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Breitbart.com Dishonestly Edits Video; Congresswoman Receives Threats

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In death, as in life, Andrew Breitbart inspires terrible journalism.

On April 19th, U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke, a Democrat of New York City, spoke to a gathering of Democrats in the neighborhood of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. She spoke about the importance of civil society; about the public institutions that shaped and influenced her early life. The Brooklyn Academy of Music. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The Brooklyn Museum. Prospect Park. She spoke about a lot of other things as well: obstructionism in the federal government, the Paul Ryan budget, the importance of entrepreneurship.

Rep. Clarke also spoke passingly about the Tea Party.

The hacks at Breitbart.com did what they so often do, and edited Rep. Clarke's remarks so they appeared to be about something other than what they're about -- so that they appeared to be a shrill diatribe against "crazy" Tea Party supporters. Rep. Clarke's edited speech was picked up last week by Glenn Beck's The Blaze, and now Rep. Clarke's receiving threats of violence from Tea Party folk. She felt compelled to alert the police on Thursday.

Watch Rep. Clarke's edited remarks AFTER THE JUMP, followed by her actual address, delivered in three parts.

The edited version ...

 

 

And the original:

 

 

 

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  1. They seem to specialize in going after people of color.

    Posted by: happyday | Apr 28, 2012 1:52:51 PM


  2. Dishonestly edited videos are the trademark product of Breitbart's cult. This is what the brand name "Breitbart" means. Why in the heck they get taken seriously by anyone at this point, Republican or Democrat, is beyond me.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Apr 28, 2012 2:22:21 PM


  3. No one has ever been able to prove with independent witnesses, audio and/or video, that any TP members shouted racist slurs at the 2 congressmen. And there was a big crowd of people and many media onsite. So it 's amusing this alleged incident is still brought up. A black TP member in another real incident was indeed assaulted and called racial slurs by some men who didn't like the fact he was a black and not a hardcore 'progressive'. And this incident was indeed caught on audio and video and witnessed by independent witnesses.

    That many media outlets 'edit' material and have a slanted bias in their reporting is hardly news. The far left and far right are particularly prone to this, but even so-called mainstream media engage in this disreputable behavior. Look at the Tryvon Martin case and NBC and CNN [and others] who repeated the outright lie Zimmerman called Martin a c**n. They knew from the very beginning this wasn't true, but wanted to stir up sh*t for rating and advertising revenue.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 28, 2012 5:23:17 PM


  4. @ ratbastard

    are you serious? do you not remember barney frank being spat at on the steps of capitol hill? do you not remember the signs with president obama as some sort of tribal witch doctor?

    Posted by: Brian B. | Apr 28, 2012 5:30:34 PM


  5. Sadly such tactics are hardly limited to just one side of the political spectrum.

    Posted by: Diogenes | Apr 28, 2012 5:34:56 PM


  6. Hackers and computer nerds can invade secure Pentagon and bank computers, but the NYPD and/or the FBI can't track down e-mailed threats? They can't trace telephone calls? Really? Could it be that if the victim Congress member were a white male Republican we'd see action? Ms. Clarke, get counsel and sue the bastards as that other black government official has done when Breitbart was still vertical and defaming people. I'm one who shies away from yelling "racisim" at every turn but the Tea Party crowd are cranky old white bigots with beer guts and battalion strength arms caches.

    Posted by: Contrarian | Apr 28, 2012 5:49:13 PM


  7. I like Andrew. I don't understand why so many of you gay guys hate him more than you hate yourselves.

    My boyfriend and I admire him very much for standing up against hateful liberals like HoeMyGod. Shame on you people who spit on a dead man's grave. Long live Breitbart's legacy for being a real man with big balls. I don't go for little weak twinks. Grow up.

    Posted by: Alan | Apr 28, 2012 8:26:29 PM


  8. Brietbart's death was the best news I've heard since the death of Bin Laden. To quote Mark Twain, "I've never wished a man dead, but have read some obituaries with great pleasure."

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Apr 28, 2012 9:25:19 PM


  9. Read Matt Taibbi's Rolling Stone article on Andrew Brietbart. It really set old Andrew's quislings off big time.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Apr 28, 2012 9:32:08 PM


  10. @ALAN: Don't even try to understand. Just seek therapy. It's too late for you. Your train left the station a looong time ago. And no...those aren't voices in the back of your mind. People REALLY ARE talking about you behind your back.

    Posted by: Steven | Apr 29, 2012 7:48:23 AM


  11. ABC edited Zimmerman's 911 call to make him sound racist, and then he got death threats. Let's not pretend that these kinds of dishonest smears only come from the right.

    Posted by: Max | Apr 29, 2012 9:03:25 AM


  12. Max, it was NBC, and I wouldn't imply that the big 3 networks are a bunch of lefties.

    Posted by: ger | Apr 29, 2012 9:47:43 AM


  13. The right-wing will continually lie in order to advance their agenda, truth is their enemy.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Apr 30, 2012 12:10:10 AM


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