Fake Video Parody: Brietbart ‘Hearts’ Terrorists
July 27, 2010
(ChattahBox)— Last week, right-wing smear merchant and propagandist Andrew Brietbart, peddled a doctored tape purportedly showing black USDA official Shirley Sherrod making racist statements against whites. The entire, unedited tape actually showed the complete opposite. But before the truth came to light, Brietbart along with Fox News and other media outlets played the fake tape and nearly destroyed Sherrod’s reputation. The entire episode was a journalistic failure and cast a bright light on the muck of Brietbart’s right-wing smear machine.
MoveOn.org decided to make a parody video, showing a heavily edited video of Brietbart, making it appear as if he is supporting terrorism and Al-Qaeda. The progressive group asks: “Right-wing activist Andrew Breitbart has admitted—on tape—that he’s a terrorist-lover. So why isn’t the media covering it?”
MoveOn.org used a piece of video from an appearance of Brietbart’s at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The edited tape appears to show Brietbart, saying, “I want to get it on record I heart al-Qaeda”
The right-wing provocateur also trashes homemakers as “despicable.”
Of course, Brietbart never said any of these things, but MoveOn.org makes its point.
“Is this video real? Hey, video can’t lie, right? Just ask CBS, The Washington Post, Fox, and other news outlets who’ve faithfully covered Andrew Breitbart’s videos. But the news media is ignoring this new video entirely, even though just last week they took at face value Breitbart’s selectively-edited video purporting to show USDA official Shirley Sherrod making racist comments. That claim, of course, was quickly exposed as fraudulent.”