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March 25, 2010

Breitbart Challenges Congressional Black Caucus Members to Offer Proof of Alleged Tea Party Racism

As video after video suggests that Democratic attempts to troll for racism among tens of thousands of Tea Party protesters was a failure that resulted in formerly respected Congressmen lying to the media, Andrew Breitbart has issued them a challenge:

It's time for the allegedly pristine character of Rep. John Lewis to put up or shut up. Therefore, I am offering $10,000 of my own money to provide hard evidence that the N- word was hurled at him not 15 times, as his colleague reported, but just once. Surely one of those two cameras wielded by members of his entourage will prove his point.

And surely if those cameras did not capture such abhorrence, then someone from the mainstream media ó those who printed and broadcast his assertions without any reasonable questioning or investigation ó must themselves surely have it on camera. Of course we already know they donít. If they did, you'd have seen it by now.

THOUSANDS OF TIMES.

Rep. Lewis, if you can't do that, I'll give him a backup plan: a lie detector test. If you provide verifiable video evidence showing that a single racist epithet was hurled as you walked among the tea partiers, or you pass a simple lie detector test, I will provide a $10K check to the United Negro College Fund.

I suspect Lewis will not collect one thin dime from Breitbart, and it's a shame, really. If Lewis has no evidence, and won't take a polygraph, and won't apologize for fabricating these slurs, it strongly suggests that a man who spent the early part of his life combating racism has been corrupted in his later years into embracing it himself.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 25, 2010 11:17 AM
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So trees really don't fall in forests unless they are caught on tape. Good to know.

Breitbart does know a thing or two about putting up or shutting up, and about offering proof for ones assertions. However, I'm not sure his experience with either lends him credibility on those topics.

Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2010 12:48 PM

Well Jim, as Jesse Jackson jr. was following along with a VIDEO camera recording their walk, it should be rather easy for them to varify....

Posted by: JP at March 25, 2010 01:23 PM

One would think so, assuming the camera was on and close to Lewis the whole time. Of course to know if that were true we'd have to have film of the filming for the whole walk and we wouldn't need Jackson's tape. ha ha


Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2010 01:32 PM

Obama has changed our government and way of life. As such, do we really owe any respect to elected officials. When do we stop being subjects and assert our rights of God given freedom. If Obama had adhered to the Constitution and not brided and threatened each and every vote, then we could possibly have a civil discourse. As it is, I consider the government fundamentally disolved. I agree with CY, when people don't listen to the majority of their constituents, then you have to get their attention, or get rid of them.

My only reservation is that no one should do a thing to Obama. If something happened to him we would be left with Biden, that is truly scary. In addition, the last thing we need is for Obama to be another hero like Lincoln.

Posted by: David at March 25, 2010 02:03 PM
So trees really don't fall in forests unless they are caught on tape. Good to know.

Serious accusations from people who stand to benefit from those accusations deserve proof. That is, unless you are a leftist. In which case the accusation is sufficient proof. At least for the thuggish left.

The rest of us need to hear some evidence confirming this accusation. Without that...it is just more lefty Democrats dishonestly trying to demonize the opposition by crying "racists"--predictable.

Posted by: iconoclast at March 25, 2010 03:59 PM

Jim, I'm not sure what you are talking about re Breitbart. Most famously, he made his bones with the ACORN tapes which were, as the name implies.... TAPES! an anachronism there of course, they were vid files. And they were released in their entirety, were scrutinized endlessly and publicly for any faults or flaws. Why? Because as anyone who blinks knows, ACORN and the media bigs are on the same side. Okay, so obviously Breitbart is on a side but he never said otherwise. I welcome the new media sincerity where everyone has an axe to grind and everyone knows it since it minimizes the taking of anyone's word for anything. I assert confidently that John Lewis is lying. Likewise Clyburn. These are scurrilous figures and I say that as a constituent of Lewis; a man who benefits mightily from the soft bigotry of low expectations and has for his entire career. He is but a hack, a man of no principle who can be counted on to toe the party line, as on Clinton in yesteryear. But he got beat up in a march forty years ago. How nauseating.

Posted by: megapotamus at March 26, 2010 04:55 AM

Breitbart has not released the ACORN tapes in their entirety.

Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2010 09:33 AM
Breitbart has not released the ACORN tapes in their entirety.

Wrong.

Posted by: Pablo at March 28, 2010 08:33 AM