O’Donnell’s interview with Herman Cain

RealClearPolitics has the video and it’s enlightening in what it is it reveals about MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.

So enlightening that people like CNN’s John King and The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf are taking O’Donnell to task for it.

King called it “the most detestable media character assassination I have seen in a very long time”.

Friedersdorf  described himself as “disgusted” at O’Donnell for “hectoring” Cain “disrespectfully” and for O’Donnell’s “smugness”.

I left this in an exchange on Facebook with someone who saw the interview differently than I did:

Lawrence-odonnell O’Donnell’s interview was caricature… it was folly… it represents the worst of gotcha journalism… his hatred for Cain was palpable… and it’s centered on this idiotic leftist notion that Cain’s blackness is faux blackness… that in fact, Cain is a black turncoat because he doesn’t think like the rest of those stuck on the plantation or more relevantly, like O’Donnell… I am continually amazed at those who see racism merely when Obama is criticized but would turn a blind eye to what I see is the racism of O’Donnell’s thinking during this interview… O’Donnell believes that all blacks ought to be liberals… that all blacks ought to see the value of the burgeoning federal government… that blacks are a collective and should think alike… this was so obviously apparent in his line of questioning dealing with the civil rights movement… and when Cain effectively blunted that line of questioning, O’Donnell attempts more gotcha-ism by questioning Cain’s patriotism and his fitness to be Commander-in-chief… something I’m sure O’Donnell is as concerned about when it comes to Obama…

If you see something redemptive in O’Donnell’s interview, you’ll have to point it out to me… I see it for what it is… complete and total leftist advocacy by a smarmy liberal who pretends to be objective… and who in reality is more racist than anyone in the allegedly racist Tea Party…

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Posted by on October 8, 2011.
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  • Meiji Man

    Larval politicians should watch this and learn how to deal with a hostile interviewer. 

    Cain ate his lunch. His response to the questions about his work for the Navy was spot on. He clearly defined what happened, and O’Donnell’s spastic rant was a great example of what a pitbull reporter looks like. 

  • Anonymous

    Cain’s stature rises a notch, each and every time he enters the Progressive’s arena, and calmly pulls the whiskers out of the roaring pussy’s chin one-by-one…  heh, you go Herman!

  • Guest

    Looks to me like the left media establishment may be doing what it can to make Cain the darling of the conservatives.

    Attacking him certainly helps Cain’s candidacy more than it hurts it.

    What will be most telling is Cain’s reaction. Will he play the victim, Palin style, or will he take the high road?

    • Anonymous

      How bout answering your own questions by going and watching the interview yourself? 

      Come on man, you can do it!

      Or are you afraid of what your buds might think when it becomes know that you listened to what Herman Cain had to say in an interview?

      So do it on the sly then, and in private, all alone, if thats what it takes, OK?

      Go ahead, Bob.  Do it!… I double-dare you.

      Semper Fidelis-

      • Guest

        I guess I spoke over your head, Bruce I’ll try to  dumb it down for you next time. My question was in regards to how Cain will handle and respond to this going forward… is he, Palin style, going to send out fundraising appeals crying and whining about unfair treatment?

        I hope not – Palin’s constant whining and crying didn’t help her chances,  but I suppose it did help her line her pockets with cash in the form of Sarah’s SuperPac donations.

        • jim_m

          Perhaps you were unable to muster enough reading comprehension to understand Bruce:  If you listen to the whole interview, you might get the answer to your question.

          • Anonymous

            And he’d of known the answers…

            if he watched the interview from beginning ta end.

            But Bob’s 2 yeller.

        • Anonymous

          Get over it Bob.  Go watch the interview.   

          Do It!

          Do It!

          Do It!

    • Mr Kimber

      I don’t think Mr. Cain knows how to play the victim card, Bob. I don’t think he knows he is a victim. I think he is just a guy that dives for the ball at shortstop and if he gets it he makes the play…if he dosen’t he gets up brushes himself off goes back to his position and tries to do better next time. I don’t believe you know what that is like. BTW, Bob I think Palin would make a better shortstop then you…at least she has what you don’t…stones…You can say what you want about her but as far as I am concerned alot of what she says is true. Men persue and women choose…that is just the way it is…could it be that you know in your heart that a women like Palin would never choose you.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

      Ha!  That would be a pretty slick reverse trick.  Unfortunately, O’Donnell certainly isn’t bright enough to think that far ahead.  He’s rather dull of wit – much like yourself if bathed and dressed for once, dirty hippy.

  • Anonymous

    Cain did pretty well.  Yeah, there were some cheap shots, but cheap shots are an opportunity, which he took. “Lawrence . . . ”

    I’m all in favor of presidential candidates taking heat, adversity reveals character.  You can’t give the nukes to someone who flips out in a rage because of an unfair question.

    He should go on O’Donnell regularly, it will save him ad money.

    • Anonymous

      Here’s kook aid in you and your little protege’s eye!!  Is he like a little puppet that sits on your shoulder and mimic’s the current D&C ( haahahahah ) Punch line line when you massage his backside?

  • Anonymous

    Folks like lawrence like to display their liberal flumage as they prattle and preen to their raptly admiring flock. He probably even thinks he came off rather well in the exchange. Then he goes home to his cocktail hour in the penthouse his father gave him; along with his ideas about entitlement.

  • Anonymous

    BTW, O’Dummell appears kind of liberal? Or maybe the light is hitting him just so..?

  • Anonymous

    Mighty Bob the avatar with the arrow through his head,

    What say ye?

    Can you come back and speak convincingly that you watched the Cain interview by taking about what Cain actually (gasp!) said?

    We’re waiting…

    Semper Fidelis-

  • Anonymous

    Bob Armstrong,

     Who, on this thread, asked three questions about Herman Cain: 

    “What will be X ?. Will he Y?, or will he Z ? “ (see Bob, them’s three questions).

    So why would he ask them, when all he had to do was follow the hyper-link for the answers? Simple, right?

    Cause he’s a bigoted racist that’s why.

    I even gave him multiple chances to demonstrate otherwise, and he just couldn’t do it.  

    A bigoted racist who can’t even stomach listening to another’s point of view; it’s too painful.

    Which is just pathetic.

    Bob – seek help,  be it from a trusted friend, a shrink, or a minister, rabbi, or priest of your choice.

    Semper Fidelis-

    • Guest

      >>:”So why would he ask them, when all he had to do was follow the hyper-link for the answers? Simple, right?”

      My question, as I stated above,  was will he do going forward, not what he said yesterday – what he’ll actually do tomorrow.

      Shame you guys can’t read plain english.

      • Anonymous

        Go watch the vid, Bob.

    • Guest

      >>:”So why would he ask them, when all he had to do was follow the hyper-link for the answers? Simple, right?”

      My question, as I stated above,  was will he do going forward, not what he said yesterday – what he’ll actually do tomorrow.

      Shame you guys can’t read plain english.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EJGOSD7BRBBY4ZQQEUCFQU4GHU W

    It also exposes the lefts hypocrisy once again. O’Donnell received a college deferment from the draft. He also didn’t volunteer to go to Vietnam. He didn’t question Obama’s or Clinton’s qualification for not serving in the military. At least Cain work for a defense department.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EJGOSD7BRBBY4ZQQEUCFQU4GHU W

    Also could you imagine the outrage if a white conservative lecture a black liberal on how to be a “good” black man?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EJGOSD7BRBBY4ZQQEUCFQU4GHU W

    Also could you imagine the outrage if a white conservative lecture a black liberal on how to be a “good” black man?

  • Anonymous

    Once again you are all missing a key point. This guy has a job with the Corporate Media. GE and Comcast want him to act like this or they would not keep giving him a paycheck.

    The left loves the leftist Corporate Media and yells about how anti-corporate they are in the same moment without it ever occurring to them how absolutely stupid they are shown to be.

    Please join me in pointing it out at every opportunity. Driving a wedge between the Corporate Media and their dimwitted followers is the first step in our challenge to regain our freedom.