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

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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. Some candid talk to tepid applause on immigration.” He then added that Rice made the “rare utterance at a GOP convention of the American truism that zip code determines education in our country.”

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.’ 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 and they've raised lots of questions about where his ultimate loyalty is.”

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