‘Ebony,’ libs duped by fake claim that Tea Party planned to boycott Sept issue

‘Ebony,’ libs duped by fake claim that Tea Party planned to boycott Sept issue
The "We are Trayvon" campaign continues to have legs.
The “We are Trayvon” campaign continues to have legs.

It would have been a great comeback on the part of the black magazine “Ebony” if the Tea Party had really planned to boycott the publication’s idiotic “hoodie” campaign. On Wednesday afternoon, @EBONYMag tweeted:

We have so many Tea Party readers and followers. To lose all zero of them due to our September cover would be devastating.

The last laugh, however, was at the expense of the magazine, not to mention some dozen liberal “news” outlets. The Daily Caller describes the genesis of the joke that backfired:

The conservative outlet Twitchy criticized the magazine for explicitly using [Trayvon] Martin’s death to call for the repeal of Stand Your Ground self-defense laws. A single commenter on Breitbart.com reportedly called for a boycott of the magazine, according to disgraced U.S. News and World Report journalist Elizabeth Flock, which kicked off a liberal meme that conservatives were staging some kind of racist boycott of the magazine.

Meantime, below is one of the four alternative covers that will appear on the cover of the magazine when it hits newsstands next month.

Trayvon Ebony coverIt shows filmmaker Spike Lee and his son, Jackson. Lee, who made a movie titled “Do the Right Thing,” famously did the wrong thing in 2012, when he tweeted what he thought was the address of George Zimmerman to his quarter million Twitter followers. Even if the address had been right — and it was not — the action would have been despicable. As it turns out, however, the address was that of an elderly Florida couple who were forced to vacate their home after receiving numerous death threats. Lee sent the couple a check for an undisclosed amount as a good faith settlement, but the damage was done.

You have to wonder if Lee’s son has ever asked him about this minor “faux pas” and, if so, how daddy has answered.

As for “Ebony,” one could rightly ask why they dressed up celebrities in hoodies when they could have used surveillance footage of the black man who was actually wearing one of these garments when he stabbed a white Hispanic teen 11 times on a New York City street not far from Lee’s home.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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