MSNBC racism-sniffer Jason Johnson: White reporters kissing Buttigieg’s ‘butt’

MSNBC racism-sniffer Jason Johnson: White reporters kissing Buttigieg’s ‘butt’
Jason Johnson (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Luckily for Johnson, blacks can’t be racist.]

Pete Buttigieg is … coming under attack by the MSM’s diversity crowd.

Joy Reid devoted a segment of her MSNBC show … to decrying what she framed as the excessive attention being paid to “the B’s”: Biden, Bernie, Beto and Buttigieg.  MSNBC political contributor Jason Johnson [also editor of the racial-grievance website The Root] singled out “Mayor Pete” for criticism. Here was Johnson:

“It’s Beto, Biden and Buttigieg. I mean, everybody’s been kissing his butt, too. It’s amazing to me. It’s because—let’s be candid. Most of the reporters are white. And they’re looking for a white guy who makes them feel good about themselves.”

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Johnson went on to disparage Buttigieg’s credentials: “basically, he’s got a Rhodes scholarship, he was the mayor of a small city. He’s just a white, gay version of Cory Booker. Right? And at least Cory Booker’s in the Senate.” He insisted this “reflects a lack of diversity in the media.”

Johnson omitted one way in which Buttigieg is different from Booker. Whereas the senator from New Jersey might see himself as Spartacus, Buttigieg served eight years in the Navy reserve, including a six-month stint in Afghanistan.

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