Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Whiteygate.

For the last couple of weeks a rumour has been going around about the existance of a tape of Michelle Obama in the pulpit of Jeremiah Wright's church denouncing 'whitey'. According to the story the Republicans supposedly have the tape and are preparing to use it.

This story seems like a hoax to me though, whilst Michelle Obama does appear to be a resentful moonbat the word 'whitey' doesn't sound like something an actual black racist would say, it sounds more like what someone writing a script about a black racist would have the character say. It's like whenever there is a hate crime hoax the imagined racist abuse always sounds rather cliched, unnatural and lacking any subtlety, the same is true of the supposed Michelle Obama tape.

The other reason to believe that it's fake is that the rumours initially appeared on pro Clinton websites but claimed that the Republicans had the tape. If the GOP had a tape that could derail an Obama bid like that then the absolute last thing they would do is leak it before the Democrats had made their nomination. If the Republicans had the tape then it would be leaked in November on the weekend before the election, if Clinton had it then it would have come out about two months ago.

the end result of one Democrat trying to smear another will be that the credulous will use the smear as an example of Republican dirty tricks.

1 comment:

JuliaM said...

The fact that one of the people pushing it (and hinting he'd seen it) was Larry Johnson was enough for me to write it off as a hoax...

But I suspect Michelle O will have lots of opportunities to put her foot in it between now and November ;)

"the end result of one Democrat trying to smear another will be that the credulous will use the smear as an example of Republican dirty tricks."

That's certainly true...