The last time America’s race-baiters and their helpful idiots worked themselves into a frenzy over someone shooting a violent criminal in self-defense, Spike Lee gave out the home address of an elderly couple who had nothing to do with it. If you think he’s learned anything from that experience, you don’t know much about Spike Lee.
I’m not sure if Cooper thought bringing the diminutive racist and former filmmaker on the air would help him in his nightly battle with MSNBC for second place in the ratings, but at least Spike said some really stupid crap.
Here’s Lee’s disjointed, seemingly disoriented rant. He doesn’t start contradicting his own appeal for peace and calm until toward the end:
“When people get to a point, [unintelligible] that tipping point, they can’t take it anymore. And I’m not saying that people should burn down stuff, riot, and loot. And I don’t even want to use the work ‘riot.’ I’m gonna use the word ‘uprising.’ But this is not the first time we’ve seen this. And I just hope that things will really blow up if the people aren’t happy with the verdict of this upcoming trial.”
He’s not saying people should riot. Because they’re not really rioting. Besides, they’re really angry, which is how we decide these things in America.
And Cooper just lets all that go. He wouldn’t want to question Lee’s judgment and ongoing public advocacy of mob rule, because then somebody might say, “Hey, Anderson, you’re a racist!”
This is about Michael Brown. He was responsible for his own actions, and unfortunately, he took those actions against the police. It’s not what his supporters want to hear, this is what can happen when you attack a cop.
Don’t attack cops.
(Hat tip: Tony Lee)