Breitbart offers $10,000 to Lewis for evidence tea partiers called out ‘n-word’

My story today focuses on the pushback from conservatives who have issued apologies for some far-out behavior by a few activists last weekend. Andrew Breitbart goes further than anyone I quoted. Breitbart, like Gary Bauer, accuses Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), Andre Carson (D-Ind.) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) of lying about the attacks against them after trying to provoke “a YouTube incident” by walking through the crowd.

It’s time for the allegedly pristine character of Rep. John Lewis to put up or shut up. Therefore, I am offering $10,000 of my own money to provide hard evidence that the N- word was hurled at him not 15 times, as his colleague reported, but just once. Surely one of those two cameras wielded by members of his entourage will prove his point.

And surely if those cameras did not capture such abhorrence, then someone from the mainstream media — those who printed and broadcast his assertions without any reasonable questioning or investigation — must themselves surely have it on camera. Of course we already know they don’t. If they did, you’d have seen it by now.

THOUSANDS OF TIMES.

Rep. Lewis, if you can’t do that, I’ll give him a backup plan: a lie detector test. If you provide verifiable video evidence showing that a single racist epithet was hurled as you walked among the tea partiers, or you pass a simple lie detector test, I will provide a $10K check to the United Negro College Fund.

Thanks to the cell phone videos of the event, I think “the myth of the March 20 slurs” will become an accepted fact inside the Tea Parties.

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