monday accused NBC News of racism and promoting racial division in this country.
On Wednesday, Levin ratcheted the discussion up a bit telling Fox News's Neil Cavuto, "David Gregory should not get off the hook for his race baiting" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Alright, well critics of the President are racist. Have you heard about this one? A certain news network all but saying it, and don’t get Mark Levin started on it. You hear this?
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MARK LEVIN: Let’s go play their game a little bit. Let’s look at NBC News. A very, very white guy is in charge of the company that owns NBC News. NBC News is run by very, very white guys. "Meet the Press" has only had white guys in the anchor chair. "NBC Nightly News" – a white guy. Let’s look at their bastard off-child, MSLSD: Chris Matthews – the whitest of the white guys; Joe Scarborough – white; Ed Schultz – fat and white; Larry O’Donnell – mental patient and white; Rachel, what is her name anyway, Maddow – white. It’s so white over there I’m blinded.
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CAVUTO: Alright, it’s kind of hard now and then to tell where the so-called Great One is coming from. That’s why I wanted to see if Mark Levin would be interested in coming here to clarify that position. Mark, you kind of left me guessing here, you think there might be a little bit of hypocrisy?
LEVIN: I think over at MSLSD it is white at night and blindingly white. Now, that is their argument. I think we need a new Civil Rights Act just to address all their hosts over there. Look, here’s the bottom line: I am sick and tired of liberals in this country, most of whom are white, telling conservatives in this country that they are racist because we don't adopt their big government authoritarian top down policies that seek to divide this nation on every front including race. And I think the only way to address this is to finally confront it. And when David Gregory brought this up to Newt Gingrich as much as he must, that Medicare issue, David Gregory should not get off the hook for his race baiting.
Now the fact of the matter is most people on food stamps are not black. So why would David Gregory or all the other white people over there at MSNBC assume that when Gingrich was talking about Obama as being the food stamp president, which he certainly is – we have 47 million people on food stamps. He’s also the unemployment president, and I can go right down the line. Why would they assume when Newt Gingrich raises that that he is talking about black people when most people on food stamps are not black? I think they have a bigot problem. That’s my point.
CAVUTO: This other new network you refer to rings as bell, so I’m not quite an expert on it, so I’ll take you at your word.
LEVIN: Neither are my by the way.
CAVUTO: But I want to ask you this in a greater context: there is this impression here that the mainstream media, you know, loves the President, rarely bicker or disagree with the President. He is a huge critic of the Paul Ryan Medicare plan because he is evil and in one spot he’s akin to a murderer, and on and on and on we go, and this will be the theme for the next year and a half or so up to the election. Is that just the way it’s going to be?
LEVIN: Yes it is, and we can’t change the media, but we can confront it and we can defeat it. It’s part of the big government Democrat operation. Most of the people in the media are liberals, they’re Democrats. We know this time and time and time again from these various surveys. Whining about it isn’t going to fix it. So I hope these candidates if they go on shows like "Meet the Depressed" or "Deface the Nation," or whatever they are, and I don’t even watch them. But if they go on these programs, don’t sit there and take this crap. You don’t have to. You can be professional and responsible, but get back in their face.
Those interested can see the entire interview at the Right Scoop.