VIDEO: Obama campaign website yanks BET videos following TheDC’s reporting

VIDEO: Obama campaign website yanks BET videos following TheDC’s reporting

By  | The Daily Caller

President Barack  Obama’s re-election campaign website has removed several videos that pitched  alarmist messages to African-American voters, following reporting by The  Daily Caller and the Fox News Channel.

In one video that the campaign yanked from the “African-Americans for  Obama” section of  its website Tuesday, actress Tatyana Ali seemed to predict that a second  Obama term would bring a host of benefits to African-Americans once the  president no longer had to concern himself with campaigning.

“What really excites me … is that a U.S. president has only two terms,” a  laughing Ali said in the footage that the Obama campaign scrubbed from its  website Tuesday. “In the second term, ‘it’s on,’ because we don’t have to  worry about re-election.”

The video series, titled “Leading Women Defined,” focuses on  African-American women, including Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s longtime aide and a  former Chicago government official. It was produced by Black Entertainment  Television and is still available on that that network’s website.

“We’re encouraging people to come out and vote to, as we say, vote like your  life depended on it,” BET CEO Debra Lee said in one of the videos.

BET’s top managers are sympathetic to the Democratic Party and to Obama. Lee,  for example, has donated almost $100,000 to Democratic politicians and allies’ causes since 2008.

Obama and his campaign officials have repeatedly noted that enthusiasm for  Obama has declined since 2008. That’s true even in the African-American  community, which voted almost in lockstep for Obama in 2008.

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