The CBS News and MSNBC fact checkers were hard at work once again this week… mowing their lawns or something.
On Wednesday’s CBS Evening News, outgoing anchor Katie Couric began the broadcast by declaring: “It was an extraordinary moment, President Obama went on national television today and did what no other president has ever even been asked to do, prove he’s a natural born U.S. citizen.” On Thursday’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, host Andrea Mitchell similarly proclaimed: “I mean, people who want to raise these conspiracy theorists â€“ theories â€“ and there is no other explanation other than, you know, sort of pure racism, because it’s never been raised about a white president.”
Did Couric and Mitchell even bother to wonder if something similar had ever happened before? And risk destroying such a good “conservatives are racist” meme? Nevah!
If Katie and Andrea would have cared enough to search even their own networks’ websites instead of instinctively carrying Obama’s water they would have found out their blind assumptions were full of more holes than the balloon carrying Couric’s ratings.
Arthur was a Republican though, so maybe he doesn’t count.