Martin Bashir: ‘This Is White Grievance About the Fact That There’s a Black Man in the White House’
During his MSNBC show on Tuesday, Martin Bashir hosted a not-so-balanced panel to discuss the “miseducation” of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and conservative pundit Ann Coulter on education policy.
After the panel slammed Romney and Coulter for their politics, including Bashir joking that Coulter of has a “psychiatric illness,” the conversation turned to race, ironically, with the entire MSNBC panel arguing that it is the “right” that always interjects race into presidential races.
“This is about white grievance. And the right has spent 30 plus years stoking a sense of grievance among white working class voters,” MSNBC contributor Joy Reed said. “They’ve completely distracted them from the issues of what the 1 percent are really doing to them by constantly saying they are trying to take your stuff, those immigrants, those black people.”
“Isn’t Joy right? This is white grievance about the fact that there’s a black man in the White House,” Bashir added.
“Yes,” MSNBC contributor and university professor James Peterson said, adding that it is always the right that makes race an issue in presidential politics. He also accused Wells Fargo of giving out bad loans to black people on purpose.
“Everything from N-word head to Michelle Bachmann’s revision of history…to food stamp president,” Peterson continued. “It’s all coming from the right.”
“It’s all come from Mr. Romney,” Bashir added.
Watch a portion of the segment via MSNBC:
Front page image from AP/Nick Ut.
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