Sunday, October 05, 2008

Depends On What Your Definition Of "Is" Is: MSM Edition

Really, the degree to which the MSM is acting as the public relations arm of the Obama campaign is astonishing, and more reminiscent of the press in a totalitarian regime than that of a free country. You can really take your pick as for what is most egregious. There is the altering of logic and geography (!) in order to smear the Republican VP candidate; there is the deliberate embargoing of comment on what has to be the most bizarre and stupid statement ever made by a VP candidate during a televised debate.

Now look at the CNN response to the McCain campaign's pointing out the well established ties between Obama and Weather Underground member William Ayers:

Beginning in 1995, Ayers and Obama worked with the non-profit Chicago Annenberg Challenge on a huge school improvement project. The Annenberg Challenge was for cities to compete for $50 million grants to improve public education. Ayers fought to bring the grant to Chicago, and Obama was recruited onto the board. Also from 1999 through 2001 both were board members on the Woods Fund, a charitable foundation that gave money to various causes, including the Trinity United Church that Obama attended and Northwestern University Law Schools' Children and Family Justice Center, where Dohrn worked.

Gee, for a "fact check" it is pretty damn loose with actual facts. To read this you wouldn't know that Ayers was a founding member of the Annenberg Challenge, someone who guided and directed the entire organization. If you knew that you might ask how it was possible for Obama to be selected to head up the failed efforts of the Annenberg without working with Ayers. (Short answer: It isn't.)

When it comes down to it the entire "fact check" comes down to the use of "is" instead of "was.":

There is no indication that Ayers and Obama are now "palling around," or that they have had an ongoing relationship in the past three years. Also, there is nothing to suggest that Ayers is now involved in terrorist activity or that other Obama associates are.

Yeah, that's right. Because that means we are supposed to believe if Obama was palling around with an unrepentant terrorist three years ago, well, that's totally cool.

Really, this is how retarded the MSM worshiping of Obama has gotten.

It's positively Pravda-esque.

UPDATE:

Oh, the press has found a way to be even more retarded. Now we are told pointing out Obama's association with Ayers (a matter of public record) is now "racist":

By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is "palling around with terrorists" and doesn't see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign. And though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret.

I'm sorry, but anyone who actually believes the above written material... really, the only word that comes to mind is "evil."

As Powerline notes:

When the McCain campaign ran an ad that had a white woman in it, it was denounced as racist. When it ran an ad that had an African-American man (Franklin Raines) in it, it was denounced as racist. Now the McCain campaign links Obama to a white man, the former terrorist, and still anti-American, Bill Ayers. That's racist too. I think we've exhausted just about all the possibilities. The only non-racist thing McCain can do, apparently, is concede the election.

There once was a time when the Associated Press was a respected news-gathering agency. Some years ago, it began to abandon that mission in order to transform itself into a liberal advocacy organization. That transformation is now pretty much complete.

Pretty much?

Protein Wisdom has also had enough of the Sovietization of the American press.

1 comment:

Original Maverick said...

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