Leftist Rips Off My Video for Vicious Smear on Michele Bachmann

by Robert Stacy McCain | August 29, 2011 11:36 pm

On Friday, Aug. 5, I spent several hours standing in the rain to cover Michelle Bachmann during her appearance at the Spirit Midwest Christian Music Festival[1] in West Des Moines, Iowa. To give you an idea of the conditions that afternoon, here is a photo I took of some teenagers at the festival:

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The big news that Friday was that Standard & Poor had downgraded the credit rating on the U.S. national debt, and I got video of Bachmann’s press statement calling for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s resignation[3]. It was not until Sunday, Aug. 7, that I posted this video of Bachmann giving her Christian testimony at the festival[4]:

As you can see, Bachmann began her presentation with a joke, asking the rain-drenched crowd, “Who likes wet people?” and then said that, as Christians, they serve the “God of the winds and the rains.”

Nearly three weeks later, on Saturday Aug. 27, a left-wing anti-Christian blog, “On Knees for Jesus,” posted a pirated version of my video, edited and with a caption falsely asserting that Bachmann asked the crowd, “Who likes white people?” — with the contextual clue about “the winds and the rains” removed. That dishonest smear was then given prominence by the left-wing gossip site Gawker[5].

Chris Moody of Yahoo News exposed this vicious falsehood[6] and, after I learned that my video had been stolen and misused for such a defamatory purpose, I put up a blog post denouncing the smear[7], and sent an e-mail to the anonymous proprietor of the “On Knees” Web site. He then deleted his first lie and substituted another vicious smear as a “correction.” But his pirated and re-edited version of my video[8] — a clear violation of my copyright, and of YouTube’s terms of service agreement — is still online. I have spoken to an attorney and fully intend that the perpetrator of this crime will be brought to justice.

Endnotes:
  1. cover Michelle Bachmann during her appearance at the Spirit Midwest Christian Music Festival: http://theothermccain.com/2011/08/06/on-the-scene-in-iowa/
  2. [Image]: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oAMkJ2XnQ40/Tj1IY34pztI/AAAAAAAAInY/GIxKX_qOLqo/s1600/008.JPG
  3. Bachmann’s press statement calling for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s resignation: http://theothermccain.com/2011/08/06/video-bachmann-demands-resignation-of-treasury-secretary-timothy-geithner/
  4. I posted this video of Bachmann giving her Christian testimony at the festival: http://theothermccain.com/2011/08/07/liberal-head-explosion-warning-video-michele-bachmann-testifies-for-jesus/
  5. That dishonest smear was then given prominence by the left-wing gossip site Gawker: http://wonkette.com/452150/video-michele-bachmann-asks-white-people-who-likes-white-people
  6. Chris Moody of Yahoo News exposed this vicious falsehood: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/no-bachmann-did-not-ask-crowd-likes-white-183152476.html
  7. blog post denouncing the smear: http://theothermccain.com/2011/08/29/my-video-of-michele-bachmanns-christian-testimony-used-in-smear-job/
  8. his pirated and re-edited version of my video: http://youtu.be/sE4OPMmdPsg

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