An African-American friend of Rush Limbaugh, the Rev Ken Hutcherson, rejects the recent attacks on Limbaugh based upon fabricated "quotes" on Juan Williams' Fox News show.
(Thanks to SondraK for the H/T)
Now as you can see, Williams himself is African-American and he shows part of a discussion he had on air with another African-American where he is told to "get back on the porch."
He then discusses with Dr Hutcherson the implications of this insult. Effectively he was told he was an Uncle Tom, a house negro - a race traitor if you like - because he dared to take a contrary opinion and dared to say it was wrong to condemn Limbaugh for things he never said.
Now of course parts of the Left in America are busily deploying their back-up "fake, but accurate" defence. This is where they admit a claim is false, but because it represents what they "know" to be true anyway, the false claims are therefore "accurate."
So because they all "know" that Limbaugh must have said things just as bigoted and racist in the past, the fabricated quotes are not such a big deal.
Except of course had Limbaugh actually said anything as bigoted and racist as they imagine he would say, they'd have no problems producing genuine quotes would they?
I mean, this is a man who speaks in the full view of the public. He's listened to by millions.
And yet his opponents cannot point to a single thing he has genuinely said over the years to sustain their attack.
They had to make it all up.
Williams also talks in the same segment to Tammy Bruce, a white lesbian, about her concerns about the use of such tactics in American politics today, pointing to a line that has been crossed from robust, even aggressive, debate, to the use of smears in an effort to destroy an opponent.