January 25, 2010

Quote of the Day

Michael Kinsley, on the fake outrage from the Harry Reid thing:

Steele is the Republican chairman and a good example of the maxim that there is no such thing as an un-famous black conservative. You’ve heard of every single one of them. This is partly because the Republican party and the conservative media put every black conservative on display like a trophy (“Y’see? We’ve got some too.”), and partly because the media of all political slants and none at all have a need for symmetry. African Americans may have voted overwhelmingly for President Obama and other Democrats, but if you’re a Sunday talk show producer putting together a panel, and you’ve got a black liberal, you need a black conservative for balance.
Yes, I know the Reid stuff happened weeks ago; I'm a bit behind on my reading.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 25, 2010 09:19 PM
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