Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Republican Minorities Don’t Exist . . . On MSNBC

Minority Republicans do not fit the liberal meme that the GOP is a bunch of white racists.  So therefore minority Republicans do not exist . . . on MSNBC:

MSNBC wants you to think the Republican Party hates minorities. So much so that the liberal news network cut minority speeches from it’s convention coverage.

When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.

MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black.

Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech.

And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too.
Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.

Avoiding Artur Davis is particularly inexcusable as he gave a speech seconding Obama’s nomination at the 2008 Democrat Convention.  To excise his newsworthy Republican Convention speech is flat out bad journalism.

In the old Soviet Union, those who did not fit into Communist political orthodoxy were reduced to “non-persons” and were expunged from news accounts.  But something like that could never happen in America.

MORE: Ed Morrissey weighs in and very well:

No doubt, they were trying to keep their 20 19 17 viewers up to date with all of the antics of raaaaaaaaaaaacist Republicans, and so had no choice but to block out Republicans like Mia Love, Ted Cruz, and Artur Davis.  I’ve seen news reports from Communist countries that had less Orwellian message control than this.

Do read his whole post.

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