The Scarlet 'B"

by digby

I'm sure most of you have heard about the alleged attack of a McCain campaign worker by a crazed black man. It's been all over the internets and apparently the McCain campaign has been pushing it like crazy. There are many questions as to the story's veracity, but that will sort itself out in due course.

But someone sent me this blog post from John Moody, president of Fox, that is has to be read to be believed:

Part of the appeal of, and the unspoken tension behind, Senator Obama’s campaign is his transformational status as the first African-American to win a major party’s presidential nomination.

That does not mean that he has erased the mutual distrust between black and white Americans, and this incident could become a watershed event in the 11 days before the election.

If Ms. Todd’s allegations are proven accurate, some voters may revisit their support for Senator Obama, not because they are racists (with due respect to Rep. John Murtha), but because they suddenly feel they do not know enough about the Democratic nominee.

So, according to Moody, if a black man assaults someone in Pittsburgh, people can justifiably be suspicious of another black man who happens to be running for president. And that's not racist.

Recall that this is a very,very important man in American broadcasting. He directs the news of a major cable network every day with a memo that gives the parameters for the coverage. He's clearly a right winger, but I never thought he was an idiot. Until now.



Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter "B" in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.