Or at least so says the Left. Bill Maher is only the latest:
HBO host and Obama donor Bill Maher has accused journalists like NBC’s Tom Brokaw of encouraging the birther movement by failing to label it as racist.
In a blog post endorsing Chris Matthews’ recent on-air attack against RNC chairman Reince Priebus during MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Maher accused Brokaw and other reporters of stoking the coals of birtherism by championing “‘balance’ over objectivity,” citing Brokaw’s attempt to defend Mitt Romney’s remark about his birth certificate as an “awkward joke.”
“How did [birtherism] grow to the point where half of Republican primary voters believed it? It wasn’t just the silence of Republican leaders, it was the failure of people like Tom Brokaw to just dismiss it as racism from the beginning,” Maher wrote.
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