Recent Monticello visitor

Fox News is outraged that the people at Monticello inform the visitors about slavery. It’s supposed to be a secret!!!

Today’s little Fox News gem was a segment on what a huge bummer it is to visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello these days, what with all the focus on slavery and what not at what was built as a slave plantation.

A bow-tied, bespectacled guest for the segment was billed hilariously in one chyron as a “recent Monticello visitor.” Turns out there’s a little more to the story.

The guest was one Jeffrey Tucker. Who?

Tucker is a former Ron Paul acolyte who has worked with Lew Rockwell in various capacities, including at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. But there’s a bit more to it than that. A 20-year-old report by the Southern Poverty Law Center on the Neo-Confederate movement identified Tucker and Rockwell as founding members of the League of the South:

Both Rockwell and institute research director Jeffrey Tucker are listed on the racist League of the South’s Web page as founding members — and both men deny their membership. Tucker has written for League publications, and many League members have taught at the institute’s seminars and given presentations at its conferences.

Cool cool cool. Bow tie dude with longstanding roots in Yay Racism Yay Slavery does a turn on Fox disguised as a random tourist randomly touring Monticello home of random Thomas Jefferson who randomly impregnated random slave Sally Hemings who was randomly his wife’s half-sister. Why should the Monticello people talk about such things when they’re so very random and meaningless?

Tucker’s star turn on today’s Fox segment came just a few days after he served as a named source for a New York Post story headlined “Monticello is going woke — and trashing Thomas Jefferson’s legacy in the process.”

Yes that’s definitely Monticello’s doing; Jefferson had nothing to do with it.

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