Times is tough in Wingnut Land. As they watch the Four Stooges stumble and bumble and poke each other in the eye in primary after primary with no end in sight, and their hopes for winning the White House in November ride off into the sunset, all they have left are 2008 reruns. Jeremiah Wright (and other scary black guys) Part II. Because Part I worked out so well for them 4 years ago.
A little background. Before his death, Andrew Breitbart gave a speech at CPAC in which he claimed to have some shocking, never before seen tapes of the young, radical Barack Obama during his days at Harvard which would expose him for the fraud that he is, and finally do the job of properly vetting Obama which the lapdog media refused to do in 2008.
Yesterday, Buzzfeed released this video of Obama from a 1991 protest over lack of diversity on the faculty at Harvard Law School. The professor mentioned, Derrick Bell, was the leader of the protest:Wow. What a wild-eyed, rabble-rousing Marxist that guy is, huh? After that came out, Breitbart.com claimed the video had been “spliced and diced by the media to avoid showing just how close Obama was to Bell.” Allegedly, although no proof was offered, Professor Bell was a “close associate of Jeremiah Wright.” Ooh. I’m ascared already. The full, unedited version which was the “smoking gun showing that Barack Obama not only associated with radicals, he was their advocate” was to be shown exclusively on Sean Hannity’s s program last night. Here’s the uncut version:
Breitbart also had another clip showing Obama’s so-called “mentor,” Charles Ogletree, saying that the uncut version of the video was “hidden throughout the 2008 campaign.” Yes indeed it was. Hidden so well in fact that it’s only been on the PBS website for the last 4 years.
But there was more to this shocking revelation. Smelling blood and moving in for the kill, the other nutcases in the right-wing blogosphere joined in. Pajamas Media dug up Professor Bell’s obit and found this:
“Bell was credited with developing “critical race theory,” which suggested that the U.S. legal system was inherently biased against African Americans and other minorities because it was built on an ingrained white point of view.”
Uh, well yeah. It kinda was.
Back at Breitbart again, there was still more about Professor Bell, with this screaming headline:
Revealed: Derrick Bell’s HBO Sci-Fi Blaxploitation Flick
That refers to an essay Bell wrote in 1992 about white people selling blacks to space aliens to pay off the national debt or something like that. HBO made a TV movie out of it in 1994. Hey guys, notice the term sci-fi in your headline? That’s short for science-fiction. Fiction, you know, like made up stuff.
Like what Hannity and the guys at Breitbart peddle on a daily basis.