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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Biden Language / A Discussion #1028811

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012
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(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) The loaded language from Vice President Joe Biden in a Virginia campaign speech introduced; details given about the racial issue of using the phrase "chains." [In Danville, Virginia, BIDEN - comments on unchaining Wall Street.] [Later, BIDEN - responds to a Republican Tweet about "unchained"; states it is Republican policy that is outrageous.] [On CNN, Obama traveling press secretary Jen PSAKI†- says the Republicans used the phrase "unshackling."] Several lawmakers shown using the phrase "unshackle."

(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) Live discussion held with CNN's Roland Martin and Ana Navarro about what Biden said using racially coded language. [MARTIN - talks about the audience in Danville and the context of "unshackled" Wall Street; states this conversation does not hurt the campaign: the real issue is the unshackling of Wall Street.] [NAVARRO - says it is a double standard, but Biden is not racial, just makes outrageous statements; suggests the Democrats apologize.]

O'Brien, Soledad

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