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C-Span caller bashes former President Carter as ‘racist, bigot, anti-Semite’ December 5, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Book, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Israel, Racism, Racist.

During an appearance on C-SPAN’s Book TV to promote his new book about Israel, former President Jimmy Carter was bashed by a call-in viewer as a “racist, bigot, and anti-Semite.”

“Aurora” from Illinois thanked Carter for “making” her a Republican, due to his “incompetence in handling the Iranians” and by “cozying up with every dictator, thug, Islamic terrorist there is.”

“But more importantly, I find it to be vile because of your blackest heart, because you’re an anti-Semite,” the caller continued. “And let me explain why I think you’re a bigot and a racist and an anti-Semite…”

Aside from the “namecalling,” the C-SPAN host said that these are the “strong questions coming from people,” who have heard Carter talk about his controversial book, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid.

Carter has dismissed criticism by some Democrats that his book comes down too harshly on America’s key ally in the Middle East.

Carter said that he rejected the notion that he was an anti-Semite “with enthusiasm.”

In his book, Carter argues that “peace will come to Israel and the Middle East only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with international law, with the Roadmap for Peace, with official American policy, with the wishes of a majority of its own citizens and honor its own previous commitments by accepting its legal borders.”

A transcript of the C-SPAN 2 exchange can be read at the blog Blast Off!

The progressive blog Think Progress lashes out at MSNBC for treating the caller’s comments as “news,” in a post written for its “Braindead Media” section.

“Apparently, the rantings of this random C-SPAN viewer are considered ‘news,'” Nico Pitney writes. “MSNBC has already run two segments today on this irrelevant non-story, one titled ‘Carter Controversy’ and another called, ‘Pres. Carter: Anti-Semetic?'”

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: Raw Story

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