Remember that footage that Andrew Breitbart said was going to destroy Obama's run for a second term? It looks like Buzzfeed scooped Breitbart's sites by running it a few hours early. Here it is:
Yes. It's Barack Obama, in 1991, speaking at a "campus protest organized to demand tenure for minority and female law professors" at Harvard Law School. The right-wing sites will now try to tie Barack Obama's words of praise for Derrick Bell, who was the first tenured African-American professor of law at Harvard, to a vast conspiracy involving Reverend Wright, Saul Alinsky, and the Weather Underground. This video was Breitbart's pride and joy, the chaos he was eager to unleash on the world at the time of his death. But really, it's all birther-quality material—only the fringiest of fringe Republicans will obsess over it in the months leading up to the election.
That doesn't mean the Republican media won't try to make something out of it, though: According to the Washington Post, Sean Hannity will run and discuss the footage on his show tonight. I'm willing to bet the news will prominently feature Derrick Bell's name tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, the wrong dead man's name is about to get dragged through the mud.