Has Andrew Breitbart's last big scoop (according to him and his people) been scooped? Maybe: the good folks over at Buzzfeed have posted a video of President Obama which they believe to be the very same one Breitbart promised would "change this election." Not much was known about the clip, except that it took place during Obama's time at Harvard and would prove how racial division is (supposedly) central to his entire mission as president. The video, which was acquired from a Boston TV station, shows a young Obama — who looks fine and sounds exactly the same — speaking at a protest for increased diversity among the faculty of Harvard Law School:

Weird — "scandalous support for racial division" sounds a lot like "addressing race in any way while black" to me.

The protest was organized after Prof. Derrick Bell, the first black tenured professor at Harvard Law, threatened to take a leave of absence after tenure was denied to another black professor, Regina Austin. He said he would continue the leave until a black woman was offered and accepted tenure at the school; he even added a hunger strike to the effort. Obama's support was important for the protest, as he was the first black president of the Law Review. His speech is pretty much like the ones he gives today: engaging, a little bit funny, with a look toward unity over radical conflict. Dun-dun-dun! and what have you.

No one at Breitbart.com has come out and said that this is indeed the tape their late founder was talking about, but they did accuse the people at Buzzfeed of selectively editing the film to put Obama in a better light. (They also brought back the specter of Jeremiah Wright. Is that really still a thing?) They've promised to release the "full tape" tonight on The Sean Hannity Show. I'm going to bet that whatever Obama says on the longer cut, I won't find shocking, upsetting, or in any way out of line. Unfortunately, I bet that a lot of Fox News viewers will. Of course, it's not like they liked the man to begin with.

Commentarium (10 Comments)

Mar 07 12 - 6:21pm

Except for sticking his hand in his pocket several dozen times (look for Hannity to accuse him of being addicted to masturbation), I can't imagine anything from this video being damaging. Of course, I won't be watching the 'full' version tonight. I'll check back here tomorrow for any new revelations.

Mar 07 12 - 8:27pm
citiesai occurs

It's visually bizarre how the hand goes in the pocket, then it comes out, then it goes in, then it comes out, ad nauseum. It's like he shaved his pubes and they've grown back to that itchy stage, and he just can't ignore matters.

Mar 07 12 - 11:26pm

LMAO... itcy pubes. But check out some of the things that they talk about on INFOWARS. This healthy guy just dropped dead. Has to be something fishy. I dont think this is the tape that he is referring to.

Mar 07 12 - 11:48pm

There are many of us, in other countries, who worry a lot about our friends in the US. Its that kind of post, Victoria, that causes us to worry. How do you come up with this stuff???

Mar 12 12 - 4:33pm

Victoria, are you kidding? "Healthy guy"? Breitbart looked older than me, and I turn 58 this week.

Mar 08 12 - 12:00am

How did he talk for that long without a teleprompter?

Mar 08 12 - 9:26am
rismotel for

... footage of Barack Obama praising and hugging Professor Derrick Bell. It was spliced and diced by the media to avoid showing just how close Obama was to Bell. More than that, a close associate of the Obama campaign, Harvard Law School’s Professor Charles Ogletree, admitted on our exclusive tape, “We hid this throughout the 2008 campaign. I don’t care if they find it now.”

Well, we found it. And it is damaging, because Barack Obama was as close or closer to Derrick Bell than he ever was to Jeremiah Wright. Obama didn’t merely sit in the pews – or not -- for Derrick Bell. He didn’t just hang out with Derrick Bell for prayers. He said:

“Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell.”

If we did, here’s what we’d be opening our hearts and minds to. This is a close associate of Jeremiah Wright, a man who was quoted by Jeremiah Wright regularly. This is a man who posited that the civil rights movement was too moderate because it accepted the status quo, and believed that the entire legal and constitutional system had to be transformed in radical fashion. This is a man so extreme that, as we’ve reported, he wrote a story in 1993 in which he posited that white Americans would sell black Americans into slavery to aliens to relieve the national debt, and that Jews would go along with it.

There’s far more coming on Derrick Bell. This is just the beginning. And this video is a smoking gun showing that Barack Obama not only associated with radicals, he was their advocate.

Mar 08 12 - 11:22am

This is hardly a smoking gun. This is a nothing, just like Breitbart's twisted, fact-free hatchet jobs on ACORN and Shirley Sherrod. As, as a nothing, it's the perfect final gift from Breitbart.

Mar 09 12 - 12:21am
found juritedo

So your president's close ties and personal feelings of respect and admiration for yet another radical anti-America extremist doesn't bother you?

Mar 12 12 - 4:35pm

You know, your parents ought to have taught you, as my very conservative father taught me, that proposing ways in which your country might be better organized and run is not, in fact is far from, being disloyal to it.