Don't believe me?
For an entire day, a well-meaning, false, yet highly recommended diary has claimed that the woman was actually shouting "and he's a nigger!"
I don't blame the diarist. But we should have known better.
We have become no better than RedState or FreeRepublic, who both believed and pushed the B-carving Ashley Todd story.
One person who was there, and shot supporting video of the event, who I've communicated with, has confirmed that the person was shouting "redistributor." Many respected blogs and news outfits have confirmed, through audio analysis, that the shout was "redistributor." Most reputable individuals who have listened to the event with headphones have confirmed the word was "redistributor." It's the only word that makes any sense in context, and once you hear it, you can't un-hear it.
I would frankly bet my house on the fact that she was yelling "redistributor." It is as much a fact at this point as declaring Bush's Presidency a failure, evolution a measurable reality, or 2+2=4.
And, logically, it's the exact thing that would be yelled at a Palin rally, given the fact that McCain earlier gave a speech called "Barack the Redistributor."
Some of the headlines include:
McCain Calls Obama "Redistributor-in-chief"
Barack the Redistributor!
McCain calls Obama 'The Redistributor'
Barack Obama, Redistributor
Strengthening McCain's "Fear the Redistributor" Message
And so forth.
Yet, again, just like RedState, so many Kossacks seem perfectly able to suspend rational thought, and their own ears, in order to continue the lie that someone shouted the n-word at a Palin rally.
No doubt there are racist Republicans. No doubt that perhaps someone has shouted the n-word at a McCain/Palin rally, and/or will do so in the coming days. But this particular claim is false. It makes us look like drooling, illiterate morons. And it is the antithesis of what this site is supposed to represent: intellectual honesty in the pursuit of electing more and better Democrats.
Now, is the claim of being a "redistributor" a valid one?
But that's for another diary.
p.s. --- new video and final edit, in case anyone's still linking to this:
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