Nothing shuts down the debate like relaying third-hand stories about some conservative calling somebody a ni**er. Accuse now, ask questions later.

We live in a world where a “minority student” can put a noose in a university library, and students cite the incident as evidence of racism and start demanding race-based goodies as compensation.

You’ve read the news stories. According to reports, Tea Party protestors called Congressman John Lewis a ni**er last weekend as he and other lawmakers walked through the crowd. Is it true? Has the allegation been corroborated? Andrew Breitbart is offering a cash reward for proof.

And he’s upped the ante.

Breitbart’s offered to donate $10,000 to the United Negro College Fund for proof that someone used the epithet. I wonder if UNCF would accept the cash.

If the story’s true, surely someone will come forward on sheer principle alone, right?

Hey, I’ve had a blast guest-blogging for Michelle’s 50 zillion readers. A top-notch blogger, she always brings her A-game. And you’re a gracious audience.

In your spare time, check out my blog, La Shawn Barber’s Corner, where I cover culture, faith, and politics. And follow me on Twitter @La_Shawn.

Rest easy this weekend, everybody.

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