Photos: The Truth About Breitbart’s Race-Baiting ‘Black Panthers’ Story
As we pointed out on Monday, Andrew Breitbart shamelessly tried to promote a completely fake, utterly dishonest story that Barack Obama “marched with” the New Black Panther Party during a 2007 event in Selma, Alabama. In fact, there were more than 10,000 people at this event, and it had nothing to with the NBPP — it was a commemoration of the 1965 Voting Rights March.
And to drive home the point that Breitbart’s story is pure right wing race-baiting with no basis in fact whatsoever, Adam Shah discovered a Reuters photo that shows who Obama was really marching with that day: civil rights hero Fred Shuttlesworth (seated in wheelchair), who died yesterday at the age of 89:
It’s an absolute disgrace that the entire right wing blogosphere parroted this false story, without even a token attempt to discover the facts.
LGF reader LawHawk discovered another photo from this 2007 event in Selma, showing President Bill Clinton greeting Obama and Rev. Shuttlesworth: