At today’s White House press briefing, NBC News’ Peter Alexander thought he really had Sarah Sanders between a rock and a hard place with this question:

A better question would have been: “Why should anyone take me seriously as a journalist?”

Alexander may have been confused by the difference between the two situations, but not CNN contributor and Philadelphia magazine writer Ernest Owens. For him, the issue is black and white — literally:

Wow. Why didn’t we think of that? Oh yeah — because it’s asinine.

And ashamed of his own ignorant racism.