From Kos’ Open Thread For Night Owls…
Ain’t it great? The idiots at “Meet the Press” were hard-pressed to come up with a “balanced” approach to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. So what did they do? They asked viewers to complete the sentence “I have a dream,” as if Martin Luther King Jr. had failed us on that score. Let Nicole Belle at Crooks and Liars explain why NBC chose to exhibit Mitt Romney giving us his take on the subject:
|So MTP viewers are treated to the odd and jarring juxtaposition of rapper Snoop Lion asking for safe communities with no guns to failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asking for kids to be “great.”Not to put too fine a point on it, but WTF??? The figures that Meet the Press think can best speak to the civil rights fight are Snoop Lion and Mitt Romney?
The Mitt Romney who lied about seeing his dad march with MLK?
The Mitt Romney who claimed that Obama support was high because black people wanted more free stuff?
The Mitt Romney whose campaign was filled with racist dog-whistles?
The Mitt Romney who pandered to the racist birther movement?
The Mitt Romney who was a prominent member of a church that for the first 31 years of his life taught that black people were “cursed”and barred from the priesthood?
The mind reels, NBC.
Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2006—VA-Sen: Frameshop: Allen At It Again, Winks At White Folks:
|Adding insult to injury in the “macaca” affair, video cameras trained on George Allen’s latest apologies have captured yet another disturbing scene: Senator Allen winking at a room full of white folks before apologizing for his racism.The video in question was published in a Washington Post article by Michael D. Shear and Tim Craig (“Allen Calls Webb Aide, Apologizes For Remark” 24AUG06).
Just after the 1 minute mark in the video, Senator Allen responds to a question from the audience by saying “I want to be very careful about the words I use,” then winks and smiles at the all white, elderly crowd in Springfield, VA. In response to Allen’s wink and smile, the crowd erupted into laughter. In the next scene of the video, Allen apologies for the “macaca” incident saying, “From the deepest part of my heart, I am sorry and I will do better.”
- Meet the Press Features Romney in ‘I Have a Dream’ Segment (crooksandliars.com)
- Mitt Romney on his 47 percent comment: ‘Actually, I didn’t say that’ (kstreet607.com)
- Obama Takes Swipe At Mitt Romney (huffingtonpost.com)
- And Reince Priebus Throws Mitt Romney Over the Side! (delong.typepad.com)
- Immigration Reform 2013 News: GOP Chairman Condemns Steve King, Mitt Romney For Remarks on Immigration, Latinos (latinospost.com)