Liberal Blogger Admits He Fabricated Bachmann ‘White People’ Video

Aubrey Vaughn

The blogosphere has been abuzz this week with a video misleading viewers to believe that Rep. Michele Bachmann riles up a campaign crowd in Iowa with the line, “Who likes white people?”

The video was pirated from Robert Stacy McCain’s blog, the Other McCain, after he covered a Bachmann appearance at a rainy August 5th Christian music festival, during which Bachmann shouted to the drenched crowd “Who likes wet people?” She followed the question with a statement to her Christian audience on God’s power over the weather, which was cut from the edited version. The blogger took the video from McCain, added a caption to read “Who likes white people?” and the video instantly became viral thanks to Perez Hilton, CBS News, and Wonkette. Now the blogger who edited the stolen video has removed the video from YouTube and apologized to McCain, but has still damaged the reputation of Bachmann and could face legal repercussions from both her and McCain.

The blogger who wrongly edited the video issued his apology to McCain yesterday, writing:

I want to apologize for misusing Stacey Robert McCain’s [sic] original video…I was angry so I decided to take Mrs. Bachmann’s line out of context to make her seem more overtly racist in light of her recent signing of that Iowa marriage pledge that said black children were better off under slavery than in Obama’s America. Whether or not I dislike Michele Bachmann, it wasn’t right to deliver a dishonest blow like that. I wanted to apologize to Mr. McCain and all of you directly…[…]

I have removed the video from my Youtube channel.

Beyond the libelous action against Bachmann’s campaign, McCain also has the claim of copyright infringement against the blogger for pirating his video. This further extends against Perez Hilton…

The article continues at NewsBusters.

At DaTechGuy:  Stacy McCain discovers the Lord works in mysterious ways

CAJ note: Read Stacy McCain’s account of this on his blog (and here, too). Then hit the tip jar if you can, or buy yourself something from via The Other McCain‘s affiliate program. Stacy’s got a large family to look after and is doing the kind of reporting that was long ago abandoned by so-called media journalists. He certainly deserves our support, especially now that lawyers may be involved. It’s time conservatives stood up to this kind of dishonest, hateful behavior by the left. It’s time to defeat Alinsky’s ‘heirs’.

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