Don’t leave it to Cleaver, part 10

On March 20 the McClatchy news organization faithfully served up the story peddled by Reps. Emanuel Cleaver, Andre Carson, John Lewis and James Clyburn: “Tea party protesters scream ‘nigger’ at black congressmen.” There is just one problem with the congressmen’s story and McClatchy’s account of it: it didn’t happen.
Since they were out peddling their story on March 20 and immediately afterwards, a funny thing has happened to the prominent accusers of the Obamacare protesters. These loquacious men have done something completely out of character.; they have clammed up. Why might that be?
If the incident had occurred as alleged, there would be audio, video or eyewitness evidence supporting it beyond the congressmen’s say-so. There is none, because it didn’t happen.
Yesterday Andrew Breitbart reviewed the evidence in “No more beer summits: Tea Party ‘N’ word incident didn’t happen, and the Congressional Black Caucus owes America an apology.” Breitbart has put his finger on the story as it has been revealed in the fullness of time to those paying attention: “Now this story is much more important than the accusation of fifteen racists among the thousands of protesters that day. This is now about the accusers.”
Today Breitbart returns with the video below, providing additional evidence that the story retailed by the congressmen is a fabrication. As we have discussed in previous installments, two journalists have reviewed the evidence supporting the incident. The Washington Post’s ombudsman essentially found no evidence to support the incident in his review. AP reporter Jesse Washington cited Rep. Heath Shuler in support of the incident, but the AP has withdrawn this element of Washington’s review.

As we have discussed in previous installments, two journalists have reviewed the evidence supporting the incident. The Washington Post’s ombudsman essentially found no evidence to support the incident in his review. AP reporter Jesse Washington cited Rep. Heath Shuler in support of the incident, but the AP has withdrawn this element of Washington’s review. The video above provides additional evidence that the story retailed by the congressmen is a fabrication. We hear many voicings of “kill the bill.” We hear one “you arrogant prick.” We hear no n-word.
This alleged incident, fabricated by congressmen including one of the Democratic congressional leaders, is a scandal hiding in plain sight. Surely someone who reports on politics for a living will not want to leave it to Breitbart to blow the whistle on it.

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