A black cable network, TV One, is making plans to break from regular programming and cover the Democratic National Convention in August, according to The Live Feed. "Senator Barack Obama running for president is a huge deal for TV One as it is for the African American community," said Johnathan Rodgers, president and CEO of TV One, a channel in about 40 million homes. "African Americans have fallen in love with his candidacy, his family ... we will be covering the democratic convention all the time."
Well, now, you may ask about the coverage schedule for John McCain. Don't bother. There is no plan to cover the Republican Convention.
"We are not a news organization, " said Rodgers, speaking at the opening session of the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills. "We are a television network designed to celebrate African American achievement. If Hillary was the nominee, we would not be covering this year's Democratic Convention."
According to the article, TV One does have "a Republican pundit as part of its convention coverage, comedian Sheryl Underwood. But she's also voting for Obama."
Underwood claims black Republicans would not be offended by the network's decision. "McCain is not going to win it, that's why I'm over here, because I want to be with the winners - and I'm a Bush Republican."
So, as all the racist non-believers of the new messiah, Obama, have said before, he is the recipient of votes solely on the color of his skin. Up until now, however, it wasn't so blatant. His whole victim schtick is only going so far. He loves to say those racist Republicans will remind you he is black. Of course, it hasn't happened. It was the Democrats, the Clintons, doing that from the beginning.
Can you imagine if another network did this? Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be all over it. Michelle Obama would do more speeches telling you how mean America is. Downright mean, she says. Actually she was the very first to bring race into the campaign. She kicked off his announcement with her first interview, declaring he could get shot just going to the gas station because he is a black man in America.
There's your change, America.