Monday, January 26, 2009

The Next Legacy

It shouldn't be a surprise that CNN would plant a skewed opinion piece in their headlines section disguised as news, especially when it asks the rather controversial question:
Will Obama have to be better because he's black?
Typical stuff, but the choice cuts actually come from the 'expert' used in the story, one Andrew Rojecki, author of a book on race (here's a review). Interestingly, the preface of his book acknowledges Spike Lee as the originator of the term 'magic negro' (the book was written in 2001), now considered a racial insult.

Not surprisingly CNN failed to mention the expert is also a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Surely that small omission was inadvertent and not related to their employ of washed-up domestic terrorist and distinguished perfessor Bill Ayers. A coincidence, probably.

The expert goes on to discuss various racial themes such as the disparity between Reverend Wright versus Reverend Hagee (and gets 100 points for making the stock lefty disconnect) then says Obama had to be "perfect" to win. Well, yes, aside from all the gaffes and people thrown under the bus he was darn near perfect.

But what would any piece be without a sensational Bush-bashing endcap:
White candidates for office don't have to have an uninterrupted life of achievement to be considered for the Oval Office, Rojecki says. "If George W. Bush were black, do you think he would be president?" Rojecki asked.
Apparently Bush's "interruption" was somewhere between flying jets, graduating from Yale and Harvard, becoming president of a Major League Baseball team and a two-term governor of Texas. Hey, that 'president's son' angle might have had just a tiny bit to do with it. Meanwhile, Mr. Perfect admitted to hanging with leftist radicals, doing cocaine, marijuana and cigarettes, and yet still got elected by the same white electorate this man so easily criticizes. He couldn't even bowl for crying out loud!

Tripe, but maybe CNN is taking seriously by upholding their responsibility (the CNN link has now been changed).

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