The Writer Behind the Michelle Obama "Whitey" Rumors

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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(Photo: Getty Images) Still no sign of that rumored video of Michelle Obama saying bad stuff about white people. Reason magazine suggests that might be because a guy named Larry Johnson has been going around slangin' lies about a video he's never seen. The magazine's blog claims Johnson sits at the epicenter of the Michelle Obama video frenzy as the "blogger who's done the most to make the rumors public," and goes on to document the ways in which Johnson has changed his story about the purported video. When confronted with the inconsistencies and deemed a liar by the libertarian publication, Johnson advised Reason writer David Wiegel to "fuck off."

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