March 8, 2012

Breitbart.com’s Massive Barack Obama-Derrick Bell Video Fail

There is no better testament to the influence of the late Andrew Breitbart than the buzz over a 1991 video of Barack Obama at Harvard Law School that Breitbart.com is heralding. Unfortunately, the buzz also points to the other side of Breitbart’s legacy: a tendency to overhype non-stories.

For weeks, Breitbart.com’s scoop has been hotly anticipated. Prior to the publisher-provocateur’s untimely death, he said he was working on a project to “vet” President Obama, especially his record at Harvard Law School — a task he felt had not been done. But if this video is the best his allies can do, either Obama’s Harvard days aren’t fertile ground for opposition researchers or else he was better vetted four years ago than Breitbart thought.

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    "He hasn’t done it simply by his good looks and easy charm, though he has both in ample measure."Was Obama born...
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    He already sounds like a president in this clip
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