Jake Tapper really reaches for this one:
One…two…three…four…sure are a lot of young white women in this thing….
Why do you think they put so many young white women professing their love for Obama in what is clearly an anti-Obama video? What would possibly be negative about young white women liking Sen. Obama?
Miscegenation-fearing people, let alone abject racists (I’m willing to entertain a line between the two) don’t need to be reached out to in this election. We can safely assume they aren’t going to vote for Obama, or that if they are, then they’ve clearly found issues that overrule their more provincial sensibilities. Same goes for the Corker/Ford fight in Tennessee.
Arguing that McCain’s campaign, or “The Republican Attack Machine,” is actively (or subconsciously) racist is a waste of time and ink (and pixels). Racism can’t be proved or disproved. It’s just a slander. And it’s not at the same level as the cultish “celebrity” of Obama, which is precisely how a man with little experience (but great skill) has come so far with so little.
Whatmore, it’s a distraction from all the interesting things this election is offering us by way of issues. Every time a journalist offers the analysis of, “My, aren’t there a lot of white women in this ad,” or, “Interesting how this resonates with Triumph of the Will,” he is not saying, “I am very thoughtful about this election.” He is saying, “I am having a lazy moment and would prefer to report something that can only be substantiated by an NYU film class that’s cross-listed with the Urban Studies department.”
Now, I know that Jake Tapper is a hard-working, thoughtful guy. That post, however, is not the product of hard work or thought.
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