Since the Charleston church shootings and the subsequent exposure of the alleged killer as a far right white supremacist, conservative pundits and bloggers have been frantically trying to spin away the connections between white supremacism and the mainstream right. Some of them are even absurdly arguing that alleged killer Dylann Storm Roof is actually a “liberal activist.”
But then along comes Bryan Fischer, the spokesman for the politically connected and highly active American Family Association, tweeting a link to an outright white supremacist organization, American Renaissance — another one of those sleazy dishonest “black on white crime” stories that inspired Dylann Roof to commit his atrocities.
DOJ stats on black-white crime: Blacks the attackers 84.5% of the time. http://t.co/bH9QvwWqBx
And just to drive home the point, the article and statistic Fischer’s quoting are wrong:
Here are a couple of links to more information about American Renaissance, in case you haven’t encountered this vile hate group before:
Also note that the publication linked above, National Review, has had to fire or distance themselves from at least three overt white nationalists in the past couple of years.
Yet conservatives still try to tell you liberals are “lying” about their support for white supremacist ideologies, and bitterly complain they’re being unjustly accused of racism — even as they repeat and circulate racist falsehoods like the one that led Dylan Roof to murder nine people.
You may notice that Fischer’s tweet no longer shows up above as an embedded tweet; that’s because he has deleted it, obviously after seeing this post.
Here’s a screenshot of it, so he can’t get away with hiding that he’s been reading white supremacist websites.
An exchange of views ensued:
Why did you delete your tweet to the white nationalist site? Trying to hide something? @BryanJFischer
Do you have any comment on why you’re getting information on “black on white crime” from white supremacists? @BryanJFischer
@Green_Footballs I wasn't getting info from them. Was getting my info from Heather MacDonald.
Uh, no. You posted a link to the white nationalist site *first*, then deleted it and posted a link to Heather MacDonald. @BryanJFischer
Why are you pretending you didn’t do this? @BryanJFischer