A vicious hit job has been launched against Austrian-economist and libertarian Walter Block.
Before I go into the specifics of the hit, it makes sense to take a moment to understand the launching pad for the hit: Voice4America.com. Who is behind Voice4America.com? Who knows? The site says nothing, zero, about who is running it. A look at NetworkSolutions tells us that the site was registered through GoDaddy which gives the person who registered the site a bit of privacy. But that person went a step further and hid his ownership by also using Domain by Proxy, whose specialty is hiding the names of web site owners.
Here's what part of their front page looks like:
So whoever registered Voice4America.com took many steps to remain anonymous to the public. Given the regular attacks on Republicans at Voice and the positive spins on Obama news, the site appears to be an Obama Campaign affiliated site.
In other words, this site appears to be part of Obama's ground game: Go after Republicans with any kind of distortions possible and with no one publicly linked to the site there are no holds barred.
Walter Block seems to have been shot at simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, namely, on television in the closing weeks of a presidential campaign.
As for the specifics, the web site headlines: Professor Argues Slavery Better Than Welfare for Blacks.
During an appearance on RT, Professor Block argued that beyond the slave period in the United States, most black families remained intact and the splitting up of black families coincided with the launch of welfare programs. He was in no way arguing that slavery was a good thing, he was arguing that blacks got gypped in the 1960s and beyond with monetary rewards (welfare) that split up the families. Thus all the good things like stability and roll models that come with family life, were removed from the black community .
If anything at all could be taken away from Dr. Block's comments, it is that he was advising on things that needed to be taken into consideration (e.g. welfare) in moving towards a black society that has a strong family nucleus, which is now more predominant with whites in the U.S.
But if you are hiding behind the curtain of anonymity and your job is to get Obama re-elected, then truth is not your goal. Outrageous charges and headlines will be your goal to catch the eye of headline readers and drive them into the voting booth with the idea that everyone in the world is a bad actor, outside of Barack Obama.