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WTF MSM!? Stelter says Kanye is ‘a gift to racists’

Bearing gifts? …

“Uncle Tom?” … Earlier this week Kanye West appeared on TMZ and said, among other things, that slavery was “a choice.” That’s when media critic/cheerleader Brian Stelter decided to weigh in. Stelter, who is white, called Kanye a “gift to racists.” That’s dangerously close to calling Kanye “Uncle Tom.” Is that really something Stelter wants to be doing?

Let’s also take a look at Kanye’s follow-up actions. In a tweet (archived version), since deleted, Kanye shared a quote misattributed to Harriet Tubman: “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” This is a quote often misattributed to Tubman and shared by many people.

Some of the more prominent people who have shared the quote are current U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J., and N.Y. Times columnist Charles M. Blow.  Both of these gentlemen are African-Americans. Where was Stelter’s outrage when they shared the quote and its meaning? That’s right: Those two gentlemen aren’t beginning to profess a political view that is counter to Stelter’s. It is also worth noting that Kanye has deleted the fake quote tweet, while Booker and Blow have not.

Will attacks like Stelter’s against Kanye work? CRTV host Michelle Malkin wrote that playing the “Uncle Tom” card is dead and ineffectual in her column this week. Nevertheless, Stelter has persisted. Here’s another data point that attacks from leftists like Stelter won’t work: After Kanye came out in support of Donald Trump, the president’s approval number among black males doubled in just one week, according to at least one poll.

Quite the gift … Just how much focus did CNN put on the Stormy Daniels story over the past two months? The network had Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, on a total of 59 times in less than two months, according to an analysis by NewsBusters. In the same time period, GOP senators only appeared on the network 34 times, according to the analysis. Any time someone like Stelter tells you CNN is only covering the news, or doesn’t have bias, shove this statistic right back in his face.

Stormy … Speaking of Avenatti, he’s apparently been asking the head honcho at MSNBC for a show of his own. This makes sense. Why would CNN pay for what it’s been getting for free?

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