As yesterday's revelation that a Fox network television affiliate promoted a white supremacist organization leads to greater scrutiny of the group, it has emerged that a Fox News host is also tied to the same organization. While perusing another site hosted by Stormfront.org, blogger IntoxiNation discovered material written by Fox News radio and television host Tony Snow.
Snow, then a columnist for Detroit News, wrote a piece slamming Kwanzaa, which is currently hosted by a website dedicated to discrediting Martin Luther King, Jr.
The site, MartinLutherKing.org, at times attempts to mimic one devoted to promoting King's work. However, when one clicks on the link titled, "Death of the Dream: The day King was shot" they will come across this:
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65.
(book reviews) Jon Meacham
01/19/98 Newsweek, Page 62
January 6, 1964, was a long day for Martin Luther King Jr. He spent the morning seated in the reserved section of the Supreme Court, listening as lawyers argued New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, a landmark case rising out of King's crusade against segregation in Alabama. The minister was something of an honored guest: Justice Arthur Goldberg quietly sent down a copy of Kings account of the Montgomery bus boycott, "Stride Toward Freedom," asking for an autograph. That night King retired to his room at the Willard Hotel. There FBI bugs reportedly picked up 14 hours of party chatter, the clinking of glasses and the sounds of illicit sex--including King's cries of "I'm f--ing for God" and "I'm not a Negro tonight!"
Note: What is not mentioned in this article is that Martin Luther King was having sex with three White women, one of whom he brutally beat while screaming the above mentioned quotes. Much of the public information on King's use of church money to hire prostitutes and his beating them came from King's close personal friend, Rev. Ralph Abernathy (pictured above), in his 1989 book, "And the walls came tumbling down."
Other portions of the site tie King's efforts to communism, and equate the civil rights movement as a whole with support for Israel, presented in an arguably anti-semitic context by author and famed Klansman David Duke.
Snow's dissection of Kwanzaa takes a strange turn, focusing eventually on war crimes in an attempt to argue that African-Americans should not celebrate their cultural heritage:
Go to Kenya, where I taught briefly as a young man, and you'll see endless hostility between Kikuyu, Luo, Luhya and Masai. Even South African politics these days have more to do with tribal animosities than ideological differences.
Moreover, chaos too often prevails over order. Warlords hold sway in Somalia, Eritrea, Liberia and Zaire. Genocidal maniacs have wiped out millions in Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia. The once-shining hopes for Kenya have vanished.
Detroit native Keith Richburg writes in his extraordinary book, "Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa," that "this strange place defies even the staunchest of optimists; it drains you of hope ..."
Richburg, who served for three years as the African bureau chief for The Washington Post, offers a challenge for the likes of Karenga: "Talk to me about Africa and my black roots and my kinship with my African brothers and I'll throw it back in your face, and then I'll rub your nose in the images of rotting flesh."
Tony Snow currently hosts The Tony Snow Show on FOX News Radio and Weekend Live with Tony Snow on the Fox News Channel. It is unclear if he or his publisher granted permission for use on the Stormfront site.