- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 28, 2009


If you didn’t tune into The Washington Times’ nationally syndicated radio show “America’s Morning News” - heard in Washington on WTNT-AM 570 and coast-to-coast via the Talk Radio Network - here’s what just a few of Monday’s guests told co-hosts Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin:

• Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard: As his surely-to-be controversial story, “Know-Nothing-in-Chief,” goes to press this week - suggesting that President Obama is “an economic illiterate” - Mr. Barnes went a step further on America’s Morning News, charging that Mr. Obama is “ignorant of economic facts.”

The Washington-based editor/pundit had written that there is growing evidence that the president understands scarce little about economics but added he knows even less about economic growth and job creation.

• Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan Republican: Mr. McCotter pledged to introduce a resolution calling on President Obama to issue a formal apology to Cambridge, (Mass.), police Sgt. James M. Crowley. Mr. Obama had stated at Wednesday’s White House news conference that the officer “acted stupidly” for arresting Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The congressman said it is not enough that the president invited both parties to the White House for a beer.

• The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny): Mr. Peterson repudiated Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., as he did earlier with both Mr. Gates and the Rev. Al Sharpton, for their allegations of “racial profiling” by the Cambridge, (Mass.), Police Department surrounding the July 16 arrest of Mr. Gates.

Mr. Peterson said it was the other way around, given that Mr. Gates, when asked by an officer to step outside, purportedly shouted: “Yeah, I’ll speak with your mama outside” and “This is what happens to black men in America.”

Whereas Mr. Sharpton said, “I’ve heard of ‘driving while black,’ but I’ve never heard of ‘living in a home while black’,” Mr. Peterson countered, “Henry Gates and Al Sharpton are abusing police while black.”

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