“The incident on March 20th happened as I’ve described. It has been reported by numerous media outlets because it is a fact. Andrew Breitbart has tried everything possible to try and rewrite history related to the events of that day—including citing as proof a video that was shot a full hour after the incident happened.Jason Mattera even caught up with Carson, who arrogantly acted like Mattera wasn't even walking next to him.
I’ve refused to engage him in some tit-for-tat because he has zero credibility on this issue. He wasn’t even on the Hill the day the incident happened.
If he wants to spend his time inciting people and defending language and actions that the overwhelming majority of Americans find reprehensible, then that’s his prerogative. But it’s not doing this nation—or the Tea Party movement–any favors.”
Carson doesn't want to engage with Breitbart, nor Jason Mattera, because he doesn't want to own to how he and his group have been caught in a big lie. Andrew Breitbart might not have been there, but I was...along with 40,000 other people, and I was there when Carson and the Congressional Black Caucus made their infamous walk.
A recap...Carson is referring to a 48 second video I took on March 20th, that first appeared in this post, which I posted before I heard of the allegation being made by Carson and the CBC against the Tea Party. Andrew Breitbart posted it at Big Government as did Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit. Videos shot by others around the same time not only showed no slur, but also showed that the alleged "spitting" incident involving Congressman Cleaver was, at the very least, an accident. On April 13th, AP writer Jesse Washington wrote a story on the video controversy, stating that my video was shot an hour after the slurs occurred. Interestingly, the next day, April 14th, Washington e-mailed me asking if I had any video of the walk from the Cannon Building. If he was so interested in the truth, why did he not e-mail me before writing his story? I did not get Washington's message until April 18th, as I was out of town that week. I did contact Breitbart the evening of the 18th and gave him a nine-second video, which was one of five angles in Larry O' Connor's video compilation at Big Government and also appeared on Fox News' Hannity program.
I personally called Carson's district office this afternoon. It seems as if my status as an eyewitness to these events does not matter to the Congressman's staff, as his press agent kept insisting that the slur happened. Even when I mentioned there were five different angles showing no evidence of the alleged slur, the aide kept repeating the claim.
Since Andre Carson and the CBC have the power of the Lapdog Media behind them, they are free to keep repeating this allegation without question. The media, in turn, keeps repeating this slander and ignoring the video evidence that it did not occur, showing how they've learned well from what Joseph Goebbels said, that "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." We've seen from the expose of the JournoList website that so called "mainstream media journalists" were willing to abuse their freedom of the press to advocate for Obama, by conspiring to kill the Jeremiah Wright story, as well as attack Sarah Palin--all under the guise of being "objective journalists." In the last few days, the media has willingly participated in the Sainthood of Shirley Sherrod and demonization of a patriot like Andrew Breitbart, as well as Fox News, the network the Left loves to attack.
Meanwhile, as Sherrod receives a Presidential apology and the offer of another government job, millions of patriots of all ages and colors who make up the Tea Party are tarred and feathered by the NAACP as racists based on a false charge which the media refuses to examine the evidence. Makes me curious as to if the so-called "journalists" at JournoList on March 20-21, 2010 were writing, especially when doubt was beginning to be cast on the CBC claims. Were they hatching another conspiracy to ignore any evidence exonerating the Tea Party? We saw how the Lapdog Media tried repeatedly (and still do) to link Joe Stack of Austin and the Pentagon Metro shooter as Tea Party activists, even though both were Bush-hating Leftists.
Well Andre Carson, as I've done since the night of March 20th, I'm calling bullshit. This whole episode is a lie, because the Democrats needed something to distract from the fact they were losing the health care debate, and that most Americans were on the side of the Tea Party. You even used a Civil Rights icon, John Lewis, setting him up as an unimpeachable victim of this alleged Tea Party "bigotry" that never happened.
I'm not letting go of this story because it not only represents an injustice to millions of Americans who were only using their First Amendment rights, it is also taking this nation down a dangerous path that I, speaking as one American, do not want to see this nation travel down.
May I suggest, Cong. Carson, that you, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Democrat Party, apologize publicly to the Tea Party and the American people, for your slander.