In Philadelphia on Election Day 2008 two members of the radical New Black Panther Party were filmed intimidating voters outside a polling station. Subsequently the US Justice Dept began investigating the case.
Conservatives were unhappy when last year US Attorney General Eric Holder, the Democratic hack who heads the Justice Dept downgraded the case for what Holder’s officials claimed was lack of evidence. But recently a former Justice Dept official claimed Holder and his senior staff had an alternative agenda.
he believed the case had been narrowed because some of his colleagues in the civil rights division were interested in protecting only minorities. “There is no doubt that some people were hostile to this case,” Adams said in a phone interview.
The US media were all over this story….well, some were – others ignored it. The Washington Post claimed it was missed due to staff overload. A CBS ”journalist” who interviewed Holder on his show did not ask about it because he had been on holiday when it all blew up.
…and the BBC, of course, was MIA over this. As far as the Beeb was concerned this was no story at all. However they did have time to bring up the NAACPs accusation that the Tea Partiers were RACIST!!!!!!!!
No double standard in play, of course – nothing to see here, keep moving……
It’s what we do…..