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Ed Driscoll

‘I Think You’ve Pretty Much Won This One, No?’

April 26th, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Amazing video assembled by the Big Government/Big Journalism guys. It overlays on top of footage and audio shot from multiple angles the wild claims to the media from Rep. Andre Carson’s (D-IN) about hearing the N-word shouted by “Maybe fifteen people about fifteen times.” The peaceful nature of the protesters in the video also belies the claims from Carson that he “expected rocks” to be tossed from the crowd of approximately 400 people protesting on the day that ObamaCare was passed by Congress:

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As Andrew Breitbart writes,  “No More Beer Summits: Tea Party ‘N-Word’ Incident Didn’t Happen, And the Congressional Black Caucus Owes America an Apology:”

The false accusation of racism grants left-wing hooligans carte-blanche to act out on their dehumanized Tea Party counterparts. That’s what the intention was with the false accusation. That was the game plan. It ties together with the similar strategy as employed by Pres. Clinton and Richard Trumka to compare tea partiers and the environment they are creating to a petri dish of hate that will spawn the next Timothy McVeigh or Lee Harvey Oswald.

The left is playing with fire. They are playing fast and loose with the facts and making things up when there are no facts at all. Just because the media (the left’s main enabler), wants to forget about it and move on doesn’t mean we will. We will remain on this case until it reaches closure.

As long as this false narrative lives to fuel the hatred of the activist left, which has on many occasions been acted out against Tea Party activists and other law abiding protesters, we will keep this story at the editorial forefront.

It is a slander with real-world repercussions.

The absence of a real investigation by a press that played up the accusations is a more-than-tacit admission that they were hoping the allegations were true. When I mentioned the lack of response to the $100k offer to Politico’s Ben Smith, he messaged me on Twitter: ‘I think you’ve pretty much won this one, no?’

But how does that “win” manifest itself? On April 15, the day of the Tax Day Tea Party in front of the White House, and being interviewed by ABC’s Terry Moran for Nightline set to air Tuesday night, I passionately defended the movement against the powerful racism charge that has been greatly pushed by the Congressional Black Caucus’s accusation of a 1960 Selma-like incident near the Capitol.

At least twice during the spirited questioning by Moran, bystanders screamed “racist” at me.

The power of the propaganda. The power of the repeated accusations. The power of the relentless race-based line of questioning. They are all adding up to the liars and slanderers getting exactly what they wanted. The Tea Party is marred by racism charges while Congressman Carson, at the least, should be facing an ethics investigation, and a civil rights legend should be asking for forgiveness for allowing for the hateful lie to stand.

The “win” Ben Smith speaks of comes in the form of silence. Our nation is split down the middle and the press has chosen to play for one side and one side only.

Congressman Carson refuses to respond to our requests because he can’t answer questions that deserve answers. The press is drawing a line in the sand for those that are doing the job the press should be doing: “Are you calling a civil rights legend a liar?”

Unfortunately, I am. And the mainstream media are as complicit in this lie as Congressman Lewis.

Watch the video, read the article, repeat the dosage as necessary. Then click over to the PJ Media homepage, where Stacy McCain explores the fables told by the Southern “Poverty” Law Center, one of the paranoid MSM’s chief sources of wild dissembling about the boogieman on the right.

Related: If you missed it this weekend, my interview with Glenn Reynolds on Bill Clinton attempting to equate the Tea Parties with Timothy McVeigh is also well worth your time. It’s at the top of this week’s edition of PJM Political; click here to listen.

More: And speaking of audio, “FreedomWorks’ hate mail over Geico firing quite nuanced indeed.”

Tangentially Related: “Irony-meter breaks: La Raza, MEChA and other racial separatist groups worry that law enforcement might use racial profiling to enforce laws.”

Related: “So in addition to midnight votes and bribes to reluctant Congressmen, the Obama folks sat on government reports, reports that the taxpayers paid for, which would have shined a light on the President’s lies. And that’s what they were. He can’t plead ignorance. His own actuaries were telling him it would raise premiums while he was going on TV and saying the opposite.”

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