In don’t tell me we no longer have a problem with race in this country news, a C-SPAN caller called the President of the United States a “n-gger” on live television.
The conversation started off reasonably enough.
“I would just like to say, that the Republicans – and I’m a Republican – please do not overreach,” said the caller. “I know they’re going to overreach but I’m telling you, if you advocate for the repeal of Obamacare and you get too extreme, then Hillary Clinton will be elected President in 2016.”
And then this happened:
“This is about race … the Republicans hate that nigger Obama.”
C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, visibly shocked, cut the caller off.
“I’m gonna stop you there. We’re not gonna use that kind of language,” he said. “You can certainly make your point, but you cross the line when you use language like that.”
He then apologized to viewers.
It’s 2014, folks.