Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Video Shows No Racial Slurs; Videotaper Insists There Were Anyway

Suppose you claimed to have seen a UFO last night and you videotaped it as evidence. The video tape does not show a UFO, rather a clear night sky, yet you insist that you did indeed videotape a UFO.

Should you be taken seriously? Of course not!

Now suppose you’re a researcher for a far-left blog site. You claimed to have heard protestors shout racial slurs at congressmen, and that you videotaped it as evidence. The video tape does not show protestors shouting racial slurs, yet you insist that you did indeed videotape protestors shouting racial slurs.

Should you be taken seriously? Of course not!

Yet according to an Associated Press news story, Lee Fang of ThinkProgress believes otherwise.

Only 22 seconds of video have emerged from the time in question [when black congressmen were allegedly called racial slurs], filmed by Lee Fang of the liberal American Progress think tank. His YouTube clip — labeled as being filmed about five minutes after the crowd rushed Lewis and Carson — has been posted by Breitbart and dozens of blogs accusing Democrats of lying.

Fang told the AP he was standing "pretty far away" across Independence Avenue from the Cannon building when he saw the crowd erupt, so he hurried over. Fang did not hear the epithet, but he said he believes it was used. "The hatred was palpable," he said.

Okay, so at least Fang admitted that he didn’t hear any racial slurs. Yet he insists protestors did shout them, even though his videotape (embedded below) proves otherwise.