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CNN Doesn’t Know if Biden’s comment on Obama was Racist: Asking viewers for help February 1, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Biden, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Senator Joe Biden.

From CNN’s webpage:

We just had our afternoon production meeting and there was a lot of talk about what Senator Joe Biden said about Senator Barack Obama.

Today, the New York Observer published an interview with Biden. What caught our eye — and plenty of other media outlets are picking it up too — are his comments about Obama. Here’s the quote that’s generating all the buzz:

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” (Listen to Biden’s statement here)

Some of the staff think he was out of line. Some feel he said nothing wrong. Several bloggers believe his remarks may have been racist.

We’re not sure whether to add this story to our show tonight. What’s your opinion about Biden’s statement? Let us know.


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