Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Pravda-On-The-Hudson Rolls Over - Breitbart Wins Again

Remember how the dinosaur media claimed en masse that members of the Congressional Black Caucus were hit with racial slurs by Tea Party members at the rallies in DC over ObamaCare? Remember how there wasn't any evidence in spite of numerous video cams in evidence? And remember how nevertheless, it was the story for a couple of weeks?

Remember how many Journolistas and leftard 'reporters' flacked this as the gospel?

And remember how Andrew Breitbart got no takers when he offered $100K of his own money to anyone who had a single snippet of video showing it?

After all that, the New York Times has finally printed a correction - buried at the bottom of an unrelated story:

"The Political Times column last Sunday, about a generational divide over racial attitudes, erroneously linked one example of a racially charged statement to the Tea Party movement. While Tea Party supporters have been connected to a number of such statements, there is no evidence that epithets reportedly directed in March at Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, outside the Capitol, came from Tea Party members."

Notice the cute little slur without any evidence whatever: 'Tea Party supporters have been connected to a number of such statements.'

Breitbart's reaction?

* The Times is admitting that there is absolutely no evidence that any epithets were shouted at the Congressman by any member of the Tea Party.
* This correction demonstrates we have finally proven our point to the nation’s most eminent and influential liberal media organ: that Rep. Andre Carson lied when he told the AP that members of the Tea Party hurled the “N-word” 15 times during the March 20 health-care rally that took place at the U.S. Capitol.

That’s great, as far as it goes – a thorough vindication of the Tea Party — but it doesn’t go far enough.

* It’s not enough for the Times to make a correction having let that calumny sit out there unrebuked for weeks and months and then, way after the fact, issue a correction.
* It’s not enough because the Times continues to imply that something racially charged might happened on the steps of the Capitol, when we have shown conclusively, via multiple videos of the moment in question, that nothing of the sort occurred.

It’s not enough because the Times correction is just the beginning. The same correction needs to come from every other major media outlet that blithely repeated this defamation, including the AP, the Washington Post, The Hill, and MSNBC – not just in their news columns, but in their editorials, op-ed and opinion columns and shows as well. Until then, there will be no closure, because the Tea Party will not stop in its pursuit of vindication until the same media effort that went into propagating this lie goes into dispelling it and giving the millions of Americans – 23% of whom are minorities, according to Gallup — their good name back.

Which media outlet is going to have the courage to air the exculpatory videos? Which will be the first to admit that Congressman Carson lied about the events of that day? That he slandered the Tea Party and had his charges believed by a gullible press corps that did no reporting and pursued no corroboration from among the 400 people and the Capitol Police officers whom Carson claimed had witnessed the event?
Why? Because it didn’t “fit the narrative.’

What we had here was intentional provocation by members of the Black Caucus who went out to the Tea Party rallies and baited the crowds in an attempt to get just one of them to provide that little video snippet that could have been aired over and over again to discredit the Tea Party.

When that failed, they simply made it up - aided by the hacks in the media who work the Ruling Class.

Both the CBC members that indulged in this and their media allies are beneath contempt.

Congratulations to Andrew Breitbart for proving it.

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1 comment:

louielouie said...

retractions matter little.
the rot is to the core.
all they have to do is say it.
this is a good example
'ya cain't get much more rednek than here in okieland.
yet an author of that piece spouts the rhetoric an nauseum.
and the date was just last week.
just keep on repeating it.
and it will become the truth.