During the segment on “Anderson Cooper 360,” Cooper directed viewers to a clip a Northam apologizing for a racist photo posted in a 1984 yearbook. The photo included two people side-by-side; one in blackface and the other in KKK garb.
As Northam apologized, CNN “mislabeled” the embattled politician as he apologized for his warped costume: “Gov. Ralph Northam / (R) Virginia.” The “R” stands for Republican. Accident or is CNN trying to send subliminal messages to their easily misinformed viewers? You be the judge:
“My fellow Virginians,” said the Democrat, “earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in my past that falls far short of the standard you set for me when you elected me to be your governor. I believe you deserve to hear directly from me.”
“That photo and the racist and offensive attitudes it represents does not reflect that person I am today or the way that I have conducted myself as a soldier, a doctor, and a public servant. I am deeply sorry,” the governor continued. “I cannot change the decisions I made nor can I undo the harm my behavior caused then and today. But I accept responsibility for my past actions, and I am ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust.”
After apologizing for his poor choice in costumes, Northam later claimed he wasn’t the man in the photo. He offered, what can only be described as a bizarre explanation for the confusion. Northam claimed that that particular photo was not him but that he was mistaken because he had once dressed in blackface.
Of course, he did. I mean, he already apologized which is an admission of guilt so he had to admit to something, right? Give me a break!
So far, CNN has ignored their little ‘error’ and have yet to put out a correction. Do you think they will? Let us know what you think in the comments below.