In another potential embarrassment for the Clinton campaign, a new video allegedly featuring an emeritus Rutgers University professor comparing Republican black voters to Nazis caused a stir on the Internet this Wednesday afternoon.
The undercover video produced by Project Veritas Action (PVA), brainchild of controversial Rutgers alumnus and conservative activist James O’Keefe, purportedly features Benjamin Barber, a prominent academic and emeritus professor at Rutgers, derisively referring to black GOP voters as “Sonderkommandos.”
“Have you heard of the Sonderkommandos? Jewish guards who helped murder Jews in the camps. So there were even Jews that were helping the Nazis murder Jews! So blacks who are helping the other side are seriously fucked in the head. They’re only helping the enemy who will destroy them. Maybe they think ‘if I help them we’ll get along okay; somehow I’ll save my race by working with the murderers,’” said the figure, identified as Barber by PVA, at a Democrat fundraiser on the Upper West Side of New York City back on September 19, 2016. He was responding to a question posed by an undercover PVA journalist eliciting his opinion on black voters supporting Republican candidates.
The fundraiser was reportedly organized to benefit liberal North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross who is fighting in a particularly tight race this cycle as Democrats strive to wrest control Congress’s upper chamber away from Republicans.
According to The Washington Times which was among the first to report this story, Mr. Barber “served as an informal consultant on civic affairs to President Bill Clinton, wrote a book about the Clinton administration, and donated to Hillary Clinton’s presidential bids in 2008 and 2016.”
Barber’s Democrat donations are extensive and include monies given to not just the Clinton campaign but also the embattled Democrat National Committee (DNC) and former Clinton primary rival Bernie Sanders.
The Times also reported that Barber didn’t return an overture seeking comment for their own story on the video and its revelations.
O’Keefe and his outfit have received media and legal scrutiny in the past for their wiretapping-related journalistic projects. In this particular case, New York State is apparently a ‘one-party consent’ jurisdiction for recording of conversations meaning that, as the Digital Media Project explains on its website, “if you operate in New York, you may record a conversation or phone call if you are a party to the conversation or you get permission from one party to the conversation in advance.”
Project Veritas made waves around the third presidential debate with a separate video suggesting Democrats – with links to the White House – were attempting to introduce disrupting protesters at Donald Trump campaign rallies.
SaveJersey.com has regularly highlighted numerous instances of extreme, far-left liberal bias from members of the taxpayer-subsidized Rutgers University faculty both past and present.