Race Relations and Current Events
The show segues into the current controversy regarding the Treyvon Martin Killing. I admit that I figured there was a good chance this issue would be in the past once I got around to blogging this. No chance, this is not going away, unfortunately.
A caller named "Rod" slams director Spike Lee for domestic terrorism in attempting to broadcast the address of George Zimmerman. Lee only apologized for tweeting the wrong address. Other than that, he sees no wrong-doing.
Larry reminds us of how Spike Lee disapproves of inter-racial couples which should offend 1 out of every three couples in California since a third of marriages here consist of two people of a different race. Spike Lee also publicly called Senator Trent Lott a "card-carrying member of the Klan" to Diane Sawyer. Listen to Elder's impersonation of Sawyer with the audio link below, it's priceless.
If you really want to get Larry Elder's wheels turning, just mention Al Sharpton. No one mentioned him here, Larry just decided to talk about him and remind us of Sharpton's resume of of immoral behavior. He goes into the Tawana Brawley incident where Sharpton accused a white man of rape and said "If I lie, you sue me." When the man was acquitted, he did, indeed sue Sharpton. Sharpton transferred his assets to his wife's name and basically pleaded poverty. He only paid it so he could come clean in his Presidential run. Elder tells of how he called into the Ghiraldo Rivera show and Rivera said that "anybody can make a mistake."
He then talks of Crown Heights, a section of New York City where in 1991, a 7 year old black child was killed by an Hasidic Jew in an accident. Sharpton fired up the African-American community by calling the Jews in Crown Heights "diamond merchants" and challenged them to "pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house". This led to 3 days of riots and 100 people injured and a young jewish scholar was stabbed to death by a black mob yelling "Kill the jew!". The New York Times reported this incident as an even fight between blacks and jews even though virtually none of the violence was committed by any jews. Sharpton never apologized and Elder questions how Sharpton has any moral authority to stick his nose into the Treyvon Martin incident.
Next, Elder talks about how two British students vacationing in Florida were called "crackers" and beaten to death by 17 year old Shawn Tyson. The parents of the two students tried to contact President Barack Obama. Obama never responded yet he was rather quick to put his two cents in on the Treyvon Martin case. What's the difference? Is it because neither of the Brits would have looked like Obama's son?
Here's the audio: Larry Elder Show from Reagan Library 2