Chris Matthews claims mentioning big city names is racist
We can now add something else to the ever-growing list of apparent racist code words and dog whistles and that would be mentioning the names of big cities. This from none other than Chris Matthews and Chuck Todd:
Chris Matthews and Chuck Todd agreed that mentioning the names of big cities is racist “coded language.” Matthews previewed Donald Trump’s convention speech and was horrified over the presence of words such as “Baltimore” and “Washington D.C.”
Matthews somehow theorized, “When you get back to the angle, the edge, it’s about big cities with large minority populations. You go back to that old thing of bashing Washington, D.C., the old Marion Barry days, bashing Baltimore and Chicago, those city names evoke minorities.”
Chuck Todd agreed, “There’s some coded language.”
Earlier in the night, Matthews hit the same point. He ranted, “You’re going to see a lot about the big cities. There’s going to be an ethnic aspect to this, a racial aspect to it.”
So just mentioning these cities is racist code language but apparently calling at risk youths “super predators” and saying “we need to bring them to heel” as did Hillary Clinton while she was First Lady is okay. So much so that CNN will even go so far as to cut the feed if a reporter tries to even bring it up.
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