NYC Mayor’s Office
Media Blackout | 4-11-16
In an election year we’d expect that each candidate’s words in every scenario would be sliced and diced, analyzed, scrutinized and dissected by the media. The local Green Bay media however chose to ignore covering the controversial racial “joke” made by Hillary Clinton along with Mayor of NYC, Bill de Blasio on April 11, 2016.
The same media which continues to pass along the liberal narrative that Donald Trump is a “racist” without showing evidence has given Mrs. Clinton a pass in blatantly stereotyping African-Americans in prepared remarks.
The “joke” goes like this:
“Thanks for the endorsement, Bill,” Clinton said to Mayor de Blasio, “Took you long enough.”
“Sorry, Hillary,” said de Blasio. “I was running on C.P. time,” a reference to the stereotype “Colored People Time,”
African-American actor, Leslie Odom Jr. (who appeared to be in on the joke) objected with his scripted line, “That’s not — I don’t like jokes like that, Bill.”
Hillary retorted with the punchline, “Cautious politician time. I’ve been there!”
Even the most forgiving of Clinton supporters thought the joke in poor taste and she and the mayor were called out on it.
National media such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Salon.com, CNN, Fox News Channel and even MSNBC carried the story among others. Social media blew up the internet with the gaffe.
Here at home, local TV news channels, WLUK, WBAY, WGBA and WFRV exposed their bias with a complete blackout of the story. Wisconsin Media Check wonders if any of the Republican candidates had played out such a “joke,” would it be passed over by the local media? Experience with far less transgressions tell us, no.
Even with national media carrying the racially-charged Clinton story, it seems Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton, has nothing to worry about.
Indeed, the last line of the NYT article criticizing the poorly thought-out skit ends this way, “Mrs. Clinton has overwhelmingly won the support of black voters and will be counting on them again next week in New York.”
Nothing to see here, folks, just move along.