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Friday, May 2, 2008

Hoax?

Major news sources call it a hoax and say the film was altered, Kantor and the film maker deny and threaten to sue.  By altered did they mean up the audio?  If it's not true who ever put it out there should be ashamed.

 

"With the Indiana and North Carolina primaries less than 96 hours away, making its way around the pro-Obama blogosphere is a clip in this video of former prominent Clinton administration official Mickey Kantor appearing to call Indianans an expletive. It is an excerpt from the movie "The War Room" about the 1992 Clinton campaign. Kantor, James Carville and George Stephanopoulos are reading over results from various states, including Indiana...

"*** UPDATE *** Huffington Post quotes Kantor on what he meant by the expletive: "Indiana was not even on our radar screen," he said, "And I was talking about the polling and not the people... If you look at The War Room, this is not the way Carville or George interpreted my statement. This is frankly libelous."

[EDITOR'S NOTE: We've adjusted the language in the first paragraph, because it's not clear Kantor is referring to Indianans.]"  - From MSNBC

"Advisor to the Hillary Clinton '08 campaign and Clinton-Gore '92 chairman, Mickey Kantor was caught on tape hurling insults at Indiana voters. In the footage, which must be around 16 years old, Kantor assures his colleagues that a win or loss in the state of Indiana doesn't matter because "those people are shit."

Kantor, flanked by strategist James Carville and advisor George Stephanopoulos, then lowers his voice and asks, "how would you like to be a worthless, white nigger?"" -From an unidentified Blogger

Here is a short version of the video with the sound up.

Below is a longer version, you have to strain to hear and wait about four minutes into it.

Hey Carville what's with the glove?

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