Today in ‘Andrew Breitbart is Wrong’ News

Has he ever been right about anything?

“Listen, I was there,” Carson, D-Ind., said in an interview. “In
many regards I think (the challenges are) a veiled attempt to justify
actions that are simply unjustifiable. I think we need to move toward a
dialogue that explores why this kind of divisive and reprehensible
language is still making it into our political debate.”

A fourth Democrat, Rep. Heath Shuler ofNorth Carolina, who is white, backed up his colleagues, telling the Henderson (N.C.)Times-News that he heard the slurs.

A
reconstruction of the events shows that the conservative challenges
largely sprang from a mislabeled video that was shot later in the day.

Breitbart
posted two columns on his Web site saying the claims were fabricated.
Both led with a 48-second YouTube video showing Lewis, Carson, otherCongressional Black Caucus members and staffers leaving the Capitol. Some of the group were videotaping the booing crowd.

Breitbart
asked why the epithet was not captured by the black lawmakers’ cameras,
and why nobody reacted as if they had heard the slur. He also
questioned whether the epithets could have been shouted by liberals
planted in the crowd.

But the 48-second video
was shot as the group was leaving the Capitol — at least one hour after
Lewis, D-Ga., and Carson walked to the Capitol, which is when they said
the slurs were used.

Questioned about using a
video on his Web site from the wrong moment, Breitbart stood by his
claim that the lawmakers were lying.

“I’m not saying the video wasconclusive proof,” he said.

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3 thoughts on “Today in ‘Andrew Breitbart is Wrong’ News

  1. drunken hausfrau says:

    Why does this guy get any attention from the media??? Why???
    Also, did you see the whining 6 things we hate about Gibbs from the White House Press Corps? Are they journalists or teenage girls?

  2. montag says:

    Controversy sells. Breitbart knows that much about what he’s doing. When the sleepy editors wake up from their naps and figure out that they’re being punked, they’ll pay a little less attention to him.
    And, as long as there’s some generalized ideological bias in favor of the wingers in the newsroom, they’ll continue to give him a forum, even if he’s wrongall the time.
    Look how long an idiot like Westbrook Pegler had a forum for his crackpottery…

  3. MapleStreet says:

    Why, once again, are we letting the reich wing make a denial that shifts the debate away from substantive issues (intimidation, racism) to a he-said/ she-said argument about if the words were actually said???????????????????

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