Posted by Curt on 3 June, 2008 at 10:20 pm. 55 comments already!

**UPDATE 06/08/08**

New info here.

**END UPDATE**

Larry Johnson with a new update on the “whitey” tape….take it for what its worth:

But all tell the same story–there is a tape of Michelle Obama appearing at a conference with Louis Farrakhan had she says some very disparaging things about white people.

My sources tell me the Republicans who have the tape are hanging on to it and do not (I REPEAT FOR YOU OBAMA CLOWNS) DO NOT want it released now. They want to use it against Barky in the fall. They fear that releasing it now will kill Obama’s political support and open the door for Hillary. The tape, I am told, appears to have been made in June 2004. It was not part of a pulpit service at Trinity. It was a conference. I am waiting for confirmation of the specific conference.

And now we have Beckel and Fund claiming a tape exists and is coming out tomorrow. Would be nice but I don’t know. What I do know for a fact is that the folks who control the tape want to keep it on ice until after the Democratic convention in Denver. Whether they will achieve this is outside my knowledge.

If it does exist then hopefully it does stay hidden until after Denver. It may well sway those who have yet to be swayed by these types associated with Obama…not all…but some. There will always be the starry eyed nimrods who follow the crowd to the next messiah, even if he has grown up around some of the most racist men steeped in the Black Theology culture.

UPDATE

HillBuzz has the scoop. Apparently it occured sometime between June 26th and July 1st in 2005 at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference Women’s Event In Chicago. She appeared with Mrs. Khadijah Farrakhan and Mrs. James Meeks. There were other panels in the conference including one with Bill Clinton and Bill Crosby:

For about 30 minutes, Michelle Obama launched into a rant about the evils of America, and how America is to blame for the problems of Africa. Michelle personally blamed President Clinton for the deaths of millions of Africans and said America is responsible for the genocide of the Tutsis and other ethnic groups. She then launched into an attack on “whitey”, and talked about solutions to black on black crime in the realm of diverting those actions onto white America. Her rant was fueled by the crowd: they reacted strongly to what she said, so she got more passionate and enraged, and that’s when she completely loses it and says things that have made the mouths drop of everyone who’s seen this.

HillBuzz found a picture that have may have been taken during the event. It was printed in JET Magazine in July 2004:

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CAPTION: Picture 11, Rev. Willie T. Barrow, chairman emerita, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, enjoys the Women’s Luncheon with Michelle Obama, wife of U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama of Illinois and executive director of community affairs, University of Chicago Hospital, Shoshana Johnson, the nation’s first Black female POW and former Iraqi captive, and Mrs. Jamell Meeks, wife of the Rev. James Meeks, vice president, Rainbow/PUSH, and Rev. Dr. Barbara King, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, wife of Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan, and Judge Arnette Hubbard

And they wonder what has happened to our MSM. Why haven’t they done their own investigating on the rumors? Do we have to ask:

When a rumor about a tape of Michelle Obama ranting and raving at Trinity first hit the blogs, we wondered if there was any truth to it. So, we just used Google to try as best we could to piece together her public schedule for the last few years, cross referencing that with the other clues that started coming out about what Michelle supposedly said, and who was with her when she said it. We just looked for times she was in Chicago before the national media would have been paying any attention to her (so, basically, everything prior to Barack Obama’s speech at the DNC Convention in 2004: logic dictates she would be less inclined to rant and rave in public after she and her husband had a national profile). The break came when it was noted on the blogs that Michelle made her remarks with Mrs. Farrakhan at a panel discussion at Trinity. Having that, another Google search turned up the Jet magazine article, a trip to the Library to check out the microfiche of that issue got the photo of Michelle and the other panelists (with all their names), a Google search of those names all together got the schedule of events for the 2004 Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference, and that schedule ultimately led to the rest.

When the MSM is in the tank for a candidate they don’t mess around. Once in the tank there is no going back and there is no way they will do anything to derail the chosen one now.

Just like The Burning Six episode, or the Bush National Guard letters, or any of the dozens of other stories broken by blogs, when they have no desire to show an opposing viewpoint, or they want to bring someone down while they prop someone up….cough Kerry cough…they will do what is necessary. If that includes ignoring potentially damaging material. Thats what they will do.

UPDATE

Looks like this is the event in question but I’m curious, like some of the commentors are, how no one noticed this video if it has been on sale at Trinity for awhile:

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund Annual Conference

“2004: A YEAR OF CRITICAL CHOICES FOR INCLUSION AND GROWTH”
Schedule of Events*

Saturday, June 26, 2004

12:00p.m ~ 2:00p.m.
SHERATON BALLROOM 1-7

Womans Luncheon

M.C.’s: Cheryl Burton and Karen Jordan, ABC 7

Keynote Speaker: Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Special Guests:
Shoshana Johnson, Retired United States Military
Michelle Obama, University of Chicago

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