MSNBC contributor Lawrence O’Donnell didn’t listen to Rush or Hannity about the president getting called out as a liar during his address to the joint session of Congress Wednesday night. Nope. O’Donnell tuned into some black talk radio and reported to Keith Olbermann on Countdown that shock o’ shocks black folks are pissed about this latest offense towards the President of the United States. Especially given that he happens to be the first black president and unlike previous presidents the amount of disrespect he’s received has finally reached a boiling point among black folks. But O’Donnell wasn’t the only person reporting this on MSNBC.
On Hardball, Cynthia Hardy, a radio talk show host from South Carolina elaborated on what O’Donnell only eluded to — saying the incident “unmasked” Joe Wilson to the black community and that this incident furthered the racially charged environment surrounding the level of disrespect towards President Obama.
Hardy said, “It doesn’t appear to be about policy, it would appear to be about race.”