Today’s online edition of the New York Times features a piece by the paper’s editorial board entitled “John McCain, Barack Obama and the Race Card.”
Through a bit of convoluted reasoning, the article makes the claim that the McCain ad that compared Obama to celebrities Paris Hilton and Britney Spears was, in fact, racist. The editorial board goes on to say that when the McCain camp accuses Obama of dealing the race card “from the bottom of the deck” it is a direct attempt to tie the Democrat to celebrity wife murderer O.J. Simpson.
According to the Times, dreamteam lawyers Johnny Cochran and Robert Shapiro invented the term “dealing the race card from the bottom of the deck” during the O.J. Simpson murder trial.