Can someone find me a single black person who isn’t a paid Republican token who was offended by Joe Biden’s comments? Didn’t think so. How anodyne were his words? Here’s the Fox News transcript:
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
JOSEPH BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Romney wants to let—he said in the first hundred days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. Unchain Wall Street!
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Boo!
BIDEN: They’re going to put y’all back in chains!
(END VIDEO CLIP)
Fox News could have edited this clip howsoever it pleased—and it chose to edit it in a manner that indicates that whatever Biden meant to say, he communicated it effectively to his intended audience. Note that the “Boo!” appears right where the “Boo!” should be, as does the “LAUGHTER.” It’d be really condescending for someone to come in and tell these people that they were booing at the wrong time. It’d be patronizing for someone to insist that they laughed at the wrong moment. It’d be …
SARAH PALIN, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR/FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR: There weren’t enough groans and boos when he said such a disgusting comment, really, especially to a demographic there that is—includes about 48 percent of the community being black Americans.
Of course it’d be her. What would “black Americans” do without the unwavering support of Sarah Palin? It’s the important question that’s on the lips of not a single solitary black person in America today.