Video: Matthews cries raaaaaaaacism; Update: Matthews says Michael Steele needs to appear “child-like,” “unthreatening”
posted at 9:59 am on October 27, 2006 by Allahpundit
How can we lecture Sunnis and Shias about reconciliation when Republicans are running ads showing white women attracted to black men? Also, Rush Limbaugh going after Michael J. Fox — isn’t that sort of racist too?
I’ve goofed on southerners myself, but the media’s contempt for them is breathtaking.
Update: Eugene Robinson, who has the same absolute moral authority here as Michael J. Fox does on stem cells, lays it out:
There you have it: a black man, a white woman, more than a hint of sex. Viewers are left to fill in the blanks, and clearly the hope is that they will free-associate to a word like “miscegenation.” Or, if Republicans are lucky, something considerably worse.
I.e., he’s accusing the GOP of implying that Harold Ford is a rapist. Or rather, raaaaaaapist.
Update: Notes Mary K:
All of their theories, of course, are predicated on the idea that Tennesseans, and all Southern conservatives, are troglodytic racists who are boorish enough to vote against a man because he’s black and simultaneously sophisticated enough to pick up on very subtle coded political messages about his race.
Update: A southern congregation encounters the unholy spawn of a mixed-race union; do they stone the child — or do something worse? Find out in Mary K’s latest post, which lifts the Matthews video from YouTube instead of linking to it here at Hot Air. Will I hold it against her by not linking the new HamNation when it debuts this afternoon? Tune in later and find out!
Update: Spruiell was all over this yesterday. Not only is Matthews also playing up the sub-moronic nutroots racial paranoia over Corker’s “drums” radio ad, but he actually had this to say about Michael Steele’s ads:
I love the ads, my wife loves the ads, they’re really funny, some of them. And very unthreatening. An African-American guy, it seems, has to run an ad that’s so unthreatening that he’s almost child-like in his presentation, but it seems to be working.
Christopher Matthews, I dub thee raaaaaaaacist.
Update: Why is the left hammering the race card all of a sudden? Here’s why.
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