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NYT: McCain Playing the Race Card

By on 8.1.08 | 10:02AM

Now the New York Times editorial board has joined the fray, claiming that McCain's Paris and Britney ad is somehow racist and that the McCain campaign put "the sin for the racial attack not on those who made it, but on the victim of the attack." Their evidence? Any ad that makes fun of the cult of Obama or "juxtaposes" a black candidate with images of young white women is inherently racist, says the New York Times. And a lawyer who defended O.J. Simpson over a decade ago talked about playing the race card from the bottom of the deck. Apparently when Obama makes actual racial references he is being race-neutral, but McCain-approved comments that don't mention race at all can be racist if you are wearing the New York Times' secret decoder ring.

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