Fox News and the Breitbart fans are desperately trying to create a scandal out of a video clip of Barack Obama supporting one of his professors, Professor Derrick Bell, in 1990. Thing is, there’s nothing there. Seriously, nothing.
Before that douche-bag Andrew Breitbart‘s heart exploded last week, he was creating buzz at Fox for another cut-and-paste video hatchet-job that he claimed would take down the President. Breitbart’s claim: the video would prove “why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008.” I was all prepared for a fight, until I read the back-story and saw the video. What a disappointment.
What a shocker: Barack Obama, as President of the Harvard Law Review, was an involved and compassionate student speaking at a protest event to support a beloved professor, Professor Derrick Bell, a professor who was active in racial issues. Obama makes an excellent speech and the crowd approves; go figure. Nothing more to the story.
Repukes call Occupy protest members “rapists and murderers”, so I guess that’s why they’re trying to make something out of Obama’s involvement in a protest. On Fox, Hannity and his guests used repetition to brainwash their gullible audience, repeating “radical” so many times I lost count.
In summary, nice try, Fox. Time to trot out the next conspiracy theory about the president.