Those of you who live outside of the Cincinnati area may be fortunate enough to have never heard of Eric “Bulldog” Deters, a lifelong Democrat who conveniently turned into a Teabagger the minute he got a radio spot on “The Big One” 700-AM WLW. (WLW is also home to our own local Rush Limbaugh wannabe Bill “Homeless people should be beaten” Cunningham and other assorted right-wing nutjobs.)
Deters also happens to be a contributor and legal consultant for the Dr. Drew Show. Deters never misses an opportunity to promote himself, and according to his Facebook page, is excited about his new gig on CNN:
Deters is well-known for making outlandish comments in public, particularly in regards to any ideology that falls to the political left of Attila the Hun. Like most right-wing blowhards, he’s usually smart enough to couch his racist bile in the typical dog-whistle language that affords him some measure of plausible deniability, but yesterday afternoon he put to rest any doubts about his feelings about the African-Americans whose money supports his legal practice:
(via local blog cinawesome.com):
I have many black friends, and I have many black clients. Why? Because cops are usually tazing naked black men, so I got cases against cops. I represent black men and I have black friends. But let me tell you something about this. On my flag football team, every black guy on the team–this is just calling it straight right here, no political preference here–almost every, AW THE HELL WITH THAT, EVERY BLACK GUY ON MY FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM, went out with, lived with, and was married to a white woman, and smoked pot. I just want you to know that I understand black culture. If you want to conquer, If you want to conquer an African nation, SEND WHITE WOMEN AND POT. This is the bulldog. Every dog has their day. I hope tomorrow is yours.
As Maoglone points out in the blog, this is about the most racist thing to come out of the mouth of a Cincinnati public figure since the days of Marge Schott. Unfortunately, our local media has been silent on the matter. But that doesn’t mean we have to remain silent.
11:08 AM PT: Update: Just got a response from CNN via Twitter:
12:07 PM PT: Update: CNN has apparently looked into the matter…
And there you have it, folks. It’s okay to appear on CNN if you’re a racist blowhard, as long as you’re not a racist blowhard on CNN.
12:34 PM PT: Update: Maoglone at CinAwesome.com has dug up additional videos of Deters being a class act.
10:56 PM PT: Posted without comment: Eric Deters has responded to the controversey on his Facebook page:
I recently shot a videoblog that told a joke about young black men I know liking pot and white women…I immediately thought it went too far. I told my video guy not to use it. When he sent videos to my computer guy, he forgot to take it out. As soon as I heard about it, I removed it. I apologize for my bad joke. As my black friends, clients and fans will tell you, I’m not now…nor have ever been prejudiced.