After Yahoo’s Washington bureau chief was fired Wednesday for saying the Romneys are “happy to have a party with black people drowning,” you would think media members would be more careful accusing Republicans of racism.

Apparently not, for on PBS’s Inside Washington Friday, Colby King, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist, actually said Republicans “always have African-Americans on the [convention] podium. Either it’s somebody singing ‘God Bless America,’ or praying, you know, before or after” (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo):

GORDON PETERSON, HOST: Beginning this broadcast you may recall, we played a brief clip of former Florida governor Jeb Bush who said in a CNN interview this week that from a political point of view across the country over the long haul, Republicans need to be more respectful of voters they are trying to attract. Do we read that as more respectful of Hispanics Colby?

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