JACKPOT  12:15 pm March 8, 2012

Obama Hugs Black Guy

by Jim Newell


This is essentially the top TV clip of the last five years. You’re gonna wanna bookmark it so that one day years down the road, you might tell your fat post-apocalyptic alien grandkids about how the Ghost of Breitbart era of terror began. It allllll started right here, with this powerful segment on Fox News’ popular bacterium Hannity, exposing Barack Obama’s worst (or second-worst?) secret : One time in 1991, when Obama was serving as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, he spoke affably of the first black tenured Harvard Law professor, Derrick Bell, while he was peacefully protesting the lack of diversity on Harvard’s faculty. And then Obama hugged him. He might as well have given Sauron a reach-around.

This is the stupidest fucking story we’ve ever seen, maybe. Watch these amoral idiots trying to grapple with the fact that they’ve been scooped on releasing their much-hyped Scary Obama Radical College Years clip — part one of a new Breitbart.com thing called THE VETTING, defined in this context as a media campaign in which a half-literate band of googlers scotch tape together clunky race-baiting narratives about nothing.

Scoopers Ben Smith and his Buzzfeed team, see, were “selectively editing” their version of the clip to remove any shocking material that would damage their cherished food-stamp president’s reelection chances. Yes, this is the wingers’ fallback angle. And it makes sense, right? We all know how reporters hate getting major national scandal scoops. That’s the only explanation for why Buzzfeed wouldn’t have paid the video archives some additional hundreds of dollars for the Hug Interlude between speaking parts. Don’t even try us with your “it had no news value because it was just a perfunctory hug” pablum, Soviet Buzzfeed.

Yikes.

The pathetic Breitbart.com whining about how their uncontroversial video that nevertheless has some interesting archival value — and has been online since 2008, actually — was scooped by liberals (Buzzfeed/PBS) running interference for their king probably peaked in hilarity with this instant classic on “Big Journalism,” courtesy of chief editorial logician Dana Loesch:

Additionally, if the President’s embrace of Bell was unimportant, why did Buzzfeed choose not to pay the hundred bucks to license those seconds?

Yeah, think about it.

And yet we must leave open the possibility that the Ghost of Breitbart is playing the ol’ “post a shitty thing first and then follow up with something with some value, to make liberals look like jerks in retrospect, which is the only goal of the conservative movement” bait-and-switch dongle here. What other terrible truths will be uncovered in… THE VETTING?

[Breitbart.com, Fox News]

 
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nounverb911 March 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

"Obama Hugs Black Guy"
Allan West?

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Alan Keyes?

Loaded_Pants March 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Armstrong Williams?

Not_So_Much March 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I don't think the Brightbartians understand what "bombshell!!1!" means.

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Hug a blah man? That's a impeachin'!

jtalaska March 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I think I saw a movie about this kind of thing – A butterfly farts nonchalantly in Modesto and two weeks later Breitbart.com drops a “bombshell.”

lucimorland March 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Well, they think Ann Coulter is a sexy bombshell.

orygoon March 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Who Will Obama Embrace Next?

elviouslyqueer March 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Jeremiah Wright, followed by Saul Alinsky and George Soros, respectively. He will then follow this up by fellating the ghosts of Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin, and finish up by buttsecking Mata Hari's corpse.

bureaucrap March 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Pls. remember to tape this. kthxbai.

mormos March 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

gays and terrorists

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Angela Merkel?

RuPaul?

chicken_thief March 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Angela only if she dries the brews off her back.

widestanceromance March 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Glen Rice?

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Wow. Nicely played, I say.

chicken_thief March 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Mitt for being the most incompetent front runner ever?

Pop_Socket March 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

The corpse of Vladamir Lenin.

CthuNHu March 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Michelle.

Barb March 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

"Obama was serving as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review…"
I wonder if he gave them food stamp too, or as the Harvard set calls them-twenty dollar bills.

blowharder March 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm

It's not fair the Obama gets to the be the first black president of EVERYTHING.

Lucidamente1 March 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Wait. I just predicted that!

http://wonkette.com/466286/secret-service-agent-t

Biff March 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Mind=blown.

UnholyMoses March 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

It wasn't just a hug — it was a **GASP** ALL N***ER HUG!!!

IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!111!!ELEVEN!!!!

An_Outhouse March 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

He practically skull fucked him with a machine gun.

chicken_thief March 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

So they could have been just dancing? I mean, you know, those kinds have rhythem and shit. Not that that should stop the impeachment. The judicial process should be allowed to run its course and if he is innocent it will surely come out in the trial.

BaldarTFlagass March 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

that's a conspiracy worthy of a Robert Ludlum novel. Except he's dead.

Not_So_Much March 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

That hasn't slowed down the folks who own his estate from shitting out increasingly bad "novels" that still have the poor man's name on them.

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Hey, I'll have you know that I went to school with van Lustbader and he didn't need to put anyone else's name over his to poop out a shitty novel!

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

If it's good enough for Ian Fleming and Mario Puzo, it's good enough for Ludlum!!

Callyson March 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Do we know that? Has anyone actually SEEN the body? IT'S A TRICK!

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm

So is Bell, so its workable. Have your secretary call mine. They'll do lunch.

HarryButtle March 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

That's OK, so's Breitbart.

Crank_Tango March 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Further proof that Nobama is the real racist here. Terrorist fist jab, also.

SheriffRoscoe March 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Was it a gay hug?

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm

There was some reaching around, yes.

Lucidamente1 March 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

They left out the part where he calls Alan Dershowitz "whitey."

BaldarTFlagass March 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

That tears it. Impeach.
Of course, then we get Biden, but I guess that's okay with the righties, because at least he's the right color.

ManchuCandidate March 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

"When will this black on black violence end?"
-Bitparted

UnholyMoses March 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Ya know what's so great about all the NotveryBrietbart stupidity?

It just proves that Barry is running one of the least-scandalous White Houses in all of history.

I mean, there have been some fuck ups to be sure — continuing in Afghanistan, drones over the U.S., the desire to bust pot dispensaries — but as far as scandals go, there just ain't any. At all. Anywhere.

And that, despite all the stuff I wish Obama would do but know he never will, is why I'm proud to have the dude as a my President.

I now return you to your now-rule-bound snark.

Pop_Socket March 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Imagine the outrage of Obama got a hummer from an intern. Or choked on a pretzel.

chicken_thief March 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

What a co-inky dink! Last night I laid out some examples of why, if Obummers gets re-elected, he would likely be considered in the Top 5 Best US Presdints of All Time to one of my right wing friends and the final bullet point was the absence of major controversy – no enhanced interrogation, Monica, Iran/Contra, or Watergate.

MaxUdargo March 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Well, to be fair, they usually save that stuff for their second term.

Am I a bad citizen because I couldn't continue watching after Hannity introduced the two dweebs from darkbart.com? Am I living in a bubble? Did they explain the footage of the hug in a way that revealed why it was so important?

Because I'm thinking, at this point, trying to argue that Obama is pursuing some radical racial agenda to replace competent white people with underachieving minorities is not well supported by anything we've seen him do since he was elected almost four years ago.

Although he did appoint two women to the Supreme Court, and one of them was a tacobender. Maybe I just refuse to see The Truth?

ChessieNefercat March 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

"Did they explain the footage of the hug in a way that revealed why it was so important?"

He's blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!

That's what makes it (or any other chewable bone they stumble across) important.

mormos March 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Barack Obama doesn't care about white people

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Look, if we're going to have to, under the new and improved Wonkette rules, refer to black people as "blah people," then we should also refer to whites as "wha?" people.

Generation[redacted] March 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I see this and I immediately think, "wha? people!"

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm

That's the general reaction most whiteys evoke.

mormos March 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

my friends and I always say African American instead of black. Like, "hey, look at that African American civic," or "that African American dress looks sexy on you."

finallyhappy March 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

He did hug one of my daughter's friends during his campaign(uh, oh, white midwestern college girl) .

fuflans March 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

i don't understand this.

no seriously, i don't understand this.

SheriffRoscoe March 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I don't either, but I'm easily confused which is why I can't watch Fox.

Geminisunmars March 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I was gonna ask the wondetteers to please esplain all this to me, cause I dont unnerstand either, but I was afraid they'd laugh and point at me. And I watched the whole video.

chicken_thief March 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Gem, Gem, Gem. We would never be so mean and cruel to one of our very own! (((hugs!!!))) *sticks "kick me" post it on Gem's back during hug* We love you!!!

Geminisunmars March 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I is now reassured. 'Scuse me while I turn around and pick up this cute little kitteh off'n the floor.

BerkeleyBear March 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Okay, but it is gonna take two chalk boards and a tin foil hat for you to get the full experience.

Bell was a cutting edge professor in developing CRT or critical race theory. That is basically a left wing counterweight to nutbar Federalist Society screeds that insist race is all but irrelevant. It is considered an accepted part of the spectrum of legal interpretation – flawed at times because of its focus on race, but of tremendous value in pointing out how race really can influence just about anything we do. At this point, most educated liberals absorb the lessons of CRT without ever having to read any of Bell's work. Even by the time Obama was at Harvard, CRT was just part of the dialogue on campus.

But from a pasty white right wing perspective, CRT is worse than communism because it insists that race matters. All the time. Which in turn must mean that Obama sees everything as racial. From there it is a short leap of stupid to assume that means Obama himself is a reverse racist favoring minorities at the expense of white people. Which, of course, is Jeremiah Wright all over again.

IceCreamEmpress March 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm

This is very very good.

The thing is that Derrick Bell was like the least controversial black person on Earth. He was probably less controversial than Oprah. He was certainly less controversial than Skip Gates or Cornel West. He was a fucking legal genius, is what he was, who generally showed his math and had the grace to admit when he was wrong. He was a lovely, lovely man who inspired many people to be better and do better and expect better.

The idea that the Heirs of Breitbart think that he is some scary divisive figure shows how intellectually and morally bankrupt their world must be. I don't even have any snark, because I am just sorry for their pathetic asses if they think of Derrick Bell as a bugbear.

BerkeleyBear March 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm

They think any person with enhanced melanin who doesn't scrape, bow and take a public dump on affirmative action is a Scary Colored Person. And that any white person who doesn't agree with them is a race traitor. This goes all the way back to before Nat Turner's rebellion, for crying out loud.

Of course, if they were right about Obama, he would be carrying out 300 years of pent up racial anger all over their lilly-whiteness. And not by singing Al Green or having Skip Gates over for a beer.

Doktor Zoom March 8, 2012 at 8:14 pm

He was a lovely, lovely man who inspired many people to be better and do better and expect better.

Don't worry. Through insistence that he was Evil Incarnate, and an audience that will gladly repeat everything it's told, Bell is already being transformed into the Worst Racist Since Lester Maddox (who was second only to Shirley Sherrod, of course).

fuflans March 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm

so, what i take from this is that he's a near?

Advn2rgirl March 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Thank you for laying that out so neatly! I got to see Prof. Bell when I was in law school and one thing he told us was that, at the party for his becoming tenured, a white law professor came up to him and said, "As far as I'm concerned, there will NEVER be a black worthy of being a tenured Harvard Law professor." At his party.

dyedwool March 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm

SERIOUSLY? The mind reels. In my imagination, where everything is just and perfect, Prof Bell then replied, "And as far as I'm concerned, there will NEVER be a racist white law professor worthy of attending a party in my honor. Good day, sir. I said GOOD DAY."

AlterNewt March 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

This changes everything!

littlebigdaddy March 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

What you don't see, though, is the secret Muslin black guy handshake going down.

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Or the terrorist fist bump.

Tundra Grifter March 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Forgive me for repeating myself, but I think this video killed Andrew Breitbart.

He was sooooo counting on the video that would finish off Mr. Obama's 2012 race, when he finally saw what it was he just couldn't go on.

I continue to notice the various Internets postings about Mr. Breitbart's untimely demise always mention he died of "natural caues." At least the positive posts do. If these people keep repeating this enough times, do they think it will come true?

Callyson March 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

And now I'm hearing "Video Killed the Right Wing Moron" in my head, to the tune of "Video Killed the Radio Star."

SorosBot March 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm

That's because they don't want to admit it was a cocaine and alcohol overdose.

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Sorosbot!! "Allegedly"!!

chicken_thief March 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I'm sure that it had nothing to do with him forgetting the safe word during a robust encounter with a Viagera enhanced Rush during a coke and booze fueled sexapallooza. That kind of speculation would be unacceptable in any venue.

But it would explain why El Rushbo has been so cranky lately.

JimNauseam March 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

He forgot the word "Snerdly?"

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

You mean being struck down by a space based death ray isn't "natural"?

magic_titty March 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

There are rumors swirling Barack Obama once 'gave dap' to Nat Turner, in his mind.

IceCreamEmpress March 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

"Terrorist fistbumps," if you're translating into Foxanese.

Advn2rgirl March 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm

No: WITH his mind.

orygoon March 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Why do YOU choose not to pay a hundred dollars for all the things you do not pay a hundred dollars for? Please tell me; I have a dusty degree in econ., and I think I can get a Nobel Prize outta this one.

Crank_Tango March 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Liberal conspiracy, duh.

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Um, because she might be an undercover cop, even if that skirt is goddamned short….mmmmmmm

memzilla March 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

It's the Invisible Dap Of The Market.

proudgrampa March 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Uhhh, mebbe 'cause I don't HAVE a hundred dollars???

meatlofer March 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

WOW! Black on Black crime,don't see that everyday!

fuflans March 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

i bet bamz never had any problems getting chicks.

never.

HELisforHEL March 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

In inverse proportion to the number of chicks Santorum/McConnell/Paul and name any other asshat republican turd would have attracted.

Yes, our Barry is seriously swoon-worthy.

chicken_thief March 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Now that nice Eric Cantor boy, he was so cute as a youngster. I bet lots of girls wanted to go steady with him!

Limeylizzie March 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Not sure about that, I bet he was kind of dorky and intense. I, of course, have always found that when you teach a dork about the hurly-burly of the chaise-longue there is no going back.

Steverino247 March 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I'm sure the United States Secret Service is able to intercept any thrown panties, wrestle the offender to the floor and satisfy themselves–that she is not a threat to the President.

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Nope. Enjoy these outtakes from the photo session for his 1980 debut album, "Wanna Be With You."
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,186

fuflans March 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm

beautiful

SorosBot March 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

How can the Breitbart morons complain about the vetting of Obama, when he was vetted much, much more and had his past thoroughly combed over by the press in 2008, more than any other presidential candidate in history?

kissawookiee March 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Because he still got elected, so duh pardon me my good sir but you seem to have forgotten CONSPIRACY.

ChessieNefercat March 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Nuh-uh! No he dint! Nobody ever vetted him ever ever ever! And the librul press was totally totally in the tank for the muslin. That's why we never ever ever heard even one word about Rev. Wright, and lipstick on pigs, and bitter clingers! Cuz the media never ever ever mentioned those things!

It must be hard for the Breitbart morons to do anything with their fat fingers permanently stuck so firmly in their fleshy ears.

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm

So, how come Sheriff Joe just discovered that his birth certificate was electronically manipulated?

IceCreamEmpress March 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Because he's so BLACK and it's like people didn't even notice how BLACK he was but they still voted for him despite being BLACK and maybe they can come up with something that will finally reveal to the American public how BLACK he has been all along.

north_of_moscow March 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

He is near and he is near and they are near and they are all together. I am the Breitbart. I am the egg man.

HELisforHEL March 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I am the Walrus. coo coo ca-choo

finallyhappy March 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm

You are the Pinniped

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

The Walrus was Breitbart.

rmjagg1 March 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I am the Breitbart. I am the egg man. " .., the eggs did it , that's not a natural cause

el_donaldo March 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I've heard that when someone dies they pretty much crap and piss themselves. This story is Breitbart's death turd.

SayItWithWookies March 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I gather that Andy was in his death throes for the last ten years then.

el_donaldo March 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

He did kinda look it.

HobbesEvilTwin March 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Need to dress this story up for today's frothing tea party: If you look closely while they are hugging, you see what appears to be the professor slipping Barry some birth control pills for his lady friends on the HLR.

Crank_Tango March 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I wonder what Paula Deen would say about the blahs hugging like that.

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

"Can I get butter in between 'em?"

jtalaska March 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

pass de buttuh.

Eve8Apples March 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

This story actually tells more about Breitbart than Obama. From the story, we learned that Breitbart was a lonely, bitter pale troll who was never hugged by a black man. He was so jealous of black men who gave and received hugs that he set out to destroy all the powerful black men who never invited Breitbart to participate in their black men group hugs.

All Breitbart ever wanted was some black man love.

Generation[redacted] March 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

While someone shouted to them, "Behave yourselves!"

chicken_thief March 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Riley refused to wear the face paint?!

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Why didn't Ken send The Cute Black Guy who used to work here over to Breitbart events to hug him? You know, the guy who used to troll for chicks at D.C. yoga studios.

BaldarTFlagass March 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

But did Obama ever kiss and hold hands with a Saudi king? THAT would be a horrible fucking scandal, ending ANYONE's presidency.

widestanceromance March 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I did, too, before I even got out of bed this morning.

anniegetyerfun March 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

The comments on Breitbart's site are priceless, as always:

WHEN WILL THE MEDIA VET OBAMA??!?!>?!!!

When, indeed? Certainly no one has been ANY paying attention to all you crazy fuckfaces for the past four years. Orly Taitz isn't a household name or anything.

orygoon March 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Priceless, but I choose not to pay a hundred bucks for those comments I WONDER WHY THAT IS.

Generation[redacted] March 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

If you really thought it was worthless, you would pay a hundred bucks for it.

Lascauxcaveman March 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

"then follow up with something with some value, to make liberals look like jerks in retrospect, "

Something of value on a Breitbart blog? Boy, I sure missed that one.

SayItWithWookies March 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

This bombshell video is so completely lame that Soledad O'Brien repeatedly demands of a Breitbart editor what the hell the controversy is — and the poor pasty yellowish idiot can't even come up with anything.

slithytoves March 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

You could tell she just wanted to say, "What the fuck is up with you idiots?" Maybe she did at the break.

el_donaldo March 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm

That is excellent. Kudos to O'Brien for actually knowing what critical race theory is and for telling that Breitbart flunky (how does he get his skin so pasty?) that he's totally full of shit.

elviouslyqueer March 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Oh. My. God. That was magically delicious.

magic_titty March 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

What's really funny is Bell's position on critical race theory – if we're accepting the Breitbart Lackey interpretation of it – isn't really controversial at all, and probably 99% accurate.

jodyleek March 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Soledad missed a golden opportunity. She should have asked that moron, "So, you are saying that Barack Obama is a white supremacist?"

And, what the hell…did Brietbart squirt his minions out of the same tube of Santorum, because that dipshit looks like he could be James O'Keefe's brother. Ick!

Gunner Asch March 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I watched that on Fox, where they framed the exchange as absolute proof of the near sheriff's evil.

gurukalehuru March 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

That was kind of awesome on the part of Soledad O'Brien.
On the other hand, I'd never heard of Critical Race Theory before, and they're both saying the other one is fundamentally misreading the theory.
I think I'm going to trust Soledad O'Brien on this one.

metamarcisf March 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

It took less than a week for Breitbart's heirs to turn the mildly interesting Big sites into an inpenetrable wall of confusion, courtesy of Disqus. Longtime wingnut commentators find themselves asking each other how to edit their comments rather than being able to focus their considerable spare time on outing trolls like me.

Ruhe March 9, 2012 at 8:39 am

Does that internal confusion in bizzarro world explain why your p-rating has gone positive?

BaldarTFlagass March 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I hugged a prof and I liked it,
the smell of his Jeri-curl hairnet.
I hugged a prof just to try it,
I hope my Michelle don't mind it.

Callyson March 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

11:09 for the video? Yeah, I've got a fly on the wall that I'm keeping an eye on, thanks…

flamingpdog March 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

… and I have work to do!

Well, at least when I'm not at Wonkette.

GorzoTheMighty March 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Actually I kept waiting for him to break into a song. That would and continues to be newsworthy. Hugging Blah man not so much.

SoBeach March 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hysterical ninnies like Hannity have been flogging the "associating with radicals" bit for years with absolutely zero traction outside the shrill numbskull demographic.

Good luck with it, guys.

SorosBot March 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

And this guy was a Harvard Law professor, he was no radical but they just baldly assert that every professor Obama was a radical with no need for evidence.

Biff March 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Go easy with the numbskullfucking, there.

SoBeach March 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Squicking is more my thing.

Slim_Pickins March 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I'd recognize that anywhere. Its the secret commi-nazi Iluminati bilderberger greeting!

proudgrampa March 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Could they be reptilians, too?

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

You know who else hugged his black professors?

littlebigdaddy March 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Urkel?

SmutBoffin March 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

The entire cast of Gay Fraternity Studs 3: Top of the clASS?

flamingpdog March 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Not me – I gradumacated from a couple of whitey institutions. But I had a blah French teacher in junior high that I would have liked to "hug".

An_Outhouse March 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Sammy Davis Jr.?

chicken_thief March 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Sammy didn't hug them, but he was known to keep an eye on them.

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Dwayne Wayne on "A Different World"?

katamaran24 March 9, 2012 at 12:45 am

Hitler. He was a huge fan of critical race theory.

revmatty March 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Back when Loesch was a mom-blogger and newspaper columnist she was much more sane. She started the right wing stuff because it got her attention and ratings and at least at the beginning she didn't believe most of what she said, she was doing it just for the career boost. Sadly, I think she now does believe it.

Dumbedup March 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

While we are on the subject, that Dana Loesch is the nastiest, shitpipe sucking one generation out of midwest white trash mean girl out there. Even her face is nasty looking. Every comment by her begins with a stupid sneer. She's trying to out wingnut the skinny blond one and the little asian one.

magic_titty March 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I'm trying to think of a black person Sean Hannity wouldn't consider "controversial".

Jackie Robinson took some white guy's job so it can't be him…Tim Duncan? Steve Urkel?

Crank_Tango March 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Bill Cosby?

Pop_Socket March 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Bill Cosby is a wingnut hero because he sometimes says that black people should solve their own problems.

BaldarTFlagass March 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

As a 35-year Spurs fan, I was going to take issue with you lumping Tim Duncan in with Steve Urkel; but then I realized that you're right.

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Tim Duncan got thrown out of a game for laughing at a white referee. He is worse than Eldridge Cleaver!!!1!1

flamingpdog March 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Christie Love?

Oh wait, that's not the same Christie I was thinkin' of.

flamingpdog March 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Christie Love?

Oh wait, that's not the same Christie I was thinkin' of.

DarwinianDemon March 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Steve Urkel clones himself to make Stefan Urkel. We can't let the blahs be reproducing themselves into cooler versions! How will the Hannity's of the world ever score?

Nostrildamus March 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Al Jolson.

chicken_thief March 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Diahann Carroll? 'Cause we all wanted a taste of that chocolate pie!

Tundra Grifter March 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm

"Rev." Jesse Lee Peterson – who said everyone white person who voted for Mr. Obama is a racist.

J.C. Watts.

Thomas Sowell.

Lynn Swann.

And a loose collection of other professional conservatives.

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Will Smith?

katamaran24 March 9, 2012 at 12:48 am

Michael Steele. It's like he has a thought bubble over his head, "Please, please like me, white people."
He's Urkel without the self esteem.

actor212 March 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

All they have to do is look at the album covers! The album covers!

Generation[redacted] March 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

There's hidden meaning in that one really weird song on his "white album"

Number 9 (behave yourselves!) Number 9 (behave yourselves!) Number 9 (behave yourselves!) ….

DCBloom March 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Well! I was a big supporter, but now that I see that he hugs colored men, i might have to rethink my vote.

axmxz March 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

The real bombshell in the video is Barry himself. Can I get an amen?

FakaktaSouth March 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I am right here.
I may do this all day – just go around hugging black guys. My next door neighbor is going to be so confused. (That's right bitches, my Alabama co-suburgatorian NEXT DOOR is black, and on the other side are my dude ghey-bors, we are the boring whiteys in the middle – when Rick Santorum comes with his crosses, he will be so confused)

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I would watch this sitcom!

Mahousu March 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Obama keeps hugging black people like that, I'll bet he ends up marrying one.

Actually, there is one bombshell in this video – the young Obama keeps putting his hand in his pocket, rather awkwardly. The revelation: he was not all that smooth.

ttommyunger March 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Ha! I knew it! Obamer is both a nigger-lover AND a queer! Get a rope, boys!

american__mutt March 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Genius.

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

That's some serious COTD quality snark right there.

seppdecker March 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

If Sean Hannity were any dumber, he'd be Gomer Pyle.

JimNauseam March 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Hannity isn't dumb at all, he knows EXACTLY what he's doing. Don't give him an excuse.

seppdecker March 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm

You can be dumb and still be a good person. Unfortunately, Hannity is not one of those people. No excuses for his evil.

Lynne March 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

If he was Gomer Pyle, that would be a step up for him.

Steverino247 March 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

No surprise, no surprise, no surprise!

Tundra Grifter March 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Remember the episode where the other guys made fun of a female Marine and said she was so tough she probably had a tattoo?

My oh my, how times have changed!

prommie March 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Oh no, the Capitalists are on to us! Like all good members of The Party, I was indoctrinated with Bell's social justice theories (and Fox-Piven as well, of course). This video blows the lid off our grand conspiracy to bring about the grand workers revolution to overthrow the capitalists and seize control of the material means of production. Comrades, what shall we do now?

SoBeach March 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I'll never forget the first time a wingnut accused me of being part of the big Saul Alinsky, Rules For Radicals conspiracy. "Who the hell is Saul Alinsky?" I asked.

"Of course you're going to pretend like you don't know, commie."

Selfish_T March 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Even on the internet, it's not every day you see things much more insane than that Dana Loesch block quote.

barto March 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

"Additionally, if the President’s embrace of Bell was unimportant, why did Buzzfeed choose not to pay the hundred bucks to license those seconds?"

What he meant to say was – oh forget it. Logic will never be the knuckedraggers' forte. They are amusing, at least, thankfully.

neiltheblaze March 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

There Barry goes again – being affable and charming in public!

Geminisunmars March 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm

And bla!

stncmchnc March 9, 2012 at 1:00 am

And without a teleprompter even.

prommie March 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

This accursed Breitbart, though a capitalist tool, he was the greatest danger to our cause. It is unfortunate that our comrades in mainstream journalism were not able to completely silence him. Now, from beyond the grave, he continues to bedevil the party and delay the revolution, and now he may have revealed the truth of our grand conspiracy! We are fortunate, comrades, to have as able a leader as Obama, the anti-colonialist Kenyan, to lead us in these dark times.

Slim_Pickins March 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

In other news, Newt Gingrich explains that he thought that the KKK was just another fraternity when he joined it.

proudgrampa March 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

You mean it's not Kappa Kappa Kappa???

DarwinianDemon March 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

It's a race war!!

HistoriCat March 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Kids today! Get off my lawn! Etc.

Aint none of us getting any younger. Yeah, I remember MTV running music videos. Madonna, Duran Duran, and so on. I remember when they were showing House of Sweat – those were the days.

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Hell, I remember MTV before Michael Jackson forced them to run videos by black people!

Tundra Grifter March 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I wasn't sure my girlfriend really liked me, or just wanted to come over to my apartment to watch MTV cause I had cable and she didn't.

SmutBoffin March 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

"The larger question is why a publicly-funded entity like WGBH is charging individuals for information…"

No, it's not. It costs a considerable amount of money to maintain an archive of video footage that is searchable and transmissible on demand. Or is Dana a big fan of the gov't giving stuff away for free, i.e. SOCAILASMS!?!?!?

IceCreamEmpress March 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Yeah, that's not a question. Also, gummint funds are something like 10% of the WGBH budget–it's mostly personal and corporate donations. As a donor myself, I am glad to hear that they charged the Breitbart cabal $$$.

a_pink_poodle March 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I was sorely disappointed. I was expecting him to be at a Black Panther party, chanting death to whitey or something.

Tundra Grifter March 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

You mean like that famous Michelle Obama video that's been talked about and promised for years, but somehow just has never quite seen the light of day?

Limeylizzie March 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

All well and good, but Soledad O'Brien is a Blahtina.

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm

And a fine one at that!

IceCreamEmpress March 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

And her dad was from Australia, so you know what that means!

We went to college together and I have to say she looks a lot better than I do. Blah don't crah, apparently, while WASP wrinkles like a mofo.

Pop_Socket March 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm

He sounds just as eloquent then as he does now and there isn't a teleprompter anywhere to be seen.

BlueStateLibel March 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

The icy cold hand of Breitbart reaches out to us from beyond the grave to confuse us, because I just don't get this.

fitley March 9, 2012 at 1:45 am

Even in death BreitTard isn't getting any respect. Worms are pissing on his bloated carcus rather than eat it. Just like American soldiers.

proudgrampa March 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

OK. If Fox News and Breitbart aren't (weren't) r****ded, can we at least agree that they are (were) intellectually challenged?

Steverino247 March 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Rancid. That's the word to use now. "If Fos News and Breibart aren't (weren't) rancid, can we at least agree that they are (were) hygienically challenged?"

Geminisunmars March 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I confess to watching the whole 11 minutes. I don't believe in commenting on the appearance and voices of people, but I have to wonder why the film maker decided to go with cartoon versions of Hugh Laurie and a helium voiced George Stephanopolopious.

not that Dewey March 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Have you ever seen Obama drink a glass of water?

Steverino247 March 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Denying women your essence, are we?

owhatever March 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

See! Obama is a black man. We told you so, right here on this program, day after day, year after year, and now here is conclusive proof.

DocChaos March 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I don't have time to watch the whole thing, can someone tell me at what point in the video Obama yells "Burn, Whitey, Burn", and starts shooting at the cops?

ElPinche March 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Breitbart Barry-rolled us all !!!

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Good God! It is almost as if Obama is Black himself!

BTWBFDIMHO March 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Innocent hugging might lead to mandatory body searches.

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Look, Assholes, just cut bait and ride that "he bowed to the Saudi King!!11!" thing as far as it'll take you. Because you got nothing.

mavenmaven March 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

So they got two yeshiva boys to say why the shvartzas are bad?

imissopus March 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

First Black President of Harvard Law Review Speaks Positively of First Black Tenured Professor of Harvard Law School Twenty Years Ago! Film at 11!!!!

What else ya got?

Wonderthing March 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

He continues to remain black, which has been his PROBLEM all along. They make creams for it, you know.

rmjagg1 March 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

my sister uses that same cream and went from aryan to albino – she's going for see-through

imissopus March 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

"This piece of rare video" that literally anyone could have viewed at PBS's website for the last four years or licensed for any type of video production from WGBH in Boston for a relatively small amount of money any time in the last twenty years? Shocking!

And one wonders if Charles Ogletree said what he said because he knew nutbars like Hannity would turn it into something it wasn't. Idiot.

imissopus March 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Ben Shapiro and Joel Pollak. Two Jews. Great, guys, the rest of us will get smeared – guilt by association because of our ethnicity. Doesn't that suck?

mavenmaven March 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Only if you accept Breitbartian logic in the first place.

finallyhappy March 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Not me- I don't accept guilt by religious association. NJDC has Obama's back.

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Up next: a decade of shocking, scandalous syllabi from Obama's courses at the University of Chicago!! We beg of you — keep any children you may be homeschooling away from the Internet the day we expose these bombshells!1!1

imissopus March 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Oh, and one more note: this Joel Pollak is a piece of work. A native of South Africa, for fuck's sake, who immigrated here as a child (grew up in the Chicago suburbs in fact, which from what I know of history have long been SUCH a hotbed of multiculturalism) and then went back to the University of Cape Town for grad school. Then went to Harvard Law and worked for Alan Dershowitz. A white South African lecturing about critical race theory and taking the side of the aggrieved white folks. Priceless.

And to top it all off, he hooks up with Andrew Breitbart. Christ.

These are the types of people who make me want to go all Hulk smashy-smashy on them.

Chet Kincaid March 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Well, South Africa and Israel were "Nukes Buddies" back in the day.

CapnFatback March 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Hey now, many of us folks from Chicago south suburbs come in multiple colors, save our collars, which have been predominantly blue.

imissopus March 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Yes, I smeared broadly, which I hope will not cause any legal problems for the proprietress, or at least fill her inbox with angry wingnut emails. I've been reading Nixonland and learning all about much of the fun that went on under Daley in the mid-60s, particularly in 1966 when Title IV was being debated as part of that year's CRA and it got under my skin a little. I should also add I have been to Chicago several times (my brother used to live there) and think it's an awesome city.

CapnFatback March 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm

'S cool. I'm mostly feeling homesick. We're upon that time of year where they dye the Chicago River green (i.e., pump in waste from the Sherman-Williams factory on the south side).

Pollack has his roots in the Skokie region, which–as you may know–is know for being a hearty Jewish stew. Well, for that and the whole Nazi march thing. Which reminds me . . .

Say, you know who else had ties to Skokie and was fond of speaking on theories of race?

chascates March 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm

If true this means Obama was black BEFORE he ran for President! Orly Taint, where are you?

Godless_Liberal March 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Breitbart.com is accusing someone else of selectively editing a video? Seriously?

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Yeah. Go figure.

Tundra Grifter March 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I have just one question for the late Mr. Breitbart:

"Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?"

Selfish_T March 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm

This is less of a story than if he was speaking in support Pittsburgh Pirate Derek Bell's "Operation Shutdown" in spring training 2002. That might actually hurt his chances in Pennsylvania.

american__mutt March 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Where's angry black man? I need him to hold me back.

I hate this ish so much. What's so weird is that I didn't think being an angry black man in college was tantamount to being a traitor.

Wadisay March 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Has anybody here actually seen Breitbart's dead body?

CapnFatback March 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm

"Critical Race theory is being talked about in the public square!"
Ooh, that's good.
"Joel Pollack is the doing the talking."
Ooh, that's bad.
"Soledad O'Brien called him out on his bullshit!"
Ooh, that's good.
"The muttonheads who will buy Pollack's outright lie will just see O'Brien's refutation as a liberal media cover-up."
Ooh, that's bad.

Oh, why must the toppings always contain potassium benzoate?

labman57 March 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Multi-racial POTUS supported the civil rights cause of a “scary black guy” while in college. News at 11.

CapnFatback March 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

BREITBART'S 7-STEP DO IT YOURSELF SCANDAL PLAN

1. Find video of Obama being chummy with liberal/minority/elitist (bonus points for all three!)
2. Find specialized term that sounds scary to–white–masses who don't own library cards.
3. Wait until the Obama associate dies so he cannot possibly alter the debate.
4. Die yourself of "natural causes" (for a gelatinous, coked-up, self-loathing Sasquatch).
5. Let uncharismatic minions carry the ball to a mainstream press corps still feeling embarrassed by the Sherrod affair.
6. ???????
7. Romney 2012!

James Michael Curley March 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm

This is what Brietbarts residual fart balloon was hyping? All those wasted electrons. Back here in Curleyville we had a transformer blow and I'm typing via on the cat powered generato …

Damn cat has the attention span of a …

lulzmonger March 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Beitbart.com needs MOAR EPIC FAIL.

LOL INTERNETS

finallyhappy March 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

In the days of records, my best friend and I (junior high) tried to play the record backwards and yes, Paul is dead. Also it said Barack Obama is a Kenyan Muslim who become US President in 2008.

finallyhappy March 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

heard that during my work at the museum( from a few visitors). See, if you don't have exhibits about slavery or economic inequality- it all goes away. Even if these things are facts, presenting them makes us the racists.

Ruhe March 9, 2012 at 8:42 am

Would that be the Freedom Museum her in beautiful Cincinnati? A truly remarkable institution built around telling the story of Americans who risked their lives to escape slavery in the South, the Freedom Center was welcomed by some local Cincinnati talking-heads as the "Slavery Museum". Idiots.

Tundra Grifter March 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm

This video is the biggest nothin' since Geraldo opened Al Capone's vault.

stncmchnc March 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm

The PBS clip wasn't edited as much as the Breitbart clip. I think Breitbart.com and Hannity just Breitbarted themselves.

Noisette76 March 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I used to work with the little fellow on the left (Ben Shapiro). He wasn't nearly so smug while slaving over diligence review at 3am. Watching him ascend to the lofty post of Breitbart's lackey has been amusing, to say the least. No doubt his career will skyrocket now after this heavy-hitting investigative coup. "Hug-Gate?" Dude, none of this vetting s*** is going to stick unless they unearth a sex scandal. Harvard Law professor denied tenure? Most people in this country won't understand the majority of words in that sentence. Try harder next time, Ben dear.

PuglyDoRight March 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

So I wiki'd Derrick Bell. What' s the big deal? He worked in Justice Department alongside Thurgood Marshall.

GliblyArcane March 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I once hugged a white guy. And he was Jewish!

PrimlyStable March 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm

The Fox caption says "Breitbart promised to release videos prior to his death", just in case any viewers assumed that said promise was made post-mortem.

Ruhe March 9, 2012 at 8:36 am

From beyond the grave Bell holds up a copy of "The Space Traders" and says "I told you so."

Troglodeity March 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

This is obviously a fake. As anyone following Orly Taitz Esq. knows, Barack Obama did not attend Harvard Law School and if he did, he wasn't a good student. And his name back then was Barry Soetoro.

lucimorland March 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Meanwhile, Reagan hi-fives the Taliban on tape and Atlas Shrugs.

GOPCrusher March 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Even the hardcore Breitbartards have to be thinking WTF?

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