I came across this while reading through the news this afternoon, and while it does not surprise me that anyone on MSNBC would try to make race an issue, the way it was done in this instance only shows they are reaching to the bottom of the barrel for something to talk about. AFter the President’s speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, the AP put out a transcription of the speech, as many other news outlets also did. The difference in the AP version is that it was not “cleaned up”, which means where Obama dropped his g’s for effect, the AP left it as it was said while other news organizations “cleaned up” the transcript to make it look like he was speaking to the group as he would any other group. Realistically, however, the AP transcribed the speech as they should have, while the other news networks and news outlets changed it, for one reason or another. Because of this, MSNBC thought it prudent to call out the AP (which for the record is as Left Wing as MSNBC, so this makes no sense at all) and try to bring race into the discussion once again. Unfortunately, I do not think it is working because the six people left on the planet that actually still watch MSNBC were watching something else at the time.
If this shows us anything, it shows how the next election is going to be run. This is why I truly believe it would be great for this nation if there were two black men going head to head for the Presidency, so the media would not be able to use these kinds of tricks on the people. While media outlets like MSNBC would still try to, the people would never buy into an excuse that a black man was racist against another black man on the campaign trail and would throw all the ammunition that MSNBC and the others have right out the window. I believed this the last time that Obama ran for election, and there was no one in the Republican Party willing to stand up and say the same thing because they were afraid off looking like racists if they said that the GOP needed a black candidate. There is nothing wrong with saying someone who is black and Republican would make a good choice for President, and to say it would not take way from the media arsenal would be denying the games that we have seen them play already in this election season. We all know it will get worse, and the GOP needs to look deep into their party and look at who REALLY has the best chance of not only beating President Obama but the media as well. read more »