Monday, March 29, 2010

Spittin' Image

One of the most pervasive memes that went around Wingnuttia last week, with Andy Breitbart leading the charge, was that the Congressman who claimed he was spit on by a protester was lying about the incident. Video has now surfaced but unfortunately for me, it's at HuffPo and my old computer freezes every time I try to view anything at the site. Too many damn scripts running at once there I think.

Anyway, if anyone has a better computer and wants to watch it, I'd appreciate it if you would leave a comment and let us know if the footage does indeed show the spitting.

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Blogger Mule Breath said...

Unfortunately it is difficult to tell for certain. At about 1:26 into the video you clearly see Rep. Emanuel Cleaver first recoil, then turn to confront a man who has his hands cupped around his mouth, but even after repeated views I couldn't see the actual spitting.

At about 1;44, after Cleaver walks away and continues up the steps, you can see him wipe something from his face with his right hand, examine the hand, then shake it as if to flick off that which he found.

10:40:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...


12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Farman said...

Yeah, it looks like the joker was yelling and probably was so angry that spit was coming out of his mouth. Even so, that is disgusting enough.

1:55:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It was a sad and disgusting display of misplaced anger generally.

10:37:00 AM  

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