Breitbart editor Joel Pollack was interviewed by Soledad O’Brien on CNN about the video showing a young Barack Obama praising Harvard professor Derrick Bell. O’Brien, who happens to be a big fan of Derrick Bell and his work, tried to debate Pollack and tell him he doesn’t understand critical race theory, and her guest Jay Thomas took it further and accused Pollack of being scared of black people. You can watch the video at Hot Air, where you’ll also be introduced to Pollack’s lovely wife.
O’Brien was quite agitated during the interview and when Pollack asked her to define CRT she fumbled badly, then appeared to have read the Wikidedia definition almost word for word. Now, this is where it gets really strange. Since the interview went viral, there have been a number of edits to the Wikipedia entry on CRT.
Throughout the day, there have been numerous edits to the wikipedia entry for “Critical Race Theory,” including the elimination of “white supremacy” as a key element (an element referenced by Joel Pollak during his interview with Soledad O’Brien and the existence of which O’Brien scoffed at throughout their conversation). At the time of this update, there had been 26 changes today alone; up until today, the last edit had been mid-February, and before that, just one in January.
If CRT is such a benign ideology, why the rush to cover it up? If Derrick Bell was not a radical, why didn’t the media show a nation hungry for information this rare footage of a young Obama? Who knows, maybe they just didn’t want to take the time to explain that Harvard Law School is full of radical leftists, and that Obama really is considered moderate by comparison. I guess they just wanted to avoid an uncomfortable conversation.