14 Feb 2011 Pepsi Super Bowl Ad Provokes “Selective Outrage” Among Black Leaders
After Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) took to the floor of the House of Representatives on 2/8/11 to declare that a Pepsi Max Super Bowl ad was “demeaning,” Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli debated the claim with Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly and Princeton professor Imani Perry.
Perry says Lee “has a point,” but Deneen calls it a case of “selective outrage” over an ad meant to be racy. Deneen added that there is a “huge double standard” over the commercial’s content considering the silence on the left with regard to a recent rally in California where progressive activists were taped calling for the torture of black conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
This discussion appeared on the 2/10/11 edition of “The O’Reilly Factor