If Geraldine Ferraro is racist for saying Barack Obama’s race was advantageous, then surely Barack’s pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright is racist for saying America is controlled by rich white people and that the government created AIDS to kill black people.
But once again the media is pulling its punches when it comes to Barack Obama. The worst offender – Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC’s Countdown. Only 1 day after lambasting Hillary Clinton for not sending Ferraro to the gallows (see Worst Person in the World), Olbermann showed his true colors in an ‘interview’ (if you can call it that) with Obama (video below).
Olbermann referred to Wright’s rants, which included: the government creating AIDS, 9/11 was nothing compared the Hiroshima & Nagasaki and we had it coming to us anyway, and the United States sponsors terrorism against the Palestinians, as “strong material”. Worse, he didn’t even ask any follow-up questions like how Obama could be a member of this church (a church that honored Louis Farrakhan) for 20 YEARS, and claim that this is the first time he’s heard any hateful speech. Instead, Olbermann defended Wright by asking one of his political pundits whether he was just hamming it up for the cameras, as if that would make it any less vile. Congrats Olbermann you’ve finally made the switch from quasi-reporter to full-fledged mouthpiece.