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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Video of Rancher Cliven Bundy’s Remarks on Race

As my colleague Adam Nagourney reports, on Saturday the Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy veered away from his fight with the federal government to share his views on race, slavery and abortion in remarks to supporters and journalists at a news conference.

Mr. Bundy’s inflammatory comments about “the Negro” were caught on video streamed from the phone of a blogger who has been chronicling Mr. Bundy’s well-publicized standoff with the Bureau of Land Management to the website Bambuser.

Despite the video evidence, Mr. Bundy’s supporters suggested in a Facebook update on Thursday that his words had been “taken out of context,” as Oliver Willis pointed out in a blog post for the liberal group Media Matters for America.

Post by Bundy Ranch.

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