[See NewsBusters for more.] Joe Biden has not announced his running mate yet, but already liberal activist groups, Democratic politicians, and their media allies are laying the groundwork to label criticism of the vice presidential nominee as racist and sexist. In interviews with Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and California Rep. Barbara Lee on Monday, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell wondered what could be done to prevent this inevitable outcome.
Mitchell's segment with Klobuchar was less of an interview and more of a friendly reunion with the mutual exchange of jokes about the historical absence of women presidents and vice presidents and television bosses. Mitchell, however eventually got serious enough to ask if there would be a "backlash" if Biden picks a white woman.