Today in the Washington Post Colbert King says:
There's something loose in the land, an ugliness and hatred directed toward Barack Obama, the nation's first African American president, that takes the breath away.
But progressive media critic Bob Somerby wonders in his Daily Howler website why Colbert seems surprised, considering that a man once opened fire at the White House in 1994 in an attempt to kill Bill Clinton. The man currently serves a 40 year prison sentence.
There's also the man who crashed his Cessna plane into the White House in a possible assassination attempt against Clnton.
Are there any doubts that had this happened today we'd be crying racism?
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