Conservative media hype 2007 Obama video

On Tuesday, three conservative media outlets — Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller, Matt Drudge's Drudge Report, and Fox News — promoted an "explosive" new video of President Obama, which Drudge headlined "Obama's other race speech." The video, released Tuesday night, turned out to be all 40 minutes of a speech then–candidate Obama gave to Virginia's largely black Hampton University in June 2007, in which he criticizes the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, suggests spending more money to create jobs in inner cities and less on roads in suburbia, and lavishes praise on his controversial former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. (Read National Review's "most controversial quotes" from the speech.) Mitt Romney's campaign disavowed any role in airing the speech, which was covered at the time by Fox News, CNN, and other TV networks. "People are saying it's already been reported, but no, it hasn't been reported," Carlson (pictured) told Hannity. "I know, because I reported on it."



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