Author and talk radio host Mark Levin on Tuesday called Rev. Jesse Jackson a "complete fraud" after the news broke that Jackson would be going to Dallas to make sure Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan and the affected neighborhood are not "shunned."
Levin was on Glenn Beck's radio program, and Beck said: "Jesse Jackson is coming to Dallas because of discrimination, and he's going to stand up for the black community that is being discriminated against right now because of Ebola."
"If Jesse Jackson really was a serious peace activist, or love activist, or whatever activist he is -- it's easy to stand with people who are complaining," Levin said. "How about standing with people who are actually sick? Put on one of those uniforms. Put on one of those hazmat outfits. Stay with those folks. What's he complaining about?"
Beck asked: "Can you think of a reason, an honest reason, that we have not banned the flights from West Africa yet? Why we're not stopping this?"
"No," Levin responded. "I think this is absolute insanity. Well, it's obviously Obama. The reasons are obvious, because he doesn't want to appear to be conducting himself in a way that discriminates against that continent."
"You know what's really crazy?" Beck added. "It took him all of 30 seconds to ban flights to the state of Israel. He banned flights to Israel over a suspected rocket launch. ... This time, we have actual Ebola in our own hometowns, and he's not banning any flights. Won't even consider it."
"You're exactly right," Levin said. "But this Jesse Jackson thing is really annoying me. If Jesse Jackson was really a civil rights leader, he would be marching on the White House. He would march on [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid's office about high unemployment against minorities in this country, about what centralized government and socialism does the minority communities. He's such a complete fraud and hack, but he won't do those things."
"He's trying to take advantage of what could be a catastrophe at some point," Levin continued. "And he knows full well the reason for this. This guy flew into the Dallas airport. He stayed in that particular apartment. This guy Duncan is responsible for where all these things happened. Nobody else. I mean, seriously -- if he had flown to Minneapolis and went to the north country and decided to settle in there, we'd have a whole completely different situation going on."
"But these people live and drink and breathe racism," Levin concluded. "It's a real sickness as far as I'm concerned."
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