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Ed Driscoll

Obama’s Mentor: We Hid this Video Throughout the 2008 Campaign

March 7th, 2012 - 8:10 pm

More video from Breitbart.com:

“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.

Of course, when Time-Warner-HBO-CNN is able to construct the Wright-Free Zone, and tacitly claim that Obama didn’t know who Saul Alinsky was, as Bill “Sarah Palin is a c***t” implied recently, and the L.A. Times keeps the Obama-Rashid Khalidi tape under lock and key to this day, that wasn’t too hard to accomplish:

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And a CNN reporter even had the chutzpah to write nearly a month after the election, “The Americans who are comparing him to those remarkable predecessors are putting a lot of faith in a man they barely know.” Who’s fault is that, champ?

Oh, and speaking of Time-Warner-CNN-HBO, “Revealed: Derrick Bell’s HBO Sci-Fi Blaxploitation Flick” from 1994. Even the New York Times was dubious of the source material, Bell’s racialist fiction, back then:

Consider the ”Space Traders” story. How does one have a meaningful dialogue with Derrick Bell? Because his thesis is utterly untestable, one quickly reaches a dead end after either accepting or rejecting his assertion that white Americans would cheerfully sell all blacks to the aliens. The story is also a poke in the eye of American Jews, particularly those who risked life and limb by actively participating in the civil rights protests of the 1960′s. Bell clearly implies that this was done out of tawdry self-interest. Perhaps most galling is Bell’s insensitivity in making the symbol of Jewish hypocrisy the little girl who perished in the Holocaust — as close to a saint as Jews have. A Jewish professor who invoked the name of Rosa Parks so derisively would be bitterly condemned — and rightly so.

And as the “ho-hum, this is old news” response begins from the MSM, just a reminder, drip…drip…drip…drip.

Meanwhile, Glenn Reynolds updates the Obamacon avatar for the 2012 campaign. As he writes, ” If Obama’s going to spread the hate — which, given the close White House / Media Matters coordination that the Daily Caller uncovered, is what he’s doing — then he needs to take responsibility for the hatemongering that has already resulted in Limbaugh’s getting death threats. Hope is what he promised. Hate is what he’s delivering.”

Update: Who is Charles Ogletree? Googling his name quickly sends one down the rabbit hole. In 2009, New Zealand journalist Trevor Loudon claimed that during the early 1970s, Ogletree edited his university’s Black Panthers newspaper. Last August, when Obama attended a cocktail party at Ogletree’s house on Martha’s Vineyard, Pat Dollard wrote that Ogletree “is also the lawyer of Henry Louis Gates, the racist Harvard professor who’s racism caused the beer summit. Ogletree’s daughter Rashida was recently hired into Holder’s Justice Department as a lawyer. Ogletree is still a militant leftist and is still called on by the Obamas for advice.”

Related: “I reject this idea that we should just shrug our shoulders and buy the PBS/Buzzfeed line that there’s nothing new here. Stop it! This is news! They didn’t want to talk about it then and they don’t want to talk about it now.” Michelle Malkin punches back twice as hard, as Mr. Obama would say, against Juan Williams. “This is all about Alinskyite control of who tells the story. Well guess what Barack Obama and Jim Messina. It is not all your monopoly anymore and that’s why they are pushing back so hard.”

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