This doesn’t exactly qualify as a shocking statement any more from the self-appointed Arbiter of Black Authenticity, but at least last time, Ralph Nader didn’t utter the phrase “Uncle Tom”. When Shepherd Smith scolds him for using the race-baiting term, Nader tries playing the victim by calling Smith a “bully”:

I don’t blame Shep for going after Nader on this point. Had anyone else used that derogatory term on Fox, there would have been a hailstorm of recrimination. Barack Obama hasn’t even taken office yet, and Nader is already accusing him of sucking up to The Man … even though Obama is technically now The Man himself, or will be in 76 days or so.

Shouldn’t this come from Harry Belafonte?

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