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Jason Whitlock strikes again: Likens Thomas Sowell to ‘house negro’ film character

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

Last month, sports broadcaster Bob Costas set off a controversy when he read a pro-gun control column by Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock during halftime of NBC’s primetime broadcast of “Sunday Night Football” after the tragic murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.

Whitlock went on to make a series of controversial statements, likening the National Rifle Association to the Ku Klux Klan and then implying that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was a “slave overlord.”

On Wednesday, Whitlock took to his Twitter account, which has a following of over 155,000, to liken Hoover Institution senior fellow Thomas Sowell to Samuel L. Jackson’s “Django Unchained” character Stephen, the “house negro.”

Whitlock later responded to his critics on Twitter by saying that the 82-year-old Sowell is only highly regarded because he “tells you what you want to hear.”

Later, Whitlock likened Sowell to Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and O’Reilly.

Asked to name a black conservative who he respects, Whitlock named former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele — now a MSNBC contributor — and CNN contributor David Frum, who Whitlock noted is “not black.”

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