We might want to tune into Fox News, tonight.
The full Harvard tape Andrew Breitbart referred to at CPAC is going to debut, tonight on Hannity.
Big Government reports:
Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.”
Wow, I wonder how long they’ve had the video in their possession? One week? Two weeks? Four years? Gosh – It almost seems timed to steal Breitbart’s thunder – as the Bigs were set to release the video in about a week.
Are we sure Journolist hasn’t reconstituted itself?
Breitbart.com’s Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak reports that the video has been selectively edited–“either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself.”
Here’s the edited version:
The most impressive thing about that video is the fact that Obama was speaking extemporaneously – without a teleprompter.
Prof. Derrick Bell, the man Obama was lauding, is a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright.
Here is the Discover the Networks profile on Derrick Bell:
Derrick Bell is a professor at the New York University School of Law. Born in 1930, Bell may be considered the founder, or at least the godfather, of “Critical Race Theory,” an academic tradition in which race plays the same role as class in the Marxist paradigm. In the mid-1970s Bell was a pioneer in the field. He was not only angered by what he viewed as the slow progress of racial reform in the United States, but he also held that the gains brought about by the civil rights laws of the 1960s were being eroded in the 1970s.
Bell believed then, as he does to this day, that whites would support civil rights protections for blacks only if those protections would also promote white self-interest and social status. Since Bell maintains that racial minorities are a permanently oppressed caste — and that racism is a normal, permanent aspect of American life — he reasons that equality before the law is unfair to blacks, whose moral claims are superior to those of whites. He has endorsed a journal dedicated to the “abolition of whiteness,” called Race Traitor, whose motto is “Treason to the white race is loyalty to humanity.”
According to Professor Bell and his fellow Critical Race theorists, existing legal structures are, like American society at large, racist in their very construction. Critical Race Theory suggests that to combat this “institutional racism,” oppressed racial groups have both the right and the duty to decide for themselves, which laws are valid and are worth observing. Critical Race Theory also promotes the use of storytelling narratives in law-review articles to better reflect the “oral traditions” of black experience. Bell has used the technique of placing legal and social commentary into the mouths of invented characters extensively in his writings. While acknowledging that this “style of storytelling” is “less rigorous than the doctrine-laden, citation-heavy law review pieces,” he employs it nonetheless.
How is it that someone with such toxic views is allowed access to young minds?
A few of Professor Bell’s more notable quotes (all of them from his 1992 book Faces at the Bottom of the Well) on the subject of race include the following:
- “Despite undeniable progress for many, no African Americans are insulated from incidents of racial discrimination. Our careers, even our lives, are threatened because of our color.”
- “[T]he racism that made slavery feasible is far from dead . . . and the civil rights gains, so hard won, are being steadily eroded.”
- “… few whites are ready to actively promote civil rights for blacks.”
- “[D]iscrimination in the workplace is as vicious (if less obvious) than it was when employers posted signs ‘no negras need apply.'”
- “We rise and fall less as a result of our efforts than in response to the needs of a white society that condemns all blacks to quasi citizenship as surely as it segregated our parents.”
- “Slavery is, as an example of what white America has done, a constant reminder of what white America might do.”
- “Black people will never gain full equality in this country. … African Americans must confront and conquer the otherwise deadening reality of our permanent subordinate status.”
- “Tolerated in good times, despised when things go wrong, as a people we [blacks] are scapegoated and sacrificed as distraction or catalyst for compromise to facilitate resolution of political differences or relieve economic adversity.”
Joel Pollak and Ben Shapiro appeared on The Sean Hannity Show, this afternoon to discuss the tape.
The full tape will be released tonight on Fox News’ Hannity.
Breitbart TV: Obama’s Mentor: ‘We Hid This Throughout 2008 Campaign’:
“Open your hearts and open your minds to the words of Prof. Derrick Bell.” Those are the words of Barack Obama in reference to the controversial racialist Derrick Bell. Prof. Charles Ogletree, Barack Obama’s mentor said “We hid this throughout the 2008 campaign.” As more is uncovered about Prof. Derrick Bell and his radical views, it will become clear why Prof. Ogletree wanted this video hidden.
Big Journalism: Ben Smith on Obama Harvard Tapes: Nothing to See Here:
This is nothing more than the left-wing media attempting to get out in front of and define Breitbart’s story (though this isn’t the full story) through a controlled explosion before it’s fully told. Because what Ben Smith and the rest of Obama’s Palace Guards don’t want you to know is just who Derrick Bell, the man Barack Obama called “the Rosa Parks of legal education,” really is.
I was under the impression that the full tape would be released tonight, but it appears that Breitbart had set this up for a slow roll out. Naturally, lefties on Twitter are triumphantly calling tonight’s event a nothingburger – which is easy to do, if you’re not willing to examine the story – A future President of the United States on tape 20 years ago – raving about and embracing a radical professor who teaches a toxic form of Marxist racial theory that poisons young minds. His mentor, Harvard’s Charles Ogletree admitting that he kept the video hidden from the public in 2008, a protective instinct, we know he shares with most of the MSM – and now Ben Smith of Buzzfeed – racing to get ahead of the story with a clumsily edited video (watch again at :23 – hello?!) in order to blunt the blow of Breitbart’s roll-out.
I was still confused, but am slowly figuring it out….Ben Shapiro over at Big Government explains that the footage of Obama hugging the professor was “spliced and diced by the media” in 2008 to avoid exposing just how close Obama was to Bell.
It’s what Obama’s allies did not want you to see, and what Breitbart found, and aired, last night.
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.”
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.
With that missing clip, the video is, I believe, is complete.
Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!