Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Why Did Red Eye Cover Omit Bill Clinton?

What's missing from the January 12 edition of Red Eye (Chicago)? An image of Bill Clinton, that's what. The cover shows US Senator Harry Reid and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich saying "Sorry" to former Illinois State Senator Barack Obama for racially insensitive remarks. Blago said he was "blacker" than Obama. Reid praised him for being light skinned and not using "negro" dialect. Bill Clinton, the nation's first Black president, said that Obama would have been serving him coffee a few years ago. While Clinton's remark is also in the news, the media is giving his remark much less coverage than they are giving to the Reid and Blago remarks. A new book, "Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime," gives details an incident in which Clinton was "belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended [Sen. Ted] Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee." (Emphasis added.) So, where is Bill Clinton on the Red Eye cover today, and when will he apologize? RELATED: Sharpton: Clinton 'Coffee' Remark About Obama 'Disturbing' FOXNews Clinton on Obama: From coffee boy to President Capitol Hill Blue Want something to worry about, Dems? The Guardian UK 10 Most Game-Changing Scoops in 'Game Change' Sphere Harry Reid Among The Race Hypocrites RedState Is President Obama Running from Race? ChicagoNow Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed