I just found this on a blog I read often called Another Black Conservative and she has done a great job of what I call investigative journalism on this topic. I’ll think you’ll see this stuff never happened.
The unraveling of the Tea Party racial smears
Bit by bit and piece-by-piece, the alleged incident where Tea Party protesters hurled racial slurs at black congress members starts to unravel. What is starting to emerge is an image that the media and Democrats planned the whole thing in advanced.
Lets start with this video below by Jack Cashill at The American Thinker. It recaps the events that day and points out various oddities.
The McClatchy news story is where new clues to media collusion begin. Jack Cashill takes a look at the timeline of the McCatchy story and finds some super human writing, editing, formatting and publishing skills.
[…]In composing it, I checked with my source on the scene, Greg Farrell, to get a timeline on the passage of the Black Caucus members from the Cannon Building to the Capitol and back. According to Farrell, they left the Cannon Building about 2:30 PM on March 20th and returned about 3:15 PM. He had no reason to exaggerate.
I asked because at 4:51 that same day, McClatchy reporter William Douglas posted an article on the McClatchy website with the inflammatory headline, “Tea party protesters scream ‘nigger’ at black congressman.”
In other words, Douglas, with an attributed assist from James Rosen, managed to interview representatives John Lewis, Emanuel Cleaver, and Barney Frank, compose an 800-word article, and have it edited and formatted for posting within a 90-minute window.
During that same 90 minutes, Douglas would have received and incorporated a press release from Emanuel Cleaver, making the easily disproved claim that he had “been spat upon and that Capitol Police had arrested his assailant.”[…]
In addition to the speedy publishing, the McClatchy reporter William Douglas references both the Huffington Post and Boston Globe in his article. Here is the kicker, both the Huffington Post and the Boston Globe stories were not published until AFTER the McClatchy piece.
But Douglas also had two other important sources: he referenced two additional journalists in the very same article.
Frank told the Boston Globe that the incident happened as he was walking from the Longworth office building to the Rayburn office building, both a short distance from the Capitol. Frank said the crowd consisted of a couple of hundred of people and that they referred to him as ‘homo.’ A writer for The Huffington Post said the protesters called Frank a “faggot.”
From Weasel Zippers: KANSAS CITY, MO– U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver voted in favor of the controversial health care reform bill, but talk isn’t raging about how voted, but whether or not he was purposely spit on as he and other congressmen made their way to the U.S. Capitol building to cast their vote.
In video of the incident, a man is seen with his hands around his mouth and yelling at the Kansas City, Missouri, Democrat as he walked by. The footage shows Rep. Cleaver reacting to the man, and is seen a few seconds later wiping his face.
The video is not clear as to whether or not the man spit in Cleaver’s face intentionally, or if it was a matter of “say it, don’t spray it.” Rep. Cleaver never commented on the incident, but it didn’t take long before many people claimed that he was spit upon.
In an interview on Tuesday with FOX 4 News, Rep. Cleaver would not directly answer the question of whether or not he was intentionally spit upon.
“I haven’t talked about this incident on TV or anywhere, and I’ve been approached to talk about it on every national TV show,” said Rep. Cleaver in an interview with FOX 4 News. “I never, I never reported anything, never a single thing in Washington, not one thing. People assume I went somewhere, never done press conference, never done an interview on it and I’m not going to do it.”
I wonder how would those in the media, who push this story, feel if some young black person ended up throwing away a good chunk of their life by committing physical violence against a white tea party protester, all because he or she believed the media’s reporting?