Folks are still trying to get over how CBS started its interview with embattled Democrat Virginia Governor

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It’s hard to imagine the liberal media gently questioning a Republican lawmaker about the “rough week” he’s had after damning photos rocked his office.

But that bias was on display in a CBS interview with embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Sunday.

The Democrat has defied calls for his resignation amid a controversy sparked when a photo re-surfaced from his medical school yearbook page featuring one man in blackface and another in KKK robes. A news conference held to put out the fire only made matters worse as the governor almost appeared to be ready to moonwalk at one point.

The disastrous attempts to clear his name proved ineffective and Northam stepped out of the spotlight for a few days as his Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax took the brunt of attention for accusations leveled against him of sexual assault.

But Northam was back in front of the cameras Sunday, speaking on “CBS This Morning” with Gayle King who posited softball questions after a stunning opening.

“I know this has been a very difficult week for you and the state of Virginia,” King began. “So where would you like to begin?

“We are now at the 400-year anniversary — just 90 miles from here in 1619,” Northam replied, agreeing the week had been difficult. “The first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe, and while –”

“Also known as slavery,” King interjected, correcting the governor’s terminology.

She later asked Northam what the whole blackface controversy had taught him, to which he responded with some comments about being “born in white privilege” and that, after speaking with friends he now “learned why the use of blackface is so offensive.”

Twitter users weren’t buying what the governor was selling and called him out.

Many Twitters users were also disturbed by the blatant double standard in the way CBS handled the interview.

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