By Susan Duclos
In the video below, Alex Jones has Cliven Bundy on the show to respond to the claim that he is a “racist” for remarks he was quoted as saying by the New York Times.
In his daily news conference, the discussion of abortion, welfare abuse and race came up with Bundy blaming the federal government for the negative effects seen throughout the African America community, but his direct quote has had headlines screaming “racism,” all day.
That quote was:
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids – and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch – they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
By the same token, what almost all the headlines ignore are the other comments Bundy made, about Illegal immigrants, which has Think Progress saying Bundy is “fond” of them.
At the 7:25 mark, Jones starts discussing the above Bundy quote and brings Cliven on to the show to respond to all the racism accusations.
Jones didn’t have the audio at the time of the show, but in a newly published article at Before It’s News, the original video as well as the NYT edited version, can be seen for yourself.
Cross posted at Before It’s News