Steve Benen is right: if Jeremiah Wright had a talk show and a Democratic candidate appeared on it, there would be an unholy fuss. But it’s routine for Republican candidates – not just Mike Huckabee – to go on the air with people far, far nastier than Jeremiah Wright ever dreamed of being. Bryan Fischer has suggested that all Muslims be deported unless they convert to Christianity and who refers to gays as “Nancy boys.”
In addition to running his hate-talk show, Fischer is the “Director of Issues Analysis for Government and Public Policy” at Donald Wildmon’s American Family Association. AFA is one of the sponsors of the annual “Values Voter Summit,” which routinely draws a Who’s Who of Republican candidates.
And yet I’ve never heard a reporter challenge any Republican candidate for “palling around” with lunatic bigots.
This has been another edition of It’s All OK If You’re A Republican.