For months cyberstalker Chuck C. Johnson and his racist pal Pax Dickinson have been hyping and promising and conning right wing rubes into sending them money for a “never before seen video” of Barack Obama visiting Kenya in 1990.
Johnson and Dickinson have been telling the rubes the “damning video” will show how Obama “really feels about white people” and “black nationalism.”
Well, they say they finally reached their $10,000 goal for the scam, and now they’ve convinced fellow con artist and Infowars hack Paul Joseph Watson to post it in his YouTube account, with the title: “Never Before Seen Video: Obama Whines About White Privilege.”
I’m not going to embed the video, but you can watch it by clicking here.
The video’s interesting as a look at a young Barack Obama, I suppose, but there’s absolutely nothing newsworthy, inflammatory, or “damning” in it. And Obama doesn’t “whine,” of course. At one point he says:
“I’m deeply saddened by a sense that whites are still superior in this country, in some sense, that if you sit at a restaurant, they’re served before a Kenyan is served. If you go through customs, a white person is going to have an easier time going through customs.”
That’s it. That’s the entire sum of Obama’s statements about “white privilege” in this film, and it’s clearly true that in 1990 Kenya this was the case. He says nothing about “black nationalism” at all. His tone throughout the video is thoughtful and respectful, exactly as you might expect.
Rarely have I seen such a blatant right wing scam. If Johnson and Dickinson really did raise $10,000 (and we have only their word for this) from gullible wingnuts hoping to see something that would take down Obama once and for all, they’re going to be greatly disappointed, because this is one of the most tasteless nothing-burgers ever served up by right wing con men.
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