Carney-Nunes, angelic victim of vicious right-wing extremist attacks
Thanks to Obama's friends in the Democrat-Run Media, the "Mmm, mmm, mmm video" is back on page one. Before we go there, let's review the updated story:
On March 23, 2009, Charisse Carney-Nunes (author of "I am Barack Obama") was invited to the as part of the school's Women's History Month celebrations. The author read from two of her books at two school assemblies.
Carney-Nunes was accompanied by two unnamed individuals.
On the same day, schoolchildren performed the "Mmm, mmm, mmm" Obama praise song for Carney-Nunes "since one of the books she wrote was about Barack Obama." On June 19, 2009, a video recording of the performance was uploaded to Carney-Nunes's YouTube account as a Father's Day tribute to Barack Hussein Obama. A promotional poster featuring the cover of Carney-Nunes's book is seen sitting on an easel in the background of the video, and a voice (strikingly similar to Carney-Nunes's) shouts approval for the children's performance: "All right, I like that!"
By September 23rd, the inflammatory video had become viral, and Carney-Nunes began receiving a torrent of questions from reporters and angry emails from conservatives. School staff denied having any knowledge of the recording prior to the media explosion. Dr. Christopher M. Manno, Superintendent of Schools, stated that "the video was posted on the author's website without district approval or knowledge."
Carney-Nunes told the Washington Post that an associate of hers videotaped the children's performance and later uploaded it, along with video and photos from other of her readings, to Carney-Nunes's YouTube account.
In today's story decrying the lack of civility in "today's viral world", The Washington Post inexplicably concludes that Carney-Nunes "was erroneously linked" to the "Mmm, mmm, mmm video."
My thoughts and observations:
- The Washington Post conveniently leaves out the question of whether Carney-Nunes was aware of the fact that her associate was recording the performance.
- The Post also fails to address the question of whether Carney-Nunes asked her associate to post the video on YouTube.
- Unless Carney-Nunes's associate maliciously and secretly hacked into Carney-Nunes's YouTube account to post the video, Carney-Nunes should take responsibility for this creepy piece of Obama propaganda in which her book is being celebrated.
- The Washington Post did make room in their story to demonize Michelle Malkin for asking the sort of questions that they themselves failed to address.
- The Post completely missed the opportunity to address the real source of controversy in this story, i.e., the question of whether this sort of quasi-religious hero worship is appropriate in government-run schools (whoever is responsible).
Carney-Nunes: "Keep looking for that inner-Obama."
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