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Friday, March 9, 2012

Breitbart's Strange Obsession With Obama's Background: The Harvard Law School Video

Watch Obama Speaks at Harvard Law in '90 on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

Prior to Andrew Breitbart's Death he was collecting videotapes & work about Pres. Obama's past.

Is it safe to assume he was probably going to edit most of it to make Pres. Obama appear as some White Hating, Radical?
Given the Fact that Andrew Breitbart was NOT a Supporter of Pres. Obama & Vehemently Disagreed with his Administration, its Safe to assume this theory.

One of the videos in his collection was of a Young Barack Obama during his time at Harvard Law School.

He was speaking to a group of Students & Staff, encouraging them to Welcome Diversity.
What's So Controversial About this particular Video?


However if you Edit this Video, Add Words and Additional Scenes to it, you could make Pres. Obama appear as a White Hating, Radical.

As I stated last week when news about Andrew Breitbart's death first surfaced, he knew something & was going to use to upset the 2012 Election.

Do I Believe Pres. Obama's people had Anything to do with Breitbart's Death?

NO! Of Course NOT!
NOT in a Million Years!

I don't know how or why Andrew Breitbart died but I do know he was planning on doing something Extremely Dirty to hurt President Obama.

As my Grandmother used to say to people who did her wrong:
"God does NOT like Ugly so you better watch yourself!"

Harvard video used to attack Obama provides no racial 'smoking gun'

Wait...that was it? The shocking videotape unearthed by the late, right-wing gadfly Andrew Breitbart, the one that was supposed to finally prove that Barack Obama is indeed the crazed race warrior that the right has tried to portray him to be since 2007, has turned out to be neither new, nor newsworthy.

Breitbart was supposedly working on a major exposé on the tape, which shows Obama during his days at Harvard Law School in the early 90s. It leaked early -- a suspicious cabal of liberal media elites at Buzzfeed having scooped Fox News' Sean Hannity by using the clandestine tactics that the Left calls "licensing the video from Boston's PBS TV station."

What they found will shock and horrify you -- if you are shocked and horrified by pithy compliments delivered before a mixed race crowd at the frightening Saul Alinsky radical training ground of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In the video, Obama is speaking at a campus rally in support of Professor Derrick Bell, the first tenured black professor at Harvard Law School and one of just a handful of minorities -- and women -- with such posts in the early 90s. At the time, a student group called the Coalition for Civil Rights, which was comprised of black, Hispanic, women and gay student organizations, demanded that Harvard diversify its faculty.

(Similar protests, sit ins and demands were taking place at the undergraduate college, where the head of the African-American studies department was a white woman.

Those protests ultimately led to the hiring of Henry Louis Gates to lead the Afro-American Studies department and for a time brought Professor Cornel West to Harvard, where he battled with then Harvard University president and future adviser to President Barack Obama, Lawrence Summers.)

Bell took a leave of absence and refused to return until the law school tenured a black woman. The protests in the "smoking gun" video, which the Right is certain will take the president down, were in support of Bell's actions. In the tape, Obama tells a story about Bell addressing first year law students, saying that Bell didn't accomplish all that he did "because of his good looks and easy charm, though he has both in amble measure." The mostly white audience laughs. Scandal!

Hannity, in his Wednesday Fox show, ominously informed his audience that "in the next frame, Obama embraces the 'controversial' professor, but that part of the tape was 'covered up' by Obama's friend and Bell's fellow Harvard Law professor, Charles Ogletree, ahead of the 2008 election."

Hannity claimed that the video was selectively edited and was hidden by the media in order to protect Obama from the kind of scrutiny that conservatives are forced to endure. In fact, PBS' Frontline aired the video in its entirety, in 2008, as part of a documentary on Obama's time at Harvard that has been available on YouTube for four years...

Hannity did his best to hype the video, which shows Obama looking and sounding almost exactly the way he does today, though with longer hair -- wait, Afros are a sign of being radical, right? -- and with his hands stuck in his pockets. He tells the crowd, "open your hearts and your minds to Derrick Bell." And it is on that phrase, and Bell's connection to an area of scholarship called "critical race theory," that the anti-Obama right plans to base its attacks.

Hannity and his guests, two editors from Breitbart's, -- who for some reason kept giggling -- spent much of the segment smearing Derrick Bell, who died last year and cannot defend himself. They called Bell a "radical," and the "Jeremiah Wright of academia." They claimed that there was a "media cover up" of this shocking videotape, which has a sinister demonstration of Obamaian mildness.

In the next segment, Fox commentator Juan Williams disappointed those in the studio by declaring that the tape was nothing new. "I expected more than that," he said. That might be the understatement of the year.

Boykin said that Obama didn't participate in most of the campus protests or in the Coalition for Civil Rights lawsuit against Harvard Law. But on key occasions, such as that day in 1991, Obama, who was something of a campus celebrity because of this status as the first African-American to head the Law Review, lent his presence and support to the group and to Bell, which helped bring critical attention to the efforts, for which Boykin praised him.

And Boykin denied that the protests were some demonstration of black nationalism. "They centered around Professor Derrick Bell and a student led movement for diversity. It wasn't even a black thing. It was a coalition of black groups, the Latino group, women, gay groups... Most of the people at our events were white!"

As for the attempts by Hannity and his cohorts to tar the reputation of the late Professor Bell, Boykin said: "I spoke at Professor Bell's funeral at the Riverside church in Harlem last year. It was an ecumenical gathering of people of all races. He was nothing like that."

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Sources: Buzz Feed, CNN, Daily Mail,, Harvard Law School, NY Daily News, PBS, The Grio, Youtube, Google Maps

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