Politico: Viral Breitbart Obama Video Was Aired On PBS In 2008
Andrew Breitbart’s final legacy is intended to show that President Obama hung out with “radicals” and had racial views that favored blacks over whites. Disputed is whether parts of a previously aired video was purposely edited to help Obama.
On the eve of the groundbreaking 2008 presidential election, the Boston-based documentary program “Frontline” broadcast a program on Obama titled, “The Choice,” which featured a version of the same video: Obama introducing Derrick Bell [pictured], Harvard’s first African American tenured law professor, at a rally in solidarity with Bell and support of affirmative action in the law school’s admissions process. The video was part of an extended broadcast tracing Obama’s path from childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia to his election as the nation’s first black president…
Shortly before his death, conservative provocateur Andrew Breitbart clamed he was working on a project involving potentially explosive video of Obama as a college student which he hinted would show the president has a history of favoring African Americans over whites. On Wednesday, BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski released the video, which dates from 1991, and it instantly went viral among political bloggers and reporters on the Internet, garnering a story on the Huffington Post.
But Breitbart’s crew is claiming parts of the tape that are damning to Obama have been intentionally left out, and Breitbart believed he had evidence that would destroy the president’s reelection chances.