Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Herman Cain: New York Times is 'racist,' 'deserves widespread censure'
Objects to liberal paternalism
Former presidential candidate Herman Cain makes a return to the world of media criticism today with a column accusing The New York Times of racism.
Cain cites an opinion piece by University of Pennsylvania political science professor Adolph L. Reed Jr., himself an African-American, in which Reed refers to African-American Republicans as "tokens" and "a puzzle."
"Any newspaper that would publish a piece denigrating blacks as needing the benevolence of big government in order to serve their interests is obviously racist and deserves widespread censure for making such an insensitive and racially biased editorial decision," Cain writes on his website, CainTV.com.
"It’s a shame The New York Times is such a racist newspaper," he writes.