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East Tennessee candidate defends racist billboard, Jason Miles gets in an attic.



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East Tennessee politician Rick Tyler isn't disheartened by the negative publicity he's received as the result of his race-bating billboard campaign to "make America white again." On the contrary, the 58-year-old U.S. Congressional candidate who received only .05 percent of the vote in his previous campaign against Senator Lamar Alexander, says it was all part of his grand plan to do an "end run" around the "iron curtain of censorship" and dispense "hardcore" truth.

"Be assured, the response that has been engendered by the billboard is precisely what was expected and hoped for," Tyler wrote in a loony rant that dismisses charges of racism because the "Caucasian race has been inordinately blessed and favored by the God of scripture."

Tyler, who appears to have trouble distinguishing actual history from things he's seen on TV, doubled down earlier statements about how the "Leave It to Beaver, Ozzie and Harriet, [and] Mayberry America of old" were superior to today.

"Yes, that Norman Rockwell America was immensely preferable to the rapidly deteriorating culture now engulfing us," Tyler wrote. "Only the ignorant and misguided would resist its restoration and resuscitation."

Miles Files

Fly on the Wall is completely obsessed with WMC reporter Jason Miles' determination to crawl under, into, and over things. So it was exciting to see him tweet "First degree murder suspect extracted from an attic. I get in one to help tell the story" because he's never gotten in a murder suspect. Turns out he was getting in an attic.


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