I’m too tired to chase down the quotations tonight. But it’s interesting that most would agree that O’Reilly was at best condescending, while Edwards ‘spoke truth’ with best intentions, even if he exaggerated.

The important thing to remember is that when looking at prisons, death rates, and disenfranchised populations, economic disparity is a better indicator than race.

Try this soundbite instead: “Lyndon Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty’, after 40 years, is finally getting some traction. We’ve got 10% of the poor incarcerated and more prisons are opening every day.”