Reporters noticed the extremist Nation of Islam leader Rev. Louis Farrakhan’s latest three-and-a-half hour jeremiad on Sunday, but some left the most extreme rhetoric out. Kim Janssen of the Chicago Sun-Times caught it:
Speaking to an estimated 20,000 followers of the black nationalist movement at the United Center on Sunday, the 76-year-old Farrakhan said, "The white right is trying to set Barack up to be assassinated."
Referring to a Southern Baptist preacher’s recent prayer that the president die, Farrakhan said, "There are Christians praying for God to kill Obama."
But the AP dispatch (carried by CBSNews.com, Foxnews.com, and MSNBC.com) left out the assassination part:
Asked by Anonymous at 9:29 AM on Apr. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:15 AM on Apr. 1, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:33 AM on Apr. 1, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:55 AM on Apr. 1, 2010
The white right is trying to set Barack up to be assassinated."
racist stupid and probably true
Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Apr. 1, 2010
There were people praying for every other president to be assassinated too was it racism then?
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 10:43 AM on Apr. 1, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Apr. 1, 2010
Naw, effigies of Sarah Palin or George Bush hanging by their necks or being burned were acceptable and even applauded. Free speech and all.
Thats a lie, stop playing the victim! damn I almost want you to win some seats in 2010 to stop the screeching...O WHOA IS ME
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:13 PM on Apr. 1, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Apr. 1, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Apr. 1, 2010
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