Obama media allies and the ratings oxygen of skincolor liberalism.
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And NBC isn’t, of course, the only liberal media outlet which swims in the racism sewer.
• Here’s Time magazine’s Joe Klein — sitting, take note, on The Chris Matthews Show — ever so casually saying that President Obama “probably should” play the race card.
• Here’s the National Journal’s Ron Fournier playing the race card in print and, as he himself admits, playing it in an open forum in Tampa with my former colleague Ron Kauffman, a Romney supporter
• Here’s Yahoo firing its Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian for playing the race card with his racist comment caught on a live mic. Chalian said of Mitt and Ann Romney attending the GOP Convention as Hurricane Isaac approached New Orleans that the Romneys were “happy to have a party with black people drowning.”
• Here’s The Washington Post playing the race card as it describes the GOP’s Tampa gathering as “a convention hall filled overwhelmingly with white faces
• Here’s the New York Times playing the class warfare and race cards simultaneously, insisting that the real message of the GOP is “We are not rich and white.
• And here’s a lovely and rich example of the way the game is played. NewsBusters reports here that Washington Post columnist Colby King had this to say about the role of blacks in the GOP.
“Oh yeah, but they always have African-Americans on the podium. Either it’s somebody singing ‘God Bless America,’ or praying, you know, before or after. That, you know, the entertainment value’s always there for us.”
Mr. King, for those not in the know, has his own version of the famous bipartisan James Carville/Mary Matalin marriage. Specifically, Colby King is married to one Gwen King. Gwen King, like husband Colby, is an African American. She also served as…wait for it…Deputy Assistant to the President for…..Ronald Reagan. Not to mention as the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration for President George H.W. Bush.
Both jobs were serious, no-nonsense positions, the first working directly for the President of the United States, the second making Gwen — full disclosure a former colleague of mine and a wonderful person — the boss of Social Security. Apparently Mr. King is under the impression Mrs. King allowed herself to be used by Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush as some sort of token. Like those other token Reagan and Bush appointees Colin Powell, Condi Rice and Clarence Thomas. Successively two national security advisers turned GOP Secretaries of State (Powell also was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and one still-sitting Supreme Court Justice. Gwen King a token? How’s that sleeping-on-the -couch-thing going, Mr. King?
Again, given the history that the DNC has so blatantly lied about on its website, why is anyone surprised at this reflexive playing of the race card by liberals in the media? They’ve been doing it since 1800. There is nothing either new or surprising.
LET’S START AT the beginning, shall we?
On July 30, 1619, in response to an order from the Virginia Company “to establish one equal and uniform government over all Virginia” the first representative assembly in the New World — the Virginia House of Burgesses — convened in the pews of the lone church in the British colony of Jamestown. Its task? To provide “just laws for the happy guiding and governing of the people there inhabiting.”
Less than a month later, on August 20, 1619, a ship belonging to a Dutch trader appeared off of Jamestown — exchanging twenty African slaves for food.
Slavery in America — a shockingly gruesome practice that was fueled by the obsessive belief that everyone should be judged by skin color — had put down roots.