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Soledad O’Brien’s Obama Activism

The CNN host has made a scene after a supposed misinterpretation of Critical Race Theory.  National Review summarizes the conversation:

Yesterday on CNN’s Starting Point, as Charlie alluded to, anchor Soledad O’Brien asked BigGovernment editor Joel Pollak why he believed the recently released video of student Barack Obama embracing Harvard Law School professor Derrick Bell was a “bombshell.”

In response, Pollak noted that Bell was the main creator and proponent of Critical Race Theory, which, in Pollak’s words, “Critical race theory is all about white supremacy. Critical race theory holds that civil rights laws are ineffective, that racial equality is impossible, because the legal and Constitutional system in America is white supremacist.”

The unfortunate part for O’Brien is that the conservative bulldog, Michelle Malkin has gone after the facts, and the result is quite revealing. Apparently according to Malkin:

Turns out that O’Brien, a Harvard grad, has a rather emotional connection to Bell. As documented at my new Twitter curation/aggregation site, O’Brien tweeted that it was a “rough day” for her when Bell passed away last fall. She wrote that she had “just started re-reading” one of his books and mourned again: “RIP Prof. Bell.” O’Brien also shared tributes to Bell from fellow Harvard prof and friend of Obama Charles Ogletree. That’s the same Professor Ogletree who bragged that he “hid” the Obama/Bell video during the 2008 campaign.

The end result of this vociferous reaction is now obvious, as Malkin concludes:

Now you know the reason for O’Brien’s thin-skinned reaction to Obama’s critics. When you vet the president, you vet the media. And they don’t like the narrative table-turning one bit.


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