MSNBC’s whitewashing of the minority speeches at the RNC last night is getting a lot of coverage in the blogosphere this morning and it should. After all, Chris Matthews just accused Mitt Romney of playing the race card the other day and Touré accused Mitt Romney of ‘niggerizing‘ Obama a few days before that. But on a night when there were quite a few speeches given by minorities at the RNC, MSNBC didn’t seem to want their viewers to hear from them:
RED ALERT POLITICS – When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.
MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black.
Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech.
And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too.
Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.
Will MSNBC conveniently manage not to show Governor Luis Fortuno’s speech tomorrow (Wednesday night) as well?
Former Secretary of State and prominent black conservative Condoleezza Rice is also slated to speak at tomorrow night’s convention.
And that’s not all. Drudge posted a link to MSNBC’s RNC video lineup from last night and there are several that are conspicuously missing, notably any given by a minority with the exception of Nikki Haley. But according to Red Alert Politics, Nikki Haley, who is Indian-American isn’t considered a conventional minority.