Quiz for the Media: David Duke or Louis Farrakhan?


Greetings, members of the media who might be stopping by to see how RedState is responding to the news that Republican Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Steve Scalise76%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard76% spoke to a group that is aligned with David Duke. We understand that it is a slow news day, but that doesn’t mean it’s ever the wrong day to broad brush all Republicans as racist!

So, it’s possible that Rep. Scalise gave a wink and a nod to a racist group. That is bad. Hey, you know who Democrats just love to openly embrace and speak in front of his group? Louis Farrakhan. I wonder, as a member of the media in good standing, how many stories you have written about Democrats embracing a known racist (and actual, literal homophobe!)

Let’s play a fun game! I’ll include here a quote, and without googling to see, you see if you can guess whether the statement was made by David Duke or by Louis Farrakhan. If you pass the test, go an and write your planned story about Steve Scalise. If you fail, instead spend the day in self-reflection about why the nation’s trust in the media is at an all time low. Fair warning: I may change up “white” and “black” in these quotes just to throw you off the trail, but all other races mentioned will be left exactly as they appeared in the original quote. Here we go, quote # 1!

[This town has] 67 per cent of white people [living] under a black mayor, with 67 per cent white people can’t make laws that govern that town. . . Arab store owners don’t give a damn about whites and don’t respect them. You got Korean, you got Chinese, you got other people taking the money out but not giving a damn thing to this community.

Was this quote A) David Duke or B) Louis Farrakhan? If you answered B, award yourself one point!

Here we go, Quote #2:

Now you know I’m going to be lambasted and called anti-Semitic… They’ll say he was up to his old canards; he said Jews control Hollywood. Well, they said it themselves! Jews control the media. They said it themselves! Jews and some gentiles control the banking industry, international banks. They do! In Washington right next to the …read more    

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