It has been appalling that the Derrick Bell-Obama video released by the Breitbart team has been almost totally ignored since it was released. Â A local right wing talk show guy who has appeared a few times on O'Reilly even compared it to GeraldoÂ and the Al Capone safe: a lot of build-up, and nothing inside.
But it IS a huge deal! Â Bell was THE academic point man on the political equivalent of Black Liberation Theology called "Critical Race Theory." Â This theory that Bell is most famous or notorious for advocating is the same as that of Jeremiah Wright: White people are inherently racist, and every institution they have created is as well, including the American legal system. Â Therefore Black people must work to eliminate all of them, and replace them with their own!
I am sorely disappointed that apparently neither Breitbart nor the youngsters on his team anticipated the usual media whitewash and the conservative shoulder-shrugging which actually ensued from the release of the video. Â It's so tragically comparable to the birth certificate issue preemption which Trump accomplished a year ago that it raises questions about the actual investigative reporting skills of the Breitbart team.
If you stop and think about it, for instance, you begin to wonder why, if Breitbart was in fact so totally committed to vetting Obama properly, why he had not been high profile in publicizing all the ways in which Obama was/is ineligible to be President and the unconstitutionality of so much of what Obama has done between the time ofÂ Breitbart's ACORN triumph andÂ his discovery of the Obama college video(s)? Â Is the answer as simple as that he was so cyber-obsessed that he avoided or neglected using TV or radio?
If the Breitbart team simply overestimated the knowledgeability of conservatives on the radicalism behind Obama's Presidency and so miscalculated the impact of the single tape they released, why didn't they at least immediately release others to reinforce the first? Â In fact when they were on Hannity's radio show the day before, they suggested that ALL the tapes they had would be released that night. Â Then on the TV show after only one short one was shown, they said they had plenty more. Their strategy escapes me.
This is Tom Blumer's column on the topic on NewsBusters http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2012/03/11/derrick-who-ap-day-3-without-story-obamas-harvard-hero
I'm posting some of it for you here:
...there has been no shortage of coverage at the Associated Press and elsewhere orÂ what Mitt Romney did with his dog 29 years ago. But of course, the dog story is far more relevant to Mitt Romney's governing philosophy than Obama's love of a professor whose core life contention revolves around insurmountable white racism (/sarc). The AP's cover-up treatment of Bell has been consistent, as seen in the first three paragraphs of its brief write-upÂ after the professor's death in October 2011 (bold is mine):
A civil rights scholar who became the first tenured black professor at Harvard Law School has died. Derrick Bell was 80.
Bell's wife, Janet Dewart Bell, says he died Wednesday night of carcinoid cancer at a New York City hospital. He'd taught at New York University's law school since 1990.
Bell was long dissatisfied with the progress of race relations in America. He urged that laws, including civil rights laws, be examined for racism embedded within them.
Bell was really just another guy who wanted everyone to get along. There's nothing controversial here.
There's so much important damning info on Bell that it's hard to know where to start. This excerpt from Dan WebbÂ at Red Alert Politics crystallizes many important points (links are in original; bolds are mine):
Bell wrote in a piece in Human Rights in 2009 that â€œa democracy was more of a hindrance than a help in the lives of minority people,â€ showing his lack of faith in the United States government.
Bell was the father (of) â€œRacial Realismâ€ which posits that whites conspire to oppress blacks and racism in America is â€œintegral, permanent and indestructible.â€ We can see how this view so thoroughly drove many of Bellâ€™s controversial statements and actions.
In addition to the racialism Derrick Bell has so brazenly stood for, his actions also reveal where his values are.Â Of particular importance: He was on the legal team to provide research for Angela Davis, a former Communist Party vice presidential candidate, member of the Black Panther Party and suspect involved with the Soledad brothers abduction and murder of a South Carolina judge.
Two things must not be forgotten in all of this: One is that President Obama revered this man and viewed him as a mentor. And two: President Obamaâ€™s other mentor, Charles Ogletree, set out to actively conceal the video the late Andrew Breitbart was eventually able to procure.
Obama Advocated Bell's Theories When He Taught Law
Here's another report on the subject, discussing the results of research on the frequency with which Obama the Chicago University Law School Instructor used Bell's writings in his classes. Â This is important because it counters the common leftist retort that what Obama believed when he was a student is irrelevent to what he believed closer to now.