This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," October 2, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: On the eve of the first presidential debate, a bombshell is about to be dropped on the 2012 race for the White House. Because tonight, you will hear from Barack Obama like you have never heard from him before. A video has been uncovered from a campaign event in 2007 of then-candidate Obama, speaking before an audience of African-American ministers, including the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Now, the tape was obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller web site. But you are about to see it right here on "Hannity" for first time. It contains some of the most divisive class warfare and racially-charged rhetoric ever used by Barack Obama.
Now, portions of the nearly 40-minute speech can be found online in an edited video, shot by the Daily Press newspaper that is based in Hampton, Virginia. However, that version runs only about nine minutes and omits the most inflammatory comments. It also does not include any references to Reverend Wright. In addition, this event was covered by other media outlets, including the Associated Press and local television stations. But again, the most outrageous comments were completely ignored.
This is further proof that the mainstream media has been in the pocket of Barack Obama since the day that he arrived on the national stage.
Now, let's take a look at what the left-wing press has been hiding since 2007. Now, we begin with the clip of Senator Obama repeatedly praising the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who again, was in the crowd at Hampton, University. Now, keep in mind, by the time the speech was delivered in June of 2007, Reverend Wright was a known quantity in the world of politics, he had already been dis-invited to Barack Obama's campaign announcement in Springfield, Illinois, and he had already appeared on "Hannity and Colmes" months earlier, as he attempted to defend his controversial views. By the way, his last appearance on TV during that campaign. And yet, here's what then Senator Obama said about him then.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, JUNE 5, 2007)
THEN-SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: And then I have to give a special shout out to my pastor. The guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me.
He's a friend and a great leader, not just in Chicago but across the country. So, please, everybody, give an extraordinary welcome to my pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr.
Where's he at? There he is. That's him. That's him right there. You are wearing a suit today, right?
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: Now, it gets even worse, as then-candidate Obama that injects heavy dose of racially-charged rhetoric into his remarks. Speaking about Hurricane Katrina, he goes off script and he claims that the victims of that storm were ignored by the government. On the other hand, 9/11 survivors and those impacted by Hurricane Andrew, they received endless government assistance. Watch this.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
OBAMA: I want to give you one example because this really steams me up. This isn't in the prepared remarks. Down in New Orleans, where they still have not rebuilt 20 months later. There is a law, federal law when you get reconstruction money from the federal government, called the Stafford Act. And basically, it says, when you get federal money, you have to give a 10 percent match, the local government's got to come up with 10 percent. Every $10 the federal government comes up with, the local government's got to give a dollar.
Now, here's the thing. When 9/11 happened in New York City, they waived the Stafford Act, said, this is too serious a problem. We can't expect New York City to rebuild on its own. Forget that dollar you have to put in. Well, here's $10. And that was the right thing to do.
When Hurricane Andrew struck in Florida, people said, look at this devastation! We don't expect to you come up with your own money here! Here's the money to rebuild. We are not going to wait for to you scratch it together because you are part of the American family.
What's happening down in New Orleans? Where's your dollar? Where's your Stafford Act money? Makes no sense. Tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out.
Tells me that somehow the people down in New Orleans, they don't care about as much.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: Now, this notion that the government is turning its back on African-American communities while doing all it can for predominantly white areas, is repeated throughout the speech. Look at this.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
OBAMA: And that's why we need additional federal public transportation dollars loaned to the highest need communities. We don't need to build more highways out in the suburbs if we have people in the cities right now who want to work but have no way to get into those jobs. We have to help connect them to the jobs that exist. We should be investing in minority-owned businesses, in our neighborhoods, so people don't have to travel from miles away.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: Now, this is what the so-called unbiased journalists have been trying to hide for years, it is a glimpse into the mind of the real Barack Obama, and it's one that all Americans need to pay close attention to.
Joining me now to talk about these videos, the man who broke the story, Tucker Carlson from the Daily Caller. Tucker, welcome to -- welcome on board. It's pretty explosive stuff. And we've got more that we are going to get to here. Let's backtrack here. This video was released or at least nine minutes of it was, and a prepared text was released. But not the adlibbed remarks by the president, which are the most controversial. It never got reported on, correct?
TUCKER CARLSON, THE DAILY CALLER: That's exactly right. This was covered at the time. There were reporters in the room. I had a show at the time on another channel, and I covered the remarks that were released. But it turned out that most of the print reporters, maybe all of them writing on the story, were writing from the prepared remarks given to them by the Obama campaign.
And so, you saw people like Andrew Sullivan, the blogger, claim in his story that he was releasing a transcript of Obama's speech. But it wasn't a transcript, this were again prepared remarks, approved and released by the Obama campaign. And again in this speech, you can sit and read the remarks against the actual speech, and you will see that Obama goes off script repeatedly and adlibs and says things that we can't find him saying to any other audience during the course of this campaign. Remarkable things.
HANNITY: Do you know, it says a couple of things. As you watch the speech, one thing just stands out at you, that and this is a common phenomenon. Al Gore, Republicans have the wrong agenda for African-Americans, they don't even want to count you in the Census, he said before a predominantly African-American audience.
HANNITY: Hillary Clinton did the same thing. You notice a change in the way he delivers the speech before predominantly African-American audience?
CARLSON: Well, the accent -- let me just be totally clear, anyone who just watch it, and who seen Obama speak in public over the last 10 years, will note, this accent is absurd. This is not the way Obama talks. At least, it is not the way he has talked in the dozens, the scores of speeches I have watched him give, or public appearances as I've seen him make. This is a put-on. This is phony. That's one. Second issue is, he is telling a predominantly black audience something very clear-- the federal government doesn't like you because you are black --
(TALKING OVER EACH OTHER)
HANNITY: That's what he is saying.
CARLSON: They don't like you because they are black. That is the theme of the speech from front to back, from beginning to end, they don't like you because of your skin color. And that is a shockingly -- that's a nasty thing to say, that's a divisive thing to say, it's the demagogic thing to say. And in the case of Katrina, it's untrue thing to say. At the moment he utters those words, you are getting short-changed in the Katrina reconstruction funds, the administration, the government had pledged $110 billion to the Gulf. Two weeks before this speech, the Bush administration gave the Katrina-affected areas $7 billion with no strings attached. He was a sitting senator. He knew that and he said this anyway to that audience. And I think that's a shocking thing to do.
HANNITY: So, he is saying there that they don't care as much about you, Katrina, that they cared about people --
CARLSON: That's right.