Breitbart Blogger Tries to Scandalize Old Eric Holder Video
1 year ago
Right wing media outlet continues to fail at attacking the Obama administration
The hits just keep on coming for the late Andrew Brietbart’s media empire.
A little more than a week ago, the folks at Breitbart.com were peddling an old video of a law school-aged Barack Obama, who is shown speaking at a rally in support of the late Harvard professor Derrick Bell. The site’s writers characterized Bell, the Ivy League school’s very first African American law professor, as a radical racialist.
This week, the right wing media outlet hopes to similarly scandalize Eric Holder, the nation’s first African American attorney general, with a "new" old video that shows him advocating a shift in the nation’s gun culture. A Breitbart contributor bills the clip as providing “broader perspective” on Operation Fast and Furious, a U.S.-Mexico gun walking scandal that occurred on Holder’s watch.
Notice a pattern here? All race-baiting aside, it is the nature of what the bloggers are highlighting that scream of a blatant dismissal of the real gun violence problems facing urban, African American young men.
“Young people, in particular, are fascinated…and particularly our young men…are fascinated with guns,” then U.S. attorney Holder says in during a 1995 speech he gave on crime, which CSPAN has archived.
“We have to change the way that people think about guns, especially young people.”
Although Holder speaks of a mid-1990’s America, the Children’s Defense Fund estimated in 2009 that “African-American males ages 15 to 19 are almost 5 times as likely as their white peers, and more than twice as likely as their Hispanic or American-Indian/Alaska Native peers, to be killed by firearms.”
Breitbart.com “journalists” have proven again that they are grossly out of touch with the realities of minorities in America. Just like the Obama-Bell stories, the outlet refuses to do more than point and gawk, and hope ignorant members of its audience are easily duped by their thinly veiled demagoguery. Furthermore, it's hard to understand how anyone could draw a direct line between gun violence that takes the lives of urban kids and the Mexico drug cartel violence.
Keep it up, guys!