Well, what do you know? Serial liar and fake ACORN pimp story pusher Andrew Breitbart decided to tell a few more easily disproved lies about union "thuggery" at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Apparently, Breitbart only cares about what's been recorded when it suits his b.s. talking points. Not included in this footage is him talking about union members throwing eggs at a Tea Party bus in Nevada. That seems to be one of the few things he hasn't lied about but one he has put out there as a false equivalency as to how all things are equal since someone from a union was dumb enough to do something like that. In Breitbart's world, the egg throwing somehow is the same as nut-jobs making death threats against members of Congress and of course, those members of Congress who dared to walk through the Tea Partiers were just asking to be harassed anyway.
First up, Breitbart claimed that faker Kenneth Gladney was attacked by union thugs. I'd like for everyone to go read David Neiwert's post and watch this video and then tell me Andrew Breitbart is not full of it. Here's Dave's post on this from back in August:
Faking victimhood: Just how hurt was that supposed victim of SEIU 'thuggery'?. I watched press conferences with this guy after this supposed "attack". He showed up in a wheelchair and pretended he was so medicated he could not even talk. When you watch the video in Dave's post, there's no way in hell he was that messed up and it's also shows that it's not likely the union members started the altercation.
Now let's move on to Breitbart's next line of attack: Richard Trumka and his confrontation with him. Sadly for Breitbart, that one's been recorded as well.
Our friends at Media Matters caught that one. AFL-CIO's Trumka knocks down Breitbart's denials of racism at Tea Party protest.
Here's what was actually said during that exchange.
Breitbart: The hatred that I have seen over the last year during this debate over the last year and a half, the incidents of violence have happened by organized labor getting caught on tape attacking Tea Party people and Kenneth Gladney was called the N-word, okay, and so I would like for you to denounce that behavior and to help investigate what happened with those two guys who were arrested. Will you help me look into the attack on the Tea Party bus by organized labor by the IBEW 357 and the SEIU in St. Louis?
Trumka: Look first of all I wish I were able to be here tomorrow after you give your talk so I could… I can ask… I’ll be in a different place; I wish I were able to do that. First of all, violence of any sort is not called for, but let me tell you what I’ve witnessed personally when I went up to the Hill the day of the health care vote. The Tea Party people were there, I watched them spit at people, I watched them call John Lewis the N-word.
Breitbart went on to challenge him about whether he’d actually seen the racist epithets hurled at members of Congress. Richard Trumka didn’t say squat about seeing what went on in Las Vegas. He said he saw what happened in D.C. Par for the course, Breitbart is lying his ass off here as well and claims Richard Trumka said he was there at the egg throwing incident. As the footage from Media Matters clearly shows, that's not what Richard Trumka said.
Every union official and office and every Planned Parenthood office as well need to be put on high alert about this ass. He's out to do the same thing to them that he did to ACORN. The only way to fight back against his tactics is to make everyone aware of them. He's dangerous and he's got the support of Fox News and the Democrats don't look like they're going to take him on.
Get on the horn people and talk to every local Democratic office, every union office that is in your area and every Planned Parenthood office as well, and let them know what we're dealing with here. They need to be prepared for the next James O'Keefe that's going to show up at their door. I don't think Richard Trumka was ready for his B.S. The one way we can help to stop his ambush "journalism" is to make those likely to be ambushed aware of his tactics. He's learned his lessons from Fox's Griffy well with an extra dose of hatred thrown in.
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