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Monday, September 26, 2016

On Tuesday evening, Matt Drudge set the Internet on fire by promising a video that would produce charges of racism by “both sides.” What he ended up producing instead was a massive, bored sigh when BuzzFeed scooped him by pointing out that much of the video had been on YouTube for years.

Drudge’s immensely popular right-wing site continued promoting the video until it was shown and dissected on Fox News’ Hannity. The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson sat in and explained how he knew this was a bombshell: “I know because I reported it the first time.”

That’s right: Carlson also trumpeted the “new” video during the 2008 campaign on his ill-fated MSNBC show.

Host Sean Hannity and his guest fixated on the president’s “accent” in the video, suggesting he was putting on a black affect to connect with the crowd.

Most observers quickly dismissed the stunt as an attempt to create a “47 percent” moment for the president that reveals his disdain for some Americans. Hannity at one point said that then-candidate Obama made derisive comments about “poor people” — when Obama was clearly speaking about the need to provide skills training to neglected groups including the homeless, veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and young adults coming out of foster care.

Carlson went on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning to blame the dismissal of the tape on the “throne sniffers” in the mainstream media. Yet by morning even Drudge had dropped the story from his top headline and moved on to the next manufactured outrage.

 

  • bcarreiro

    whats black and white and running the white house …………….the damn president

  • it’s a great speech

  • elw

    I don’t see a 47% in this, it was a good speech. but of course I do not have Conservative values twisting my vision.

    • bamagal0007

      LOL…get over yourself.

      • Sand_Cat

        You’re the one who needs to get over it.

        • Phinkelepants

          That was one eloquent come back. You told him!

  • bamagal0007

    His dialect was phony, just like him.
    The “rock star” president more worried about which celeb he can hang with rather than a murdered ambassador.

    • Sand_Cat

      Your own irrational and ignorant hatred shows again!

      • bamagal0007

        Is it a lie? NOPE.

    • Phinkelepants

      Don’t you know that when a black politician uses a that dialect that he is showing his ability to relate? He’s not cynical he’s sophisticated!

      • bamagal0007

        It is a habit of the left…Hillary and Gore did the same thing and its pandering. Most folks I know of ANY race do not like that,

  • bamagal0007

    Then he is telling the overwhelmingly black audience that this government didn’t care as much for the victims of Katrina because of the color of their skin…how is that not a racist remark?

    Why is it to you dems/libs, only white folks can be racist?

    If you believe that, you are truly ignorant.

    • Sand_Cat

      More to the point, the Bush “government” didn’t care as much about the victims because they were black. Both whites and black can be guilty of racism, but only one of the two major parties has made it a major part of their belief system and uses it on a regular basis as a campaign tactic to “inflame the base.” This same party also repeatedly attempts to project its own racism, disdain for the poor, and hatred of the Bill of Rights – except the second Amendment, of course – on the other.

      You are the truly ignorant one, as your every post spells out, loudly and clearly.

      • bamagal0007

        What a load of crap and you know it. OBAMA IS INFLAMING THE BASE here…and because I think Obama is not worthy of another term, I am racist?
        You folks here are ignorant ones…and it looks like you have nothing left except the race card.

  • Sand_Cat

    Any fool who even bothers to look at the drudge “report” deserves to be shown for what he or she is. Hasn’t it gotten through that this guy just makes up “news”?

    • bamagal0007

      LOL..like this site is any better? Your willful ignorance is astounding.

      • Actually…it IS better.

        This article is a great example.

        • bamagal0007

          Your argument is ridiculous and you know it lib. Democrats NEED to keep blacks in their voting base or they are finished. They also need to keep them down and dependent…which is the exact opposite of what the right wants to do…we want everyone to be successful…no matter their race.

          • I tend to dismiss anything from people who use words like “libs,” “libtards,” “repugs” and so on. It’s always a sign of lack of both thought and vocabulary.

  • bamagal0007

    LOL…well that was original.

  • bamagal0007

    He is INFLAMING the base…exactly what you libs accuse repubs of doing by insinuating we are all racists. Do you actaully think that wll actually help him?

    • No one is insinuating anything. I call ’em as I see ’em. Most of your party don’t believe he was born in the U.S.A. and call him a “secret Muslim terrorist who hates America”. If that’s not racism then nothing is.

  • bamagal0007

    LOL…sand gnat…you know nothing about me…yet, you generalize that I am a tea party member…a republican and a racist becuase I disagree with Obama. That in itself speaks volumes about you and your hatred of anyone with a different opinion.

    • Well…first of all…in the year 2012 “tea party member”, “republican” and “racist” are synonymous terms. Denial on your part is pointless, since this has already been proven again and again and again. You don’t just “disagree” with Obama. You imagine that he is a “socialist”. You question his citizenship. Your party swore to obstruct him at all costs since before he took office. Your party calls women who use birth control “sluts”, disabled veterans and the working poor “moochers” and the first back President a “communist”. Hatred of anyone with a different opinion? That’s YOUR party…or did I just imagine seeing a “spay and neuter all liberals” bumpersticker?

  • bamagal0007

    Hardly Jeffrey…this site is so far left it’s treading water in the Pacific.

  • bamagal0007

    You guys are always good for a laugh…Thanks!

  • bamagal0007

    Don’t care if he is purple…you libs seem to be the ones blabbering about his race. Shame on you.