On the July 16 edition of “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel, I debated Hilary Shelton — the NAACP’s senior vice president for advocacy — on the merits of the NAACP’s resolution decrying alleged instances of racism at Tea Party events.
In this debate, Shelton claimed to have attended the Tea Party rally at the U.S. Capitol on the weekend of the House of Representative’s vote on health care.
However, in a previous appearance on the Fox News Channel the same week, Shelton claimed he was “afraid” to go to a Tea Party rally and had only watched media reports about them.
Which statement is the truth?
If he can’t give a simple, straightforward answer about whether he has been to a Tea Party, that certainly calls the truthfulness of his other claims about the Tea Party movement into question.
Please read my Fox Forum commentary: