“At the RNC there’s obviously no red America,” wrote a friend on Facebook, “no blue American, only white America. . . . ”
This individual must be getting her news from MSNBC as was apparently the Daily Caller’s Jeff Poor:
One of the left’s favorite attacks on the Republican Party is that it is the party of old white people, devoid of diversity and probably racist.
If you were watching MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday night, you might believe those assertions, since missing from the coverage was nearly every ethnic minority that spoke during Tuesday’s festivities.
In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.
The only Latina governor in U.S history is a Republican, Susan Martinez of New Mexico. The only Latino currently serving as a governor is also a Republican. Nevada’s Brian Sandoval. There are two Indian-American governors, both Republican, Bobby Jindal in Louisiana and Nikki Haley in South Carolina.
UPDATE: “Naturally,” observes Michael Barone in his piece about ‘day two’ of the Republican National Convention, “MSNBC didn’t show any of these ‘minorities’: would break Chris Matthews’s narrative that Republicans oppose Obama only because they’re racists.” If you have a moment, read the whole thing, it’s a nice wrap up of the conventions first full day of business.
UP-UPDATE: “Meanwhile,” Glenn Reynolds quips
. . . if you look at NBC’s RNC video page, it’s as if Mia Love and Artur Davis never spoke.
Is NBC racist? Looks that way. I mean, they’re airbrushing out the black people!
UP-UP-UPDATE: And Ed Morrissey opines:
The cast and management at MSNBC really, really want their viewers — all 20 of them now, I believe — to understand that the Republican Party is raaaaaaaaaaaacist, and that the GOP convention is nothing more than a bunch of white men talking and applauding. They are so desperate to sell their meme latent Republican racism that they simply averted their eyes every time a speaker that didn’t fit their lone talking point took the stage