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It -- impact segment tonight how the media treats African Americans in politics.
As you know the press funds for the most part over Barack Obama.
But not conservative African Americans Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas recently weighed in on why the president receives such favorable coverage.
Did you ever expect to see an African American president during your lifetime is not something you thought would happen -- thing that.
I always said knew that it would have to be a black president was approved by the elites.
The media because anybody they didn't agree with they would take apart.
And then that will happen with -- you pick your person any black person who says something that is not prescribe.
Things that they expect from a black person will be picked apart.
Convicted him but don't pick me pick -- one.
It was decided not to go along with the and there's a price so I was assumed to be somebody the media have to agree with.
And interest of full disclosure I clerk for Justice Thomas for the Supreme Court in early ninety's.
Joining us now from New York is Fox News contributor reverend -- -- -- To weigh in on this issue reverend -- -- what do you make of justice thomas' comments there.
Well I I appreciate his sensitivity from what he went through -- is -- nomination hearings but the fact of the matter is that every African American.
Who would step forward for a major.
Officer -- the presidential level and another office.
Has undergone -- excruciating scrutiny look at what Barack Obama went through to talk about his mama his birthplace his past and his religion.
I don't think anyone has ever had their transcript question as.
Barack Obama we haven't seen as transcript -- -- -- look good did you -- but no one has asked for anybody else's transcript.
Tried to Barack Obama gets that have they even -- name and not.
Withheld transcripts but I don't there's not one but that no when asked them so we like in the -- would you -- -- Because while the other that is being African American and and the implicated -- anyway the -- affirm.
I don't wanna get hot playoff I don't -- get hung up on that but.
You are saying that the reason people want to know his grades in college and law school is because he's black -- -- -- really.
No white candidate his minutes there.
Because I believe people of her arrest and release their transcripts and for the most part you know at certain GPA of an -- get caught up on out that I don't think that's a reasonable.
-- it would honest from the conference.
Well I lose a lot of big elderly Nebraska he did until I want to play just Obama said that dean -- disagree raping a -- -- mean better odds countries speak all the time -- a lot of people.
Dean disagree that conservative.
Are held to a different standard or critique differently.
Then more liberal a left leaning African Americans in public life I'm talking about whether it's Justice Thomas are.
Some alike of that doctor Ben Carson.
Or colonel Allen west.
Do you think that there treated differently by the only send me.
I did I -- see him differently in their home community.
And -- consequently because of that did you hear this subject to scrutiny in the media.
But no -- differently than -- a lot of African American leaders who are received warmly -- have great support in their own community.
Are received by that same mainstream media so.
Don't think there's fox if -- think -- -- -- -- thank colonel if colonel west for instance what happened to be liberal and for.
I don't know a lot -- against the defense of marriage act or just more liberal on a bunch of issues from affirmative action and so forth.
I think that Carlyle the last -- -- gotten a different ride in the in the national media than he got when he is not running for reelection.
Well I think a lot of a lot of people in neglect the fact the media is about relationships.
For justice Thomas and there's nothing wrong with that but you have -- relate -- I.
And it's a great honor any.
That point I'm making is that's not the point me.
The point is that you have relationships and equipment and people have relationships they -- -- allow people have access and so I think that 2 more central to the idea.
So it's so it Jeff is colonel Allen west and Ben Carson just need to be nicer to the media figures -- -- get better coverage.
Well I figured that if there is -- -- little closer to mainstream America -- get.
-- -- views are closer mainstream America we appreciate it reverend a -- thanks semis Andrea.
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