Friday, May 2, 2008

Let the Denunciation Begin!


Came across this video that's spreading around the internet of Bill Clinton's 1992 Campaign Chairman (now one of Hillary Clinton's '08 Advisors) Mickey Kantor telling George Stephanapoulos and James Carville: "Look at doesn't matter if we win. Those people are shit. How would you like to be a worthless white ni**er?"

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This raises a bunch of issues. First, it will be interesing to see if this grows into a shitstorm for Hillary the way that Rev. Wright did for Obama. If not, why? After all, here we have a close campaign advisor to Hillary caught on tape saying ugly nasty things about folks in Indiana. This is someone she has known, and worked closely with for years. Did she not know about his views? Did she ever hear him saying things like this? Doesn't it say something about her character and judgment.

Admittedly, this video was back in 1992, but hey, if the media's gonna play that way with Obama, I think we need some balance.

It also raises questions about the potential conflicts in having George Stephanopoulos appear as an "objective" journalist on ABC news and to continue to cover this campaign.

Update: Oops, looks like I jumped the gun on this one. Atrios has a post up suggesting it's a fake. Kantor has been interviewed on Huffpost, claims it's fake. I guess I allowed my anger at Hillary (for engaging in Rove-ian tactics) to overtake my normal skepticism. I apologize

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