RAW STORY with video (scroll down) from MSNBC(13:06):
Claims that Republican presidential nominee John McCain was not playing on white voters' fears of black men seducing white women in his "celeb" advertisement are hard to swallow coming from a party that has exploited racial tensions for decades, says a New York Times' columnist.
"What was the subtext of that comment? ... My contention is that the subtext is that Barack Obama is the other," Herbert said. "And you just have this whole thing playing out in the context of a Republican party that has used and exploited the race issue for political gain for decades now."
This video (scroll down) is from MSNBC's Morning Joe, broadcast August 4, 2008.