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It's a footnote to a last segment that we did invite Ashley Judd on the program but she decline.
Our bases and -- some Bill O'Reilly and we did you Bernie segment tonight seems every few weeks to get another dose of racial politics at the presidential level.
-- -- I was the first African American President Clinton.
Is there are going to be around reluctance on the part of the voters and the political community that talks politics is we -- -- -- about dumping the first African president -- American president is that going to be something that just -- is to wait a minute here.
This guy's gonna knock out the first guy ever got a board.
Joining us now Miami to prevent Arab -- Goldberg dot com mr.
Goldberg all right so.
I don't know I just I thought Barack Obama ran a very worthy campaign in 2008.
Was and already he didn't get into the racial stuff at all wanna stay away from and McCain respected that.
And and we just it's like do you know Michael Corleone just when I thought I was out they drag me back in why why is a.
-- win it right so you you wanna know why you have the answer really bill is pretty simple.
It's because he's a liberal and like many liberals he's obsessed with race.
And Coulter was right when she said the two groups in America that are obsessed with race -- see everything through a racial -- there are skinheads and liberals.
I mean it it's true.
Now let me give you a little background on on Chris Matthews and why say that he's obsessed with race in 2010 after Barack Obama deliver the state of the union message.
Chris Matthews went on the air and said this a verbatim quote.
I forgot he was black tonight for an hour he forgot -- Obama's black.
About the Tea Party he said and again -- verbatim quote they're all white all of them every single one of them is white.
Nevermind that that's factually incorrect what do but we're true there's -- prime about being white.
Then when Barack Obama ran for president 2008.
Chris Matthews said.
Quote this gets very ethnic but the fact that Barack Obama is good at basketball.
Doesn't surprise anybody thank god -- you didn't say that.
Now here's the point.
The question he raised will there be a reluctance to -- Barack Obama out because he's black it's not a bad question.
And you and I could have that discussion but when someone who was obsessed with race like Chris Matthews apparently is when he brings that question up.
I'm wondering if he's really saying that broke -- Barack Obama should not be tossed out precisely because he's the first black president.
I don't -- means that I wouldn't have had to go right to wonder -- means that I wouldn't had a discussion with you about the question of whether Barack Obama should whose job because of race because it's a speculative question and nobody can now.
We know that there are certain people who vote for Barack Obama because he's black and there are certain Americans would vote against and black.
I think those numbers are small but we noted there and otherwise you do it really doesn't matter and you managed -- point if I had said about the basketball.
When I asked -- -- in the Super Bowl interview -- city a football guy do you follow football I was immediately ran a racist.
By media matters.
Because I was saying I was asked him whether he thought footballer and a compromise looks -- nine.
You know that was a racist question -- Its sole.
I don't know why.
Why this conversation -- to -- around a man's color at all ever I don't think it should -- should be elected or defeated based on his record.
That's it I -- every reasonable person agrees with that but you asked the question why is he bringing it up liberals.
Many of them not all of them but many of them are obsessed with race they see everything.
Through a filter of race so in 2008 there were articles that said if Barack Obama loses there's only one reason.
Racism in America now this is suggestion if he's not -- what did.
Then after I could be because of the right regardless -- -- -- there -- is insane are last week -- Bernie and I and you know we're talking about media bias in the Indian.
Organizations that are in business not to inform anymore they're just push an agenda and a -- impose weighed in on their blog and you wanna say some about that.
Well yes Eric Whipple wrote he's -- you made the point that since nobody trusts the media anymore.
They won't have much of an effect on the election I -- I think you're absolutely right.
So this this -- it ended his piece by saying if the impact of media bias is so trivial.
Why do these guys you and me what are these guys harp on it each week well first of all we don't harp on it we talk about it.
Secondly there -- many Smart.
Thoughtful serious people who write about the media but Eric Whipple sadly.
Is not one of them so let me try to explain to Eric and everybody else -- media bias does matter.
Not because it affects an election but because we all know that you can't live in a free country without -- -- -- we all know that but you know what else.
You can't live in a free country for a long.
Without a fair press we need a strong mainstream media.
That's why you and I criticize it because we know we need in a in a free country a strong mainstream media and that means.
When the media sounds the alarm about something when they tell us there's a problem out there.
We need to trust them.
We need to believe that we need to.
If we don't believe them.
We're not gonna pay attention when they sound the alarm.
The founding fathers gave the media a lot of power and they put it in the First Amendment not create the -- -- of the thirteenth amendment the First Amendment.
And they gave they put no restraints on that power.
When you have that much power you have a lot of responsibility.
So Eric -- of the Washington Post you want to know this but since you don't.
That's just make clear it's not about whether the media affects the next election and that's not what we're talking about we're talking about in a free country.
You need of a fair and honest media and that's why we talk about eventually.
And we know that's Craig talked about and we don't have right now not right now way -- way out of out of control.
Hi Bernie thanks very much of.
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