Buzzfeed Scoops Dead Breitbart
As we learned over the weekend, President Obama had Andrew Breitbart murdered because he was about to publish a "devastating" video from the president's college days. Today Buzzfeed beat the Breitbart sites to the punch by publishing the below 1991 clip in which the future president argues in support for Harvard Professor Derrick Bell's plea for campus diversity.
Obama was a major figure on campus, the first black president of the Law Review. Some friends, in a prescient joke, just referred to him as "the first black president." He had a reputation as a conciliatory figure, not a confrontational one like Bell. ""How Obama would react to Derrick Bell's protest was a matter of some interest," New Yorker editor David Remnick wrote in his exploration of Obama and race, The Bridge. It was a situation in which clear lines had been drawn, and Obama sided with Bell. In a speech before the law school's Harkness Commons — and sounding very much like his future presidential self — he described Bell as "the Rosa Parks of legal education."Breitbart.com claims the video "has been selectively edited--either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself." Buzzfeed says this is the whole thing.