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8/31/2011

Will I Finally Contribute To R.S. McCain’s Tip Jar??

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:05 am

Well, I sat down to write a post about Robert Stacy McCain’s triumph in forcing a retraction out of the guy who put the misleading caption on McCain’s video of Michele Bachmann. (She said to a rained-upon crowd: “Who likes wet people?” The propagandist put a caption underneath that read: “Who likes white people?” and proceeded to butcher the video to remove the context that made it even clearer what she was saying.) After McCain’s lawyer sent the guy a letter, the guy conceded not only that he had gotten it wrong, but deliberately so:

I want to apologize for misusing Stacey Robert McCain’s original video . . . I was angry so I decided to take Mrs. Bachmann’s line out of context to make her seem more overtly racist in light of her recent signing of that Iowa marriage pledge that said black children were better off under slavery than in Obama’s America.

Reads like an admission of actual malice to me. Ms. Bachmann? Ball’s in your court.

But when I went to McCain’s site to get the link, I saw that the story is not over. Perez Hilton and CBS News have been spreading the smear all over the place. The best part is that Hilton took Stacy’s video (as doctored by the cretin) and slapped his own watermark on it! This from a guy, Perez Hilton (true name Mario Lavandeira), who has himself misused copyright law to try to threaten people into silence regarding subjects he finds embarrassing.

Stacy is talking about suing these people. If he sues Hilton, he will finally get me to contribute to that tip jar he’s always talking about.

19 Responses to “Will I Finally Contribute To R.S. McCain’s Tip Jar??”

  1. Blind rage can sometimes be costly.
    The best way to “school” the Left is by lightening their pocketbook.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic / Obama Sucks! (f8e76c)

  2. Isn’t willful copyright violation subject to treble damages? I know that willful patent violations are.

    I also suspect that ALL politicians will agree that allowing digital editing of their public utterances to alter their message is something that needs to be stamped out. One has a first amendment right to speech, but that does not include altering other people’s first amendment speech.

    Hey, how about an FEC complaint?

    Kevin M (563f77)

  3. Why don’t you hit Charles Johnsons tip jar you meanie?

    DohBiden (d54602)

  4. Leftys accusing us of going into Iraq based upon lies but their Democrap comrades agreed that Saddam had WMDS.

    So sorry for off-topic.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  5. Perez Hilton is such a scumbag. If I wasn’t such a sweet guy, I might almost wish that he was sued for every penny and had to go back to turning tricks in dives to make ends meet.

    Pious Agnostic (7c3d5b)

  6. BTW is RS Mccain still racist Chucky Chicken?

    DohBiden (d54602)

  7. ^You’re talking about Charles Johnson’s hatred of RSM, right?

    Just hoping that’s clear.

    I’ve come to really like RSM, though for a while he did annoy me for pushing a topic most people are afraid of. Very few people dive into race like that. I don’t think he’s a racist, and appreciate that someone out there is willing to dive into the mess sometimes.

    Obviously that’s just a coincidence with the racism smear from his video. The thing we all like about RSM is that he’s a bona fide journalist running around getting original content and making it work in blog format.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  8. Just to be clear, I am not even entertaining the notion he’s racist. My comment kinda sounds like I’m leaving that possibility open.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  9. Exacttly CJ sladnered Robert as a racist.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  10. Stacy is what he is, an original worth supporting. I wish all neo-Puritans were as open and thinking as he is.
    Best wishes, Stacy. Wipe the floor with the bastards.

    dr kill (06b97e)

  11. I support him.

    I support anyone who makes CJ butthurt over brain dead right talking points.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  12. Stacy is what he is, an original worth supporting.

    It’s hard to think of someone else accomplishing as much when it comes to real reporting. He’s actually out there learning stuff?

    Althouse did this with Madison’s recent craziness, and I liked that. RSM is actually moving around doing it.

    He’s one of a kind, and I think we need dozens more unique folks doing it.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  13. Perez and CBS and the rest of the vermin who peddled/are peddling in this blatant lie should get everything they deserve, and then a little more.

    JD (f3791f)

  14. As long as we’re on the topic of controversial things public figures may or may not have said, Patterico (and btw I’m on your side re this Bachmann ‘scandal’), would love to know whatcha think ’bout this:

    http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2011/08/claudia_alvarez_resign.php

    (Not that I entirely blame you for avoiding the OCWeekly whenever you can…)

    qdpsteve (f1c59f)

  15. Keep us updated, please.

    Fritz (aeb1f4)

  16. right wing that is.

    DohBiden (d54602)


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