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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 11:47 AM
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Ed Schultz Apologizes For Rick Perry Error: 'It Was A Mistake'
Ed Schultz apologized on Tuesday for playing a clip of Texas Gov. Rick Perry out of context.

On Monday, Schultz played footage of Perry seeming to refer to President Obama as a "big black cloud" over America. Schultz said this was evidence of latent racism in the Republican field. In fact, Perry was talking about the debt, not Obama. On Tuesday, Schultz acknowledged his mistake--but stressed that he thinks there is ample evidence to bolster his claim that Perry is trying to smear Obama.

"Last night we played a clip of Governor Perry talking about the debt being a 'big black cloud' over this country," he said. "We did not present the full context of those statements and we should've...no doubt about it, it was a mistake and we regret the error. On this particular statement, we should not have included it in our coverage of his overheated rhetoric. That's our mistake. The full context of all of these other statements show who he is and what he stands for."
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/17/ed-schultz-apo...
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 11:49 AM
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1. It is never racism after they get called out on it.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 11:50 AM
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2. It seemed over zealous prosecution during the mid-day radio show
I'm glad he's willing to admit that.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 11:53 AM
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3. i don't believe Schultz really thought it was racist
it's such a stretch, and Schultz is so jive, that imo it's more likely it was a fake accusation.
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The Second Stone Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 12:26 PM
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4. Bull. Red ink signifies deficits, black ink
profits. This was pure racism.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-11 01:03 PM
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5. On the other hand storm clouds are black, ON EDIT: I am reconsidering
Edited on Wed Aug-17-11 01:18 PM by emulatorloo
See this thread:

Chris Matthews Smells Birtherism About Rick Perry
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Matthews makes a good point.
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 05:00 AM
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6. but red eyes are better than black eyes are better than pink eyes.
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