Sean Hannity is turning to Andrew Breitbart for race-baiting smears.
Hannity on Monday promised to “show a tape” of Obama “hanging out during the campaign” with a member of the extremist New Black Panther Party (NBPP):
Incidentally this fake story was hyped earlier today by Andrew Breitbart on his Big Government website. Breitbart claimed to have unearthed “shock photos” from a March 2007 march where he claimed “then-Senator Obama was joined by a group of Panthers who had come to support his candidacy.” Breitbart linked to a YouTube video of Obama walking several feet ahead of the Panthers amidst a large crowd of people.
That march was not an Obama campaign event, nor one sponsored by the NBPP. It was a 42nd anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma which ended when the civil rights marchers were attacked by law enforcement at Edmund Pettus Bridge. Several thousand people were in attendance of the march, celebrating this historic civil rights moment in American history. During that event, Obama and New Black Panthers leader Malik Zulu Shabazz gave speeches from the same podium, and both were part of the crowd that then marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.