Ann Coulter writes:
End tape, cut to Rachel, taking notes, muttering with disgust: “The blacks now have the power …”
Except Wallace didn’t say “the blacks.” Refer to the tape. By adding the simple article “the,” Rachel turned Chris Wallace from a garden-variety 1980s news reporter into Archie Bunker. It takes a special kind of zealotry to play a tape of someone and then immediately lie about what viewers just heard him say.
I’m no fan of David Duke: I hate long-time Democrats pretending to be Republicans.
But more than a decade after Duke quit the Klan — he was out by 1980 — Rachel’s esteemed MSNBC colleague Al Sharpton was denouncing the Jews of Crown Heights as “diamond merchants.” I assume from your surname, Rachel, that you are, at least in part, a “diamond merchant.” What do you think about Sharpton having his own show on MSNBC and visiting the White House a dozen times?