Name That Racist!
You've probably heard about the controversy regarding some of Bill O'Reilly's comments on the state of African-American culture in America. Angry liberals and black activists are demanding his firing/suspension/beheading, etc. for making this embarrassingly racist comment:
“We cannot build enough prisons to solve this problem. And the idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating — pretty soon we’re not going to have a young African-American male population in America. They’re all going to be in prison or dead. One of the two.”
Oooooops! I'm sorry. Those weren't the comments of evil Bill O'Reilly. No, that's a comment from John Edwards at an MTV event last week. How did I miss that. After all, Edwards' racist comments got the same barrage of negative media coverage that a GOP candidate would get if he made similar....
Ooooops again! There's been no mainstream media coverage of Edwards. It's been all about Bill O'Reilly. And that makes sense, doesn't it? I mean, really, who's more important--a TV talk show host, or the next President of the United States?
UPDATE: O'Reilly was talking to NPR commentator Juan Williams when he made his allegedly racist comments. Williams wasn't offended, and he explains why here.