My question is: what the hell took them so long to figure this out? Many in the GOP have been falsely accused of “racism” for years now on just about every issue, ranging from public assistance programs to military recruitment, and just about everything in between. And for the last two years any criticism of Obama and his policies by opponents have been declared “racism” without any real response from the administration nor MSM outlets.
It’s nice to see that at least one liberal mainstream media news outlet has caught on, but it would have been nice to see them catch on at they very least last year, when it fase accusations of racism were routinely coming from the Obama campaign – when media outlets “catching on” might have made a difference in the outcome of the election.
But then again, the MSM wouldn’t have been able to profit from Obama’s “historical election” had they really done the job they were supposed to do, eh? Not only that, but their “hottie hero” was just so much more appealing to cover than “boring old McCain” and “loony Sarah.”
And I’m not under any delusion that this viewpoint will “stick” with the AP – or any other MSM outlet that adopts a similar viewpoint. The first GOP politico who even comes close to uttering an even vaguely racist remark and/or the first person remotely affiliated with the GOP who makes a stupid racially-tinged “joke” will have the AP “re-evaluating” their original analysis.
As to whether or not the belated “pushback” from the admin, certain Dems in the Congress, and the MSM will have the effect of moderating the tone of the debate coming from the left? I doubt it will have much of an impact, but as they say, stay tuned.