Skip to comments.KEN BURNS BLASTS TEA PARTY FOR RAMPANT USE OF 'N-WORD'
Posted on 12/05/2012 4:44:57 AM PST by lowbridge
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns called both the current secessionist movement and elements of the Tea Party racist during an interview late last month on NBC's "Meet the Press."
The award-winning filmmaker doubled down on those accusations during an interview with Breitbart News.
Burns is currently promoting "The Central Park Five," a documentary detailing how five innocent teens were convicted of a horrific rape which shocked the Big Apple back in 1989.
The filmmaker, who works primarily on projects for PBS, says there wouldn't be a birther movement with a President Joe Biden in the White House. Burns then turned his attention to the Tea Party, saying a friend who attended a Tea Party event told him "almost every one she met there invoked the 'n-word'" about the president, he recalls.
That friend isn't the only one hearing that racial slur of late, he alleges.
"I have heard in last four years the 'N-word' used more often than in the rest of my life," the 59-year-old filmmaker says, adding Obama's detractors routinely call the president "un-American," the "other" and a Muslim.
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Many of my friends have told me the same thing. I also heard he is into that ‘furries’ / ‘plushies’ fetish thing.
You are a LIAR, Burns...prove it!
OTH, you are right: there would be no birther movement with Biden in the WH...we KNOW where he was born, effin idiot....
How can anyone respect a 60 year old man who still wears bangs??
All he has to do is make his video/audio available and he’s got that $50,000 from Breitbart. Golly, gee.
I can substantiate that story because I heard the same thing from a guy who knows ken burns most distant cousin who worked as a janitor in a library in Cambodia and read a book about it.
We are living in Orwell’s 1984. The media repeats that the Tea Party is “racist” enough and the low information morons like Burns believe it.
This is really damaging stuff. Burns is a famous guy with alot of accomplishments and credibility. He is known for doing good work, people like him and he’s not known as a bomb thrower. The left will keep repeating this BS and 90% of the brain dead morons will beleive it, especially since it fits with the Tea party racist crap the left has been pushing for years. The left loves to disqualify our candidates by smearing them before they even get to the primaries. They want tea party to become synonomous with racist. The marginalization of the Tea Party is running at full speed.
TP doesn’t use that word ...blacks use it
Ken Burns, eh? I’ve heard that he’s a muslim cleric on his days off and that he asked to meet with Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) but was turned away because Islam thinks his politics are too radical and extremist.
I thought Ken Starr was involved in that as well...
at least, according to Serpent Head.
What a dumbass... (Ken, not you)
Everyone knows “Constitution” starts with a C, not an N.
And that’s the word you’re going to hear most often at a Tea Party rally.
According to my sources from the 92’ election, the Clinton’s also used the N word. But its OK for them, and their world of Bizarro where hypocrisy reins. The only Tea Party event that would use the word are the ones staged by the representatives from their Bizarroland. I’ve only seen mostly orderly seniors at those events who are more concerned over the Gov’t than anything personal. Burns is obviously burnt out and being divisive.
I was there for the first major Tea Party gathering on the DC Mall with about 500,000 others and I didn’t hear one inappropriate remark or see an inappropriate sign. Citizens exercising their First Amendment Rights... Maybe Mr. Burns should go back and review his Constitution.
Cutting and appropiate comment. It is also funny.
It’s too bad these leftists are too smart to state their charges where they’d actually have to defend them.
The whole “opposition to 0bama is racial” is easily refuted by making them defend the idea that
we’d support his fascist/socialist/anti-American agenda if he were white,
and we’d oppose any black conservative who espoused a Constitutional agenda.
Burns is a whore on the gov. payroll, he has to say these things to keep the money coming in.
“Can it be Obama and the Democrats fear a resurgent Tea Party?”
I believe you hit the nail square on the head.
Can one say that Burns is to the Progressives as Fritz Hippler was to the National Socialists of Germany? (I did like Burn’s Civil War Documentary though.)