Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dan Rathers Obama Can't Sell Watermelons Comment Ignored in Most Press: Rather Explains Watermelons

Huffington Post finally printed the story - but it's Dan Rather's story, and he was allowed to publish his version without posting the video. Very un-HuffPo-like. See video below.

Former CBS news anchor, Dan Rather, told a Chris Matthews panel that President Obama "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him a state trooper to flag down the traffic." Matthews was on-point - everyone is wary of Rather these days...tried to break in and stop Rather from slitting his throat the full 360 degrees, and in doing so, soiling the Matthews charm, but alas, if you listen closely enough you can hear it all. It doesn't get much better than this: Matthews desperately trying to keep his Black president from being slayed with watermelons.

Didn't find this in the NYTimes, or NYPost, The Washington Post, the Boston Herald or The ChicagoSunTimes. Maybe it's there but a search at each site did not show the story.

Rather, in his HuffPo piece laments that this is "what we call news today."  Of course, had any conservative news personality, retired, fired or not, said this, it would have been the HuffPo headline of the day, and stayed above the fold for a few more.

There are some hard-hitting questions on the blogs about this incident - the two best: Flopping Aces asks "what about fried chicken?" Moonbattery asks: Did you say watermelons?

The Lonely Conservative isn't asking questions. She's explaining:

Dan Rather tried to explain something we all know - Obama is an ineffective leader....But for me the only thing that coms to mind when hearing Obama and watermelon mentioned in the same breath is watermelon Marxism, which is green on the outside and red on the inside.
Here's the video, and the fact that it has gone viral, Rather blames on the "cable echo chamber."He points out that he has just done a segment on the "travails of Afgahn women," which he should know does not interest his Leftist female peers in the industry. The only thing missing in this confessional is the count of the many Blacks he calls a friend.

Dan Rather and Chris Matthews: Obama can't sell watermelons (video)

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