The far-right network Newsmax struggled to come up with a list of Black conservatives Wednesday during a report about Black conservatives.
The list of those included were former Sheriff David Clarke, Herman Cain, Ben Shapiro and Ben Carson. Herman Cain died in 2020 of COVID-19 and Ben Shapiro is white.
Host Greg Kelly explained away Shapiro by saying, "Of course, Ben Shapiro, not Black but one of the heroes of the movement."
This is an actual screenshot from Newsmax. I did not edit this.pic.twitter.com/zTevhmwMAH— Jason Campbell (@Jason Campbell) 1650456676
There is no shortage of Black conservatives that are well-known in the world of politics. Many of them have been on television and are prominent commentators. The Lincoln Project's Tara Setmayer may be a "never Trumper" but she's still a conservative. Former Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) now gives commentary on CNN. Paris Dennard formerly worked in President George W. Bush's office of legislative affairs before joining CNN and ultimately serving on the "Black Voices for Trump."
Candace Owens has become infamous over the years for some of her more illogical arguments in support of former President Donald Trump. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) remains the only Black Republican in the Senate. Diamond and Silk run a pro-Trump channel and have been embraced by top Trump advisers as well.
Hours after the report, the network even welcomed North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson on to attack President Joe Biden.
See some of the comments below:
They couldn\u2019t think of 4 living African American Republicans so they threw in Ben Shapiro and Herman Cain?!? pic.twitter.com/h5CY6n8cM6— PollyTix2022 \ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\u262e\ufe0f (@PollyTix2022 \ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\u262e\ufe0f) 1650469517
Also didn't Herman Cain, die?pic.twitter.com/irxS3ZBkwy— Kyle Ruggles \ud83c\udde8\ud83c\udde6 \u270a \ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\uddf8 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Kyle Ruggles \ud83c\udde8\ud83c\udde6 \u270a \ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\uddf8 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1650462789
He did famously tweet a few times after his death. \n\nThe best one was the tweet saying COVID is not as deadly as claimed. *After* he died from it.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/08/31/herman-cain-twitter-account/\u00a0\u2026— Nokta Kom Nokta Tere (@Nokta Kom Nokta Tere) 1650459364
If @RealCandaceO hadn't blocked me for exposing her grift, she'd be livid that I'm pointing out how Newsmax snubbed her in favor of her boss, Ben Shapiro, who is decidedly not a black conservative.https://twitter.com/jasonscampbell/status/1516751349337268227\u00a0\u2026— Grant Stern is boosted! (@Grant Stern is boosted!) 1650478951
Conservative media is running so low on black Republicans that Newsmax borrowed Ben Shapiro and a dead Herman Cain for this screen shot. Are they so embarrassed by Tim Scott they couldn\u2019t use him? Too sexist to use Candace Owens? https://twitter.com/jasonscampbell/status/1516751349337268227\u00a0\u2026— evie \u10e6 \ud83c\udf3b (@evie \u10e6 \ud83c\udf3b) 1650468454
There are so few black Republicans that they had to pad the lineup with a dead guy, two unemployed guys, and a guy who isn't black.\n\nYou'd think they would use Tim Scott, but not even Newsmax likes him.— MysteryCat (@MysteryCat) 1650468812
Emblematic of all that\u2019s wrong with Newsmax and black conservatives. I bet black conservative Ben Shapiro would agree. Ha ha ha hapic.twitter.com/8JL2ICMqaD— Zoey Tur\ud83d\ude81 (@Zoey Tur\ud83d\ude81) 1650477800
Lmao. Newsmax thinks Ben Shapiro is a Black man? https://twitter.com/JasonSCampbell/status/1516751349337268227\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/5ciwFNfDtl— el cucuy rojo (@el cucuy rojo) 1650477838
I mean I personally consider Herman Cain to be dead and that's about it lol. Shapiro is black though @newsmax? Lmao y'all are such a damn joke #Clownshttps://twitter.com/JasonSCampbell/status/1516751349337268227\u00a0\u2026— Momentum!\ud83e\udd38\u200d\u2640\ufe0f (@Momentum!\ud83e\udd38\u200d\u2640\ufe0f) 1650477783
Apparently, the Jewish brother Shapiro appears in Whiteface.\n\n"An apparent screenshot of a Newsmax segment discussing Black conservative politicians appears to include a graphic of Ben Shapiro,"— raguillemette (@raguillemette) 1650477048
#Florida-based Newsmax has difficulty finding Black Republicans who are 1) Black and 2) still alive.https://twitter.com/JasonSCampbell/status/1516751349337268227\u00a0\u2026— Craig Pittman (@Craig Pittman) 1650474722
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