Journalist: '45%-65% of protestors are racists'

Why of course that many protestors are racists, says Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Mark Finkelstein at Newsbusters has this exchange between Tucker and Crissy Matthews on Hardball (video here ):

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Put 100 of these people in a room. Strap them into gurneys.  Inject them with sodium pentathol. How many of them would say "I don't like the idea of having a black president"? What percentage?

CYNTHIA TUCKER: Oh, I'm just guessing. This is just off the cuff. I think 45 to 65% of the people who appear at these groups are people who will never be comfortable with the idea of a black president.

How she can divine this truth is unclear. Perhaps her unquestioned moral authority as a result of her being black grants her this insight.

Perhaps her refined journalistic sense, honed by years of experience gives her a special view into the souls of her fellow man.

Maybe she sees invisible white hoods worn by protestors that are simply not seen by the rest of us mortals.

Most likely explanation for how Cynthia Tucker came up with that outrageous percentage of racists at town hall meetings?

She's just making stuff up like every other liberal Democrat.


Why of course that many protestors are racists, says Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Mark Finkelstein at Newsbusters has this exchange between Tucker and Crissy Matthews on Hardball (video here ):

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Put 100 of these people in a room. Strap them into gurneys.  Inject them with sodium pentathol. How many of them would say "I don't like the idea of having a black president"? What percentage?

CYNTHIA TUCKER: Oh, I'm just guessing. This is just off the cuff. I think 45 to 65% of the people who appear at these groups are people who will never be comfortable with the idea of a black president.

How she can divine this truth is unclear. Perhaps her unquestioned moral authority as a result of her being black grants her this insight.

Perhaps her refined journalistic sense, honed by years of experience gives her a special view into the souls of her fellow man.

Maybe she sees invisible white hoods worn by protestors that are simply not seen by the rest of us mortals.

Most likely explanation for how Cynthia Tucker came up with that outrageous percentage of racists at town hall meetings?

She's just making stuff up like every other liberal Democrat.