In an apparent nod to a network colleague’s recent claim that only whites can be racist, an MSNBC legal analyst opined that the term, “creepy-ass cracker,” was merely a “light-hearted” manner in which to describe someone.
Lisa Bloom appeared on MSNBC Friday to analyze the George Zimmerman case, which is now in the hands of the jury. The phrase, “creepy-ass cracker,” was allegedly used by the victim, Trayvon Martin, to describe Zimmerman in a telephone conversation with one of the prosecution’s star witnesses on the night Martin was shot, according to Mediaite.
“I personally think it’s almost funny,” Bloom said. “I think that’s the kind of way you talk and get a smile. ‘Look at this creepy-ass cracker.’ It’s kind of an amusing way of describing somebody. The word, ‘creepy,’ is really the operative part of that word, that he was concerned. This guy is creepy, but in a little light-hearted way.”
Bloom contrasted that comment with Zimmerman’s alleged description of Martin as a “f**king punk” and an “a-hole,” saying those terms are “not in the least bit funny.”
Bloom must have been tuned into her network in early April, when “Hardball” host Chris Matthews defined racism as “the belief that one race – whites – should rule all others.”
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