…CNN’s Rick Sanchez, who referred to Obama as “the cotton picking president.” The good news for Sanchez is that, under his watch, CNN turned in their worst ratings in the 8 p.m. time slot in three years, so not many people heard him say it. Whew!

Probably the funniest part of this clip is Sanchez’s apology, in which it sounds like he’s blaming Obama’s critics for making him so mad that those Tea Party types forced him, against his will, into a racially insensitive slip-up:

Not long ago, Dan Rather remarked that Obama “couldn’t sell watermelons…” Then Julia Reed, a Newsweek editor, said Obama was “out of his cotton picking mind.” Now Sanchez is carrying on the plantation theme while calling out others for being racists.

Rather, Reed and Sanchez are, the last time I checked, not raging right-wingers. Thank God none of them work for racist Fox News, or these kinds of verbal mishaps would be a big deal.


3 Responses to “The Latest Anti-Racist ‘Reporter’ to Use Racially Insensitive Language When Talking About President Obama Is…”

  1. sizemorew on August 31st, 2010 7:59 pm

    To be fair, "cottonpickin'" is a term thrown around down here in the South when you're frustrated as all get out and you don't want to swear. I don't know a soul who thinks it's a racist statement but that it's just a word meaning "Insert your favorite expletive here".

  2. SignPainterGuy on August 31st, 2010 8:36 pm

    Absolutely TRUE DAT !!!!!

  3. Suzanna on August 31st, 2010 11:02 pm

    Add Alan Colmes to the list. He joked about the Pips standing behind Obama tonight during the Rehabbed Oval Office Address. The prez was soudnign rehabbed himself, up to a point. Michelle was happy that her inaugural dress, I mean the bright yellow drapes, were finally removed.