Indiana Slur Video Is Conspiracy

The wingnuts and Obamabots in the blogosphere were abuzz this morning about a video clip from the movie “The War Room,” of Mickey Kantor, a former Clinton advisor, purportedly saying derogatory things about the residents of Indiana. The clip has been doctored.

According to D.A. Pennebaker, the director of “The War Room,” the clip from his film “had been doctored” to produce the YouTube version.

In a clip from his film on the 1992 Clinton campaign, posted to YouTube today, Clinton advisor Mickey Kantor is — according to subtitles — seen referring to Indianans with an expletive and to his colleague George Stephanopolous with a racial slur.

“He does not say that. He does not say that,” said Pennebaker, after viewing the clip.

He said the initial expletive referred to the anticipated reaction in the Bush White House to the fact that Ross Perot’s polling numbers were holding strong.

“What he says is he’s surprised Perot’s numbers are holding,” said Pennebaker in a brief phone interview. “He says they must be shi**ing in the White House.”

The second expletive, he said, appeared to have been entirely fabricated, with new audio dubbed onto the original movie.

Now that the truth has come up, some clean up is being done. The stir causing video is gone, a post on DKos that garnered 1432 comments has vanished and Big Tent Democrat notes on Talk Left that “AmericaBlog pulls its Drudge following post,” and points out that “the Moral of the story” is that “the Left blogs have lost their way.” BTD is right.  

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7 Responses to Indiana Slur Video Is Conspiracy

  1. JoeCitizen says:

    What do you mean it “is conspiracy”?
    Conspiracy by whom?

  2. Joe Citizen

    See the title at this link. My title quotes that title – thank you.

  3. Gilbert Martinez says:

    Isn’t it ironic that Obama runs on “hope and change” and this wonderful, magical animal called “new politics” yet his supporters push some of the nastiest vilest nonsense? In fact, one reason why I never bought into Obama was that his supporters early on published that Hillary/1984 ad. If his supporters bought into what Obama was selling, then why would they publish that video and make it viral?

    There has always seemed to be a wink and a nod from Obama’s campaign to his supporters, just like there has been with Bush and his supporters

  4. Jessica says:

    It’s true that some people who support Obama have not been true to his message of hope and change and that’s a shame. Obviously trying to do things differently is a harder path than some will accept and so they revert to an uglier and more ridiculous approach. I am a supporter who does value the message and possibility of change and try to reflect that in my comments here and elsewhere. The whole of the Obama campaign and its many supporters need not be characterized by the actions by a few.

  5. Kendall Johnson says:

    The Obama campaign was premised on race bating, and once again that is exactly what they are doing. They are willing to lie and even doctor film footage to do so. This won’t work in the general election and if Obama tries it he will find the back lash to be overwhelming.

    Many of us see right through the race bating. Obama’s Pastor right connection and his remarks about working class whites in Pennselvania make clear who is the bigot. He has also shown to be arrogant and sexist. Clinton is not a bigot and is the candidate who is the most inclusive.

  6. Kendall Johnson says:

    The Obama campaign was premised on race bating, and once again that is exactly what they are doing. They are willing to lie and even doctor film footage to do so. This won’t work in the general election and if Obama tries it he will find the back lash to be overwhelming.

    Many of us see right through the race bating. Obama’s Pastor Wright connection and his remarks about working class whites in Pennselvania make clear who is the bigot. He has also shown to be arrogant and sexist. Clinton is not a bigot and is the candidate who is the most inclusive.

  7. Kendall Johnson says:

    Jessica,

    What is Obama going to “change”? He always talks about what he is not going to do, but never about what these changes are going to be. If you ask me, he speaks in nagatives and has no specific changes to put forth. I challange you to state 5 specific changes that he would make that would change politics in Washington. Don’t state the negative, but rather the actual changes that he would put forth that are different from any of Clinton’s proposals.

    Did you know that he voted against a bill that would allow fetuses who were born alive after late term abortions medical treatment., even though there was a provision in the bill that said it in no way would alter Roe v. Wade? Even Barbara Boxer agreed to this one. Wait until the republicans make hay out of this one.