Obama Hugs Black Guy

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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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