Geraldo really goes after Malik Shabazz, to the point where Shabazz disingenuously recants his 2002 praising of Osama Bin Laden, just 6 months after 9/11. But Geraldo doesn’t let up, grilling Shabazz on why he still calls King Samir Shabazz his brother after his hateful incendiary comments toward white people. Incensed, Geraldo asks Shabazz ‘what if a white person said those things about black people?’, which Shabazz never really answered and of course tried to dodge.
You really just have to see it! As much crap as I give Geraldo over his lefty ways, I have to give him props for such an aggressive (and entertaining!) interview. And don’t miss the part at the end where he defends Glenn Beck’s right to go to the Lincoln Memorial on 8/28.
UPDATE: I’ve been talking to some on twitter who think that Shabazz revealed himself as a truther in this interview. Honestly, it didn’t strike me that way for a couple of reasons. We know that he will just say whatever he can to keep from making himself look like the racist hatemonger he is, as he did in the interview with Tommy Christopher, suggesting that for the sake of the interview there ‘is no context to kill white people’. How convenient. And he did that very thing tonight, pretending to rescind his comments about praising Osama Bin Laden just to get Geraldo off his back.
He also said that Osama Bin Laden hasn’t been charged with a crime, which is why some have concluded that he is a truther. Maybe. But personally, I think that was just another evasionary tactic to hide his support for the 9/11 attack on America. I don’t get the feeling that he’s a truther, I get the feeling that he thinks America got what it deserved for its imperialistic ways.
Either way he’s still scum. But what do you think?