Nov 27, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from Greta Van Susteren’s Post today in Greta Wire: Let’s get something straight – Senator John McCain is NOT a racist (and while I am at it, neither is President Bill Clinton) – MS/NBC needs to direct its employee RIchard Wolffe to apologize
I first blogged about a similar matter by MS/NBC on November 22. I now update it
When MS/NBC finally develops the decency to apologize to Senator John McCain for Richard Wolffe calling him a racist (see below to the Nov 22 posting), they should add into the mix one of the employees named Toure. See the headline from Mediaite.com.
Senator McCain (and if you read below even the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank) has legitimate questions about Ambassador Susan Rice…so what do some people employed by MS/NBC do? They throw horrible insults.
Here is more from the article:
And now below to my November 22 posting where I point out MS/NBC’s Richard Wolffe’s false and painful accusation about Senator McCain:
MS/NBC should apologize to Senator McCain if they can’t get their employee Richard Wolffe to do so. What Richard Wolffe said about Senator McCain is deplorable and he should be condemned for it.
It is about time we stop something — and that is the gratuitous and hurtful insult of falsely calling someone a racist and people not standing up and defending those falsely accused. It happens often to our leaders — from 2008 when President Clinton was falsely called a racist by a politician during his campaigning for his wife and to now with Senator John McCain being called a racist by MS/NBC’s Richard Wolffe.
Here is a fact: not every challenge or criticism of anyone who happens to be African American is racist. This is not to say there is no racism in this country – there is and it is terrible – but by throwing the term around recklessly and cruelly against someone with whom you don’t agree dilutes the serious charge of racism when it is warranted. It is like crying wolf.
Secondly, there are legitimate reasons someone might oppose Ambassador Rice’s nomination to Secretary of State, should she be nominated. The job of Secretary of State includes the ability to get it right and not just take what is spoon fed to you by others. We need thinkers with good judgment, not those who are willing to be Administration robots and accept the bizarre as fact and then go out and promote it to the American people.
At a minimum, before Ambassador Rice went out on the 5 Sunday talk shows representing the Obama Administration on something so important as the murder of 4 people, including a US Ambassador, she should have asked questions of the Administration, including the simple and obvious questions, ‘are you sure? and what makes you say that?’