Jon Stewart was not impressed with Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson "racially charged" video of Barack Obama from 2007 that turned out to be a widely reported speech. In fact, Stewart pointed out last night on The Daily Show that Obama sounded just like a "notorious black liberation theologist": George W. Bush.
In the 2007 video, Obama talked about investing in jobs in New Orleans and supporting minority-owned businesses. In 2005, Bush said the same thing: New Orleans had a historical racial discrimination that resulted in poverty, and minority-owned businesses should be a part of rebuilding.
Of course, "Obama's real crime was not the content and the message, but the rhythm," Stewart said. Hannity and Carlson accused Obama of speaking in black tones. Stewart: "If you actually do believe that a candidate speaking black before black voters disqualifies them from being president, I have unearthed a video that just might turn this presidential race upside down." In 2008, Romney was taped saying "bling bling" and singing "Who Let the Dogs Out?" to black voters.
"Did you know Mitt Romney was one of the original Baja men?" Stewart said. "Not the band. He just keeps his money in Baja."
This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.