During the Democratic debate Tuesday night, candidates were asked the question, “Do black lives matter or do all lives matter?” This mind-numbing question brought out gushing answers of affirmation, “Well of course black lives matter!” from Sanders, Clinton and O’Malley, who all went on to lament that we “need to do more.” Of course that politically correct Q&A was received with gusto from the media elite who took to Twitter to share their enthusiasm:
Actor Mark Ruffalo:
CNN's Sally Kohn:
CNN commentator and activist Van Jones:
Columnist for the Sacramento Bee:
Sally Kohn liked Bernie Sanders response:
Echoing others here — but Bernie Sanders just showed the value of #BlackLivesMatter protests so many (incl his supporters) complained about— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) October 14, 2015
Though many complained there weren’t more questions on #BlackLivesMatter, like Jamil Smith, Senior Editor of The New Republic.
It appears that we've had our black question for the night. #DemDebate— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) October 14, 2015
Shaun King, columnist at The Daily Kos:
DeRay Mckesson, prominent Black Lives Matter activist and media commentator:
While the media complained that there wasn’t enough of a focus on #BlackLivesMatter, in the over 2 hour debate, there was not one question about Planned Parenthood. Where was the outrage over that media censorship?