Blood in the Water - Richard Cohen's Conventional Wisdom

  • Aired:  11/13/13
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The Washington Post's Richard Cohen is under fire for claiming that interracial families can trigger a gag reflex in people with "conventional views." (4:08)

>> Stephen: WELLING COMEBACK, EVERYBODY NATION, YOU

KNOW ME.

WHEN THE SHARKS OF THELIBERAL MEDIA ARE CIRCLING

THEIR PREY I DON'T HEAD TOSHORE.

I GET A BIGGER BOAT.

THIS IS BLOOD IN THE WATER.

SLARK, SHARK, SHARK, SHARK,SHARK, SHARK.

>> FOLKS, THIS WEEK HELPLESSCHUM WASHINGTON POST

COLUMNIST AND HOMELESSCOLONEL SANDERS.

JIM?

>> "WASHINGTON POST" COLUMNNIPD RICHARD COHEN FINDS

HIMSELF AT THE CENTRE OF ANINTERNET FIRESTORM FOLLOWING

HIS COMMENTS ABOUT NEW YORKMAYOR PHIL DE BLASIO'S

MULTIRAISE FAMILY.

HE WROTE QUOTE TODAY'S GOPIS NOT RACIST, THEN GOES ON

TO SAY PEOPLE WITHCONVENTIONAL VIEWS MUST

REPRESS A GAG REFLEX WHENCONSIDERING THE MAYOR ELECT

OF NEW YORK.

A WHITE MAN MARRIED TO ABLACK WOMAN WITH TWO

BIRACIAL CHILDREN.

>> Stephen: I'M SORRY, IJUST HAD A CONVENTIONAL

REACTION.

NOW FOLKS, LET'S BE CLEAR.

COHEN IS SPECIFICALLY SAYINGTODAY'S GOP IS NOT RACIST.

THEREFORE IT'S NOT RACIST TOGAG WHEN YOU SEE AN

INTERRACIAL COUPLE.

A RACIST WOULD ACTUALLYTHROW UP ON THEM.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: IT'S LIKE

THROWING RICE AT A WEDDING,SOMETIMES IT ACTUALLY IS

RICE.

BUT OF COURSE THE INSANESCREAM B BLEEDIA, DOESN'T

GET IT.

THEY'RE TEARING INTO COHENLIKE A MOKO CHOMPING DOWN ON

AN WALRUS.

THEY HAVE CALLED COHEN'SWORK RACIST OP ED COLUMNS

GROTESQUE AND CALLED HIM APOWER WORSHIPPING BIGOT,

HORRIBLY RACIST AND STOPTHIS MAN BEFORE HE WRITES

SOMETHING AGAIN.

FOLKS, THAT, THAT-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

FOLKS, THAT IS NO DIFFERENTTHAN A LYNCH MOB IS WHAT I

WOULD SAY IF I WERE RACIALLYINSENSITIVE.

WHICH I'M NOT.

AND NEITHER IS RICHARD COHEN.

BECAUSE YESTERDAY HERESPONDED BY SAYING WHAT I

WAS DOING WAS EXPRESSING NOTMY OWN VIEWS BUT THOSE OF

EXTREME RIGHT WINGREPUBLICAN TEA PARTY PEOPLE.

SEE, HE IS SAYING THATREPUBLICANS ARE RACIST, NOT

HIM.

AND REMEMBER, IN THE COLUMNHE SAID THAT REPUBLICANS

SPECIFICALLY ARE NOTRACISTS.

SO EVERYBODY SHOULD BEHAPPY.

AND I'M SURE HE'S WELL AWARETHAT POLLS SAY 87% OF

AMERICAN AS PROVE OFINTERRACIAL MARRIAGE.

BUT THAT'S WITH A MARGIN OFERROR OF PLUS OR MINUS-- PLUS

I HAVE EVIDENCE THAT RICHARDCOHEN IS NOT A RACIST, AFTER

SEEING 12 YEARS OF-- ONNOVEMBER 4TH HE WROTE IN HIS

COLUMN I SOMETIMES THINK IHAVE SPENT YEARS UNLEARNING

WHAT I LEARNED EARLIER IN MYLIFE.

SLAVERY WAS NOT A BENIGNINSTITUTION IN WHICH MOSTLY

BENEVOLENT WHITES OWNEDINNOCENT AND GRATEFUL BLACKS.

OKAY, RICHARD COHEN HASKNOWN THE SLAVERY WAS BAD

FOR AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS.

(LAUGHTER)AND FOR THE RECORD,

TUESDAY'S COLUMN WASN'T JUSTABOUT RACE, SOME OF IT WAS

ABOUT HOMOPHOBIA BECAUSE HEADDED THE PARENTHETICAL

SHOULD I MENTION THAT BILLDE BLASIO'S WIFE USED TO BE

A LESBIAN?

PROBABLY NOT.

(LAUGHTER)SO IT'S A GOOD THING YOU

DIDN'T.

IT WAS PARENTHETICAL.

AND NOTHING YOU SAY BETWEENPARENTHESES COUNTS.

WATCH.

SHOULD I MENTION THATRICHARD COHEN SYMPATHIZED

WITH GEORGE ZIMMERMAN AFTERTRAYVON MARTIN'S DEATH?

SHOULD I MENTION THATRICHARD COHEN ONCE SUGGESTED

THAT IT'S OKAY TO KEEP BLACKCUSTOMERS OUT OF YOUR STORE?

SHOULD I MENTION THAT IFRICHARD COHEN ISN'T A RACIST,

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE IS?

MAYBE JUST A REALLY BADWRITER?

AND PLEASE-- (APPLAUSE)

PLEASE, I DO NOT WANT ANYONEATTACKING ME FOR SAYING

THOSE THINGS.

THAT'S JUST THE CONVENTIONALREACTION TO RICHARD COHEN.

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