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I just want to chime in and agree with my colleague David A. Graham that the latest blockbuster "get" from vaults of Andrew Brietbart is indeed, a fitting, testament to his legacy. This new and crippling information had evidently been hidden in the impassible hinterlands of PBS's website and was accessible only through the esoteric machinations of Netflix streaming video. 



Maybe you're underwhelmed by this. It's understandable! The video doesn't actually do much to prove that Obama is a dangerous radical. But it's supposed to prove that the meda ignores any connection that might make Obama look radical. That's where the "VetThePrez" hashtag comes in. The Breitbartverse will shame the media -- or at the very least, Fox -- into publishing stories it might have deemed un-newsworthy.

Smells like weak-sauce, boys and girls. It's worth noting that since ACORN, these stunts have been increasingly hit or miss. They are now reduced to Hannity exclaiming, "You are showing a hug that the media doesn't show!"

Yes you are. There is a reason for that. It is not the one you think.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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