Media defending Obama’s terrorist connections

| October 5, 2008

The first I heard of it was from our own Ray. Then from Little Green Footballs;

The Associated Press article on Sarah Palin’s comments about William Ayers is a Category 7 jaw-dropper. Apparently, now even criticizing Obama’s associations with white violent radicals is racist:

Michelle Malkin, of course, takes the cake;

Putting the “Ass” in “Associated Press,” one of the wire service’s Obama water-carriers attempts to smear Sarah Palin as a racist for spotlighting Barack Obama’s longtime relationships with Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers

The most troubling quote on the Associated Press piece is some of the last paragraphs;

Whether intended or not by the McCain campaign, portraying Obama as “not like us” is another potential appeal to racism. It suggests that the Hawaiian-born Christian is, at heart, un-American.

Most troubling, however, is how allowing racism to creep into the discussion serves McCain’s purpose so well. As the fallout from Wright’s sermons showed earlier this year, forcing Obama to abandon issues to talk about race leads to unresolved arguments about America’s promise to treat all people equally.

Where did Douglass Daniel, the author, get the “not like us” quote? It wasn’t from Palin…it was from Obama himself who’s fond of reminding his zombies that Republicans are going to continually remind voters that Obama is not like us and has a funny name.So Daniel and the AP have taken to using Obama quotes and inserting them in articles about his Republican opponents in quotations as if the Republicans and not Obama said it.

Here’s a screen capture in case AP changes that stuff, again. The Breibart version:

The AP/Yahoo version:

Douglass also compares Palin’s casual mention of the Ayers/Obama connection with the Swiftboat Veterans;

Effective character attacks have come earlier in campaigns. In June 1988, Republican George H.W. Bush criticized Democrat Michael Dukakis over the furlough granted to Willie Horton, a convicted murderer who then raped a woman and stabbed her companion. Related TV ads followed in September and October.

The Vietnam-era Swift Boat veterans who attacked Democrat John Kerry’s war record started in the spring of 2004 and gained traction in late summer.

Well, if the media had done it’s job and investigated the connection last year, the Republicans wouldn’t have to bring it up now would they? The Swiftboat Veterans haven’t been proven wrong, maybe AP would like to present some convincing evidence that there’s nothing to the Ayers/Obama relationship? Something besides a wave of their meaty paws.

And CNN is trying to enlist Stanley Kurtz of the National Review in their attacks on Palin;

I was very briefly on CNN immediately after the McCain campaign called for me to be given access to UIC library. A CNN reporter interviewed me, and almost every question was an attempt to challenge the significance of the Obama-Ayers link. I answered every query in detail. When the report finally aired, my points about the significance of the Obama-Ayers connection were cut.

And, yes, the media is fully out of the Obama closet. Oh, crap, now I’m accusing Obama of being gay.

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  1. richard wheeler says:

    Jonn. 60’s radicals,crazy reverends(Wright or Hagee),the success of the surge.”It’s the econmy stupid”, coined by James Carville in Clinton’s 92 win over Bush holds true again in 2008.Mac dug his own grave when he touted his foreign affairs expertise and admitted to a minimal,at best, understanding of the economy.He jumped in when he said the economy is strong then voted for the recovery package.The shoveling of dirt over the coffin has commenced and even the mini skirted widow’s eyeglasses are misting.Mac can only dig out by remembering “It’s the economy stupid” and finding new focus.Otherwise the fat lady starts singing and it won’t be close

  2. Kevin A. says:

    They have to say it’s racist because they don’t think they can get away with calling it blasphemy yet

  3. Kath says:

    Richard, I have trouble with all your “sayings” really knowing what you’re talking about.

    Plain and simple, if a Republican were associated with someone like Mr. Ayers, it would be so all over the press that the Rep. would be shamed out of running for office.

    Th fact that is annoying to the rest of us is that as soon as we talk about that, the press — or Obama himself — jumps up and says racist, you’re racist. So it appears that everything is about the race card. Everything anyone says, any topic, any subject that might be a little hard to deal with or not the most flattering — oh, you’re racist for bringing that up.

    And, you know, I’m real darn annoyed over that. (Ok, I’m pissed about that.)

  4. richard wheeler says:

    Kath I like “real darn annoyed” Sounds like Sarah.

  5. Kath says:

    Why thanks ever so much!

  6. Lyle says:

    These articles and blogs give me hope for a McCain-Palin future. Please God, No B.O.

  7. richard wheeler says:

    LYLE I don’t think he’ll dump Cindy.Doubt if God has a favorite in this.