Where is the Original McPeak/McCarthy Video Because One Picture Speaks 1,000 Words
by Mommiablo, Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 12:08:24 PM EDT
After seeing the original video clip of McPeak's comparison of Bill Clinton to Joe McCarthy, I searched the web, and it has gone missing. These are the sources I searched: NBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox, Google, Wonkette, New York Times, Politico, Breitbart, CNN, Youtube. Although the SECOND McPeak/Obama video clip is available, the FIRST is not.
Both CNN and MSNBC have edited video reports regarding the incident. CNN's truncates the FIRST clip just before the offending statement, and claims that McPeak "told an AP reporter", while in fact he made the statement on-stage at a large Obama rally. MSNBC's report is entitled "Obama Advisor: Bill Clinton Like Joe McCarthy." This video report runs Bill Clinton's allegedly egregious comments about Barack, then pans to Buchanan and others, and ends without ever showing the video clip of McPeak actually making the comparison at the rally.
Why is this important? Because the SECOND video clip shows a toned-down McPeak who does not repeat the Joe McCarthy charge, along with a Barack Obama pensively looking down during most of McPeak's presentation.
But the FIRST video clip shows the actual statement being made, while Barack stands next to him with his arms crossed, and a slight smile on his face, which has been described variously as smug, aloof, or arrogant. I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw Barack's stance on such a repulsive comparison.
Is it possible that the web has been scrubbed of this video, and if so, why? Is there any way of getting it back because, like the Wright affair, it sheds light on whether Barack is keeping his commitment for a clean campaign.