Dr. Jason Johnson appeared on the Political Buzz panel on CNN Newsroom, where he discussed the release of an Andrew Breitbart video featuring Barack Obama hugging Derrick Bell at Harvard Law School in 1990. Professor Johnson was joined on the panel by Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and Republican strategist Ron Bonjean.
Professor Johnson’s appearance was featured on the website Mediaite.com.
“The most scandalous thing about this video is Obama was still rocking an afro in 1990. I mean, that was the weirdest thing I saw in the video. There was nothing strange about this whatsoever. He’s doing something political and he’s chatting with a bunch of people. To be honest, the sad part of this — and not to speak ill of the dead — but this is the legacy of Andrew Breitbart — the idea of promoting these ‘scandalous’ videos that will change the landscape of American politics and it’s not that big of a deal and I wasn’t shocked except for the haircut.”