President Bush, leader of the party that invented and perfected the Southern Strategy, knows who to call:
The White House reached out to National Public Radio over the weekend, offering analyst Juan Williams a presidential interview to mark yesterday's 50th anniversary of school desegregation in Little Rock.
But NPR turned down the interview, and Williams's talk with Bush wound up in a very different media venue: Fox News.
Williams said yesterday he was "stunned" by NPR's decision.
And when he figures out that he's in hot water for expressing surprise that restaurant-goers in Harlem act pretty much like restaurant-goers everywhere, so does Bill O'Reilly:
Later, while discussing the issue with Fox News contributor Juan Williams, O'Reilly added: "CNN knew this was distorted, knew what they were doing was wrong, because we told them -- and put it on anyway. So, now what you have is CNN has joined NBC News in parroting far-left propaganda in an attempt to destroy me and the Fox News Channel and to deceive their viewers."
On the up-side, it's steady work for Williams.