Shocking. Just absolutely shocking.
For those of you who don’t follow politics and think the site’s suddenly gone full Klansmen, shortly before his death, conservative provocateur Andrew Breitbart touted that he had come across shocking footage of Barack Obama‘s college years that was so damaging, many retardedly theorized he was murdered over it. Except like anything Andrew Breitbart touched, it turned out to be complete over-hyped bullshit that naturally FOX News ran with. Not only did the footage not include a 29-year-old Barack Obama peeping into windows and/or using food stamps to buy a nicer cellphone than you, it was nothing more than him giving a quick hug to “radical” professor Derrick Bell. Even more hilariously? The footage wasn’t even secret because PBS pointed out five minutes into the Hannity “We got him now!” squealfest that FRONTLINE ran the footage four years ago and it’s been on YouTube ever since:
But there’s nothing new about the clip or Obama’s role in the controversy at Harvard Law School. In 2008, as a part of our quadrennial election special The Choice 2008, FRONTLINE ran the same footage of the speech as a part of an exploration of Obama’s time at Harvard Law School, where he graduated in 1991. It’s been online at our site and on YouTube since then.
FRONTLINE producers obtained the footage from the same source as BuzzFeed did this week: the archives of WGBH, Boston’s PBS station. The footage was shot in 1990 by a team of local news producers for the WGBH Ten O’Clock News. FRONTLINE is produced at WGBH and our producers were alerted to the footage in the station archives in 2008.
To Breitbart’s credit, even in death he’s able to create a controversy that’s immediately refuted almost the second it airs, so at least his legacy lives on. As for me, I’ve got nothing but an old cigar box with a letter that reads:
Dearest Photo Boy,
If I’m dead, put tits on the Internet.
P.S. Say Reese Witherspoon is pregnant even if she’s 60 and/or also dead. It’ll be funny.