MSNBC gets one right!
Dan Abrams has finally gotten one right as he stepped outside the box of his colleagues’ rhetoric and screamed that the Clintons were not being racist in their comments regarding Dr. King. When the press reported that certain African American leaders hinted they were not happy with comments by Bill and Hillary Clinton, that led the "got to get ahead of the news press" to create news by escalating the "made up news" to headline the follwoing day on Cup of Joe - more on the "race war in the Democratic party".
If you are a straight white male on the sidelines watching this national race when your boy Edwards is a distant third, you want to stir this mix and create some headline news by raising questions about the only differences you can see, the first African American male and the first white woman, running for an office that is usually about only straight white men, therefore, the story is about race or gender, because you’re left out. That makes for great conflict if you can stir that story enough, by raising the right questions that lead either contingency to "react". When they don’t react, the press can react for them.
Do we really think many of those caught in the Obama "hope for all sermon" won’t react to the attack on Hillary and Bill Clinton and back away from Obama, offended that the Obama campaign benefits from the "creation of the race war". The press can leverage any comment about Obama to raise scrutiny about racism and force the Clintons to react. All Obama has to do is stand and smile (vote "present") and let the Clintons explain that they are not racist while the press does the dirty work for Obama. That’s great for their ratings and for Obama, but is that same press scrutiny levied about misogynist comments about Hillary Clinton. The press could never get away with attacks on Obama the way the they attack Hillary. So far, it’s softball and fluff for Obama and hardball and body blows for Hillary.
In this presidential contest - "race comments" are off limits (as they should be) but anything said about Obama by anyone can be interpreted by the "press" as a possible "race" comment by the Clintons - misogynist comments are the same old, same old, anything goes and few seem to care, or do we? We won't vote "present".