This is the final weekend before the Presidential election, and the media is intent in hiding any information that might hurt the chances of Obama becoming President of the United States. All day today I’ll be doing a roundup of stories on the LA Times’ decision not to release the tape, or the transcript of the dinner where Barack Obama, Bernardine Dorn, William Ayers and others celebrated of Rashid Khalidi — former mouthpiece for PLO master-terrorist Yasser Arafat – and his new job, the Edward Said chair at Columbia University.
Let’s start with Andrew McCarthy’s The Los Angeles Times’s Strange Notion of Journalistic Ethics
Give us the tape … or at least a transcript of Obama’s radical shindig.
The full story couldn’t be more relevant. Barack Obama says he is a staunch supporter of Israel. The importance of the Khalidi festivities isn’t simply that Obama lavished praise on a man who was an Arafat apologist — although that is troubling in itself. What also matters is that many speakers (no doubt including Obama’s good friend Khalidi himself) said extremely provocative things about Israel and American policy.
Which brings us to the Khalidi-Obama tape and the decision of the Los Angeles Times to suppress it. This is an astonishing moment in the history of journalism. In the last presidential campaign, an arm of MSM attempted to influence the race by inventing a major story. This time, a different arm is influencing the race by censoring the news.
Roger Kimball: Write the LA Times. The public has a right to know!
Video, via LGF Linkreader, video Rashid Khalidi – Palestine: 40 Years of Occupation, 60 Years of Dispossession; Rashid Khalidi and the PLO; Khalidi of the PLO
3:50PM Swimmin’ with the Sharks
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