When a certain entertainment company masquerading as a news network reported to its loyal viewers and readers the identity of President Obama’s choice to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, those who visit the Facebook page to get their misinformation were livid.
“Ms. Lynch is a strong, independent prosecutor who has twice led one of the most important U.S. Attorney’s offices in the country,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. “She will succeed Eric Holder, whose tenure has been marked by historic gains in the areas of criminal justice reform and civil rights enforcement.”
Lynch is such a great choice that even Fox News had nothing bad to say about her, and will be the first black female Attorney General, if she is confirmed to Holder’s position.
Annmarie McAvoy, an attorney and former federal prosecutor who worked directly under Lynch during her first tenure as U.S. Attorney from 1999-2001, said, “She’s got a good reputation …she’s done some great work in her office. She’s not one to put her head in the sand. She’s hasn’t been afraid to go after corruption, things like that, against Republicans and Democrats.”
She described Lynch as well liked, respected and not likely to cause a stir politically. “I have not heard anything controversial about her – at all,” McAvoy told Foxnews.com.
“When you meet her she is very sweet and she is very personable, she is very bright. She handles herself beautifully, but she doesn’t shy away from controversy.”
In her time as U.S. Attorney, Lynch has made a name for herself in a number of high-profile convictions, including a thwarted Al Qaeda-sanctioned plot to attack the New York subway system, and pursuing the head of a Mexican drug cartel for 12 murders. She also heads the government’s prosecution of Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., who has been charged with tax evasion but won re-election Tuesday night.
“Unlike Eric Holder, who was very close to the president – in a way, too close – she doesn’t really have any relationship with President Obama,” said Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers. “I think that bodes well for her.”
Of course, as an African-American, Lynch is facing intense scrutiny from the Fox News crowd, as is President Obama — not for the quality of his selection, but her skin color.
Fox readers criticized “Halfrican” Barack Obama’s selection of “another n*gger” over a white man, who is surely more qualified than any African-American ever. Sure, they know nothing of her record and, of course, they haven’t bothered to check — but they are certain that President Obama chose Lynch simply because he is an “anti-white racist.”
Interestingly, these people do not consider themselves racist. To them, the man they irrationally hate is the true racist because, though America has been largely dominated by white male politicians throughout its history, they can’t handle the thought of someone with skin darker than a sheet of printer paper in any position of importance.
These people are incapable of recognizing their own inherent bigotry, even if they see it in print.