Oooookaaaayyyy… I’m used to seeing that kind of language on Facebook pages and the emails my Beckhead father-in-law occasionally sends me, but on Fox? Not so much. They usually go for at least a little bit more subtlety when making racist comments such as “uppity”, “boy” and “man-child” but “ghetto crackhead”? Yowzer!
Thursday night, Brent Bozell, head of the Media Research Center, a Right Wing version of Media Matters that reinforces the fake “liberal media bias” trope, was responding to a short clip of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews saying that Newt Gingrich looks like a “car bomber”:
“How long do you think Sean Hannity’s show would last if four times in one sentence, he made a comment about, say, the President of the United States, and said that he looked like a skinny, ghetto crackhead?Which, by the way, you might want to say that Barack Obama does.” (emphasis mine)
Now, I don’t know what Matthews was talking about and the clip is very short so I have a feeling there is some context missing there. Newt may be a hypocritical lying pig but he certainly doesn’t strike me as looking like a car bomber. So I can understand the irritation coming from a guest on Fox, notorious for its low tolerance for even the tiniest slight against a conservative. If Bozell had stopped at “skinny, ghetto crackhead” as just an example of something nasty a conservative could say and get raked over the coals for it, this would not even be a story.
But he didn’t. He just had to toss in that last bit:
“Which, by the way, you might want to say that Barack Obama does.”
Here’s the video:
Source: Addicting Info