Breitbart offers $10k reward for proof that n-word was hurled at John Lewis

Andrew Breitbart, on his Big Government web site, is offering $10,000 for proof that U.S. Rep. John Lewis was assaulted with the n-word last Saturday in the run-up to the vote on health care.

This is the same web site that first put up the footage of ACORN staffers in Baltimore, giving advice on how to avoid paying taxes on cash acquired through prostitution.

By way of backbround: Last Saturday, as they went to the U.S. Capitol to hear a final speech on health care, Lewis and other African-American congressmen passed by a crowd of mostly white tea party protestors.

Here’s the Insider post that ran. This from a Detroit news outlet:

Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., told a reporter that as he left the Cannon House Office Building with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a leader of the civil rights era, some among the crowd chanted “the N-word, the N-word, 15 times.” Both Carson and Lewis are black, and Lewis spokeswoman Brenda Jones also said that it occurred.
“It was like going into the time machine with John Lewis,” said Carson, a large former police officer who said he wasn’t frightened but worried about the 70-year-old Lewis, who is twice his age. “He said it reminded him of another time.”

Brenda Jones, spokeswoman for Lewis, confirmed the incident.

Breitbart accuses Lewis and the other members of Congress of goading the crowd:

On Saturday, during the peaceful and patriotic tea party protest at the Capitol, the Democrats staged a series of symbolic acts meant to manipulate the media to do its bidding. The Congressional Black Caucus pulled the Selma card and chose to walk through the crowd in the hopes of creating a YouTube incident.

There is no reason in 21st century America on an issue that is not a black or white or a civil rights issue to have a bloc of black people walk slowly through a mostly white crowd to make a racial point. The walk in and of itself — with two of the participants holding their handheld cameras above their heads hoping to document “proof” — was an act of racism meant to create a contrast between the tea party crowd and themselves….

It’s time for the allegedly pristine character of Rep. John Lewis to put up or shut up. Therefore, I am offering $10,000 of my own money to provide hard evidence that the N- word was hurled at him not 15 times, as his colleague reported, but just once. Surely one of those two cameras wielded by members of his entourage will prove his point…..

Rep. Lewis, if you can’t do that, I’ll give him a backup plan: a lie detector test. If you provide verifiable video evidence showing that a single racist epithet was hurled as you walked among the tea partiers, or you pass a simple lie detector test, I will provide a $10K check to the United Negro College Fund.

We’ve got a query into Lewis’ office, but do not expect the Atlanta congressman to engage.

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127 comments Add your comment

Uh-OHHHH!!!

March 26th, 2010
11:14 am

Well???

Mr. Lewis?

MiltonMan

March 26th, 2010
11:16 am

The same John Lewis that did not have a problem at all making a racist radio ad for his buddy John Eaves stating that North Fulton would send in attack dogs & turn on water hoses if the white candidate won over Eaves.

Never mind, the double standard can be applied to the “always the victim” label of John Lewis.

lmno

March 26th, 2010
11:17 am

Wait, so a group of black people walking slowly through a crowd of white people is racist?

Has this guy lost his mind? Did he ever have one?

The Late Maynord Jackson

March 26th, 2010
11:20 am

I can provide proof for a price.

Sandy Spring For Roy Barnes

March 26th, 2010
11:21 am

I want you use that money on education or jobs, food for the hungry.

DannyX

March 26th, 2010
11:25 am

You mean that video that was heavily edited? The video that most experts agree is more hoax than real? The video starring out on bail and accused felon James O’Keefe.

Breitbart? The same website that sponsored accused felon James O’Keefe in his lame attempt to plant a bug in a US Senator’s office?

Lol GOP, have we sunk this far??????????

AH

March 26th, 2010
11:30 am

money talks, bull%#$# walks

Bo Doodley

March 26th, 2010
11:32 am

DannyX,
How can you be an “accused” felon? A felon has actually committed a crime. You can be accused of a felony, though.

The Ignorant Dems, have sunk that far….LOLLOLLOL….

RetiredSoldier

March 26th, 2010
11:33 am

Danny- Deal with the issue, don’t try to misdirect. Remember, the democrats in Congress defunded ACORN, which is supposed to lock its doors on April 1. How appropiate that will be.

DannyX

March 26th, 2010
11:33 am

I’m surprised Breitbart doesn’t hire ace White House reporter Guckert/Gannon to do some investigative reporting for their website. They are in the same league.

How about this? Breitbart should dress Guckert/Gannon up in his leather outfit to see if he can infiltrate the offices of Sen. Vitter (Republican) Rumors are Sen Vitter is answering his office phones behind his desk wearing nothing but a diaper.

If this is true the public has a right to know.

RetiredSoldier

March 26th, 2010
11:36 am

Then investigate Danny. So you support what ACORN was doing? You still have time to bail them out Danny.

Bo Doodley

March 26th, 2010
11:37 am

DannyX, dude, aren’t you due back in class from recess?

Mrs. White&Black

March 26th, 2010
11:37 am

Wow, this Breitbart character sounds like a real piece of work. The fact that this ignoramus thinks that, “..a bloc of black people walk slowly through a mostly white crowd” is racist, clearly shows that HE is the racist for making such an ignorant assumption. It would be great to show this Breitbart character proof although I don’t know if Mr. Lewis should even dignify the likes of Breitbart with a response.
@miltonman-I’ll admit that what Mr. Lewis said on the radio ad is a bit much but….when you look at the history of America and Georgia in particular, it seems almost possible for an incident of that Nature (not specifically the dogs/waterhose)to happen…

Cutty

March 26th, 2010
11:38 am

How dare those black Congressmen walk down the street!

ScooBoo

March 26th, 2010
11:40 am

Mr. Galloway,

How can someone be “assaulted” with a word????

Bo Doodley

March 26th, 2010
11:40 am

Mrs. White&Black, “when you look at the history of America and Georgia in particular, it seems almost possible for an incident of that Nature ” Are you really that ignorant?

Harry Paulms

March 26th, 2010
11:45 am

…and he’ll pay up the same day Sean Hannity gets waterboarded and Rush Limbaugh moves to Costa Rica.

Mike

March 26th, 2010
11:48 am

I’m sure the mics, on both cameras, were malfunctioning.

DannyX

March 26th, 2010
11:48 am

Are you kidding Bo?????????????

The whole Breitbart operation is third grade. Example: Dress a guy up in a telephone repairman outfit, have him go into the offices of a US Senator under false pretenses, then ask for access to her phone lines! That’s third grade journalism at its best!

What did you expect? Respect? The only thing that operation has earned is ridicule.

Where’s repairman O’Keefe?

Chief Wiggum

March 26th, 2010
11:49 am

While I don’t know I would say that walking the Congressional Black Caucus (how about that for a non-inclusive organization, whites not allowed) through the crowd was an “act of racism”, it’s extremely obvious to me what the attempt was. It was an attempt to goad the crowd into saying or doing something, with video cameras rolling. Why else would the participants (in the CBC) be rolling their cameras, and why walk through the middle of the crowd? It’s a trick of the left to try and start an issue.

Time to put up or shut up, Mr. Lewis. Back in the 60s, Mr. Lewis was an honorable man, being part of an honorable cause. Now, he’s a one-note song, everything to him is about racism. He’s the Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton of Congress…he needs racism to remain relevant.

bill

March 26th, 2010
11:49 am

What do you think would happen if a small group of white folks walked through a crowd of black folks that were upset about something?????

dh

March 26th, 2010
11:51 am

Give $10,000 to anyone that really cares.

Chief Wiggum

March 26th, 2010
11:54 am

Of course, this was the logical development of the attempt to smear those who oppose this legislation. Remember when the tea party folks were organizing, and Janeane Garofolo called them a bunch of “a bunch of teabagging rednecks,” adding “this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.” That’s been the story line to follow…insult them (the tea party) by calling them “rednecks”, using a sexually-insulting term for them, and calling them “racists”. It’s all nonsense, of course…just another attempt to marginalize a group of people.

million

March 26th, 2010
11:54 am

$10,000 for video proof. Multiple members of the black caucus had cameras pointed at the crowd. It’s a simple $10,000. Just run the video… if it exists.

john

March 26th, 2010
11:57 am

I love this guy….ball’s in your court Lewis!!

Getting tired of the left wing nut jobs trying to portray any one opposing them as racists…its pure crap.

WakeUp

March 26th, 2010
11:59 am

@Mrs. White&Black

You have completely missed the point. The fact that Lewis and his entourage felt the need to walk through a crowd of mostly white tea party protestors was done so solely to incite, which is a form of racist activity, or simply race bating. Was this “march” necessary, and, if so, why only the “black” caucus and why not a representative group of Democrats of all races. The “march” by Lewis and his group was certainly done to incite racist reaction and as such was racist!

PuEkaw

March 26th, 2010
12:05 pm

So by just walking (arm in arm or not) and some low IQ mob of xenophobic racists then start displaying their racist selves, that makes Rep. Lewis a racist? Damn man you need to call GOP headquarters and apply for the job of spin-doc #1. You’re saying black people can’t go out because they should know that racist like these can’t help themselves and that’s just ain’t fair! BOO HOO. Under your logic I guess your if your wife is raped she was asking for it because she has a vagina.

Tyrone

March 26th, 2010
12:08 pm

Lewis not be racist.
He be stupid.

Chief Wiggum

March 26th, 2010
12:14 pm

Ahh, look at PuEkaw throw the insults. He calls the protesters:

low IQ
mob
xenophobic
racists

#1…low IQ ? Any proof, or did you get that talking point from Olbermann or Garofalo?
#2…mob? It’s a demonstration. Do you call gatherings of Democrats by the same name?
#3… xenophobic? Nonsense. You’re trying to suggest it with no proof. And perhaps YOU are the xenophobe, having to insult the IQ of people different than YOU.
#4…racists. Again…PROOF? Stop spewing your talking points.

eh?

March 26th, 2010
12:16 pm

What’s funny is that there are multiple videos of the procession on the ‘net, and there’s not a single epithet in any of them.

Who is the race baiter?

DannyX

March 26th, 2010
12:19 pm

I’m offering a $10,000.00 reward of my own.

It seems George W Bush has disappeared from every single Republican and Tee Ball members memory. This does not appear to be amnesia, doctors are calling it Selective Memory Disorder. They also prone to forgetting the results of the 2008 election.

If you see these crazy Republicans wandering around the blogs, don’t try to capture them. It will take a straight jacket, (and promise of free internet porn.) They are not dangerous but are prone to hurt themselves.

$10,000.00……EACH

Lets stamp out SMD! In fact lets stomp out SMD.

Stuart

March 26th, 2010
12:22 pm

Well, given the fact that I’ve yet to see a “tea party” crowd that looked anything less than 100% white, exactly where were they supposed to walk? Or given some of the comments, maybe most of you would have preferred they leave through the back door. My God, every time I think we’ve actually progressed as a society, I read the letters in this column and remember where I live. There is no greater drain on the collective intelligence of any society than the mind of a bigot.

Keith

March 26th, 2010
12:22 pm

Lewis, Sharpton, Jackson, Cynthia Tucker, are all racist and all hate white people. Why hate us because we are better and have more? It is not white people’s fault that black people cause so much trouble, crime, don’t go to school, and don’t have good jobs. They do all that to themselves.

Mr. WTF

March 26th, 2010
12:23 pm

“These white folk “be” trippin” :)

Joe

March 26th, 2010
12:31 pm

So the CBC members were supposed to enter somewhere else? The back entrance? What’s next, stepping off the curb when white people pass? Also, even if the CBC members were race-baiting, if the people in the crowd were successfully baited, what does that say about them?

Stuart L.

March 26th, 2010
12:34 pm

The “Tea Partiers” (whatever that means) don’t stand a chance! All you idiot leftists need to do is go back to your RightOn.Org, HuffingtonPost and other worthwhile posts to see that they are as pure as driven snow (with lotsa urine peed into it).
John Lewis be a joke.

Jimmy The Greek Communist

March 26th, 2010
12:36 pm

No doubt the young Republican Neo-con Dude has never heard of the real odds in Vegas that his wager is nothing but a Sucker bet…….

The time is near

March 26th, 2010
12:37 pm

Well my contacts in Washington(NAWP-National assoc. of White People and the SWCLC-SOUTHERN WHITE CONF.Leadership Council)have told me that Mr. Lewis was just upset because he was not nominated as President of both Assoc’s. His Press Sec. stated he will have comments about this matter at a later date.

RetiredSoldier

March 26th, 2010
12:37 pm

Joe-

How do 99% of the members of Congress enter every day? Do you know? They enter underground because it is more secure and they use member only trams, etc. The CBC had every right in the world to enter thru the public entrance like they did. But you have to admit, it was a bit unusal for them to do so with their own camaras rolling on that particular day.

Why do you think they chose to do so? I know, they were interested on who the demonstraters were opposed to the health care bill and wanted to debate them. Not!

Geesh.

Chief Wiggum

March 26th, 2010
12:44 pm

To back up what RetiredSoldier said. Nobody says that CBC can not enter the way they did, just that it is VERY unusual to do what they did. It was an specific attempt to incite anger, and it appears that it DID NOT WORK, comments from the race-baiting Mr. Lewis notwithstanding. The Capitol is an enormous building, and the congressmen do not normally do what they did. It was an attempt to get the crowd to do something stupid, and when they didn’t…heck, just make it up that they did.

And Joe..it DOES NOT appear that they were successfully baited. Where is the proof?

Stuart, there are plenty of non-white folks at Tea Parties. I’d suggest looking up La Shawn Barber for starters. Google is your friend, and you can find plenty of black folks who support this movement.

Brent

March 26th, 2010
12:45 pm

I disagree with John Lewis on most issues, but I certainly respect him as a person. As a civil rights activist he was beaten, threatened, and treated like he was sub-human. I don’t know how you forgive people for that kind of treatment. In my mind, even if he was baiting ( which I doubt) he has every right to do so. He deserves more respect than he is getting here.

flagboy?

March 26th, 2010
12:46 pm

Mrs. White&Black

March 26th, 2010
11:37 am
Wow, this Breitbart character sounds like a real piece of work. The fact that this ignoramus thinks that, “..a bloc of black people walk slowly through a mostly white crowd” is racist, clearly shows that HE is the racist for making such an ignorant assumption. It would be great to show this Breitbart character proof although I don’t know if Mr. Lewis should even dignify the likes of Breitbart with a response.
@miltonman-I’ll admit that what Mr. Lewis said on the radio ad is a bit much but….when you look at the history of America and Georgia in particular, it seems almost possible for an incident of that Nature (not specifically the dogs/waterhose)to happen…
_________________________________________________________

you. . . . .are. . . . an idiot.

Alan

March 26th, 2010
12:49 pm

A-Men Keith!

Chris Matthews is covered in his own spittle because he is drinking, again and because he is a racist

March 26th, 2010
12:58 pm

Look at this guy. He is racist and there is no doubt about it. Democrats are using the race card to take the spotlight off their miserable Obamacare bill. Libs/democrats and media hacks love to paint all conservatives as racist, bigoted homophobes. So what? Who cares what the liberals and the “journalist think”? The only folks who read the Unrinal Constipation, NYSLIMES, WashingtonCompost or watch CNNBS, ABS, CBS, PMSNBCBS….. are libs. They are essentially reporting for themselves. No one and mean no one care what the dinosaur media thinks, prints or says. Look at their ratings- ALL OF THEM are losing ratings, subscribers and the like. And get ready for this: After the democrat party is rejected in November it will be because…. wait for it…. the country is racist. Libs are so predictible.

t

March 26th, 2010
1:00 pm

the dems want to discredit any opposition to health care reform. The CBC walking through a demonstration like this was an effort to do that to make people think that they are some sort of victims to this crowd. The next logical step in their liberal minds was to accuse the demonstraters of racism. Also, many of these comments are ad hominem attacks against breitbart, instead of debating his argument. that usually happens when you cant counter an argument…go to http://biggovernment.com/abreitbart/2010/03/25/2010-a-race-odyssey-disproving-a-negative-for-cash-prizes-or-how-the-civil-rights-movement-jumped-the-shark/ to read the entire post.

Chris Matthews is covered in his own spittle because he is drinking, again and because he is a racist

March 26th, 2010
1:03 pm

Sorry for got the link so ya’ll can see for yourselves the racism of the left. Matthews is like Jim Galloway and other “journalist.” All they see is race. MLK, JR. would be so proud.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/01/27/msnbcs_matthews_on_obama_i_forgot_he_was_black_tonight.html

Jumbo G is the king of conventional thinking

March 26th, 2010
1:08 pm

Hey, Jumbo G, are you gonna post the story about how some obviously crazy liberal shot up Rep. Cantor’s office? Do I need to post a link or will you be doing some “journalism” so we can all have a little context?

Jumbo G is the king of conventional thinking

March 26th, 2010
1:10 pm

Danny Ten is inciting violence against the tea party. I am forwarding his comments to the proper authorities. Danny Ten is in deep doo doo.

RetiredSoldier

March 26th, 2010
1:12 pm

Hello Joe, still awaiting a respose. Earth to Joe, come in please.

Jumbo G is the king of conventional thinking

March 26th, 2010
1:13 pm

Also, Jumbo G, while you doing some “journalism” on the Cantor shooting would you find the audio of the alleged comments that Lewis and the others are referring? I smell a pulitzer….