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Neil Cavuto Lets Newt Gingrich Lie Like a Pig About "Redistribution"

Reported by Melanie - October 27, 2008 -

Over the weekend someone - Drudge? - the McCain campaign? - did "the Google" on "spread the wealth" (al la "Joe the Plumber") and came up with a seven-year-old Obama interview from Chicago public radio station WEBZ. During the interview, which was about the Civil Rights movement, Obama talked about the "redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues - "

"- of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn't that radical, it didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and the Warren Court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties says what the states can't do to you, says what the federal government can't do to you, but it doesn't say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf and that hasn't shifted."

Again, though Obama used the word "redistribution," what he said, had and has, absolutely nothing to do with what's going on now - seven years later - re taxation or "Joe the Plumber." He was talking about the Civil Rights movement.

Nonetheless, back to "the Google" that a desperate, bored, hateful person did. It's become a firestorm amongst the likes of Drudge and Fox. And true to the cause, Neil Cavuto joined in today (October 27, 2008), hosting a not-well-looking Newt Gingrich to spread the lie and fear that when Obama used the word "redistribution" seven years ago, in the context of the Civil Rights movement, he meant "to redistribute what you earn" today.

Here's the disgusting video. Look at Cavuto's facial expression. Pitiful. This is a guy who claims to be a "journalist." Is there any there there? I'm willing to bet that journalists, in the truest sense of the word, would say no, but I'm also willing to bet that whoever did "the Google" thinks he's a hero.