Ever since the news broke of the sexual harassment allegations made against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, the good little water carriers over at Fox have been doing their best to try to make excuses for him with claims that he's being unfairly attacked by the "liberal media" we all know doesn't exist, claims of racism and even going so far as to call Politico either a "news" outlet or "liberal" for breaking the story, both of which are laughable.
Politico, or Republico as we like to call them around here has pretty much been a Drudge Report/Republican propaganda recycling mill since they first came on line and in all likelihood, they got fed this story by one of Cain's rival campaigns.
Watch Goldberg twist himself in knots here trying to pretend that our tabloid, lazy, corporate media which is as much about sensationalism as they are reporting doesn't go after sex scandals when they involve Democrats as well. And his ridiculous claims that the only reason the media is going after Cain as hard as they are is because he's a black conservative which they consider to be some kind of traitor.
When asked to explain why black people being conservative supposedly drives liberals crazy, Goldberg plays the "black plantation" card here which is of course the popular conservative canard where they insult black people for their penchant to vote for Democrats, as though there are no real reasons for them to do so.
GOLDBERG: It's not just people in the mainstream media. I think it's liberals in general. For whatever reason, and I know I'm going to be criticized for using this term, black people are not allowed to stray from the liberal plantation. As long as they stay in line, as long as they let their liberal politicians tell them how much good they want to do for them and how much they care about them, then everything is okay. But when you have a black man present his case to America and it isn't a case for big government and it isn't a case for being protected by big government, it's... I think it's a little chilling and frightening to the liberal establishment and not just in the media, to liberals in general... don't like that kind of black man.
I can't speak for individuals which there are plenty of who don't understand why any black person in America would vote for Republicans because their policies don't promote civil rights and because of their use of racism as a wedge issue and the Southern Strategy that they've been using for decades now to win elections, but our media, not so much. They love to bring on black conservatives every chance they get for commentary and back and forth in their debate boxes where two sides are always treated as equal, even if one of those sides is still arguing that the earth is flat.
And naturally Goldberg couldn't allow himself to get through the segment here without bringing up the right's favorite African American boogeymen, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and of course their other favorite newspaper to beat up on, The New York Times, claiming that if Cain were a liberal, they'd be crying racism.
If you can say one thing for the right-wing media over at Fox, it's that they've got this whole feigned victimhood game while simultaneously viciously attacking anyone they want to go after down pat as we saw from Goldberg here. What's really shameful is that someone who's inspired as much hatred as Goldberg has is allowed on the air in the first place.
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