New info here.
**Updated Post Here – 06/03/08**
Larry Johnson appears to have the videotape of Michelle Obama that has been rumored to exist. He is gonna post it tomorrow.
Now I know why people who have seen the videotape say it is stunning. Barack’s headaches are only starting.
Apparently its a tape of Michelle railing against “whitey” inside the Trinity church. Larry, who has yet to hear a conspiracy theory about conservatives he didn’t like, says that it was supposed to be the GOP’s October surprise.
I’ve also been informed that Karl Rove and his allies have a copy of it and are using it to raise funds for independent expenditure groups. The tape, I’m told, will be disclosed as the GOP October Surprise. It’s a ticking time bomb.
The ever evil Karl Rove at it again!
Ignore the idiocy, if the tape does exist then boy oh boy….is Obama in for some trouble.
It appears that LJ does not have the tape but will post news of the tape.
I’ll post the news Monday morning by 0900 hours.
Some in the comment section believe he is trying to smoke out a certain network that does have the tape. We shall see.
Also, Geraldo Rivera, spoke to Roger Sloane on Fox today who confirmed the existence of the tape:
Geraldo Rivera discussed the Michelle Obama Racist Rant Tape this morning on FOX News, with guest Roger Sloane, who stated this tape does exist, showing Michelle Obama off on a crazed, racist, anti-American rant, and that “a network” does in fact have the tape.
Roger Sloane is the man who broke the Elliott Spitzer prostitution scandal.
I, for one, do not want this tape out there just yet. Hillary would be tough to beat in November….but not Obama.
As many thought, Larry Johnson did not have the tape nor has he seen it. He just heard what was on the tape from five people who have ALSO not seen the tape but spoke to people who have (cough…hearsay….cough):
I have not seen it but I have heard from five separate sources who have spoken directly with people who have seen the tape. It features Michelle Obama and Louis Farrakhan. They are sitting on a panel at Jeremiah Wright’s Church when Michelle makes her intemperate remarks. Whoops!! When that image comes out it will enter the politcal ads hall of fame. It will be right up there with the little girl plucking daisy petals in the famous 1964 ad LBJ used against Barry Goldwater.~~~
It also should come as no surprise that Barack hired two members of the Nation of Islam to work on his staff—Jennifer Mason and Cynthia K. Miller. (And no, I am not merely recycling info initially reported by Debbie Schlussel. I have two independent Chicago sources for this info.) If Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger had kept their yaps buttoned none of this would mean much. But the fact that both men have been—until scrubbed from the website in recent weeks—listed as spiritual advisors to Barack Obama and also are very close to Louis Farrakhan, forces the question about Barack’s faith and beliefs.
In probing those matters we begin to understand that the Nation of Islam has been a critical component of Barack Obama’s base of support. And, I am told, Louis Farrakhan has been careful to use Tony Rezko as the intermediary in his relationship with Barack. This is not guilt by association, this is guilt because of actual relationship. Farrakhan, Wright, and Pfleger are each on tape in various settings spewing the most vile racists garbage in the guise of preaching.~~~
One source described how this tape was acquired. Let’s just say that one of the republican candidates who is no longer in the race, but had a dandy oppo research capability, uncovered this gem. If Republican poohbahs have their way the tape will remain on ice until October.
While much of what LJ says is true (except his Republican conspiracy theory of course), it still remains to be seen whether the tape is real or just some figment of imagination. Or is it, as some have suggested, Michelle railing against Bush saying why’d he do this and that.
Who know. But what we do know, is that no tape is forthcoming. But I’m hoping if it does exist it stays underwraps until October.
AJStrata on LJ’s conservative conspiracy theory:
Today Johnson admits he has only one source who claims the tape is a GOP sourced hit job. Five who claim to know someone who has seen it (all five probably referring to a single Clinton surrogate shopping the tape) and only one who claims this is a GOP dirty trick. That is not confirmed information, that is rumor and propaganda.
That evil Karl Rove at it again!
Lets all remember Larry Johnson’s other great “sources” when he said Rove was to be indicted:
It is not just Jason Leopold. Joe Wilson heard the same from other sources. And, more importantly, Jason is reporting based on multiple, more than two, sources.
And his fascination with Mr. Rove:
Karl is a shameless bastard. Small wonder his mother killed herself. Once she discovered what a despicable soul she had spawned she apparently saw no other way out. It would be one thing if his vile tactics were simply mere smears of politicians like Kerry and Murtha. They are big boys and should be able to defend themselves quite ably against this turd.