Count the blacks, says Keith Olbermann. Count the blacks. All white males are prejudice, racist, and closed minded somewhere deep down in their souls. And those tea party folks – they are the super racists. Why? Because Olbermann watches their rallies and counts the blacks.
I wonder if it ever crosses Keith’s mind that he may be the problem? While everyone else is trying to judge people by the content of their character, he’s counting blacks in a crowd and claiming all whites are racist. Olbermann, there’s prejudice people out there alright, and you’re the proof.
I believe Olbermann has a bad case of psychological projection, also known as projection bias. Psychological projection is often defined as “the unconscious act of denial of a person’s own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to other people.” I think we now know why Olbermann thinks everyone is a bigot.
Watch Olbermann’s comments on race on Monday night’s Countdown:
Olbermann starts his obsession with skin color by claiming all whites have some level of prejudice in them.
“Having now been one for fifty-one years, I am permitted to say I believe prejudice and discrimination still sit…somewhere in the soul of each white man in this country.” – Keith Olbermann
What? All white people are prejudice and discriminate? And since when did you get the ability to look in the souls of white men? Maybe you see something in your own soul and it makes you feel better to project that on the rest of us.
Olbermann doesn’t seem to realize that many white people born after 1970 were never brought up to be racist. He believes discrimination has only been “tamed”. Olbermann thinks most (or maybe all) whites discriminate because they are “told to beware of…black people”. Um, I’m sorry, my parents never told me to beware of black people. Olbermann then mentions the prejudice of his own father toward Satchel Paige, as if it is somehow proof that all whites are brought up the same way he was.
Olbermann’s next step of logic is to say that since we are all really racist deep down, we’re letting our racism show when we speak out against President Obama. Olbermann suggests whites use code so people don’t know why they really disagree with Obama. Any time a white person doesn’t like the President we know it’s “because he’s black.” Follow the logic? White people are racist deep down. Said white people see black President and their racism surfaces in coded language about socialism. Makes sense right? I guess if you are obsessed with skin color and deal with prejudice in your own family it does.
Oblermann’s proof? He stares at Tea Party meetings and tries to count black people.
“How many black faces do you see at these events? How many Hispanics, Asians, gays? Where are these people?…Where are they? Where are they?…Where are the black faces?” – Keith Olbermann
Olbermann asks those questions with all the drama of an after school special. He then compares the Tea Party folks to his prejudiced dad and argues that his dad has an excuse for being prejudiced since he’s so old.
It’s clear that Keith Olbermann has some real issues. He is obsessed with race. He obviously has issues with his own dad’s prejudice and his own desire to label and judge people solely on the color of their skin. It might shock the man to realize that many Americans have moved beyond that way of thinking. At least we now know why Olbermann calls everyone he hates racist; he is revealing what lies in his own soul.