Scarborough Notices Same Oddity in Obama's Speech as NB's Finkelstein

In today's great minds think alike moment, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and NewsBusters' Mark Finkelstein observed the same oddity in Barack Obama's much-publicized speech Tuesday.

For those with short memories, Finkelstein noted that Obama's reference to his white grandmother's "fear of black men who passed by her on the street" was eerily similar to a statement Jesse Jackson made in 1996.

On Wednesday's "Morning Joe," Scarborough was concerned about the very same thing (video available here):

First of all, his grandmother being afraid of African-American men walking near her on the street, that's just what Jesse Jackson said in the past and got in trouble for saying that.

Nice catch, guys.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.