Racism

Smarties for Obama, Heckling Hicks for Palin

Obama supporters are "the sort of crowd that can cite chapter and verse of Medicaid waivers without notes." Palin supporters are media-heckling racists.

Biden Stances on Busing, Drug Offenses Repackaged as Racial Controversies

Hitting Joe Biden from the left on two dubious "race" issues.

Editor Bill Keller's Judgment Clouded by Liberal Politics

Executive Editor Bill Keller's political paranoia clouded his editorial judgment, leading him to omit Barack Obama's middle-name "Hussein" from a front-page profile out of "caution."

McCain's "Legions" of Race-Baiters Targeting Heir to FDR

Former reporter Timothy Egan on "underdog" Obama "fighting the headwinds of history" and McCain's "legions" of underhanded race-baiters.

Reporter: McCain Played Race Card Defending Himself Against Obama Accusation

Can't win alert: According to Michael Powell, when the McCain camp accused Barack Obama of playing the race card, it was itself playing the race card.

Name That (Racist, Anti-Semitic) Party

Adam Nossiter files a disturbing story about racism and anti-Semitism in a Democratic primary in Memphis - but leaves out the "Democrat" part.

NYT's Powell Claims McCain Camp Started Race Card "Furor"

"Senator Barack Obama is a man of few rhetorical stumbles..."? Michael Powell's front-page report on Obama and the race card gets off to a bad start.

NYT Calls McCain Ad Racist, McCain Camp Likens Editors to Kos Kids

Give me a break: "The ad gave us an uneasy feeling that the McCain campaign was starting up the same sort of racially tinged attack on Mr. Obama that Republican operatives ran against Harold Ford, ...

Jesse Helms' "Hard-Edged Conservatism" Opposed to Everything Good

No love for the "right-wing" senator from North Carolina: "Jesse Helms...whose courtly manner and mossy drawl barely masked a hard-edged conservatism that opposed civil rights, gay rights, foreign ...

Frank Rich on Karl Rove the Racist

"Last week Mr. Rove caricatured him as the elitist 'guy at the country club with the beautiful date.' Provocative as it is to inject Mr. Obama into a setting historically associated with white ...
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