Tonight, African American conservative Ron Christie was on The Ed Show when Ed asked him about the rhetoric and racism of the ‘teabaggers’ and why the Republican “leadership” is failing to distance itself from the wackos.
Ron said of course, the racism is horrible but the left is just as bad. Ed mentions the black museum guard shot down by the old rightie wacko in DC and Ron brings up an incident where a black conservative was beaten up by leftwingers at a town hall meeting in Missouri. I was upset that Ed didn’t know the story as it was definitely a biggie in the blogosphere at the time it happened.
The original story from the St Louis Post-Dispatch was headlined, Six people, including P-D reporter, arrested at Carnahan meeting
St. Louis County police arrested six people, including a Post-Dispatch reporter, during a demonstration Thursday evening outside a forum on aging called by U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis.
Two of the people were arrested on suspicion of assault, one of resisting arrest and three on suspicion of committing peace disturbances, police say.
This was transformed within 24 hours to SEIU Attacks: White-Led Union Thugs Attack Black Conservative. The man was seen the next day at a press conference in a wheel chair with various bandages, obviously suffering from the vicious beating.
there was a bit of a problem with the whole story, despite the claims of a supposed unbiased observer who witnessed the “unprovoked attack”, when a video of the incident was posted to the Internetz. It starts with one man lying on the street and others milling about – only one problem – it wasn’t Kenneth Gladney, the black conservative. He is seen a few seconds later being pushed down as people rush to the aid of the man on the ground. Later, Gladney is shown walking about talking to people with no evident injuries or indication that he is limping or suffering in fashion. Oh, yeah, that “unbiased observer” – somehow or other he turned out to be Gladney’s attorney, well first he claimed he was but then to be a witness he couldn’t be the attorney so he turned it over to his brother but it really turned out that David Brown was Gladney’s employer. Even better, Gladney isn’t really a conservative, he’s just a street seller of political goodies – story from a fellow employee in the Riverfront Times from St Louis
So – did Ron Christie lie or is he just ignorant?