If one were trying to prove in court that MSNBC is crazily biased, you could do worse than submitting Rachel Maddow's Tuesday night show.
She was discussing the recently released June 2007 tape of Barack Obama using Hillary Clinton's black accent to tell an audience of black preachers that the U.S. government doesn't care about black people, Maddow explained with her typical leaden sarcastic wit that the tape reveals Obama's "secret plan to be way more black than he seems to you now."
(Though it's counterintuitive, apparently some higher-ups at MSNBC are convinced that Rachel's adorableness is working and they want more of it.)
Yes, it's that Obama is black, that's what the tape illustrates.
In the speech, Obama lied about America to portray the nation as irredeemably racist. Channeling Kayne West, Obama said the government doesn't "care about" black people in New Orleans. This was based on his assertion that New York City received more help from the federal government after 9/11, and Florida got more after Hurricane Andrew.
Unlike blacks in New Orleans, he said, those victims were considered "part of the American family."
Obama was a sitting senator when he spouted this nonsense. He had to know that months earlier, $100 billion in federal disaster relief had been sent to the Gulf states hit by Katrina -- or five times more than the disaster relief funds sent to New York after 9/11.
All this was edited out of the clips Rachel played from Obama's speech. This allowed her to smirk: "This is how (Obama) snuck into the White House, right? People didn't actually know he was this black, and if they had known he was this black, they never would have elected him. That's the idea here, right?"
Actually, Rachel, I think the point is that this half-black, private-schooled Hawaiian, born in 1961, is desperate for reasons to be angry at white America, so he can play-act Ralph Ellison in "The Invisible Man."
As noted in that great new book "Mugged: Racial Demagoguery From the Seventies to Obama," it's always the person with the least black heritage who is angriest at the anti-racism meetings. The ones who have never actually experienced anything resembling Jim Crow -- in fact, nothing but white suck-uppery -- are the most consumed with rage about things having nothing to do with their lives.
You know who's even angrier than the half-black Hawaiian about nonexistent racism in America? Pasty-white liberals on MSNBC.