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NRA’s Ted Nugent Praises Use Of The Word ‘Nigger’

This Aug. 16, 2013 file photo shows Ted Nugent performing at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4, 2014, concert by Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday, July 21, 2014, said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in Worley was because of what it called the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks.'' (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
This Aug. 16, 2013 file photo shows Ted Nugent performing at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

 

(Media Matters) – National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent distorted recent comments President Obama made on the race issue in America to defend the use of the N-word including its racist use by former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman.

In a June 24 column for conspiracy website WND, Nugent addressed President Obama’s reference to the word “nigger” on Marc Moran’s WTF podcast. Obama said, “Racism, we are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘nigger’ in public.”

Apparently misinterpreting the point Obama was making about racism, Nugent praised Obama, writing that he “is not afraid of speaking honestly without fear of politically correct word nazi’s going berserk.”

Nugent went on to heap praise on the word, without mentioning its long and vile association with racism. Citing himself as someone who “continue[s] to use the word nigger at one time or another,” Nugent listed several well-known people, including Fuhrman, whom he said were not bound by “political correctness” in their use of the word.

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