On the other hand, I can only ask why it is necessary to attack the South as a whole because this man Wilson is an ill mannered fool.
He belongs to the "Sons of Confederate Veterans" (SCV) and therefore must be an evil person? The SCV seeks to memorialize their ancestors for the good that was in them. What a thought, that there could have been good in them! Incidentally the SCV is seeking to recruit African-American members whose ancestors (black or white) served with the South (soldiers or not). Ah, but that is merely an evasion…
The "Southern Poverty Law Center," formerly "Klan Watch" told Matthews, lord of "Hardball," that the SCV has been ruled by extremists these last five years? (I don't know what happened to Matthews at Chapel Hill but it must have been awful) After Katrina he advocated the reimposition of direct federal rule in the South (to finish the job left undone by the first two rounds of Reconstruction).
What if Wilson were from Ohio, Oklahoma, Indiana or Kansas? What? There are no racists in these places? If that were so, would there be this broadcast attack on a whole people?
My ancestors who served with the Armies of the Potomac and the Cumberland would probably cheer Matthews on. I am disgusted. pl