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Lawrence O’Donnell Defends Herman Cain Interview

Lawrence O’Donnell ignited a controversy on Friday after his contentious interview with GOP presidential contender Herman Cain. Several portions of the lengthy conversation aroused anger, but the one that drew the most fire was the section in which O’Donnell questioned Cain about his participation in the Civil Rights movement. O’Donnell asked Cain if he regretted “sitting on the sidelines” while other black Americans were protesting in the movement — a notion that Cain heatedly rejected.

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