Newsweek on the Race Issue in South Carolina: One Partisan Voice

Newsweek presents four pages of interview excerpts on the topic:

Vying for the Black Vote

Will Clinton's Martin Luther King comment cost her black support in the South Carolina primary? A veteran of the civil rights movement weighs in.

Who's the veteran of the civil rights movement? An Obama supporter.

How will the controversy affect voting in the state, where roughly 50 percent of the Democratic electorate is black? Cleveland Sellers, who heads the department of African-American studies at the University of South Carolina, is an Obama supporter. He's also a veteran of the civil rights movement.

Shame on Newsweek for not presenting a neutral voice or an additional voice so both sides could be presented.

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    Presenting neutral voices and the other side (none / 0) (#1)
    by scribe on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 03:33:47 PM EST
    are not in the interest of Newsweek, or any of the other corporate media outlets.

    Making a mess of the Democrats so as to thwart what could be a major turn in society through the coming election, is.  Because that turn would serve the people, not corporate profits.

    Despite all this (none / 0) (#2)
    by Saul on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 03:44:18 PM EST
    I predict before it is all over that there will be a united ticket involving both Hilary and Obama. The ticket could be either way.  Obama & Hilary or Hilary and Obama.  If the VP is offered to Hilary she owes it to all the women in the world to complete this path in breaking this glass ceiling and if offered to Obama he owes it to all the blacks and all the other minorities who might want to pursue such a goal.  Either way it will unprecedented history.  Either way will be good for this country.  

    Neither owe anyone anything (none / 0) (#4)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 04:05:50 PM EST
    Hillary and Obama owe no one but themselves. They have no duty to become first at anything. This is further promoting the importance of race and gender over capability and who is best suited for the jobs of leading our country and I really disagree with this approach.

    I disagree (none / 0) (#6)
    by Saul on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 04:24:13 PM EST
    I would never promote gender and race for the sake of race and gender to fill important positions but that is not the case here.    Both of these candidates in my opinion are both very capable in  fulfilling  these two high positions.  This is a unique moment in history I am witnessing and if it doesn't get done here it probably will be a longtime coming before we get another shot like this.   You got to start somewhere to set the precedence and at the moment this is our best shot.  

    I don't (none / 0) (#5)
    by Jgarza on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 04:14:29 PM EST
    think Hillary would make a good VP to Obama nor would Obama make a good VP to Hillary.

    Limbaugh and O'Reilly (none / 0) (#3)
    by diogenes on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 03:45:42 PM EST
    Gee, reading people blast Newsweek for "biased" and "one-sided" spin makes me think that I am listening to Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly.  Maybe they really are perceptive observers of the way the media works in electoral politics.