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Prove a Health Care Protester Used the N-Word, Win $10,000

By Doug Powers  •  March 25, 2010 11:11 PM

If you listened to Democrats such as John Lewis and James Clyburn, along with many “uninquisitive-even-for-them” members of the mainstream media, the protests at the US Capitol over the weekend were fraught with Obamacare protesters slinging racial slurs.

The allegations were terrible, and those putting them forth them seemed horrified. Something Lewis and Clyburn had going in their favor, at least from my perspective, was benefit of the doubt. I mean, these are men who proudly serve in the political party that is fully open, accepting and comfortable with the idea of a former member of the Ku Klux Klan being third in line to the presidency — a level of inclusiveness the GOP is not yet progressive enough to embrace — so their tolerance level is clearly high. However, every man has his partisan breaking point, even if it may or may not be fictional.

There’s only one problem with these racial slur claims: Nobody has been able to prove any of it ever happened, not that it’s stopping the media from continuing to report the stories as fact based on nothing but hearsay and tea partier stereotypes (gross generalizations are still in vogue when applied to the “right” people).

Andrew Breitbart has had enough, and is putting his money where tea partiers mouths aren’t:

If we let them get away with Saturday’s stunt — using the imagery of the Civil Rights era and hurtful lies to cast aspersions upon the tea party whole — then they really will have won the day.

It’s time for the allegedly pristine character of Rep. John Lewis to put up or shut up. Therefore, I am offering $10,000 of my own money to provide hard evidence that the N- word was hurled at him not 15 times, as his colleague reported, but just once. Surely one of those two cameras wielded by members of his entourage will prove his point.

And surely if those cameras did not capture such abhorrence, then someone from the mainstream media — those who printed and broadcast his assertions without any reasonable questioning or investigation — must themselves surely have it on camera. Of course we already know they don’t. If they did, you’d have seen it by now.


Rep. Lewis, if you can’t do that, I’ll give him a backup plan: a lie detector test. If you provide verifiable video evidence showing that a single racist epithet was hurled as you walked among the tea partiers, or you pass a simple lie detector test, I will provide a $10K check to the United Negro College Fund.

Breitbart’s post at Big Government also contains a wide array of video from the weekend, all containing nary a slur.

That shouldn’t stop the more enterprising among us though. Look for somebody to go full-blown Capricorn One on this. Organizing for America has probably already rented the same sound stage in Arizona where Nixon had the moon landing faked and is re-creating the protest as we speak, complete with a liberal amount of the words that weren’t used over the weekend.

This just in: A Democratic operative who was circulating under deep cover amongst the Obamacare protesters over the weekend has just submitted to Breitbart this video that he claims was recorded on Sunday, and he is anxiously awaiting his $10,000 reward. I for one am skeptical of the authenticity.

(h/t Reason)

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