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If last night’s GOP convention seemed to have a stunning lack of diversity…

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By Doug Powers  •  August 29, 2012 09:49 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

…you were probably watching MSNBC:

When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.

MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black.

Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech.

And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too.

Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.

Hey, if it doesn’t fit the talking points, just don’t show it. Voilà!

If you happened to have been stuck in a place that only had MSNBC on, The Right Scoop has the speeches of Davis, Cruz, Love, etc. posted here.

While we ponder how MSNBC will manage to avoid showing tonight’s speeches by Condoleezza Rice and Governor Luis Fortuño in order for Chris Matthews to have more time to discuss the GOP’s dog whistle racism, enjoy this headline at the Washington Post.

Update: Via Instapundit, have a look at NBC’s section featuring Tuesday night’s RNC speeches. The people mentioned above have been erased from history.

**Written by Doug Powers

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