Even so, isn’t the big winner from this week’s dopey contretemps over alleged tea-party racism the NAACP? Granted, they’ve gotten a ton of pushback, but then that was always the point of passing that resolution — to start an ideological food fight that would drum up interest in a group whose influence has been waning for 40 years. Before this week, I’d bet not one in a hundred cable-news viewers had any idea who Benjamin Jealous was. Now, suddenly, he’s got Andrew Breitbart waging media war on him. No wonder Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are trying to downplay the affair lest he nudge further into their spotlight. Well played, Mr. Jealous. Very well played.
Exit question: If tea-party racism is easy to find, why does lefty media have to doctor evidence?