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Published On: Sat, Oct 27th, 2018

Kirsten Powers calls Benghazi hero Kris Paronto a racist after twitter battle

CNN political analyst and USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers attacked one of the American heroes of the Benghazi massacre on Thursday, Kris Paronto, calling him as a racist.

Paronto, who was part of the CIA annex security team guarding the Benghazi CIA annex during the 2012 terrorist attack, mocked the leftism and elitism of Powers for tweeting that white people’s feelings didn’t matter when it came to dressing up for Halloween.

Powers had tweeted, “Dear white people who are upset that you can’t dress up as another race or culture for Halloween: your feelings don’t matter. The only feelings that matter are of those who feel disrespected/mocked by you appropriating their culture for entertainment. Show some common decency.”

This prompted Paronto to post this tweet:

 

 

Powers responded by tweeting that Paronto was a racist, writing, “Sorry racists, but people of color don’t need a white savior. But they need white people speaking up about racial discrimination and no amount of harassment by crazy racists online is going to stop me from doing that.”

Powers penned a scathing attack on NBC’s Megyn Kelly in USA Today, limning Kelly as a long-time racist who got what she deserved when she was fired by NBC News.

Kirsten Powers

All of this is in the wake of Megyn Kelly being released from her contract at NBC for making a remark about “black face” at Halloween.

Kelly was speaking with Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps, who was called racist for darkening her skin to dress as Diana Ross. Kelly said, “And people said that that was racist. And I don’t know! I thought like, who doesn’t love Diana Ross? She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day, and I don’t know how that got racist on Halloween.”

The Washington Post reports that after talking with a “half-dozen current and former NBC staffers” on the condition of anonymity, it appears that NBC throwing Kelly under the bus has been a long-time coming, proceeded by “a compounding list of problems: Inside the building, colleagues had grown envious of her large salary, exasperated by her on-air gaffes and disdainful of her low ratings.”

 

photo The MacGuffin

Racist poster from 1866 – Library of Congress

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