By Wyatt Earp | June 28, 2010
I’ll say two things here. First, African-Americans in this country can breathe a little easier with this hateful, racist man gone. Second, I’m enjoying reading the whitewash – pun intended – of Byrd’s despicable views by the MSM:
When Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond died, the MSM was quick to stress his segregationist past. The New York Times ran the headline “Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100,” leaving readers to imagine the South Carolinian had remained an advocate of segregation. The very first line of USA Today’s story described Thurmond as “the nation’s most prominent segregationist.”
Strange how the MSM can suddenly become reticent about mentioning someone’s segregationist past when the late politician in question is a Democrat. On Morning Joe today, Mark Halperin and Mike Barnicle used elliptical language worthy of a State Department dispatch to avoid mentioning that Byrd had been a member and leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Expect a lot more of this as the days go by.