‘Blinded by the white': MSNBC’s race obsession reaches ridiculous new level


Progressives have been gunning for Dr. Ben Carson ever since his speech at the National Prayer breakfast last month. For failing to extoll the virtues of The One, Carson was branded a race traitor. The vicious epithets continued after he dared to speak at CPAC. MSNBC’s Touré declared that Carson was the GOP’s token “black friend” and suggested that the pediatric neurosurgeon owed his success to the government.

So, who better to weigh in on the GOP’s race problem than Touré? The stupidity was strong during his appearance on Martin Bashir’s show today, but it was compounded exponentially by a graphic of an albino elephant and the phrase, “Blinded by the white.” Really, MSNBC?

C’mon MSNBC twitpic.com/cfevan

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) March 29, 2013

As proof of the GOP’s diversity troubles, MSNBC in its report cited BuzzFeed’s recent exposé decrying the overwhelming whiteness of the Republican leadership. And, as Legal Insurrection points out, BuzzFeed knows what overwhelming whiteness looks like.

“Very White Republican Leadership” kinda looks like … nblo.gs/JJNfj

— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) March 28, 2013

Can we just be done with this now? Please?

Do they realize how degrading that is to black people? RT @buzzfeedandrew: C’mon MSNBC twitpic.com/cfevan

— Aaron Gardner (@Aaron_RS) March 29, 2013

#headdeskingsohardrightnow This is why I don’t take MSNBC seriously. RT @buzzfeedandrew: C’mon MSNBC twitpic.com/cfevan

— Eye Desert (@EyeDesertBlog) March 29, 2013

So, does this imply that MSNBC doesn’t think a doctor is capable of free thinking? “@buzzfeedandrew: C’mon MSNBC twitpic.com/cfevan

— Joel Grey (@JoelGabrielGrey) March 29, 2013

Good thing they’re progressive or else this would be racist & more than tweeted about RT @buzzfeedandrew C’mon MSNBC twitpic.com/cfevan

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) March 29, 2013

It’s so weird that @mmfa hasn’t condemned this racism by @msnbc yet. Oh wait, no it’s not. They create & cheer it #p2 twitter.com/derekahunter/s…

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) March 29, 2013

Racist NBC-MSNBC graphic: Ben Carson ‘blinded by the White’: Seriously? Man, they are intent on destroying him… bit.ly/111aD6y

— jwbrown1969 (@jwbrown1969) March 29, 2013

Fortunately, MSNBC suffers from no such “blindness,” and new prime time host and white man Chris Hayes, who is set to replace white man Ed Schultz in the networks coveted 8 p.m. slot, is making sure of it. The Columbia Journalism Review notes that Hayes will bring his “hard quotas” to prime time with him, enforcing his general rule that “if there are four people sitting at a table, only two of them can be white men.”

And none of them will be Dr. Carson, we’d wager.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/29/blinded-by-the-white-msnbcs-race-obsession-reaches-ridiculous-new-level/

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