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AP defends Obama

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It’s not a secret the MSM are actively and openly campaigning for Barack Obama.  The latest sin of journalism in this regard is this piece from the Associated Press’ Washington bureau.  The person who wrote this should be immediately fired as should anyone above him who approved it.

The opinion piece, masquerading as ‘analysis’, suggests that Sarah Palin’s questioning of Obama’s ties to radical figures are false and even racist.  We’ve already been over the Obama’s method of injecting racism into the campaign – now the media is doing it for him.

Some of the most outrageously fallacious and biased paragraphs from the article:

“Her [Palin’s] reference to Obama’s relationship with William Ayers, a member of the Vietnam-era Weather Underground, was exaggerated at best if not outright false. No evidence shows they were “pals” or even close when they worked on community boards years ago and Ayers hosted a political event for Obama early in his career.”

Huh?  I’m not sure what Douglass Daniel’s (the author) definition of “pal” is, but if someone hosted a fund-raising event to get my political career off the ground, I’d consider them on pretty good terms.  It’s incredible that Daniel issues the lie that Palin’s claims are false, then in the next sentence shows how her claims are not false.

Another gem:

“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.”

What the hell?  Obama himself portrays himself as “not like us,” either when saying others will claim he doesn’t look like other presidents or when blasting average Americans for “clinging to guns and religion” (he’d rather the be clinging to him and the Democrat party).

Regardless, Palin’s comments have nothing to do with race, and only a guilty white conscience or race-baiter would see them as such.  If anyone is racist, it is Obama, for sitting in his racist pastor’s church for 20 years, listening to his hate-filled sermons.

That the Associated Press would so openly defend Obama (and mischaracterize him to do it) is downright disgraceful.  Accusing McCain of allowing racism into the campaign is a new low for the MSM and reveals how dirty they will become to get their guy in the White House.

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Written by The Parse

October 5, 2008 at 9:58 am

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