As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, the goal of the liberal media as it shamelessly campaigns for the reelection of President Obama is to paint everything opponent Mitt Romney says as racist, elitist, or both.
On this weekend's syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Time magazine's Joe Klein said that Romney referring to Obama's experience as a "community organizer is a code word for organizing poor people to rise up against, you know, march on the gated communities" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: What did you make of Mitt Romney going with your colleague Mark Halperin there talking about how this guy is just a politician, sort of a political hack if you will, and a community organizer. They just love going back to that one?
JOE KLEIN, TIME MAGAZINE: Well, community organizer is a code word…
MATTHEWS: I think so, too.
KLEIN: …for organizing poor people to rise up against, you know, march on the gated communities.
Have you ever noticed that liberal media members like Klein never identify "code words" spoken by Democrats? When someone on the left speaks, there's never a hidden agenda.
By contrast, there seems to always be cryptic, nefarious intentions in words expressed by Republicans.
It is therefore almost a metaphysical certitude that by the time we get to November, virtually anything Romney or his surrogates say about Obama will be reported by the media as "code" for something racist or elitist.
They might not even be able to say "Obama" without being so accused.