MSNBC analyst and Democratic strategist Karen Finney disgustingly
smeared Rush Limbaugh and several Republican presidential candidates on
Thursday, charging that the racist hate of these conservatives had
"lethal consequences" in the case of Trayvon Martin, an African American
teen shot in Florida.
After decrying "bigotry and stereotypes tak[ing] over our better judgment," Finney sneeringly insisted that when "Rush Limbaugh calls a presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama, a magic negro...In the case of Trayvon, those festering stereotypes had lethal consequences." [MP3 audio here.]
Since MSNBC chose a Democratic operative to guest host the Martin Bashir show, it shouldn't be surprising that Finney completely misrepresented the facts. Limbaugh did not create the term "magic negro." David Ehrenstein did in the Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2007. He wrote of the then-candidate: