May 06, 2004

I guess I hit a nerve

Amy Ridenour over at the National Center (parent organization of Project 21) got some interesting "hate mail" the other day, ostensibly in the wake of my appearance last week on Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes.

You call youselves "conservatives!" What do Black Americans have to conserve in America? You should be looking to be "progressives"? Black Americans need a lot more progress in order to gain as compared to the White Americans. We don't need to "conserve" things the way they are right now. GET A GRIP, YOU BUNCH OF "UNCLE TOMS."

Paulette Clarke

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This morning, Amy notes that another lawyer from that same law firm showed up on FNC's The O'Reilly Factor last night.
According to Google, Christopher Wolf [the lawyer in question --M] wrote an essay published on entitled “Racists, Bigots and the Law on the Internet.” The piece describes the legal limitations on prosecution for Internet hate speech and advises that the “best antidote” to hate speech is “more speech.”

So, in the spirit of taking his advice, here’s some more speech:

Dear Proskauer Rose LLP,

It is rude to call black conservatives “Uncle Toms.”

Please inform your staff.

Thank you.

Rock on, Amy!

Posted by mhking at May 6, 2004 09:41 AM

Definitely the perfect response. And the only civil way to deal with those types of letters.

Posted by: Daniel at May 6, 2004 10:40 AM

You should replace the headshot at the top of this site with the picture from CNN. In the piture at top, you look congenial and friendly. The sort of person I would let baby sit my kids (if I had any, which I don't, thank God). In the CNN picuter you look pissed and a little bit scary (regardless of your emotions at the time).

Posted by: Beck at May 7, 2004 05:36 AM

Doesn't she know that Progressives have nothing to do with progress? It is word that indicates that one is a socialist. It sounds better than saying socialist and confounds people who think it only says we should make some kind of progress at some thing.

It is not surprising to me how stupid doctors and lawyers are when it comes to normal life and such things. Saying some one is a doctor or lawyer usually indicates that this is one stupid person outside of thier specialty.

Posted by: Bruce at May 7, 2004 02:12 PM

I love it! The perfect response, and concise, too.

Posted by: Tracey at May 7, 2004 05:04 PM

Dude, you rock. This is like watching a pitcher throw a no-hitter every few starts. If ever you need someone to help you carry the load, I'm in the book.

Posted by: Chris at May 7, 2004 10:14 PM

A laughably rigged talk show like "Hannity & Colmes" is much more worthy of mocking e-mails than this guy will ever be.

Posted by: Stephen Silver at May 8, 2004 06:06 PM
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