Hatewatch

Hate Group Applauds Drudge Report Coverage of 'Black Crime'

As Salon noted earlier this week, the Drudge Report has lately been rife with what the online publisher calls “scary black people” stories. Since President Obama’s election, the extremely popular conservative website has run headline after headline about crimes committed by African Americans. Salon describes the general theme as “blacks are rising up and attacking the whites.”

Well, Drudge’s efforts to demonize black people are finally getting the respect they deserve. Earlier this week, the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a white nationalist hate group that is opposed to interracial marriage and describes black people as “a retrograde species of humanity,” posted an item on its website congratulating Drudge for his anti-black work.

Titled “Drudge Report currently resembles CofCC.org,” the item giddily pointed out that the “extremely popular news aggregate Drudge Report” had taken up one of the CCC’s favorite topics: what it claims is the “astronomical amount of black crime taking place.” The CCC then gave links to what it considered several great Drudge headlines, among them “Violent crime explodes in Myrtle during Black Bike Week,” adding that many of the same stories were “already featured on CofCC.org.”

Kudos to Drudge for making friends in low places.