LA Times: ‘White Supremacist' Larry Elder a 'Real Threat to Communities of Color'
Los Angeles Times columnist Jean Guerrero appears on CNN to attack gubernatorial candidate
The Los Angeles Times is continuing its effort to push the narrative that Republican California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder is a "white supremacist."
L.A. Times columnist Jean Guerrero said Sunday that Elder — who is black — is promoting his own “white supremacist worldview.”
Speaking during an appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Guerrero warned viewers that Elder is "a real threat to communities of color."
Guerrero joined anchor Brian Stelter on his all-white panel to discuss Elder’s chances in California's recall election for embattled Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Elder is currently a clear frontrunner in the race to replace Newsom, should Californians vote to recall the governor.
However, Elder may face some challenges in unseating the Democrat in the deep blue state, accoridng to recent polls.
“He’s clearly the leader among Republicans in this recall,” Stelter began, saying that Elder had done a fairly thorough job of shutting out media outlets he did not want to talk to.
“Was he able to run a Trump playbook in the state?”
“I mean, kind of,” Guerrero replied, saying that Elder had basically run his campaign on right-leaning media while refusing to speak with anyone else.
“He’s refused to talk to nonpartisan media outlets and to journalists who are critical of him. Has refused to answer difficult questions,” she continued.
“He has been able to reach the minority of voters in California who embrace his white supremacist world view.”
Guerrero then claimed that Elder had “co-opted” a headline from another L.A. Times columnist, which had referred to him as “the black face of white supremacy,” but that he had not addressed the substance of the reporting.
“His views were shaped by a well-known white supremacist named Jared Taylor who he repeatedly quoted in earlier writings,” she concluded.
“He poses a real threat to communities of color for all of the reasons that we’ve reported in the past.”
The comments come just weeks after the L.A. Times described Elder as the "face of white supremacy."
And just last week, the newspaper run a feature questioning his blackness.
As Neon Nettle reported Friday, writer Donovan X. Ramsey wrote an article titled, “Larry Elder calls himself ‘Sage From South Central.’ But his ties to black L.A. are fraught.”
Ramsey also cites Elder's critics who “say he’s the black face of white supremacy, and his proposals would harm black and Latino Californians."
He also links to the paper's own August opinion column, titled: “Larry Elder is the black face of white supremacy. You’ve been warned.”
The articles from the L.A. Times continue to peddle the Democrat narrative that black people with conservative political views cannot be accepted as black.