Steve Kornacki, who will debut as a new MSNBC host on Monday, appeared on Hardball,
Thursday, to smear conservative opposition to Eric Holder and Barack
Obama as racist. Asked why some on the right oppose the attorney
general, Kornacki derided the "caricature of Obama" as a "secret black
radical" who is trying to "take away rights or...money from, you know,
from white people." [MP3 audio here.]
Kornacki saw an "aspect of race and culture" to the conservative disdain.
In a discussion of the Fast and Furious scandal, Kornacki simplified, "...You take, you know, prominent, you know, black lawyer and you put him in charge of the Obama Justice Department and I think that's, to you know, to people who sort of traffic in that sort of thing, you know, it really is kind of a lightening rod."
will be part of the team taking over for liberal Martin Bashir, who is
moving to 4pm to replace Dylan Ratigan. Good to see MSNBC is replacing
one leftist who smears conservatives with another.
A transcript of the exchange, which aired at 5:41pm EDT on June 21, can be found below: