The Dan Rather watermelon comment against Obama just recently has sparked accusations that the remark sounded very racist:
On his appearance on The Chris Matthews Show, Rather stated:
And the Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument. "Listen he just hasn't been, look at the health care bill. It was his number one priority. It took him forever to get it through and he had to compromise it to death." And a version of, "Listen he's a nice person, he's very articulate" this is what's been used against him, "but he couldn't sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic."(NYTimes)
What do you think about the comment? Are people just being nit-picky?