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On NBC: Williams and Brokaw Use Condi Rice Speech to Depict Republicans as Narrow-Minded

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<p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">On NBC’s live August 30, 2012 coverage of the GOP convention both Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw used Condoleezza Rice’s speech to paint the GOP delegation as close-minded on immigration, education reform and Barack Obama’s background. Right after the former Secretary of State’s speech Williams snarked: “Portions of that speech could have been delivered at next week [DNC] gathering in North Carolina.&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Some candid talk to tepid applause on immigration.”</strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;He then added that Rice made the “</span><strong style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">rare utterance at a GOP convention of the American truism that zip code determines education in our country.”</strong><br style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><br style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;" /><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">For his part, Brokaw took a shot at the GOP crowd as he chided: “What was so striking to me was one other line that she had: ‘It does not matter where you come from it matters where you are going.’</span><strong style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;Well to a lot of delegates, on this floor, it does matter where President Obama came from. Because they've been very critical of his Kenyan father, who had a different faith than many of them would embrace&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">and they've raised lots of questions about where his ultimate loyalty is.”</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;"><br /><br />Read more:&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: #003399; text-decoration: none;" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2012/08/30/nbc-williams-a…;
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