Bob Herbert: GOP exploited race for decades

By David Edwards
Monday, August 4, 2008 8:15 EDT
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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski talked with New York Times columnist Bob Herbert who has written a column criticising the GOP for exploiting race in politics. Herbert sees a racial component to the recent advertisement from John McCain’s campaign that is critical of Barack Obama’s celebrity appeal. Herbert believes that the McCain campaign included footage of the Victory Tower in Berlin as a phallic symbol in the commercial to exploit negative racial themes.

This video is from MSNBC’s Morning Joe, broadcast August 4, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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