Stop the presses!
The Drudge Report, Fox News, the Daily Caller and various other right-wing media got themselves all hotted up late yesterday over the re-emergence of a five-year-old video of then-Sen. Barack Obama delivering a speech at a conference of black clergy in which he complained about the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.
What really galled these would-be scandal-mongers of the right was what they saw as Obama’s use of a black accent in his speech and his shout-out to the infamous Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Zounds! I guess that pretty much dooms Obama’s chances of getting re-elected, right?
Well, not exactly. In fact, much of the response on the less excitable right has amounted to a huge yawn.
Besides, the speech at issue was covered by most of the media, including Fox News, when it was delivered in 2007.
Meanwhile, we eagerly await the next episode of race-baiting from the underbelly of the conservative media.
UPDATE: THIS is pretty funny:
In other words, Drudge, Tucker Carlson, and Sean Hannity formed a strange sort of triumvirate to hype a five-year-old video that everyone already knew about, and which doesn’t include anything interesting anyway.
Perhaps my favorite part of this silliness came when Carlson proudly boasted to Hannity on the air last night, “People will say this has already been reported. Well, actually, it hasn’t been reported. And I know because I reported on it the first time.”
Let that quote roll around in your head for a minute.
UPDATE II: I like this, too: