Skip to comments.CNN’s Cafferty Compares McCain Britney Spears Ad to RNC ‘Call Me’ Ad
Posted on 08/01/2008 3:19:13 PM PDT by chessplayer
CNN commentator Jack Cafferty, on Thursdays The Situation Room, found racist overtones to the recent McCain campaign ad comparing the hype surrounding vapid celebrities like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears to the hype surrounding Barack Obama: "I think it's very much playing the race card to put a highly educated, articulate, middle-aged black family man into a television commercial with two blonde bimbo airheads with a combined I.Q. of a box of cereal. And if you have any doubts about what I'm talking about, it's the same kind of thing that was done to Harold Ford down in Tennessee in 2006 and it stinks. It's more subtle, but it stinks just the same."
Cafferty was referring to the spot the RNC ran against Harold Ford in the 2006 Tennessee Senate race which made light of how Ford appeared at Super Bowl party thrown by Playboy magazine in 2005. In the ad, an attractive young blonde joked about how she met Ford at the Playboy bash, and asked him to call her. Liberals reacted harshly to the supposed racist insinuation made by the ad. The NAACP condemned it as a "a powerful innuendo that plays to pre-existing prejudices about African-American men and white women."
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Obama has what, 150 days of experience? So what.
Cafferty is lying. The Ford comparison has been bandied about for three days now. If nobody had suggested “racist overtones” he wouldn’t have thought of it. Cafferty had to wait for the appropriate talking points until he could form an opinion.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
And I suppose that was not a sexist remark?
He forgot to add who has produced virtually no legislation, no scholarly papers while at Univ of Chicago for 12 years, and yet was offered tenure at a top 5 law school, makes more gaffes when off prompter than Dan Quayle and George Bush combined. Vapid is a good description of this media sensation Barack Obama.
As I sit here eating Honey Nut Cherrios, the I know the box is insulted.
Cafferty, he’s that leftist fogy CNN found in someone’s attic.
This makes little sense even for a nutjob liberal.
How does comparing someone to white women have anything to do with the color of Obama’s skin?
It isn’t like they made up a fake rap by a gangsta rapper and tied him to it.
Your criticism of Cafferty reveals your latent homophobia.
Didn't the confused leftists tell us in no uncertain terms that calling a 'black man' "articulate" was a racist statement, because it reveals that the speaker thinks that most black people are not articulate?
Seems to me that Jack Cafferty has just exposed himself as a certifiable racist.
Jack Cafferty is PWN3D!
Jack Cafferty makes me even more ill than Wolf Blitzer does.
Cafferty was a hack local news reader in NY,who somehow got on Turners Clinton Noooos Network.
he was a hack...he remains a hack.
Sometimes these media types get so absorbed playing cheerleader for the Democrats that they forget how ridiculous they sound to people who don't make the New York cocktail party circuit. If this is a preview of an Obama presidency, where even mild criticism of the guy brings out reporters with their "racist!" guns blazing, we can do without.
Jack Cafferty has all of Andy Rooney’s crankiness with none of his charm. He comes across more as a whiney old punk than a sage.
NEITHER ad was racist.
Cafferty is an idiot. That guy hasn’t never had an original thought.....or even a coherent one. Idiot...The guy makes me ill.
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