The Left & MSM trying to claim this is "old news" when they buried/edited/dismissed/sanitized stuff like this to weave the Obama myth.—
Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) October 03, 2012
Earlier today, as Matt Drudge teased the release of “Obama’s other race speech” on his site, media outlets raced to be the first to scoop the others and release the video. BuzzFeed uncovered the “old” video on YouTube — a nine-minute edit of a 2007 speech — and then quickly pulled together previously unseen bits.
So what’s “new” in this old video? A shout-out to Reverend Wright, for one, as well as a previously unseen and racially divisive take on the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina compared to 9/11 and Hurricane Andrew, a take which echoed Kanye West’s claim that George Bush “doesn’t care about black people.” “Where’s yo’ dollars,” Obama asks the crowd. ”Somehow the people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much.”
New stuff appears to be Obama saying federal govt. "doesn't care about [New Orleans] as much as Hurricane Andrew and Sept. 11 victims.—
McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) October 03, 2012
So Obama basically had the same intelligent commentary on Katrina as Kanye West.—
AG (@AG_Conservative) October 03, 2012
The Katrina stuff is new, and ugly.—
Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 03, 2012
Old news to some perhaps, but the reopening of old wounds to others.
I hope to God that Obama was just pandering and that's not how he really feels. Horrendous.—
Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) October 03, 2012
Even before the video aired, progressives had declared it nothing worth getting excited about. Members of the mainstream media seemed to agree. We told you all of these things back when we were vetting the president for you, right? Remember, Newsweek?
Boy, reporters sure did a lousy job of covering up the 2007 Obama speech that was delivered in front of TV cameras.—
(@HowardKurtz) October 03, 2012
you know who aired video of Obama's Hampton speech in 2007? Fox News. Tuesday, June 5, 2007. 6:00 PM EST. Thanks, Lexis-Nexis.—
Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) October 03, 2012
Drudge, Daily Caller, and Fox call 2007 tape "exclusively obtained by Daily Caller" Was open event that CNN & others covered.—
Sam Feist (@SamFeistCNN) October 03, 2012
Funny that no one remembers something that was so heavily covered.
So if this was old news, then why is it that the people downplaying it the most have no such coverage in their archives?—
Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 03, 2012
Oh, that’s right. You found all of this out for yourselves, despite our efforts. No point reviving it now, then. But with previously unseen bits of the speech like the Hurricane Katrina comments finally seeing the light, could it be that the real “old news” is that, even five years later, Barack Obama, whom the mainstream media tried so hard to paint for us as the great uniter, doesn’t quite match up with the one seen on video and off script?
People who think this is a tactic against Obama don't get it. It's the further showcase of how the media insulated him.—
Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 03, 2012
That's what's being exposed here: not that the President is what we knew he was, but that media isn't what it purports to be.—
Joshua Treviño (@jstrevino) October 03, 2012
The story is not that Obama said it, but that the media gives him a pass in a way a white Republican would not get a pass.—
Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 03, 2012
Breaking: Obama is a bitter, divisive hack who doesn't know what he's talking about when he goes off-prompter.—
John Hayward (@Doc_0) October 03, 2012
So, why would these newly aired segments of Obama’s speech not be news? Because the comments are irrelevant, or because the mainstream media expects us to have come to terms with this brand of division?
Take notes of who is OK with the *content* of what Obama says in the video. They are moral cowards. Remind them of it.—
Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) October 03, 2012