Dem Congressman Has YouTube Tussle With Mysterious Student Cameramen

June 14, 2010

(ChattahBox)—The video making the rounds today, comes courtesy of Andrew Breitbart’s right-wing Big Government website, which previously promoted the heavily edited ACORN sting videos, falsely suggesting that James O’Keefe was dressed in an outlandish pimp costume, when he visited ACORN offices. Now, Brietbart is promoting a video of Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) on a Washington street, made by two self-described “students” working on a project. The student cameramen blurred their faces in the video and refused to disclose their identity to Rep. Etheridge. But the edited video depicts an angry Etheridge seemingly grabbing one of the cameraman’s wrists and attempting to twist his head towards the camera. The videos make poor Etheridge appear deranged, as he continually asks “Who are you?”

The videos were uploaded on YouTube under the name “DCCameraGuy” with no additional identifying information. One of the students is shown asking Etheridge, “Do you fully support the Obama agenda?” When the students refused to identify themselves, the encounter got heated:

“We’re just here for a project, sir,” said one of the students.

“I have a right to know who you are,” Etheridge said.

“I’m just a student, sir,” said one of the students.

Finally, Etheridge walked away and the encounter ended.

Etheridge issued a statement from his office today, apologizing for his “poor response” to the street encounter:

“I have seen the video posted on several blogs,” Etheridge said in a statement. “I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved. Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.”

Meanwhile, the blogosphere is all abuzz with uncovering the identity of the self-described college students working on a project, who may really be Republican trackers set on ambushing a Democratic Congressman in the age of YouTube.



3 Responses to “Dem Congressman Has YouTube Tussle With Mysterious Student Cameramen”

  1. Big AL Green on June 14th, 2010 6:52 pm

    Big Al here. I’m suing anyone who contests my SC election win! I’ve got the the other AL coming to my defence!

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  3. The WH Report on June 15th, 2010 10:26 am

    2010 06 14
    Jack booted college thugs from the Tea Party’s vicious Youth Video Projects department attacked innocent Congressman NC Rep Bob Etheridge (Dem) as he returned from conducting the people’s Pelosi business. Both thugs were able to escape from the victim after the poor congressman was able to overcome and detain one of the assailees for a short time and squeeze a gurgled epithet from the more brawny of the two skinny thugs. The congressman’s friends from the SEIU benevolence league have offered to protect the congressman from future random attacks by sacrificing other people’s rights to assure he is left unopposed in the business of raising taxes for the peoples own good of course. Keith Olbermann was quick to point out the obvious racial overtones that weren’t heard or seen during the altercation. Rosie O’Donnell also commented during her radio show on the blatant anti-gay rhetoric not being uttered during the attack by the pro life Catholic Church mob down the street during a church service. The congressman coming from a Pelosi fund raiser to repeal Arizona’s AB1070, was heard to yell “I have a right to know who you are” and “Vee haf veys ouf making you show zee papers” at the assailants, no admission by the attackers of belonging to any neo-type group was forth coming. After the congressman’s dust up with the hooligans, Janet Napolitano quickly declared the scene safer than it had ever been before and pledged to be even more vigilant for neo-anti taxpayers like these two youths. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the President will withhold any comments about whose @#$% ass to kick for at least a month or two. A full investigation of the assault by the top prosecutors in the US AG’s office has been promised by the US Attorney General. Mr. Holder said funds allocated in the next year’s budget for the persecution of the two youths will require billions to assure the American people this type of freedom of the press or speech behavior by youths running rampant with cameras and microphones cannot continue unchecked. Harry Reid has proposed massive tax hikes on the rich to fund the new legislation.

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