In an article about Obama’s possible presidential candidacy, the L.A. Times reports:
[South Carolina state Sen. Robert Ford] said Obama “wouldn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning one state” in a general election. He pointed to the 2006 Senate campaign in Tennessee, where a black Democratic candidate lost to a white Republican following a racially tinged campaign ad.
The odds are good that the article is referencing about an ad mocking Harold Ford, Jr. had attended a Playboy party.
The ad was not “racially tinged,” as I explained in this post. It made a legitimate point about whether Ford was hypocritical for portraying himself as a churchgoing type guy, when he had attended a Playboy party. (It’s not a point I agree with, but I can see where other voters might.)
At the very least, it’s a matter of opinion whether it was “racially tinged.” But the L.A. Times, once again, is reporting it as fact. Which, from their leftist perspective, it is.