Stacy McCain was at an event where Rep. Michele Bachmann gave a speech to a Christian crowd, soaked from the rain, when she asked, “Who likes wet people?” McCain writes:
It had been raining all afternoon before Bachmann arrived and gave her Christian testimony, which I recorded on video and posted the next day.
Some vicious monster ripped off my video and edited it, so that when Bachmann begins by jokingly asking the crowd, “Who likes wet people?” — because everybody was soaked to the bone, including me — instead there is a caption, “Who likes white people?”
Ken Layne of Wonkette then spread that smear all around the Internet.
It was clear enough to the some of the commenters at Wonkette what was actually said, even after Ken Layne wrote this lie:
Who likes white people? Uhh, everybody except for black people and brown people and yellow people, we guess? Also, many actual white people don’t much like white people, having read a history book or two. But Michele Bachmann is here to praise Jesus and His Own Special People, even though he was an Arab. UPDATE: Michele Bachmann actually said she “hates white people” because they’re “subhuman.” YouTube regrets the error.
If I were a Wonkette reader, I’d be a bit insulted they think they can lie this blatantly and not expect me to catch it.
This is part of the liberal agenda, though, and a glaring example of the lengths they will go to dishonestly tarnish a political opponent. It’s right in line with the Politico headline asking, “Is Rick Perry Dumb?”
But take a president with an admittedly Marxist background, who hung out with Marxist professors, went to socialist conventions, was a member of socialist organizations led by radical socialists, who then gets elected to office and enacts socialist legislation and call him “socialist?”
That’s dishonest and most likely racist.
The characterization of conservatives and either stupid or racist cannot be compromised, and liberals won’t let a little thing like facts stop them from their goal.
The liberal liar who pirated Stacy McCain’s video apparently got a message from McCain’s attorney. Turns out, he’s awfully sorry:
I want to apologize for misusing Stacey Robert McCain’s 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.
As of right now, Wonkette has not changed its post. Nor has Perez Hilton.
What? You expected them to?