This is pathetic journalism on the part of Wolf Blitzer who refuses to even play West’s comments in full context. He’s trying to get RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to throw Allen West under the bus over his recent ‘Obama wants u to be his slave’ comments but Priebus refuses to play Blitzer’s game and shocks Blitzer when he says that “Allen West is one of the most dynamic new Republican stars in our party”. Wolf nearly freaked out after he heard that because he’s trying to be the civility police and is astonished that Priebus would make such a claim considering West’s recent comments.
But it’s Blitzer who has it wrong and even Priebus, who says he’s not even heard these comments yet, gets that West is talking about economic dependency which would be absolutely clear had Blitzer played West’s comments in their full context. Priebus even tries to explain that to Blitzer but this hard-headed joke for a journalist keeps focusing on the word ‘slave’ and keeps pushing Priebus to disavow West’s comments. Priebus finally tells Blitzer that he’s not going to throw Allen West in the ditch.
Kudos to Priebus for not falling for Blitzer’s deception. Watch below: