Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Vetting of Obama begins: Breitbart reveals video of young Obama embracing racial eliminationist Derrick Bell

The legacy of Andrew Breitbart is manifold and it will begin to be revealed this week. The vetting of Barack Obama begins tonight at 9PM ET on Hannity.

Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.” However, the video has been selectively edited...

The video, which Kaczynski says was “licensed from a Boston television station,” shows a young Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright--about whom we will be releasing significant information in the coming hours.

However, the video has been selectively edited--either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself. Over the course of the day, will be releasing additional footage that has been hidden by Obama's allies in the mainstream media and academia. Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak and Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro will appear on The Sean Hannity Show to discuss the tape. The full tape will be released tonight on Fox News' Hannity.

And just who is Derrick Bell?

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. He argued in his many books and lectures that the life experiences of black people and other minorities should be considered in hiring decisions and in applying the law.

In a 1998 review of one of Bell's books, The New York Times' Neil A. Young outlined the racial divisiveness inherent in the former Harvard professor's philosophy.

Bell's long-expressed pessimistic view of racial relations, and the principal pillar of most black critical-race theorists, is that the civil rights movement, with its emphasis on integration, has been largely a failure and that racism has not abated. But to press these arguable positions, Bell sees no need to prove or demonstrate anything; he merely asserts conclusions. In these and previous tales, his truths are simple: black people always behave nobly while white people behave atrociously. In those few instances in which they don't, it is solely because of a cynical if submerged self-interest.

In one section, for instance, Bell recounts how Government leaders are secretly paying for something known as ''the black sedition papers,'' collecting writings to use as evidence that blacks are unfit citizens. The papers will eventually be used to justify the curtailment of rights in order to suppress the black population. Now how exactly is this fable of a Government-underwritten conspiracy to abrogate the Constitution different from, say, ''The Turner Diaries,'' a piece of fiction much favored by the loonies of the militia set?

In another section, Bell explores the issue of the black-Jewish divide by offering a dialogue between himself and a fictionalized Jewish law school colleague, Ben Hirsch. Poor Hirsch, the straw man here, doesn't stand a chance, and Bell, handling both sides of the argument, is quickly victorious.

One of Bell's arguments is that Jews fail to understand why it is so hurtful to blacks when demands are made that they, one and all, denounce Louis Farrakhan for anti-Semitic remarks. After all, Bell tells Hirsch, Jews are not pressed to denounce racist statements by their own prominent members. Which racist statements does he have in mind? Well, he cites attacks on affirmative action in journals like Commentary and The New Republic. Are arguments against affirmative action, however tendentious, equivalent to Farrakhan's remarks?

In short, Bell was a Jeremiah Wright-style kook, who saw only evil, inherent racism in America. Like Wright, he reveled in the luxuries of the country -- the greatest society mankind has ever created -- while fomenting race hatred and defending the likes of Louis Farrakhan.

And Barack Obama was his biggest fan.

Since legacy media long ago abandoned the journalism trade, it's time for citizen journalists to take over. And that, in part, is the Breitbart legacy.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.


Anonymous said...

The full 11:39 minute tape aired on PBS in 2008.

Huge Scoope There Breitbart! LOL

Matthew W said...

Why is is this news?

"We" already know that NObama is a race baiting demagogue.

"They" don't care that he is a race baiting demagogue.

Melville said...

Can someone here fisk CJ?

The_Bad said...


Anonymous said...

He meh!
same old same old

Steve J. said...

1991 Obama video aired in 2008
3/7/12 4:23 PM EST

The “racially themed” video of President Barack Obama as a 29-year-old Harvard law student that’s gone viral on the Web was broadcast as part of a PBS documentary on the future president nearly four years ago.

On the eve of the groundbreaking 2008 presidential election, the Boston-based documentary program “Frontline” broadcast a program on Obama titled, “The Choice,” which featured a version of the same video: Obama introducing Derrick Bell, Harvard’s first African American tenured law professor, at a rally in solidarity with Bell and support of affirmative action in the law school’s admissions process. The video was part of an extended broadcast tracing Obama’s path from childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia to his election as the nation’s first black president.

Here's the link to the Frontline story:

Anonymous said...

breitbart died a failure...this is stupid. however obama is brilliant

Melville said...

Breitbart's site titles a recent post: "Thomas Sowell Hammers 'Despicable' Derrick Bell; Compares To Hitler"

I thought the video was great, but the choice of headline was wrongheaded, overblown, exaggerated. I do encourage their continuing of this coverage, though.