I used to respect the Politico’s Ben Smith. Now he quotes Bill Cosby to bash Obama:
“I’ve heard about five different reports,” Cosby said in a Boston radio interview. “If I’m the president of the United States, I don’t care how much pressure people want to put on it about race, I’m keeping my mouth shut.”
“I was shocked to hear the president making this kind of statement,” Cosby said.
This makes me sad. I don’t think that what the Cos is saying is crazy or even necessarily wrong. But the fact he’s cited as an expert here is pretty fucking stupid.
Update. I guess I forgot Atrios’s old maxim:
When one black man says something about another black man, that’s really important news.