As Andy Levy of Fox’s Red Eye show quips, “‘They’re all white. All of them, every single one of them is white.’ But enough about MSNBC’s hosts.” Geoffrey Dickens of Newsbusters spots this exchange from the racialists at General Electric:
Chris Matthews just can’t stop implying some sort of racist motives behind tea-partiers as on Tuesday’s Hardball, the MSNBC host – in a segment about which candidate they would gravitate towards – asked his guests why the protestors were all “monochromatic,” and to add insult to injury repeatedly called them “teabaggers.”
The following exchanges were aired on the January 5 edition of Hardball:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: So who will lead the tea-baggers? Will it be Rick Perry down in Texas? Will it be Michele Bachman out in Minnesota? Will it be Sarah Palin? You first Mark [McKinnon] it’s your idea. The tea-baggers are an interesting group to watch. They’re not far right. They’re probably center-right, in fact some centrists. But they’re generally, I think, Republican voters. Right? Is that fair to say? They vote Republican?
MATTHEWS: And they’re monochromatic right?
MARK MCKINNON, THE DAILY BEAST: Well I don’t know that they’re monochromatic?
MATTHEWS: They’re not? Every picture I see shows them to be.
MCKINNON: Well there’s a lot of people out there that cuts across a lot of demographics who feel disenfranchised.
MATTHEWS: But not that other demographic.
MCKINNON: The other demographic?
MATTHEWS: Meaning they’re all white. All of them, every single one of them is white.
MCKINNON: I think that’s, I think that’s a fair characterization, predominately.
MATTHEWS: Yeah well what’s that about?
Update: “We’ve been over this bogus Tea Party critique before, with photos: ‘That’s not the moral high ground you’re standing on . . . it’s a big ol’ pile of crap.'”