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CNN Vets The Black Guy Who’s Running For President: Then And Now

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Our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the media are nothing if not scrupulously consistent.

May 5, 2008:

“I want to just stipulate at the beginning of this interview: We are declaring a Rev. Wright-Free Zone today. So, no questions about Rev. Wright. Our viewers want us to move on, so this morning we’re going to move on. Is that okay with you?”

“Fair enough. That sounds just fine.”

November 6, 2015:

Zone defense. In the big leagues.

But the two examples are completely different, you see, because Ben Carson isn’t a Democrat. Why would CNN want to give him a break? Why would they ever defer to his wishes, or those of his supporters? It would be ridiculous to grovel for approval from an African-American candidate for president who belongs to the wrong party.

And incidentally:


P.S. The great David Burge sums it all up, as usual.