Ann Coulter and the Council of Conservative Citizens, Part Deux
Here’s another thread to discuss Ann Coulter’s absolutely indefensible defense of a white supremacist group, since the first one is already approaching a thousand comments.
(And five hate mails so far.)
UPDATE at 2/15/09 8:37:32 pm:
For the record, this is what Ann Coulter wrote:
Republican politicians who had given speeches to a conservative group, the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), were branded sympathizers of white supremacists because some of the directors of the CC had, decades earlier, been leaders of a segregationist group, the Citizen Councils of America, which were founded in 1954. There is no evidence on its web page that the modern incarnation of the CCC supports segregation, though its “Statement of Principles” offers that the organization opposes “forced integration” and “efforts to mix the races of mankind.” But mostly the principles refer to subjects such as a strong national defense, the right to keep and bear arms, the traditional family, and an “America First” trade policy.
Apart from some aggressive reporting on black-on-white crimes — the very crimes that are aggressively hidden by the establishment media — there is little on the CCC website suggesting that the group is a “thinly veiled white supremacist” organization, as the New York Times calls it in one of its more charitable descriptions.
Now that you’ve read that, have a look at the CCC website. (Google it for the link; I’m not going to link to such an extreme hate site.)
Coulter is right about one thing — this is not a “thinly veiled white supremacist” organization, it’s an “out in the open, unapologetic white supremacist” organization.