On the March 16 edition of MSNBC's Imus in the Morning, executive producer Bernard McGuirk, performing as his character "Cardinal Egan," said that "the whole nation is talking about" reports of a "young colored fellah pretty much deckin' the old bag from New York and takin' away some of her money." McGuirk continued: "I'm speaking, of course, about [Sens.] Barack Obama [D-IL] and Hillary Clinton [D-NY]."
As New York's Newsday reported, on March 4, a 101-year old Queens woman was punched in the face and had her purse stolen by a mugger when she "was making her way with a walker to church." Newsday noted the police description of the alleged mugger: "a black man in his 30s, about 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds and wearing a winter jacket with a fur-lined hood."
The current archbishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is Edward Cardinal Egan.
As Media Matters for America has noted, McGuirk has previously referred to Obama as having a "Jew-hating name" and has called Clinton a "bitch" and said, in reference to her March 4 speech in Selma, Alabama, that she "will have cornrows and gold teeth before this fight with Obama is over."
From the March 16 edition of MSNBC's Imus in the Morning:
EGAN: Well, Imus, the whole nation is talking about it -- stunned and shocked by it, indeed. You might've heard of it: This young colored fellah pretty much deckin' the old bag from New York and takin' away some of her money. I'm speaking, of course, about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, bejeez. You satchel-faced bastard, ya, bejeez.
By the way, bozo, despite what that woman says, the only thing that Hillary Clinton has in common with the late great, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy -- God rest his soul -- is that they both enjoyed extramarital affairs with women, bejeez.