So on Tuesday, we talked about the black dude who showed up in Arizona where Barack Obama was speaking, armed to the teeth. We all agreed that despite his actions being legal, it was still nuts.
There are many things in life that are legal, but inappropriate if done in public. Don't ask me how I know this.
But this leads me to MSNBC, where on Tuesday, Contessa Brewer filed a report about health care protesters showing up armed. In it, she used tape of that same black guy with a rifle and said this:
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CONTESSA BREWER, MSNBC: And the reason we're talking about this, a lot of talk here, Dylan, because people feel like, yes, there are Second Amendment rights for sure, but also there are questions about whether this has racial overtones. I mean, here you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waists or to their legs.
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But, like I said, the guy was black. But you never would have known, because MSNBC strategically edited the tape, so the race of the armed dude wasn't revealed.
If you look at the tape from Tuesday, clearly you can see the man who goes by the name "Chris" is African-American.
So why did MSNBC go way out of its way to obliterate the race of "Chris"?
Because it didn't fit the story MSNBC wanted to tell: That if you disagree with Obama, you must be a white crazy person with guns — even if you're black.
Look, there were millions of people angry at Bush and the media never seemed to worry if their own vicious anti-Bush rhetoric would foment hate.
Even more, I also resent that my opinion, enraged or not, can be dismissed as racism. Fact is, I've been against Obama's policies back when they were Hillary's policies and even before that, when they were Ted Kennedy's and Jimmy Carter's.
Wrongheaded-ness knows no color, which is why my shorty robes only come in Topaz.