Prof. Ogletree: I Was Joking About Obama Video Clip
The heirs to Andrew at breitbart.com just continue to lie about Prof. Charles Ogletree, in a pitiful attempt to shore up their failed BOMBSHELL revelation. They’re still claiming that Ogletree “admitted” hiding the dreaded Harvard video — even though: 1) it wasn’t hidden at all; it was posted on YouTube in October 2008, and also on the PBS website, and 2) Prof. Ogletree did not “admit” to anything; he was joking, as LGF author “Tundra Boy” pointed out yesterday in a great LGF Page with video proof.
Today, in response to this absurd and wholly dishonest smear, Prof. Ogletree tells the Boston Herald what’s already obvious to anyone who watches more than the deceptive excerpt posted by breitbart.com: Ogletree: I Was Joking About Obama Video Clip.
Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree told the Herald he was just kidding when he suggested that a decades-old clip of a young Barack Obama praising and embracing controversial Professor Derrick Bell was kept hidden from voters during the 2008 campaign.
“It was a big joke,” Ogletree said. “If you watch the tape, the audience is laughing when I’m laughing.”
Conservative website breitbart.com, a week after the death of its founder Andrew Breitbart, posted the video online yesterday, offering it as proof of Obama’s radicalism, arguing Bell had close ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. breitbart.com also claimed Obama taught Bell’s writings at the University of Chicago. breitbart.com called it “the latest in a pattern of Barack Obama’s associations with individuals who promoted a racially divisive America.”
“It’s much to do about nothing,” said Ogletree, who insisted the clip has been public for years. “It’s not the breaking story that some who want to criticize the president claim it is.”
This truly has been a week of monumental failures for the mini-Breitbarts. About now, they might be needing a hug.