Ben Smith is debunking a YouTube clip that allegedly shows Mickey Kantor, a staffer with the 1992 Bill Clinton presidential campaign calling Indiana residents "shit" and then turning to his colleagues George Stephanopolous and James Carville and using a racial slur. The clip is culled from D.A. Pennebaker's film about the campaign, The War Room, which has new life now that Bill is shilling for Hillary's prez run. But Pennebaker says the clip is all wrong. Kantor says the folks in the white house "must be shitting," according to the filmmaker. The racial slur, on a video which has been made private on YouTube, just never happened and must be new audio dubbed in, he adds. "A thousand people saw that film in theaters and didn't think" the second expletive had been used, Pennebaker tells Politico. The clip's editor says he didn't add a thing but did enhance the audio.
HuffPo's Sam Stein says the allegation is that Kantor says "How would you like to be a worthless white n****r?" (right around the 4:40 mark). But Stein says, and we agree, that it sounds more like, "How would you like to be in the White House right now?" The original video is after the jump, and it does sound more like "shitting" than "shit." Also, where the hell's the alleged racial slur?