WaPo Downplays Biden's Latest Racial Blooper; NYT, LAT Ignore It
What if a Republican had said, in explaining why schools in Iowa are performing better than those in Washington:
There's less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you're dealing with.Now, it's true that the person in question added:
When you have children coming from dysfunctional homes, when you have children coming from homes where there's no books, where the mother from the time they're born doesn't talk to them — as opposed to the mother in Iowa who's sitting out there and talks to them, the kid starts out with a 300 word larger vocabulary at age three. Half this education gap exists before the kid steps foot in the classroom.On the other hand, as an aggravating element, imagine that the same hypothetical Republican had a history of insensitive racial comments, including suggesting that you have to be from India to be at a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts, and calling a black candidate "clean and articulate."
OK, then. Ready to play? Good. Please estimate the following:
- Number of Dem congressmen and senators taking to the floor of their respective chambers to denounce the remark.
- Time [in minutes] before first of Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson gets in front of a TV camera to castigate the offender.
- Combined number of New York Times and Los Angeles Times articles, editorials and op-eds on the subject.
Note: While cutting Joe slack, Hot Air also rightfully observes: "we all know this would be 'special comment' material at Keith 'Maglagong' Olbermann’s house o’ chicken and waffles."