Norah O’Donnell “All Black People Are Good Athletes”
While I should expect no less of an MSNBC hack, Norah O’Donnell outdid herself last Friday when she let her “inside words” slip out for all to see. In the clip below, Norah navigates her own mental associations to arrive at “All Black People Are Good Athletes” from Newt Gingrich’s reference to Obama “shooting three-pointers”.
But I’m not sure what he means by this particular soundbite and I think it’s open to some criticism because it suggests that the President is an athlete and some people may suggest, you know, because all black people are good athletes. I mean that’s what it sort of sounds like to me.
Someone should tip Norah off to the practice, common among politicians, of using words and imagery to boost their own reception and to lower that of their opponent.
And just where has Obama used basketball imagery as a backdrop for his political messages? Umm…
Basketball imagery has been ubiquitous with Obama. Anyone with a pea-sized brain should see that the rational tactic for the political opponent is to counterpunch against that imagery. It’s what politicians do.