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March 8th, 2012
09:49 AM ET

Racial motive behind Breitbart tape release of Obama?'s Joel Pollack explains

Actor Jay Thomas asks Breitbart's Joel Pollak why the site released a Harvard-era videotape of President Obama.

See more from the segment below.

Filed under: Politics • Race
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  1. Dave Taylor

    Please just report the news without filters, gray areas or personal political views and let us (the population) decide its relevance.

    March 12, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. pauldia

    Soledad is obviously a very bright woman,she went to Harvard and has experience in many areas of media. However,what a horrendous,biased,and embarrassing interview with Joel Pollack, Soledad acted like the invested mom of a cheerleader who was being criticized by the coach . Defensive and very personal. The apex of ignorance had to be her guest basically calling Mr Pollack a racist. Soledad must have known Mr Pollack is married to an African woman whose mother was appointed to a position by Nelson Mandela. This guy,I don't know or even care to know his name is an absolute moron. In addition,Soledad should have disclosed any prior relationship she may have had with Professor Bell while she was a student at Harvard. CNN is so over the top in it's Todie support of the administration a crawl should run along the screen during segments such as this one. Tonight I watched incredulously as Don Lemon did a similar segment on the same topic although no one represented other side. I guess CNN learned that a competent guest will expose their shills as naked and empty. Sad and a perfect example of the point Mr Pollack was making in the medias abject corruption in vetting candidate Obama.

    March 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. lonnie bailey

    CNN will not post my post.

    March 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. gary vice

    Wow! A TV journalist I can respect! Intelligent, bold, and unyielding in the face of BS to the point she was repeatedly openly mocking this false drama queen's seriously over-hyped "bombshell." Kudos!

    March 9, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Robert Innes

    I just watched the video of your interview. I had seen the video of the president's speech and was wondering the exact same thing you asked – what is the bombshell?

    March 8, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. James

    I watch Soledad every morning. I just think this interview was handled a bit poor. I understand the bias however CNN is a respected new organization that is different from MSNBC and FOX. I am just wondering if the direction of the organization has changed.....My two Cents.

    March 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Sue Robson

    There was no "bombshell". –just google Critical Race Theory yourself. You go, Soledad!

    March 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. IndependentModerate

    Caught O’Brien’s segment with Pollak before leaving for work this morning and I'm still chuckling to myself. Can't say I'm a conservative....except fiscally...but as a cable news aficionado, I’ve become so aware over the years of inequity in reporting conducted in so many blatant and clandestine ways by a biased media. Mr. Pollak handled O'Brien's attacks splendidly and O'Brian was apoplectic …near frothing at the mouth. It was hysterical. More non-liberals should employ Mr. Pollak’s admirable example in handling the left-wing media!

    March 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. chris lagemann

    Another Breitbart moron. This guy's an idiot...and he gets owned..

    March 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Mark Helllyar

    Another component to CRT is the commitment to Social justice and the active role scholars take in working toward “eliminating racial oppression as a broad goal of ending all forms of oppression”. This is the eventual goal of CRT and the work that most CRT scholars pursue as academics and activists. Breitbart chooses to twist the CRT basic theory to suit their agenda.

    March 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. CarolinaBorn

    Is Soledad – er, like in love with the Obamantion? Her bias in the piece with Joel Pollak was so blatantly obvious I expected her to throw the Obamantion a kiss at any time. How could any decent journalist not be totally pissed at the hiding of or the lack of disclosure of this video. Bell was a radical plain and simple.

    March 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • valeroso2008

      Seriously you can use the term bias in relation to anything associated with Andrew B. or his organization. If it weren't for bias on their part and that of their followers/supporters, they would shrivel up and blow away.

      Andrew's death was a loss to his family and I am sorry for them, but his voice did not add to the constructiveness of the public discourse nor does Joel Pollak.

      March 9, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Madoux

      Er Um, Just because Soledad doesn't buy into Tin Foil Hat conspiracies, put out by the same losers that brought us the Birth Certificate BS and The Madrasa BS, doesn't mean she's in love with Obama. Does that mean you're in love with Joel Pollack 'cause you agree with him? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

      March 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. ghlogic

    Finally, someone finally asks a serious question about why extreme right conservatives are so afraid that our current President has motives of ill will toward those who hold opposing thoughts compared to the working poor that are suffering but no one seems to care about....

    March 8, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • valeroso2008

      I agree. The Obama Haters are obviously trying to arouse latent racial bigotry. Notice one modal characteristic of the people they portray as dangerous radicals is that they are Black. The pity is the right purport to be patriotic, but their version of patriotism and of America is one that deserves neither admiration nor allegiance. Obama won the election fair and square. Now the right is working to steal the upcoming election.

      March 9, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse | Reply

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