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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Siren Call

First Drudge, now Fox News, promising a game-changer in presidential race tonight, something to do with a six-year-old tape (not sex-related, thank god).  Drudge has just put his siren on the roof with this teaser:  "Obama's Other Race Speech...THE ACCENT...THE ANGER... THE ACCUSATIONS...THE SERMON."  Rightwing Jennifer Rubin at Wash Post tweets "Hope it's the whitey tape."

UPDATE #1:  Drudge just added this, which means it is likely nothing:  "THE SHOUT OUT TO REV. WRIGHT, WHO IS IN AUDIENCE...FOXNEWS 9 PM ET..."   Further update: 'My pastor, the guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me. He's a friend and a great leader. Not just in Chicago, but all across the country'.'...We don't need to build more highways out in the suburbs.'

Buzzfeed claims tape is likely from 2007, and has been on YouTube for years.

UPDATE #2   Drudge quotes Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller with this take: 'For nearly 40 minutes, using an accent he never adopts in public, Obama describes a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America'... Developing tonight..."

Rachel Maddow's show tweets: "What Drudge/Fox is hyping as "OBAMA DECLARES... POOR PEOPLE" is actually Obama talking about veterans w/PTSD:

1 comment:

Editor said...

The accent. He's speaking to a gathering of black ministers. His voice takes on the style of a black preacher. Oh noes. The anger? I guess I just don't hear it. And this was well before he disavowed the hate speech of Rev. Wright? This? This is what they HAVE?