3/3/09 1:21 PM

Huffington Post Smear of Gibson Uses Doctored Video!

Updated! HuffPo apology, Gibson response, and more after the jump.

A headline at Huffington Post blares: John Gibson Compares Eric Holder To Monkey With Bright Blue Scrotum (VIDEO). Writer Alex Leo lays it all out:

At the end of a long and pointless conversation between two Fox News reporters covering a zoo escape, John Gibson compared Attorney General Eric Holder to a monkey.... At 2:48, they toss to John Gibson who complains that he can't get away with saying "bright blue scrotum" on the radio then follows that up by saying, "We were talking about Eric Holder today on the radio and his bright blue scrotum."
Here's the HuffPo video [it has been removed from youtube but see the 'update' below for a link to a saved copy]:

Hundreds of HuffPo commenters erupted in predictable outrage:
  • FOX continues to prove it is part of the most racist network since the KKK
  • John Gibson should be fired.
  • These guys are unbelievable. Racism and Gibson's fixation for blue scrotums together would baffle when Freud himself.
  • this is not surprising john gibson is a bigot and has never denied it.
  • i hope Keith Olbeman has a special comment about this isses!!!
  • Keep digging Faux, just keep on digging yourselves into a marginalize racist pit of despair.
There's only one problem with all this: the video posted by HuffPo is a fake. The three words allegedly spoken by Gibson, "bright blue scrotum", are actually in Trace Gallagher's voice. Those words were lifted from a few moments earlier and pasted over Gibson's actual sentence: "We were talking about Eric Holder today on the radio and his comment that this is a nation of cowards." But don't take our word for it. See, and hear, for yourself:


This story has already spread through the Fox hater echo chamber and it's still propagating tonight. It's even shown up at Keith Olbermann's blog of choice (i.e. Daily Kos), with another passel of outraged comments from the gullible.

The Huffington Post has some 'splaining to do. Why are they presenting a doctored video? Who altered the soundtrack? Who knew and when did they know it?

Most of all they need to make a big-time apology--with the same prominence and bold-type headline as their phony smear.

UPDATE: Our report has had its intended effect. The Huffington Post article now sports a different headline: "John Gibson Did Not Compare Eric Holder To Monkey With Bright Blue Scrotum (UPDATED)" and begins with a retraction and apology:
The Huffington Post has learned that the below video has been doctored. We regret the error and apologize to Mr. Gibson. John Gibson never compared Eric Holder to a monkey with a bright blue scrotum.
It still appears on the media page but is less prominent than before (further down and to the right, and without a graphic to draw attention to it). A quick check found a snarky update from Wonkette and a correction from Jossip...but no changes to the Daily Kos article. [Kos finally limps to the finish line nearly 48 hours later with a pseudo-apology.]

The Huffington Post claims they got the video from TVNewser, but obviously did not verify its accuracy. Several commenters note that an 'annotation' (words that pop on the screen) has now been added to the youtube video by its poster, admitting that Gibson didnt say 'bright blue scrotum'. The original doctored video (now removed from youtube) was saved and can be found here.

UPDATE UPDATE: John Gibson says this is part of a pattern, and had further comments on today's radio program. Breitbart.tv interviews the creator of the doctored video: John Sanders of WBAL-TV. Check our Friday links post for updated reaction from across the blogosphere.




Cecelia
Oh, good lord! If Gibson or anyone had characterized Holder's statement in such a fashion I would have assumed that they meant that Holder had made an overly ballsy remark.
 
Is this the sort nutso bullshit we have to look forward to for the next four to eight years?
February 20, 2009, 1:22:16 AM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Is this the sort nutso bullshit we have to look forward to for the next four to eight years?
Cecelia | 02.20.09 - 1:27 am | #  
 
Afraid so..
February 20, 2009, 1:45:23 AM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Actually, I did Haggis a big favor regarding this. This HuffPo story was another one of his hate-FNC cut-and-paste links he wanted to drop into Thursday's open thread. I was already on the trail of the truth on this and I didn't let his comment go thru. By doing so I saved him the embarrassment of having tried to promote this phony smear. Oh wait, I guess by mentioning this I'm no longer saving the embarrassment but revealing it. Whatever.
February 20, 2009, 1:51:05 AM EST – Like – Reply


Grammie
" Is this the sort nutso bullshit we have to look forward to for the next four to eight years?
Cecelia | 02.20.09 - 1:27 am | # "
 
I'm afraid OS is right. I've noticed that the blue blogs and their acolytes have steadily lost what little control they had of themselves since the '06 election. Now that the Dems control all three branches it seems as if they they feel entitled to let it all hang out, blue or not.
 
Even Mikey at OW is barely recognizable compared to earlier, when he was no shakes but a model of decrum compared to now.
February 20, 2009, 2:28:54 AM EST – Like – Reply


vstol
How this plays out the next couple of days is going to be interesting.
 
1. We have the real McCaughey with her sights set on the cereal slanderer KOKO Puffs and his messin' peacock boss.
 
2. The DOJ may be asked to investigate the cowards who created and those that disseminated the doctored clip. It might fall into the realm of a civil rights violation.
February 20, 2009, 2:35:23 AM EST – Like – Reply


Peg C.
As night follows day, liberals will dish it out but be unable to take it, then lie.
 
We must push back and give as good as we get, always. Fight every single one of their lies with the truth.
February 20, 2009, 7:38:48 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Johnny,
 
When I play the Huff-Po Youtube video, both from the Huff-Po site and your link to it here, at the end a box pops up and reads "John Gibson doesn't really talk about the AG's bright blue scrotum. That would just be silly."
 
Check it out.
February 20, 2009, 7:50:56 AM EST – Like – Reply


JeremyR
Unfortunately, in cases like this, the truth doesn't matter. It's the "ratchet" effect, people hear something that fits their beliefs, and it gets ratcheted up a notch. Then they find out it's phony, they don't stop believing, they'll continue to think Fox News is "racist" and just hope for some new evidence.
February 20, 2009, 8:10:36 AM EST – Like – Reply


g. Rolyat
The negative behaviors this incident illustrates range from the tastelessly sub-juvenile (i.e., FOX) to the subversively dishonest (i.e., Huff Post).
February 20, 2009, 8:14:46 AM EST – Like – Reply


Mark30339
This is more than interesting, this is fraud, libel and slander. The press is insulated from suit in many situations, but not malicious distortion of quotes. Gibson should get out the long knive lawyers, and Huffpo better study up on Chapter 11.  
 
Amazing blog work Johnny Dollar.
February 20, 2009, 8:43:44 AM EST – Like – Reply


bleechers
I have tried to inform the leftists (via comments) that they are making fools of themselves... but they never seem to let things like "facts" get in the way of a good overreaction.
February 20, 2009, 8:55:27 AM EST – Like – Reply


Guest
Is this the sort nutso bullshit we have to look forward to for the next four to eight years?
Cecelia | 02.20.09 - 1:27 am | #  
 
You hit a home run Cecelia.
February 20, 2009, 8:58:18 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Johnny, I think the "editor" of this video has added the "fine print" saying that the video is a spoof.
 
Goodness, did Huff-Po take a joyful flying rushing leap to judgment here!
February 20, 2009, 9:03:38 AM EST – Like – Reply


Jamz
http://digg.com/politics/The_HuffPo_Gets_to_Question_Obama_m_Making_History
 
How sad is that now...
February 20, 2009, 9:17:13 AM EST – Like – Reply


AW1 Tim
At this point, I would have no trouble believing that this was orchestrated by Axelrod. It's the sort of viral video work he does, and that his PR company made fortunes from doing. It keeps the embers smoldering on what's pretty much a non-issue, and diverts attention away from the to-date disaster of the Obama White House.
 
Never, ever, underestimate the depths to which the Chicago machine will plunge in order to get it's way.
February 20, 2009, 9:19:25 AM EST – Like – Reply


CrusaderPatriot
The vial disgusting human beings (I use that term loosely) at Huffpo will do or say anything to further their neo-marxist agenda!
February 20, 2009, 9:24:38 AM EST – Like – Reply


Tony Fotia
Keith Olbermann is always jumping on any story that attacks FOX News, right or wrong.
 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/fire-keith-olbermann
 
Leave a comment here.
February 20, 2009, 9:25:58 AM EST – Like – Reply


chris
huffpo should apolize and retract the story-cleary its a fake-shame on huffpo!!
February 20, 2009, 9:31:50 AM EST – Like – Reply


Laurence
The HuffPuffers have retracted the story and admited the video was doctored.
 
That is a lot classier than Diane Sawyer when she took two statements from Rush, spoken days apart, and presented them as a single thought.
February 20, 2009, 9:38:52 AM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Nice find johnny!
 
I like how Julie cupped her right hand when she said "scrotum". :lol:
February 20, 2009, 9:43:16 AM EST – Like – Reply


Chuck Norton
Johnny - I was able to snatch a high quality copy of the fake video before it was altered again to say that Gibson really didn't say these things (in a script box) a few minutes ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXtcqIcDj7o
February 20, 2009, 9:43:19 AM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
HuffPo already retracted and corrected their article. They don't accept any blame, however, and blame TVN.
 
TVN updated their post and copied J
February 20, 2009, 9:49:53 AM EST – Like – Reply


Brian
The worst part about this, THE HUFFINGTON POST IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORP.!!!!! How does a hate group like this get into the WH? This really shows what Obama is really about, this shows how much he wants to "unite" the country. The HP should apologize and Obama should denounce such actions immediately. Have you guys seen the 93% in favor poll of having a modern day "tea party?" It is over at CNBC. We need to stand up to this thug, our numbers are stronger than many of the libs like to admit.
February 20, 2009, 10:01:47 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Johnny, wouldn't Gibson or FNC have some sort of legal redress in this?  
 
This fakery has been picked up all over the internet and is headed to blueblog memedom no matter how much fingerpointing is done by the folks who jumped at it.
February 20, 2009, 10:03:45 AM EST – Like – Reply


Paul Atreides
Is this the sort nutso bullshit we have to look forward to for the next four to eight years?
 
--------------------
 
Considering it has been going on since Reagan took office it will only get worse.
February 20, 2009, 10:19:24 AM EST – Like – Reply


Chuck
If I'm Gibson my next call is to an attorney. Huge dollars here!
 
I despise ambulance chasing attorneys as much as the next guy but even John Edwards would jump on this.
 
Give 'em hell John.
February 20, 2009, 10:23:20 AM EST – Like – Reply


DMartyr
LOL, the commenter's stand by their initial reaction! Here's a comment referring to the update:
 
"Whether or not the video was doctored or not, I think it is still a major indictment of Fox news that the possibility of the clip being authentic was within the realm of possibility. Many people believed it because of Fox's tendency to play fast and loose with the truth. And that's a Fact!!!"
February 20, 2009, 10:23:43 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I tried to post three comments on Huff-Po, DMartyr, chastising them for their rush to judgment, and none have made it online.  
February 20, 2009, 10:46:43 AM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Chuck Norton, thanks for that info. I have added a link to your page in the update. Clearly somebody was up to no good, and we don't yet know who was behind it all.
February 20, 2009, 10:46:51 AM EST – Like – Reply


Chuck Norton
Thanks Johnny - I put a huge font link to your story at the top of my post about this. Thanks for being such a great news man!
February 20, 2009, 10:57:53 AM EST – Like – Reply


cee
Oh boy. We are heading towards a Orwellian reality since 2006.  
 
Many of those with the mission to save us all from ourselves and eachother have abandoned honesty, transparency, civilility, and respect in pursuit of their idealistic, although misguided, goals.
 
Those willing to confront the onslaught in open forums like talk radio and FNC are taking bigger and bigger personal and professional risks.
 
Some may just say, "To h*ll with this!"
 
This should never be in our great nation.
February 20, 2009, 11:04:19 AM EST – Like – Reply


Peach
This reminds me of the time the blue blogs all fell for the Rove/Coptix Sleestack joke.

Edited By Siteowner
February 20, 2009, 11:05:55 AM EST – Like – Reply


Proof
Anyone who relies on the Huffington Post for news gets exactly the sort of reality they deserve!
February 20, 2009, 11:40:03 AM EST – Like – Reply


Grammie
Johnny, I know our libel laws are very stringent and it takes a lot more than simply publishing something that is not true. So, do Gibson and even Fox have any legal recourse.
February 20, 2009, 11:48:21 AM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I doubt they could prevail in a suit against HuffPo or other sites that picked up the video and ran with it, because as a public figure Gibson would have to show actual malice to prevail in a libel suit. However, the person who doctored the video, that's another story. His malice is shown simply by the doctoring. However, he'd have to be tracked down and identified, and would probably be uncollectible. Unless of course he's just a cog in a larger operation.
February 20, 2009, 11:53:03 AM EST – Like – Reply


SShiell
So what is the big deal? Do you expect a liberal blog to be any less factual that the liberal MSM? Anybody here remember Rathergate? Anybody here remember "Fake but True" as the rationale for Rathergate?
February 20, 2009, 11:57:34 AM EST – Like – Reply


JackP
Well it's from the HuffingtonPost what would you expect? Liberals will lie to pass a stimulus package that is "the most transparent package ever" so why not lie to discredit Fox?
February 20, 2009, 11:59:16 AM EST – Like – Reply


Joshua
The link to the "Update Update" ("John Gibson says this is part of a pattern") is broken.
February 20, 2009, 12:00:53 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Just fixed it. Thanks!
February 20, 2009, 12:06:36 PM EST – Like – Reply


Tom
Huffington herself has history of plagiarism. Why would her website be at all believable?
February 20, 2009, 12:09:49 PM EST – Like – Reply


Brian
Karl Rove doctored the video because he knew that people would be outraged and after Gibson was cleared he would be a highly sympathetic man. All of which translates into more ratings to Fox, which is dying by the day.
 
However, while the video might be fake, it is certainly an accurate depiction of Fox's racist attitudes and its use of racism to get people to watch their network.
February 20, 2009, 12:11:00 PM EST – Like – Reply


Tom Jones
I wish I had a bright blue scrotum!
That's HOT!!
February 20, 2009, 12:13:21 PM EST – Like – Reply


Observer Dan
" Thank God for Johnny Dollar!"  
" Johnny Dollar just saved my bacon!"
John Gibson Radio Show 2/20/09
February 20, 2009, 12:15:30 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
It would be nice, for both Huff-Po and TVN to admit their culpability in rushing this thing on the web, instead of implying that they are victims.
February 20, 2009, 12:17:17 PM EST – Like – Reply


Grammie
Brian, how do you write such convincing arguments with all the noise in your head from all those black helicopters whirring around you?
 
If you are not already I suggest you seek help as soon as possible. The mind you save might just be yours.
February 20, 2009, 12:18:28 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
" Thank God for Johnny Dollar!"
" Johnny Dollar just saved my bacon!"
John Gibson Radio Show 2/20/09
Observer Dan | 02.20.09 - 12:20 pm | #  
 
Damn straight! OUR hero!
 
Hear that NewsClowns!
February 20, 2009, 12:24:17 PM EST – Like – Reply


Chuck Norton
Fake but accurate Brian? Be sure to post this story next to your picture of Dan Rather.
February 20, 2009, 12:29:39 PM EST – Like – Reply


cee
So it seems that the monitors of those on talk radio and FNC need to be monitored.....
 
Good job Johnny. Kudos.
 
But what's next? The monitors of the montiors will need monitoring?
 
Absurdity.
February 20, 2009, 12:47:40 PM EST – Like – Reply


SteveMG
Congrats, and thanks, J$.
 
Relating this to cable news: It shows (once again, as you've documented) the danger of news organizations - especially cable "news" (ahem) shows - using blogs or bloggers for news sources.
 
Without adequate vetting.
February 20, 2009, 12:52:09 PM EST – Like – Reply


Observer Dan
Hilarious! Huffington Post attributes the doctored video to TVNewser. TVNewser attributes the doctored video to Huffington Post. These wacky blue blogs.
February 20, 2009, 12:56:37 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
However, while the video might be fake, it is certainly an accurate depiction of Fox's racist attitudes and its use of racism to get people to watch their network.
Brian | 02.20.09 - 12:16 pm | # 
 
the video is an "accurate depiction".
 
Good lord!
February 20, 2009, 12:56:42 PM EST – Like – Reply


Brian
Just to clear someting up there seems to be conspiracy theorist that unfortunately shares my name. It is funny that you say Fox is racist yet enjoys the highest ratings and has for many years. By the way its viewers are 50% Republican and 50% Democrat/Independent. That kind of blows your "dying" theory right out of the water. I've never heard any of the reporters mention any "thrills" running up their legs for any president like MSNBC.
 
Just remember those you hate, control you.
February 20, 2009, 1:09:20 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
However, while the video might be fake, it is certainly an accurate depiction of Fox's racist attitudes and its use of racism to get people to watch their network.
Brian | 02.20.09 - 12:16 pm | #
 
the video is an "accurate depiction".
 
Good lord!
Ashley | 02.20.09 - 1:01 pm | # 
 
Yep! There it is, baby, in all its lurid glory!
 
This sort of thinking is the coin of the realm for those who troll opposition blog sites and who formulate sockpuppets and strawman-sockpuppets.
February 20, 2009, 1:20:09 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Check out the Patterico link in the Friday Links post. I think Patterico's headline is my favorite of all time!
February 20, 2009, 1:22:18 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
heck out the Patterico link in the Friday Links post. I think Patterico's headline is my favorite of all time!
johnny dollar | Homepage | 02.20.09 - 1:27 pm | # 
 
Well, you must admit that Chickaboomer's "Great Balls of Ire" ain't bad either...
February 20, 2009, 1:44:55 PM EST – Like – Reply


Anonymous
They were the victim of a hoax, I don't see the big GOTCHA here.
 
Gibson's homophobic rant against the dead heath ledger wasn't a hoax.
 
Gibson's a slimy guy, the hoax was close to home.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTms02ctnss
February 20, 2009, 1:47:12 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Fake but accurate Brian? Be sure to post this story next to your picture of Dan Rather.
Chuck Norton | Homepage | 02.20.09 - 12:34 pm | # 
 
:lol: 
 
Outstanding job at making sure the truth about Fox News is being told, Johnny!
February 20, 2009, 1:53:31 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
That's what we're here for. Just ask Schnitzle.
February 20, 2009, 1:57:42 PM EST – Like – Reply


Jeaniebean
Anyone with a brain outght to figure out WHY the MSM attacks Fox news. It's all about money, that Fox news is putting the MSM out of business, and how dare Fox news print the TRUTH. Americans (most) are smart, therefore flocking to Fox...the stupid are left in the dust, still following the MSM like loyals baffoons. And they're so stupid that they will defend Keith O and Chris Matthews to the end of earth. LOL THank GOD we don't have any of those stupid in our family!
February 20, 2009, 2:10:06 PM EST – Like – Reply


cee
"Gibson's a slimy guy, the hoax was close to home."
 
###
Ah, I see. Defending fraud and slander now.
 
Are you john13210?.....
 
"We don't know either. It came from YouTube user 'john13210' and arrived in the anonymous tip box. "
 
###
Yeppers....anonymous tips, and anonymous monikers, are the refuge of cowards and the truly "slimy."
 
At least John Gibson publically stated his opinions and arguments while his opponents chose to hide behind "anon."
February 20, 2009, 2:28:02 PM EST – Like – Reply


Shizznle
"That's what we're here for. Just ask Schnitzle."
 
Don't ask Johnny though, you won't get an answer
February 20, 2009, 2:33:56 PM EST – Like – Reply


Marc Savoy
The Huffington Post has learned that the below video has been doctored.
 
the "below" video. Wow. Shakespearean in its eloquence, inspired use of language.
February 20, 2009, 3:05:17 PM EST – Like – Reply


Annoyed
I'm dead sick of both camps. Why don't all of you right wingers and liberals go out back for a few minutes and come back after you've blown off your respective steam on each other. Its downright disrespectful to both point of views with all this childish behavior.
 
I want my NEWS to be news again and all this slanted left/right BS to go into the circular file folder where it belongs.
February 20, 2009, 3:08:53 PM EST – Like – Reply


vstol
The MIXED MEDIA headline at Portfolio sends MIXED MESSAGE
 
"Huffpo Red in the Face Over Fox News Hoax"
 
Makes it sound likle Huffpo is embarrassed because they fell for a Fox News hoax.
=-=
 
Top billing goes to Panterico's Pontification's Headline:
 
johnny dollar: Smarter Than Two of the World’s Best Blogs
 
We've always known that Dollar was smarter than the average bore, but smarter than the combined intellect of(according to Time Magazine):
 
1. When it comes to political blogs, the Huffington Post is in a class by itself
 
2. If the election of Barack Obama truly signals a "post-partisan" America, then Andrew Sullivan should be appointed the country's blogger-in-chief. 
 
kudos, koldys!
February 20, 2009, 3:09:18 PM EST – Like – Reply


yochanan ben avrohom
blue balls what a concept.
 
the question of the hour is does huff n'puff spit or swallow?
February 20, 2009, 3:34:13 PM EST – Like – Reply


John
Whoa, whoa whoa. 
 
To be sure. This is shoddy journalism, but in no way does it even remotely earn Fox News, or John Gibson a free pass.
February 20, 2009, 3:39:33 PM EST – Like – Reply


vstol
Annoyed,
 
I understand how you feel. What I don't understand is why you're complaing here.
 
Comments are comments, they're not news.
 
If you're suggesting this blog engages in "childish behavior" or "slanted left/right BS," perhaps it would be helpful if you would supply an example of same.
February 20, 2009, 3:59:45 PM EST – Like – Reply


Jhn Davis
Wow, that is most impressive.
 
RT
www.anonymity.eu.tc
February 20, 2009, 4:04:19 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
John | 02.20.09 - 3:44 pm | #
 
Would it be safe to say you believe everything olbermahn spews?
February 20, 2009, 4:10:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
I'm still very needy and bored to tears with my dull life
Sucks Olby | Homepage | 02.20.09 - 2:34 pm | # 
 
This is how ellen showed her appreciation for me posting your latest success on her thread. I was hoping to get one of those "H/T's" like haggy/jerry are always getting. Maybe next time. 
 
:lol:
February 20, 2009, 4:23:01 PM EST – Like – Reply


Phill K.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Huffingtonpost continues to censor posts that it does not like and ban the users that make them. Clearly, the have one single agenda, Not representing truth and orderly discourse but to promote a specific leftwing agenda.
February 20, 2009, 4:30:39 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Hmm. Haggis has been mighty silent today. Not that I'm complaining, mind you...
February 20, 2009, 7:54:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Hmm. Haggis has been mighty silent today. Not that I'm complaining, mind you...
johnny dollar | Homepage | 02.20.09 - 7:59 pm | # 
 
Talking of bright blue scrotum has him in a pensive mood.
February 20, 2009, 8:36:49 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
This question is easily answered....There are NO liberals with shows on FNC....If there was Ashley would jump at the chance of naming them...His silences is deafening on this matter.
Haggis | 02.19.09 - 9:07 pm | # 
 
This will show you what Haggy's standards are about being "silent".
February 20, 2009, 9:01:34 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
It had Julie in a feisty mood! Would have only been better on Red Eye.
February 20, 2009, 9:07:30 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
J$, you deserve a ton of credit for the way you recognized and dealt with this smearing from the fox haters. Just incredible, and congrats on being mentioned by JG.
February 20, 2009, 9:14:33 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Thank you so much.
February 20, 2009, 10:02:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


Brian
Phil K.; The funny thing is, Huff Post put up in their forum "rules" that any post that is meant to get a rise or draw a debate out of others (something like that) will be deleted, yet it seems only conservative posts are deleted. I so so many liberal posters calling names and making false accusations. AGAIN, I ask, how can the White House have such sleezy, slimey dirtbags in their press corp? It is like I am living in bizzaro world or something. Please let this all be a dream.
February 20, 2009, 10:37:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cheesy Potatoes
johnny dollar, once again you demonstrate why you are the man.
It truly is amazing how anyone can possibly defend something that is borderline evil. Making up statements about someone in an effort to ruin their reputation is evil.
February 21, 2009, 2:05:42 AM EST – Like – Reply


mellomutt
so he's not a bright blue scrotum?
February 21, 2009, 2:52:31 AM EST – Like – Reply


Laurie Davis
Seems to me that the racists here are the ones that altered the video and put it up and then the nutwing left blogs jumped on it without delay.
 
Frankly, the very idea of linking monkeys and racism is racist in itself. It would never occur to me and I have to question someone that comes up with such an idea. . I guess you have to decide WHO actually owns this problem....the Huffington Post and their allies Daily Kos and the man who did the altered video are the ones with the problem. The left loves to use the race card against anyone who disagrees with them..... pretty obsessed with race I'd say, and possibly a group that likes to continue the racial polarizaton that we are embroiled in.
February 21, 2009, 9:47:58 AM EST – Like – Reply


Charles Johnson
I can't see what the problem is. Fox is racist and Islam is peaceful. Shi't I'm gay.
February 21, 2009, 11:39:50 AM EST – Like – Reply


Vopat
Is this the same Gibson that said White people need to have more babies?
February 21, 2009, 3:30:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I don't think so. This Gibson never said "white people" need to have more babies.
February 21, 2009, 3:35:02 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
"So far we're doing our part here in America, but Hispanics can't carry the whole load.
 
The rest of you: Get busy. Make babies."
 
My Word
 
If you believe media matters, crooks and liars, etc. then yes. He said "make more white babies."
February 21, 2009, 4:23:20 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
There's something fishy going on with that video story. I am SURE that when I viewed the original on Dollar's site and on Huffpo the disclaimer banner, which he is claiming was added later appeared at the end of the video. I'm going to check my temporary internet files and see if I can find out what time that was.
 
Posted by: pegleg peggy on Sat 2.21 3:49pm 
 
Uh oh, Johnny. Inspector Pegleg is on the prowl..... 8)
February 21, 2009, 4:57:36 PM EST – Like – Reply


hannah
@Grammie | 02.20.09 - 2:33 am |
 
Educate yourself on the 3 branches of government before speaking dearie. The Dems only control 2, the Executive and the Legislative.
 
I guess ignorance is bliss.
February 21, 2009, 5:15:53 PM EST – Like – Reply


david
This mistake does not change the fact that John Gibson is a racist. His Fox News show was canceled because of his racists comments in the past. Fox remains the most biased network on the air.
February 21, 2009, 6:46:07 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Yes, most convincing. Thank you for your comment.
February 21, 2009, 6:48:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


david
Your claim to be the source for the truth about Fox News is quite laughable. A better discription would be a festering pool of ignorance. The fact that you have to defend Fox News on a daily basis is proof in itself. There are plenty of documented examples of FOX bias but I would not expect you to report on any of these. Let the Hannity/O'Reilly/Gibson love fest continue.
February 21, 2009, 7:06:31 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Hard to argue with as powerful an intellectual argument as that. But you are drifting away from the topic here, so please try to focus in on the subject matter. Thank you for your comment.
February 21, 2009, 7:20:41 PM EST – Like – Reply


Grammie
Hannah, where have you been hiding yourself up till now?
 
Someone with your bright loving sweet personality and broad based knowledge should hide under a bushel. You have denied us too long.
 
Oh, dearie, I almost forgot:
 
stuff a sock in it. :lol:
February 21, 2009, 11:18:52 PM EST – Like – Reply


Old geezer
This is another example of a strange phenomenon: the attempt to deceive others in order to get them to share a belief that one holds. In this case, the belief being advanced is that "Fox News is bad." How many times does one have to try to deceive others before suspecting that the motivating belief is just stupid?
February 22, 2009, 7:35:05 AM EST – Like – Reply