One of the dumbest plays of the race card in recent memory.
On Wednesday’s NBC Today, panelist and attorney Star Jones fretted over a recent campaign ad mocking President Obama’s celebrity status and implied racial overtones in the criticism: “. . .what worries me is that it’s another attempt to paint Obama as an ‘other.’ You know, they tried that with ‘Oh, he ate dog meat when he was a boy.'”
Even fellow liberal panelist, advertising executive Donny Deutsch, called out Jones for her suggestion: “I hope this is not a black/white issue. . . Star, you’re misreading.” Jones stood by her accusation: “When you’re pointing the finger saying he’s different than us in some way, I think it’s a . . . subconscious attempt to differentiate him from the rest.”