Skip to comments.ABC, not PBS, first aired Obama’s 1991 Derrick Bell love-fest
Posted on 03/11/2012 11:39:19 AM PDT by Nachum
Whether or not it was the bombshell many hoped it would be, footage emerged last week most notably on Fox News Channels Hannity from a 1991 speech by then-Harvard Law School student Barack Obama, asking an audience to open [their] hearts and minds to the controversial Harvard professor and Derrick Bell.
That footage included an embrace between Bell and Obama in a portion that was cut out of the PBS Frontline documentary called The Choice 2008. Some have made the case that that editing was proof of a media campaign to protect then-Democratic presidential nominee Obama and hide any ties to a professor whose theories on race have made him radical to some.
But PBS wasnt the first to air that footage. Weeks before that Frontline documentary premiered on Oct. 14, 2008, the Sept. 26, 2008 broadcast of 20/20 on ABC included it in the introduction to Diane Sawyers interview with Obama.
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open [their] hearts and minds to a radical bigot?
I suspect Diane Sawyer lobbed up a few softballs in order to give Hussein a chance to wriggle away from the truth.
ABC, even scarier than PBS, watched by more people.
So what about the Breitbart et al claim of never before aired and suppressed before the 08 election?
>> “So what about the Breitbart et al claim of never before aired and suppressed before the 08 election?” <<
All of the damaging stuff was edited out.
Edited out? By who, Brietbart? He said he had the goods. His team elected to air it. They were in control of the content.
Edited out when the network aired it. (Einstein!)
If it had been aired Sean would have been all over it. They aired an edited lovefest for their socialist campaigner.
PBS has had the whole thing posted for ages.
I keep hoping.
Posted and aired in prime time are two very different things.
What was missing from the airing?
And what about viral videos? Oh yeah. This one didn’t catch on to go viral. Even among conservatives.
The admission by Ogletree comes in the 4:00 minute time line
See post# 14
Maybe Brian Ross will give us the inside story...
“Whether or not it was the bombshell many hoped it would be, footage emerged last week...”
Bombshell? It wasn’t even a cap pistol. Obama, a Harvard law student, had the “audacity” to actually introduce a Harvard law professor!!! Oh, no!!!!!!
Will even a small minority of voters care? No. It actually aids in Obama’s reelection by focusing on matters that average voters could not possibly care less about.
What shaped Obama’s world vision and his pre-election associations is now completely irrelevant. His current world vision, his current actions and, most importantly, the affects of those actions are the only things that matter. The time to expose Obama’s radical past is long over. That ended in 2008.
If the economy was roaring, unemployment were low, national security concerns were non-existant and people liked the direction the country was going they would enthusiastically vote to reelect Hitler as President and Stalin as his VP.
As it is, conservatives have a great opportunity to destroy the marxist-in-chief by pointing out the destruction all around them. The economy, unemployment, the deficit, run away spending, extra-Constitutional actions, national security... there is more ammunition to be used than can even be fired.
Instead, there is a video that supposedly shows Obama had radical connections in the past. It is a video that must be tortuously explained in detail by linking past associations to people no one has ever heard of who had radical ideas that people don’t even try to understand. You will make these clear cut distinctions to attention deficient voters? Good luck.
Focusing on Obama’s past diverts the attention of voters away from what is right in front of them — Obama’s endless string of failures and dangerous policies — the very things that actually drive election results and that people actually care about.
But what about the 08 airing? And post to the internet?
Why are you trying to divert attention away from the Ogletree video and what it portends?
BWAHAHAHAHA...a whole 12 seconds is shown.
I pick confused...or rather wanting to confuse.
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That is because that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave had never been vetted in 2008. Had the LSM, or MSM, or SRM, whatever you want to call them done their job, he would have never been elected. All they did is look at him with blinders on and put cotton in their ears
But it wasn’t hidden. It aired before the election.
Where did it only air for 12 seconds?