Steve Malzberg, a right-wing radio show host, begins this clip using the customary racial politics to take a shot at President Obama and the media.
It’s sort of a predictable way for Malzberg to start …
Ralph Peters, who has a history of making highly offensive comments in his role as a columnist and a Fox News analyst, makes the following statement in audio captured by Media Matters for America. Now, Media Matters captured the audio because Peters slips and mixes up (President) Obama with Osama … as conservatives curiously seem far more apt to do than liberals or independents. I was more disturbed by something Peters said later in the clip when he started to talk about President Obama in a little more depth.
When trying to describe why he thinks it could be good to have a black president of the United States, Peters said the following:
“I would welcome a black president because it’s great for our image in the world. Maybe it can help minority Americans get their act together and behave responsibly.”
Uh, excuse me. (Don’t think too highly of the right-wing nut Peters as he eventually goes on to attack Barack Obama as, in essence, being incompetent.)
He later attempted to clarify (as host Steve Malzberg seemed to realize the gravity of how stupid and racist the statement comes across as) the offensive remark by talking about minorities stay in school. Hmm…
Oh yeah, there are the obligatory poor-Sarah-Palin comments here, too.