Obama media allies and the ratings oxygen of skincolor liberalism.
Chris Matthews is Bull Connor with a television show.
In the immortal words of Gomer Pyle: “Surrrrrrr… prise, surrrrrrr…. prise, surrrr…. prise!”
The increasingly obvious reality in the age of the mass media is that the liberal obsession with race — racism or, as they politely put it, “playing the race card” — is at last coming out from behind the curtains of the liberal media.
Connor, of course, would be one Theophilus Eugene “Bull” Connor, the infamous 1960’s-era Public Safety Commissioner of Birmingham, Alabama. Rarely noted is that Connor’s political career began as a result of his media career — as a popular radio announcer and sportscaster.
Seen in the opening of this clip playing the race card by bellowing “You’ve got to keep your white and the black separate!” Connor is now infamous in history for his biggest play of the race card — setting police dogs and fire hoses on civil rights protestors trying to break the strangle hold of the segregation conceived and operated by progressive Democrats. Just as his media career is rarely mentioned, never mentioned by the liberal media is that while Connor was unleashing the dogs on those civil rights protestors he was a member of the Democratic National Committee — that would be the group currently chaired by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Nor is it noted that Connor was a member of the Alabama delegation to the 1960 Democratic National Convention — where Alabama, after splitting its votes between JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Stuart Symington and Adlai Stevenson — cast a unanimous ballot for JFK.
But while old Bull Connor is long dead and gone, Bull Matthews…er…that would be Chris Matthews….is alive and well on NBC playing the race card every bit as loudly as did the original Bull in Alabama politics.
Matthews has been in the news for this foam-flecked, race-obsessed tirade with a clearly non-plussed GOP National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
This would be the same Chris Matthews who declared of President Obama after a State of the Union speech that for a moment he, Matthews, “forgot he was black.” The racial remark set off a fire storm.
And Matthews isn’t alone in the media in playing the race card.
How could he possibly be alone in a media that is devoted to a party and belief system awash up to its neck in a vicious culture of judging by skincolor? As was documented in this space liberalism and the Democrats are soaked through with a culture of racism that hasn’t changed in 212 years.
And they lie about it.
Why does the left-leaning media play the race card?
The obvious. Without the ability to play the race card, progressive politics is deader than a door nail. And with it the economic viability of the progressive media that is its PR machine.
From the first appearance of the Democrats in 1800 until this minute, whether the race card was played as support for slavery, segregation, lynching, the Ku Klux Klan or today’s racial quotas, illegal immigration, or support for Barack Obama, the leftist obsession with race has driven its media.
Thankfully, in the modern era of film and videotape there is a veritable bank vault of liberals captured spewing, honking and shrieking about their racial obsessions.