I have been searching for a video clip of this segment on Wednesday, August 6, 2009, Chris Matthews’ Hardball, MSNBC. If I had not seen it, I would have trouble believing it, and it left me offended, sick, and speechless.
His guests are Kathleen Parker, Washington Post, and Joan Walsh, Salon, and he opened the segment with this, referring to an article that Kathleen Parker had written.
“Here`s a quote that really grabbed me: “That same rage was on display again in the fall of 2008, but this time the frenzy was stimulated by a pretty gal with a mocking little wink. Sarah Palin may not have realized what she was doing. But southerners, weaned on Harper Lee, heard the dog whistle.”
Chris to Kathleen – “heard the dog whistle?” Is Sarah Palin a poster girl for racism? Yes or no.”
Then they proceed with a discussion about To Kill a Mocking Bird, the “racist south” which is a haven for “republicans” and how that “pitting” a white woman (Palin) against a black man, as in Obama, some how brings up visions of a black man raping a white woman. In 2009, they are making references like this, Chris talking about the “cul de sacs of whitedom.” To tell the truth, it is people like Chris Matthews who live down the cul de sacs of whitedom. Talk about sterotypes! Do you think these folks should move on into the 21 century?
You will have to hear it for yourself. Here’s a video of the segment.
11.01.11 – They have done a pretty good job of stripping this video but they missed this one: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/06/chris-matthews-to-kathleen-parker-is-sarah-palin-the-poster-girl-for-racism/
Posted: 08.06.09 Update: 11.01.11 @ 4:17 a.m.