The ‘Whitey Tape’ Mystery Continues …

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Monday, May 18, 2009 at 8:55 am

Over the weekend, noted blogger/hoax peddler Larry Johnson responded to my post on the anniversary of the “Michelle Obama whitey tape” with a new theory about the mythical, incredibly damaging video.

Why was the tape never revealed and used? One theory is that the hardline conservatives in possession of the tape did not want John McCain to win, a plausible theory given the hard right’s reluctance in general to aid McCain’s campaign.

It’s at least as plausible as Johnson’s other theories. But why did I bring this up in the first place? One: The “whitey” hoax was a fascinating little election subplot, a race-baiting hoax that made it all the way from Johnson’s blog to the campaign rumor mill to Fox News broadcasts. Two: It’s a quaint story, in retrospect, and the effort to paint Michelle Obama as a hateful, bitter racial separatist seems almost like science fiction today.

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Johnny Pez
Comment posted May 19, 2009 @ 8:17 am

You want to know the real reason the Whitey Tape never surfaced? It's because Obama used his time machine* to travel back to the year 2004 and stop the tape ever being made.

*The same time machine he used to travel back to 1961 and insert those bogus birth announcements in the Honolulu papers. I understand he acquired it from a scientist who does consulting work for the United Nations.


Johnny Pez
Comment posted May 19, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

You want to know the real reason the Whitey Tape never surfaced? It's because Obama used his time machine* to travel back to the year 2004 and stop the tape ever being made.

*The same time machine he used to travel back to 1961 and insert those bogus birth announcements in the Honolulu papers. I understand he acquired it from a scientist who does consulting work for the United Nations.


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